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.

(Now fixed) Tesco glitch – 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin miles for £60 LEGO spend!

Tesco Direct launched two new LEGO promotions on Monday: 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for a £60 LEGO spend 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for a £30 LEGO spend These are both attractive deals if you have any lovers of little plastic bricks in your household. […]

My review of Virgin Upper Class on the new Boeing 787-9 (part 1)

This is my review of Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class seat on the new Boeing 787-9 service. I reviewed the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 here.  After a merry couple of hours eating, drinking and, erm, getting my hair trimmed, I wandered down […]

My review of Virgin Upper Class on the new Boeing 787-9 (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat and service on its new Boeing 787-9 fleet.  Part 1 of this review can be found here. I have flown a few Boeing 787 aircraft now so I am becoming a […]

Holiday Tips 3 – earning miles when ordering foreign currency

This is third part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series this week, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  Earlier articles covered earning miles from your credit card abroad and earning miles from airport car parking. Even if you […]

My review of the Virgin Clubhouse at London Heathrow Terminal 3 (part 1)

This is my review of the Virgin Clubhouse lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 3. Confession time.  The last time I flew Virgin Atlantic Upper Class was 1997 when I was in Johannesburg working on the financing of a toll road.  That is a bit of […]

My review of the Virgin Clubhouse at London Heathrow Terminal 3 (part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.   Part 1 of my Virgin Clubhouse review can be found here. There are four other corners of the Clubhouse lounge that I didn’t cover in part 1.  This is the […]

Bits: LAST DAY for 480 Avios on £8 HP ink cartridges, Virgin places big A350-1000 order

News in brief: Last day to earn 480 Avios on HP ink cartridges Here is a quick reminder that Tesco Direct is offering 200 extra Clubcard points with selected HP ink cartridges bought before midnight tonight (Sunday). The cheapest cartridge available is the HP 301 Black Original Ink […]

502 Virgin miles for £1.50!

On Thursday night I dropped an extra article onto the site in response to a newly launched Virgin Flying Club promotion.  This is a more developed version of the same idea, and if you read HFP via email you never saw the original deal in […]

Bits: BA Gatwick schedule changes, Virgin sale, Starwood’s new ‘Member Exclusive Rates’

News in brief: More BA Gatwick schedule changes British Airways has announced some additional schedule changes for Gatwick this Winter.  None of these are substantial.  The reason I mention them is that, because these flights were only added into the system on Wednesday, there should […]

508 Virgin Flying Club miles for £4! THURSDAY ONLY

I am sneaking this in as a ‘day’ article because the arbitrage expires tonight! If you have a Virgin Flying Club account, you probably got an email today promoting their new Virgin Trains deal.  Basically: If you book a Virgin West Coast or Virgin East […]

Are there ANY good Visa or MasterCard deals to be had at the moment?

(EDIT: with astonishingly bad timing, given I spent my Sunday afternoon writing this article, the IHG Rewards Club credit cards relaunched this morning via Creation.  I will cover them tomorrow.  The package is VERY competitive to what you see below.) I continue to get a […]

Bits: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo, see Sunny Afternoon and earn Avios, BA cancellation fees

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles when you book hotels via Online hotel booking site, which gives airline miles on every booking, is offering 50% bonus Virgin miles on every booking made by 30th June – see here.  Your stay must be […]

LAST CHANCE: 12,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for opening an ISA

Here is a reminder that you have just 48 hours left to take advantage of this very generous deal from Virgin Money. With the new tax year now underway, Virgin Money is offering an impressive 12,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who opens a new stocks […]

Bits: Delta launches Glasgow to New York, Amex ends Tripflex, Gatwick Express punctuality issues

News in brief: Delta to launch Glasgow to New York for Summer 2017 Delta, the 49% shareholder of Virgin Atlantic, has announced a new Glasgow to New York service for Summer 2017.  This will complement the existing Edinburgh to New York service and the existing […]

Earn a generous 2,000 Virgin miles PER NIGHT with Red Carnation Hotels

There are a number of hotel groups who partner with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club but who do not work with Avios.  I covered them in this article. One of those is Red Carnation Hotels. Red Carnation is a collection of 17 family run 5-star boutique […]

Bits: BA removes hot food on long short-haul routes, Virgin launches Varadero

News in brief: British Airways removes hot food from Band 4 flights In order not to appear to be unduly criticising British Airways again (see my main article today!), I will assume that this is a genuine improvement to services and not a cost cutting […]

New Virgin routes – Manchester to New York, Heathrow to Seattle – plus Delta starts Portland

Virgin Atlantic announced two new routes on Tuesday and the move to Delta of two others. This is part of what is becoming an annual rejig of its US network alongside its 49% shareholder Delta.  As far as I can tell, none of the non-US routes (eg […]

Bits: Virgin credit cards bonus ends, Avios / LOVEtheatre promo ending, avoiding squat loos in Thailand

News in brief: Last call for the higher bonus on the Virgin credit cards A very brief reminder that TOMORROW is the last day for the higher 10,000 and 25,000 mile bonuses on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  Full details of the deal are here. […]