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.

Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Lufthansa. This is, by a substantial margin, the most generous sign-up deal that I have ever seen for Heathrow Rewards.  You will receive […]

Virgin Atlantic and Delta open their own bar at the O2 Arena

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There is clearly a super-hot salesman at the O2 Arena in Greenwich who knows exactly what to say to make the big travel companies sign on the dotted line! First we had the American Express Invites lounge at the O2.  This is a private bar […]

And the winner of the Rocketmiles / 50,000 Virgin miles and an Apple Watch competition is …

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I’m delighted that we have a winner for the Rocketmiles-sponsored competition which ran two weeks ago. Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  This was partly due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, where Rocketmiles is based, and partly […] launches new Virgin partnership with a strong offer


Hotel booking site, which I have featured a few times on Head for Points as a way of earning large amounts of Avios points, has launched a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Between now and 31st August, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Virgin Flying […]

Bits: £750 business class flights to Bangkok, East Coast Rewards to Virgin miles, 12000 Avios for Economist sub

Turkish Airlines 777 seating

Some news in brief: £750 business class tickets to Bangkok I have devoted quiet a bit of coverage recently to exceptionally cheap Qatar Airways flights to Asia from Europe, often sub £800.  There is nothing available at the moment, however. Turkish Airlines has stepped into the […]

LAST CHANCE! Win an Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with HFP and Rocketmiles! Closes at midnight.

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Today is your LAST CHANCE to enter our fantastic competition in association with Rocketmiles. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight UK time tonight (Friday), win a brand new Apple Watch plus 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles! With an Apple Watch selling for […]

REMINDER: Win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with HFP and Rocketmiles!

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Don’t forget that, all week, I am running a fantastic competition in association with hotel booking site Rocketmiles. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight on Friday, win a brand new Apple Watch plus 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles! With an Apple Watch […]

NEW HFP COMPETITION – Win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with Rocketmiles!

Black Apple Watch

Today I am launching a fantastic new competition which will run all week on Head for Points.   In terms of being a ‘must win’ prize, I doubt I could have secured anything more exciting at the moment. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight on […]

Redeem Avios to Asia via China and benefit from a 72 hour ‘no visa’ stopover and better availability


I have been to China a few times but always found the visa situation messy.  The quickest way used to be to fly first to Hong Kong and then apply locally, where one could be rustled up quickly and cheaply. Back in January 2013, all […]

6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for taking out an ISA

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Virgin Money is currently offering 6,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who open a new FTSE Tracker ISA.  This is an improvement on the usual offer of 5,000 miles and runs until 22nd June. See here for full details. There are two ways to invest. […]

Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ promotion is worth a look

Virgin Foam

When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club ‘25,000 mile Economy USA redemptions’ sale last week, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offer for ‘Miles Booster’. The current Virgin redemption sale has two other promotions attached to it. […]

Virgin / Regus partnership ends May 22nd – last chance for a free Regus Gold

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I have written a few pieces on Head for Points recommending Regus business lounges.  (Although I also wrote a piece explaining how I get robbed in them once every 18 months …..)  70% of what you read on HFP is written in Regus. For many years, […]

An example of how devaluation creeps up on you (but deals are still good value)

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I was reading an online discussion recently about someone trying to put together enough Hilton points for the Conrad Maldives.  This is probably the most luxurious hotel in the Hilton family with the cheapest villa selling for around £1,000 per day including taxes during high season. For anyone thinking of a […]

Buying points: 25% Avios bonus, 20% Virgin bonus, 40% Hyatt bonus, 35% American Airlines discount

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There are a number of bonus offers available at the moment for buying points.  In general, this is never a great idea unless you only need a small number to top off your account or you need the miles at short notice.  Over the longer […]

Virgin sale: up to 40% fewer miles needed for USA economy redemptions!

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a new reward seat sale, focussing exclusively on destinations in the USA.  Full details can be found here. Virgin has occasional economy redemption sales where you can save 25% on a flight.  However, this sale is offering mileage discounts of up to […]

Highest ever Virgin credit card sign-up bonus – 32,000 miles on Black and 10,000 on White

Virgin card

Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again.  This is not entirely surprising given that British Airways increased the bonus on its cards last week.  However, I didn’t expect Virgin to launch the biggest ever sign-up bonus that I can remember. […]