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: last day for 2,400 Avios from LEGO, see the French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: Last day for 2,400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Friends Today (Monday) is the last day for the latest Tesco Direct / LEGO promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every birthday wish list for the rest of the year, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard […]

50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club. The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in.  This offer ONLY applies to Virgin Flying Club and does not apply […]

At last – Waitrose lets you earn airline miles when you shop in-store!

At long last, the cry from a large part of the Head for Points readership: “Why can’t we earn miles at Waitrose?” has been answered! Via a new deal with Virgin Atlantic, you will earn 4 miles in Virgin Flying Club for every £1 you […]

Bits: last day for Avios / LEGO deal, interesting new info on LEVEL

News in brief: Last day to get 1,200 Avios for £30 LEGO spend Today (Monday) is the last day to earn 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles for spending £30 on LEGO Disney Princess. This is a Tesco Direct offer.  You will receive […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as your earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Bits: 1200 Avios for £30 of LEGO, London City Airport launches a Business lounge

News in brief: New Tesco / LEGO promotion launched Tesco Direct has launched a new LEGO promotion, this time with LEGO Disney Princess. As you can see here, you will receive 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points – worth 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]

‘What credit cards can I get if I already have certain other cards?’ – your questions answered

A reader asked in the comments yesterday if I could write an easy-to-understand guide to how your current credit card portfolio may impact what other cards you can get.  I thought I would put something together to answer some of the points the reader raised and […]

Avios drops Tristar as a partner – how else can you earn travelling to Heathrow?

Avios dropped chauffeur group Tristar as an earning partner yesterday.  Existing bookings will still be honoured but you will no longer earn points on new Tristar bookings. Coincidentally, Emirates gave me a Tristar chauffeur when I arrived at Heathrow on Friday afternoon and it was […]

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

It’s 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Bits: last day for 2400 Avios with LEGO, Etihad / Kaligo deal, buy Flying Blue miles offer

News in brief: Last day for new Tesco Direct LEGO deal This is quick reminder that – until midnight tonight (Monday) – Tesco Direct is giving you 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends. […]

Bits: no families in T5 First Wing?, new Virgin route to Oz, 30% off Millennium Hotels

News in brief: Are families and groups banned from the new First Wing? I ran some new pictures yesterday of the dedicated ‘First Wing’ about to open in Terminal 5.  This will feed Gold and First Passengers directly into Galleries First. One of the comments […]

Bits: 2400 Avios for £60 of LEGO, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch open for reservations

News in brief: Good new LEGO deal launched at Tesco Direct Tesco Direct has launched a good new LEGO promotion.  You will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends before Monday night. You […]

Bits: Virgin closes HK Clubhouse, 1500 Virgin miles with Worldhotels

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic closes Hong Kong Clubhouse This news passed me by at the time, but Virgin Atlantic closed its Clubhouse lounge in Hong Kong on 5th February.  Virgin customers flying from Hong Kong must now use the Plaza Premium lounge. This is […]

Where can you fly these days with Virgin Flying Club miles?

The coverage of Virgin Flying Club on Head for Points has increased considerably since the site started almost five years ago.  This has been driven by a few factors: generous credit card sign-up bonuses that let you get started quickly, regular, albeit modest, Tesco Clubcard and – until […]

Bits: last day for 2400 Avios on £50 of toys, Good To Go code correction, Flying Blue hotel offer

News in brief: Last day to get 2,400 Avios with £50 of toys Today, Sunday, is the last day to take advantage of the Tesco Direct offer of 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming. This means you get […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £50 of toys, fly to Barbados from Heathrow, Hilton’s APAC resorts sale

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £50 worth of toys Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming this week.  This means you get the equivalent of 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club […]

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Bits: Virgin Flying Club / Kaligo offer, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo.com Hotel booking site Kaligo.com is offering 50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on bookings between now and 31st March. Both new and existing Kaligo.com customers can take part.  The only condition is that bookings are made via […]