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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.

Bits: Yotel / Virgin partnership, my trip next Easter, 50% off Hilton points

News in brief: Yotel / Virgin Atlantic partnership Last weekend I ran an article outlining hotels chains which do not give Avios but which do give Virgin Flying Club miles. I mentioned Yotel.  According to the Virgin Atlantic site, you only earn Flying Club miles […]

Which hotels don’t give Avios but DO earn Virgin Flying Club miles?

If you travel on business, earning airline miles from your hotel stays is an easy way of running up your Avios points balance.  You should never take airline miles by default, though, as it is normally better value to take points in the relevant hotel […]

BA moves credit card fee to a flat 1% ….. as Virgin Atlantic scraps them

According to reports in Business Traveller, British Airways is changing the way it calculates credit card fees on bookings from 14th December. The current charge is a flat fee of £5 per booking, with no fee on award bookings or when debit cards are used.  This […]

Bits: LAST DAY for Avios via Tesco / Hasbro deal, 6000 Miles & More for a hotel, Oman Air launches Manchester

News in brief: Last day to get 1920 Avios with a £40 toy spend Today (Sunday) is your last chance to pick up 800 bonus Tesco Clubcard points – worth 1920 Avios or 2000 Virgin Flying Club miles – with Hasbro toys and games. Simply […]

Bits: BA Gatwick update, Etihad Guest status with one flight, Virgin America via Flying Club

News in brief: British Airways Gatwick terminal move update British Airways released more information on Friday about the switch of terminals at Gatwick. The changeover date is now (re)confirmed for Wednesday 25th January. A few test flights will be going from Gatwick South for anyone […]

Bits: Cheap Avios via VERY good Tesco / Hasbro toy offer, win a share of 1 million Avios with LOVEtheatre

News in brief: Earn 1,920 Avios with £40 of Hasbro toy spending  Tesco Direct is running a VERY good promotion this weekend in association with toy company Hasbro. If you spend £40 on any of the products on this list, you will receive 800 bonus Clubcard […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (23): Virgin Flying Club Black American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Virgin Flying Club Black credit cards. It is the final part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (22): Virgin Flying Club White American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Virgin Flying Club White credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Earn huge Heathrow Rewards bonuses when you splurge this Christmas

Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush. Here are the details of the offer, which runs from now until 31st December. Remember that you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into Avios, Virgin Flying […]

Bits: Tallinn BA tier point run, 10% Clubcard to Virgin transfer bonus, 500 Avios with Iberia wine offer

News in brief: Tallinn tier point run on BA Tallinn is being launched by British Airways as a new route next year as we wrote over the weekend. In the meantime, British Airways is running a very attractive offer if you want to check out […]

Get 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Virgin Money International Money Transfer has been quietly added to the Virgin Flying Club website as a new partner.   If you try this service now you can get 3000 Virgin Atlantic miles when making your first transaction. Virgin Money promises a best price guarantee […]

Bits: Seven new BA short haul routes, the best Virgin Atlantic redemption

News in brief: New BA short haul routes British Airways has added seven new short haul routes from London Heathrow to their Summer 2017 season. Included is one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve been to: Tallinn in Estonia. (Here is my review of the Hilton […]

Understanding the Virgin Flying Club changes – Part 2, spending

Virgin Atlantic announced major changes to Virgin Flying Club on Monday.  You can find the details at this dedicated microsite. I am looking at the changes in detail across two articles.  Part 1, which looked at changes to earning rates at Virgin Flying Club, is here. […]

Understanding the Virgin Flying Club changes – Part 1, earning

Virgin Atlantic announced major changes to Virgin Flying Club yesterday.  You can find the details at this dedicated microsite. I am looking at the changes in detail across two articles.  If you want to know about the changes to spending Virgin Flying Club miles, click […]

BIG NEWS: Major changes at Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic announced major changes to Flying Club at 2pm today which, on the face of it, appear to move it closer to British Airways Executive Club in terms of earning and burning. Unfortunately I am, literally, on a beach and Anika is, literally, getting […]

Bits: bonus Avios with Kaligo.com, Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 1200 Avios with £23 Tesco NOW TV deal

News in brief: Bonus Avios booking hotels with Kaligo.com Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently, following a number of very generous offers in 2015. They now have a new offer available: You will receive double Avios on all […]