Virgin increases credit card sign-up bonus to 10,000 / 25,000 Flying Club miles

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Presumably as a response to American Express increasing the bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards to 9,000 Avios and 25,000 Avios respectively, Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its own cards again. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards.  […]

Reminder: Virgin Little Red still status matching BA Gold and BA Silver

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A quick reminder that Virgin Little Red is still offering on-board status matches to anyone who flies with them (cash or reward ticket) and is carrying their BA Gold or BA Silver card at the time. In addition, a BA Gold receives 10,000 Virgin Flying Club […]

Clearing my inbox – lots of news in just one article!

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I have decided to make a determined effort to clear my inbox of stories this week! Here are a few things which are worth a look but which I have been sitting on for a while because I couldn’t justify a full post: Virgin Atlantic […]

Virgin Trains introduces Nectar points – better than taking miles?

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Back in April, the First group of train companies (Great Western, Capital Connect etc) began to offer Nectar points when you booked directly via their websites. (It is ironic that the train companies need to incentivise people to book directly.  They often have cheaper fares […]

Virgin’s ‘Miles Plus Money’ option – some good deals to be had

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The Virgin Flying Club scheme is less well known among Head for Points readers than British Airways Executive Club.  I have written occasional articles to highlight some of the more interesting parts, such as: CombiFares – when Virgin lets you pay 50% of the cash […]

Virgin Black credit card bonus now permanently tripled – and other top deals

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For the last few months, until mid July, Virgin Flying Club was running some very aggressive sign-up deals on its two credit cards. Most impressive was the deal on the Virgin Black credit card.  This offered 25,000 to 30,000 Virgin miles, depending on when you applied, […]

20% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin Flying Club – a good deal?

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Tesco has launched a 20% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. This means that you will receive 300 miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers you convert, rather than the standard 250. Full details are here on the Tesco website. The […]

New York Stories #7 – The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York JFK

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I tried to fly Virgin Atlantic on one leg of my New York trip but availability wasn’t there on the days I needed it.  It is now far too long since I flew with them long-haul and I sometimes feel a little guilty writing about Virgin […]

Virgin Atlantic launches limited Belfast and Glasgow routes

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For reasons not entirely clear, Virgin Atlantic will experiment next Summer with a very restricted service from Belfast and Glasgow. From Belfast, Virgin will be flying to Orlando.  It will fly a grand total of six times – Thursday 25 June and then every Thursday […]

You can now earn Virgin miles via hotel booking site PointsHound

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Last August, I wrote about Rocketmiles and PointsHound.  These are both online hotel booking services, but with a difference – when you book, you earn a large pile of frequent flyer miles in return! At the time, both of the sites were US-focussed.  However, PointsHound […]

Last chance: Virgin, Etihad and United credit card bonuses!

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There are four big credit card sign-up deals ending in the next 48 hours.  This is your last chance to sign up if you are interested. ALL of these cards are issues by MBNA / Bank of America so bear that in mind if considering […]

Virgin Atlantic announces first Boeing 787-9 routes

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Virgin Atlantic has announced the first routes to feature the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Virgin is the first European airline to receive the larger 787-9 version of the aircraft.  The first one is due to arrive in September and has been rostered to fly to Boston […]

Virgin Flying Club matched my BA Gold status …. when I flew Little Red

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For a few weeks now, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has been running a special promotion in conjunction with Little Red.  Little Red is the Virgin domestic airline which is running services to Heathrow from Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. In theory the promotion is simple.  If […]