Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Flying Club is the loyalty scheme for Virgin Atlantic Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending Flying Club points and cover changes to the Virgin route network.

Virgin is a partner with American Express Membership Rewards, Heathrow Rewards and Tesco Clubcard amongst others and also has its own UK credit card. You can find out more about Virgin Flying Club on their website here.

Virgin Atlantic increases the cost of Delta redemptions (and changes earning)

Virgin Atlantic has announced changes to the way that you will earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Delta Air Lines from 1st September.  Details are here. Delta Air Lines acquired a 49% shareholding in Virgin Atlantic a couple of years ago.  Since then we […]

3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles booking (better than taking Avios!)

I wrote on Tuesday about the interesting new partnership between Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, and hotel booking site Rocketmiles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website to PointsHound, Agoda and  You […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Get a £50 gift card with the £150 Tesco Premium Credit Card – worth it?

Back in June 2016, Tesco launched the Tesco Premium Credit Card. You can check out the details here.  The representative APR is 56.5% variable, including the £150 fee, assuming a £1200 credit limit. In my experience, HFP readers tend to run hot or cold when looking […]

HFP / Virgin Atlantic deal: £50 gift card with your booking + economy fare sale

Head for Points (and a few other websites) have teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to offer their readers a £50 gift card for every flight booking of £1200 or more by 9th July. This offer happily coincides with the current Virgin Atlantic economy fare sale, of which […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus, 3000 Virgin miles from Avis, 5000 Miles & More miles with a hotel

News in brief: Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus now running It turns out that Virgin Flying Club is running a low-key conversion bonus for anyone with Tesco Clubcard vouchers this month. It isn’t very exciting: you only get the bonus if you have […]

Virgin Atlantic launches a status match for BA flyers – with strings

Virgin Atlantic has launched a surprise status match for British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver members. Whilst this is open to top- and mid-tier members of other airlines too, you have to think that this is driven by a desire to capitalise on BA’s […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for June – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Excellent Avios / Virgin and Tesco deal – act NOW for very cheap miles

(EDIT: Tesco appears to have pulled this offer from its website, even though it was meant to run until late June.) Tesco Direct has launched an exceptional new promotion on HP printer inks. This is so generous that I cannot imagine it lasting long and […]

Bits: Iberia launches 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Delta adding fuel surcharges to Virgin redemptions?

News in brief: Iberia launches a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus Last week we saw a 50% bonus if you bought Avios points via British Airways Executive Club, AerClub or Iberia has launched its own 50% bonus Avios offer as you can see from this […]

Bits: how to pre-order your BA duty free, 180 Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details

News in brief: How to pre-order your BA duty free for at-seat delivery I would be fibbing if I said that I had never bought any duty free items on a flight, but I’m rarely in the mood – especially when trying to keep two […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013. Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as […]

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

Just under two years ago, Virgin Flying Club teamed up with hotel booking site to offer a new way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can now use them to pay for hotels globally offered by You have been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]

Earn Virgin miles with EVERY Sainsbury’s online grocery shop

Most of the supermarket chains, plus Ocado, offer incentives to encourage you to make your first online grocery order.  What is very rare is to offer you an incentive for FUTURE online orders. Sainsbury’s is the only supermarket chain to pay incentives to everyone on […]

Bits: Waitrose / Virgin – up and down, BA to launch airside in-app upgrades

News in brief: Waitrose / Virgin – what’s going on? On Wednesday I wrote an article pointing out that the generous Virgin Atlantic earning rate for shopping in-store at Waitrose was due to end. Giving you 4 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 was unsustainable as […]