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.

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – summary of the top deals

It’s time for the return of 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

My day exploring the world of airline food with Virgin

I spent last Monday in a shed in Crawley.  This is not my normal Monday routine, but when the shed is the headquarters of Virgin Atlantic it becomes more interesting! I had been invited to tag along to an event aimed at food bloggers (Simon […]

Bits: BA Gatwick lounge closes in January, Virgin removes infant seats, new Amex cashback deals

More news in brief: British Airways Gatwick lounge to close in January British Airways confirmed yesterday that its lounge at Gatwick will close in January.  This is to enable work to begin on a new lounge pavilion in time for the consolidation of easyJet flights […]

Bits: BA Holidays sale, 50% bonus Virgin tier points, Heathrow Rewards bonus

Some news in brief: British Airways Holidays sale – from £50 down The British Airways ‘Take-Off’ sale, which was due to run until the 22nd, has changed.  BA will now continue discounting until 29th September but only on selected routes.  Prices have returned to normal across […]

Bits: £200 off a holiday for 10000 Avios, 3000 miles for joining Virgin Flying Club

More news in brief: Save £200 on a package holiday by redeeming 10,000 Avios You have always been able to redeem Avios points via for package holiday discounts.  The rate was only 0.5p per Avios point, however, which was never a great deal. Until 21st […]

20% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club “20% off Economy and Premium Economy redemptions” sale yesterday, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offers. The Virgin redemption sale has two other promotions attached to it. The first is […]

Virgin launches new reward seat sale in Economy and Premium Economy

Virgin Atlantic has launched another 20% off sale for reward seats. And this time Premium Economy is included as well!  The sale runs until 23rd September. Virgin taxes on Economy redemptions are lower (by roughly £100) than British Airways although they are roughly similar for Premium Economy. […]

Best ever Virgin credit card bonus back – 32,000 miles on Black and 10,000 on White

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 recently. This new offer is as high as the sign-up offer on the Virgin cards has ever been. […]

Delta to launch Edinburgh to New York and Heathrow to Salt Lake City (redeem via Virgin)

Delta Air Lines, the US airline which is a 49% shareholder in Virgin Atlantic, has announced two new routes from the UK for 2016. Delta is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which would usually mean crediting their flights to their own SkyMiles programme or KLM’s […]

£995 Virgin Upper Class return – London to Chicago with free stopover – book TODAY ONLY

For some reason, Virgin Atlantic is having a one-day-and-a-bit Flash Sale on seats in Upper Class from London to Chicago. The fare is just £995 return! Here is an example for October I got to price easily over at the Virgin website: Here is the […]

New! Redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

Virgin Flying Club has 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, of course, been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]

Bits: Virgin / Clubcard comp, 2000 free Virgin miles, Shangri-La to Krisflyer, Amba deal

More news in brief: Competition for converting Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club Tesco Clubcard is NOT offering a conversion bonus to Virgin Flying Club this quarter, unfortunately. Instead, there is a competition.  If you make a conversion to Virgin before September 15th you will […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

Bits: Virgin’s NY-LON bar, Aer Lingus new short-haul business, buy Hyatt points, Etihad / Kaligo

News in brief: Virgin / Delta’s O2 bar now open I wrote back in June about the new bar that Virgin Atlantic and Delta were opening at the O2 Arena in Greenwich.  The facility is now open and has its own website here.  You can […]

Virgin messes up ‘Miles Plus Money’ – now best avoided

I have written in the past about the Virgin Atlantic ‘miles plus money’ scheme.  Whilst it had its faults, it could be decent value for money.  I showed in my earlier article how you could get 1.5p per mile of value on occasion. That is all over. […]

Bits: Use Virgin miles on East Coast trains, £1k business class to Asia starting in the UK

More news in brief: Virgin Atlantic allowing redemptions for Virgin East Coast trains Virgin Atlantic is now allowing you to redeem your miles for Virgin East Coast rail tickets.  The rate is pretty poor – 6,250 miles for a £25 voucher – but no worse […]