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.

Virgin Atlantic sale now on – decent deals in all classes

Virgin Atlantic has launched a sale with decent deals in all classes. Until 20th September you can find reduced fares on flights to the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Full details are on this special website. Looking at the Upper Class deals, there […]

Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

Bits: 50% off mytaxi – black cab to/from Heathrow for £25, 18% off LateRooms, 7200 Avios with a tablet

News in brief: 50% off mytaxi in London The Hailo taxi network has recently been rebranded as mytaxi following its acquisition by Daimler. In theory mytaxi will be relaunching as an Avios partner soon although I haven’t seen any movement yet.  If you previously earned Avios […]

Now earn 1,000 Avios with every No 1 Lounges booking!

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 […]

Should you convert Virgin miles to Hilton or other hotel partners?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this yesterday when I showed you how this is the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top tier Spire Elite status without staying in […]

Virgin Atlantic transfers to IHG Rewards Club DO still count towards status

Not everyone knows that you can transfer Virgin Flying Club miles into Hilton Honors points (details are here on the Virgin site) and IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc) points.  See this IHG page on the Virgin website. Tomorrow I will review the Hilton […]

Bits: now a Tesco / BA competition, 20% Tesco to Virgin bonus?, 1200 Avios with Tesco PayQwiq

News in brief: British Airways launches a Clubcard / Avios conversion competition Last week I wrote about the competition that avios.com is running if you convert your Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios via the avios.com platform. As a reminder, for every £2.50 of Clubcard vouchers […]

Bits: Gatwick to NYC cancellations, £28 BA Bordeaux flights, more on Australia domestics

News in brief: BA strike hitting Gatwick to New York this month Another wave of British Airways cabin crew strikes start today, running to 15th August. This only impact flights from Heathrow, with Gatwick, London City and ‘Regional CityFlyer’ services unaffected.  That said, most passengers will […]

Bits: Virgin card retention bonuses, win a NY holiday with Hotels.com, another NY start-up airline

News in brief: MBNA offering Virgin Black retention bonuses I’m not sure if this is linked to the news last week that Virgin Money has signed a financial services deal, believed to include credit cards, with Virgin Atlantic. However, two readers have contacted MBNA recently […]

Bits: changes to HFP August posting, three offers closing today, United launches Denver

News in brief: Changes to Head for Points posting for August As is now traditional, Head for Points will be dropping the ‘three posts per day’ schedule for August. History shows that there isn’t a great deal of news about this month.  If there are […]

500 Virgin miles for joining IHG Rewards Club – no stay required!

(EDIT: despite how this promo is described, both on the IHG and Virgin sites, the small print says that you must sign up AND stay to get the 500 miles. I assume that is correct and that the main pages on the offer, which I […]

Air France KLM buys 31% of Virgin Atlantic – and you will be able to redeem Flying Club miles on them

A complex merry-go-round of corporate activity was announced last night which will lead to …. well, it isn’t fully clear. You can find full details on the Virgin Atlantic website here. In the first transaction, Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have each agreed to buy […]

Get 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

When we wrote about the new Virgin Money partnership with Virgin Atlantic yesterday, we mentioned that Virgin used to offer miles on money transfers but the deal had now ended. It turns out that it was quietly brought back on 1st July.  Virgin Money International Money Transfer […]

New credit card and City Centre lounge access? Virgin Money makes a Virgin Atlantic deal

Virgin Money made an interesting annoucement yesterday regarding a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. It was suitably vague, but clearly important enough to justify a press release and inclusion on their website here. The only hard facts are: The new partnership will offer customers “a […]

Bits: 4,800 Avios with LEGO, 30% off Radisson & Park Inn, 25% off Good To Go Parking

News in brief: 4,800 Avios with LEGO Tesco Direct has launched another attractive ‘extra Clubcard points with LEGO’ offer : 500 extra Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend £30 1,000 extra Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when […]