Virgin Atlantic launches limited Belfast and Glasgow routes

Virgin Atlantic

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 […]

More dodgy Virgin PR stunts – the Virgin Atlantic onesie ….

Amber Le Bon in the first Upper Class Onesie on board Virgin Atlantic

I was at an event in London last Wednesday evening where model Amber Le Bon was present, wearing a rather daring totally backless number.  I don’t mention this to highlight the extent of my social diary, but because her clothes were substantially less impressive the next […]

Virgin, AA and United credit card offers extended – and a new Etihad Guest deal

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A quick heads up that MBNA has extended the current sign-up offers on three of its airline credit cards. The impressive Virgin Flying Club offer has been extended from 30th June to 14th July.  This offers 10,000 miles for the free White card and 30,000 […]

Last chance for 20% off Virgin Economy and Premium Economy redemptions

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A quick reminder that Wednesday June 4th is the last day to book yourself a redemption seat in the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club seat sale. It covers both Economy and Premium Economy seats but not Upper Class unfortunately. You will save 20% on the standard mileage […]

Virgin and Delta swap over transatlantic flights!

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Delta Air Lines acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic last year and the two have slowly been integrating their services to the US.  Timetables have been tweaked to even out the spacing between flights and some Delta services have co-located with Virgin at Heathrow […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (26): Virgin Flying Club Black American Express and Visa

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(EDIT:  This review was updated in July 2014 to reflect the current bonus offer) This is the 26th (and last!) of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (25): Virgin Flying Club White American Express and Visa

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(EDIT:  This review was updated in July 2014 to reflect the current bonus offer) This is the 25th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be […]

20% bonus when you buy, transfer or gift Virgin Flying Club miles (as low as 0.83p!)

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As well as launching their ’20% off Economy and Premium Economy redemptions’ sale yesterday, Virgin Flying Club also announced a 20% bonus when you buy, transfer or gift Virgin Flying Club miles. The link to buy, transfer or gift miles is here.  The closing date […]

Virgin launches new reward seat sale in Economy and Premium Economy

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For the second time this year, Virgin Atlantic has launched a seat sale for reward seats. And this time Premium Economy is included as well! Virgin taxes on economy redemptions are already lower (by roughly £100) than British Airways. Even without a promotion, the miles […]