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: great Qatar Airways / HFP competition coming, 1200 Avios for £15 & FREE Now TV!

News in brief: Head for Points launches a great Qatar Airways competition on Monday Starting on Monday ….. you can win two flights, to pretty much anywhere, with Qatar Airways and Head for Points! We have partnered with Qatar Airways to offer a fantastic new competition.  One […]

Do you understand Avios / Virgin ShopsAway / Bink in-store ‘card clash’?

Both Avios and Virgin Flying Club have launched some interesting in-store earning opportunities recently.  We also featured the Bink loyalty app late last year which lets you earn Avios in High Street retailers. All of these deals work in the same way.  You register your […]

Why using Virgin miles on ANA is the best way to get to Japan (and why we went)

Regular readers will know from my hotel reviews that I was out in Hong Kong, Japan and China over Easter.  By coincidence, Anika was also in Tokyo for a few days as a guest of Japanese airline ANA / All Nippon Airways. If you are […]

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

With a new bonus on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards launched over the weekend, I thought it was 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 […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles, and save £, with No 1 Lounges

If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 Lounges is the […]

Good deal: Virgin credit card bonus now 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again.  This is probably in response to the current increased bonuses on the British Airways American Express cards. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards.  If some of the text sounds […]

Bits: 1200 Avios with a £25 NOW TV box, 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

News in brief: Get 1,200 Avios with a £25 NOW TV box Tesco Direct is giving away 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) with a £25 NOW TV box.  NOW TV is very similar to Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick, connecting […]

Bits: BA / Clubcard competition, 2400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Star Wars, Hoppa article

News in brief: Win 50 x 18,000 Avios with Tesco There is no transfer bonus for Tesco Clubcard to Avios conversions this quarter (what a surprise!). Instead, if you convert into British Airways Executive Club, there is a competition. As per this page of, […]

Which low interest rate credit cards also earn points?

When I cover miles and points credit cards on Head for Points, there is a point which I always try to ram home.  In general, miles and points credit cards are not suitable for you if you do not clear your balance every month. Miles […]

Bits: win a Trespass rucksack today, £50 off at eBookers, HFP feedback

News in brief: Win a Trespass rucksack – today only Our sister site Shopper Points is giving away a Trespass hiking rucksack, worth £100 (albeit £57 in their current sale) in a prize draw today. Entering only takes 30 seconds – all we need is your […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with Tesco Mobile, Qatar Airways launches Cardiff!

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with a new Tesco Mobile phone If you’re looking for a, possibly spare or second, mobile phone, Tesco Mobile has a new offer.  Buy any of these six phones and you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points, worth 2,400 Avios […]

Is the Tesco Premium Card – the most generous Avios Visa / MasterCard – worth £150?

It is now coming up to a year since Tesco Bank surprised us with the Tesco Premium Credit Card and its suitably premium £150 annual fee. This is the most generous way of earning Avios from a Visa or MasterCard which is widely available.  The only better […]

Bits: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes, Heathrow Rewards adds AerClub, Hilton gig tonight

News in brief: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes Tesco Direct has launched another LEGO offer which can earn you Avios. Until 26th April you will get 500 extra Clubcard points – convertible into 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles – when you spend […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £99 tablet, Norwegian adds Singapore, more Amex Plat lounges

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with a £99 Samsung tablet Tesco Direct is running an interest Samsung Galaxy Tab offer this week.  Until April 24th, these four tablets – all priced at £99 or £119 – come with 1,000 bonus Tesco Clubcard points. That would […]

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 […]