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.

LAST CHANCE! Win an Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with HFP and Rocketmiles! Closes at midnight.

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Today is your LAST CHANCE to enter our fantastic competition in association with Rocketmiles. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight UK time tonight (Friday), win a brand new Apple Watch plus 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles! With an Apple Watch selling for […]

REMINDER: Win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with HFP and Rocketmiles!

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Don’t forget that, all week, I am running a fantastic competition in association with hotel booking site Rocketmiles. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight on Friday, win a brand new Apple Watch plus 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles! With an Apple Watch […]

NEW HFP COMPETITION – Win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with Rocketmiles!

Black Apple Watch

Today I am launching a fantastic new competition which will run all week on Head for Points.   In terms of being a ‘must win’ prize, I doubt I could have secured anything more exciting at the moment. One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight on […]

Redeem Avios to Asia via China and benefit from a 72 hour ‘no visa’ stopover and better availability


I have been to China a few times but always found the visa situation messy.  The quickest way used to be to fly first to Hong Kong and then apply locally, where one could be rustled up quickly and cheaply. Back in January 2013, all […]

6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for taking out an ISA

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Virgin Money is currently offering 6,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who open a new FTSE Tracker ISA.  This is an improvement on the usual offer of 5,000 miles and runs until 22nd June. See here for full details. There are two ways to invest. […]

Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ promotion is worth a look

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When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club ‘25,000 mile Economy USA redemptions’ sale last week, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offer for ‘Miles Booster’. The current Virgin redemption sale has two other promotions attached to it. […]

Virgin / Regus partnership ends May 22nd – last chance for a free Regus Gold

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I have written a few pieces on Head for Points recommending Regus business lounges.  (Although I also wrote a piece explaining how I get robbed in them once every 18 months …..)  70% of what you read on HFP is written in Regus. For many years, […]

An example of how devaluation creeps up on you (but deals are still good value)

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I was reading an online discussion recently about someone trying to put together enough Hilton points for the Conrad Maldives.  This is probably the most luxurious hotel in the Hilton family with the cheapest villa selling for around £1,000 per day including taxes during high season. For anyone thinking of a […]

Buying points: 25% Avios bonus, 20% Virgin bonus, 40% Hyatt bonus, 35% American Airlines discount

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There are a number of bonus offers available at the moment for buying points.  In general, this is never a great idea unless you only need a small number to top off your account or you need the miles at short notice.  Over the longer […]

Virgin sale: up to 40% fewer miles needed for USA economy redemptions!

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a new reward seat sale, focussing exclusively on destinations in the USA.  Full details can be found here. Virgin has occasional economy redemption sales where you can save 25% on a flight.  However, this sale is offering mileage discounts of up to […]

Highest ever Virgin credit card sign-up bonus – 32,000 miles on Black and 10,000 on White

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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 last week.  However, I didn’t expect Virgin to launch the biggest ever sign-up bonus that I can remember. […]

20% bonus on Tesco Clubcard conversions to Virgin Flying Club – worth it?

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a 20% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. This means that you will receive 300 miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers you convert, rather than the standard 250. At the time of writing the deal has […]

What happens to your airline status when you (or your partner) have a baby?


I have a couple of young children.  On both occasions, my wife lost her British Airways status when she went on maternity leave.  I have never been very happy with this state of affairs. It is especially frustrating with BA because of the fixed tier point […]

Bits: Tesco Lego deal back, triple Etihad miles with Hertz, Virgin sale


More news from the beach: Tesco brings back its Lego deal! Tesco has brought back – but just until Monday – its Clubcard deal on Lego. If you spend over £60 on any of the sets featured on this page, you will receive 1,000 bonus […]

First ever Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester to Atlanta cancelled after water cannon salute goes badly wrong ….

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This is not your typical Head for Points article but I couldn’t help slotting it in! To selectively quote from the Daily Mail (original story here): A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet was grounded after a botched ‘water cannon salute’ by airport fire tenders clogged up […]

30% transfer bonus from Hilton HHonors into Avios!


This is a first, as far as I can remember. Until April 30th, Hilton HHonors is offering a 30% transfer bonus if you transfer your points from Hilton and across to British Airways. This offer is not showing on the Hilton website but it was […]