Decent deals in all classes in Virgin’s Easter sale

Until Tuesday night, Virgin Atlantic is running a short Easter sale.

Full details can be found here.

If we focus on the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.

The best deals are out of Manchester:

Boston is £999 if you travel before the end of May

New York is £1399 for travel before the end of May or during the last week of November

Barbados is £1799 for travel by early December

San Francisco at £1999 isn’t exceptionally cheap, however.

From Glasgow, New York is just £1199 during July, August and the last week of November.

From London, the deals are less generous:

The standout is Delhi at £1699 for travel before 23rd May

New York, Washington and Boston are £1899 or £1999 during July, August and the last week of November.  Cancun, for any date before mid December, is £1959.

The other London routes on offer – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Orlando and Los Angeles – are between £2000 and £2500

Virgin Atlantic Easter sale

There are some decent Premium Economy deals out there, especially for anyone chasing Virgin Flying Club tier points.  Destinations from London include:

  • New York £664
  • Boston £664
  • Washington £714
  • Orlando £765
  • Miami £804
  • Los Angeles £842
  • Atlanta £884
  • Las Vegas £885
  • Seattle £974
  • San Francisco £974
  • Delhi £799
  • Shanghai £869
  • Hong Kong £899
  • Barbados £809

North American travel dates vary but are generally focused on October to December.  There is more date flexibility with Boston, New York and San Francisco from Manchester.

Economy deals are also available, starting at £399 for New York and Boston (£369 to Boston from Manchester).

Full details of what is available can be found on the special Virgin Atlantic sale website here.  You need to book by Tuesday 18th.

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  1. Anyone think paying about £350 more for about 48k miles is worth cancelling a reward seat for?

    • Jonathan says:

      Not really – cash is king and at 0.007p per point its OK but not the best bargain I’ve seen. Not unless your need the tier points of course.

    • Peter K says:

      It depends. If points poor then it it a decent bargain at 0.73p per point. However, keep in mind that a reward seat is easily cancelable, but the one you are replacing it with might well not be. Important if your plans are likely to change.

  2. TPG reporting 30% bonus when transferring Amex MR points to VS for US customers…

    I wonder if the UK will follow suit, might go for a Platinum card if they did … 😀

  3. O/T – Does anyone know if the Amex 50 off 250 cash back offer is working on prepaid advance purchase bookings for later this year? Thanks

    • TGLoyalty says:

      As long as the hotel charges it before the offer end it will work. Think the stays before disclaimer is just becuase hotels “do you a favour” by not processing pre paid stays until closer to the stay.

      Just get in touch with the hotel to get it charged asap

  4. Ammar Ghouri says:

    Ot – can you use loungeclub access at the sofitel t5 to access their lounge or is it pp only

    Also ot – I am sitting at Heathrow airport as missed my departure to bru, have had to rebook later flight now, but was wondering can u claim back on Amex gold travel inconvenience policy and if not what are the rulea/experience?

    • Lounge Club website has a full list of qualifying facilities. The Amex Gold travel insurance document should be downloadable from the general Gold application page on the Amex website.

  5. muckelface says:

    Are Amex Rewards points no longer transferrable into Virgin points? Either the links are buried deep in the website or they’ve withdrawn the ability to transfer 🙁

  6. muckelface says:

    But when you click through there are no travel partners listed?

    • They’re all showing up fine for me – maybe try another browser? Even not logged in they should show up.