Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club program isn’t a particularly great program because of its ridiculous fuel surcharges it imposes on redemptions (ie, $500+ for a coach ticket to London. More for Upper Class.) That said, they are offering bonus miles with their Virgin Atlantic American Express credit card that may make it worth it for you. The card costs $90/year (NOT waived the first year), but you’ll get 45,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,500 (it’s 20,000 miles for your first purchase, then 25,000 additional miles when you spend $2,500). They’ll also give you an extra 15,000 if you stick around for a year.
They do have a promo now where it’s only 29,500 miles for a roundtrip coach ticket from the US to London (though those surcharges are brutal). That said, you can use Virgin’s miles on Continental, US Airways and others (full list here) so you’re not stuck using the miles on an expensive “free” ticket to London.
Apply here. Offer is good through August 19th.
Solid information and benefits comparison between lines of US Airways credit card.