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: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

News in brief: British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match. The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take […]

Bits: HMRC miles alternative?, Groupon / Avios deal back, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns

News in brief: The only alternative to HMRC’s credit card ban? Earlier in the week I explained how HMRC is banning tax payments on personal credit cards from 13th January (click here). For those of us who make direct PAYE, VAT, corporation tax or self-assessment […]

HMRC to stop accepting credit cards on 13th January – no more cheap miles

HMRC has announced that it will no longer accept personal credit cards for income tax, PAYE, VAT or any other payments after 13th January 2018. You can see the announcement on this page of the HMRC website. This is clearly a blow for those people, […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]

Do you know you can get a sign-up bonus on BOTH the Virgin Atlantic credit cards?

If you have ever had a British Airways American Express card, you will know that it is NOT possible to have both the free BA Amex and the paid BA Premium Plus version.  You need to choose. Virgin Atlantic also offers two different credit cards – […]

Bits: 4500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany, decent Virgin / Enterprise promo

News in brief: 4,500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany British Airways Executive Club has launched a 4,500 Avios sign-up bonus for new members in Germany. This offer is being targeted at people via Facebook, with a view to picking up some interest from […]

30% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic has launched its semi-regular bonus for buying miles and for ‘Miles Booster’.  What is hasn’t launched is the equally regular “30% off Economy miles redemptions” sale – perhaps we won’t see this deal returning in 2017? The first offer is a 30% bonus […]

Bits: About last night ….., 2.4 extra Avios per £4 at Tesco, Heathrow’s ‘food Instagram ambassadors’

News in brief: About last night …. More on this tomorrow: 1 extra Clubcard point (2.4 Avios, 2.5 Virgin miles) per £4 with Pay+ at Tesco Tesco is running a good promotion with Pay+ (formerly PayQwiq) which will earn you extra miles over the next […]

Special offer: 8,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

Virgin Money has brought back its impressive offer of 8,000 Flying Club miles for anyone who opens a new stocks and shares ISA. See here for full details. This is an attractive offer given that the usual deal is just 5,000 or 6,000 miles.  The […]

Bits: EXCELLENT BA Holidays deals, get £100 for listing on HomeAway, new Virgin NYC flight

News in brief: EXCELLENT new BA Holidays flash sale launched BA Holidays is running another of its ‘luxury flash sale’ events this weekend.  You have until Monday 2nd to book. Here are the headline deals they are using to promote the event, based on two […]

Bits: VIP distillery tour winner, £50 Amazon winner, 3600 Avios with iPad Pro, 2400 Avios with LEGO

News in brief: VIP distillery tour competition winner Two weeks ago we ran a competition in association with Chivas Regal whisky and we have a winner! I know many were keen to win, but unfortunately there was only one prize to give away. Andrew M. […]

Bits: Virgin and BA sales ends today, airberlin bidding, 50% off mytaxi in London

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales end today Today, Tuesday, is the final day for the current Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales. I won’t go through the deals again in detail. The Virgin Atlantic pricing – which is more aggressive than […]

Virgin Flying Club – what are the best partner awards, whilst we wait for Air France / KLM?

Potentially the biggest upheaval in the UK frequent flyer game in 2018 is going to be the addition of Air France and KLM as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club partners. As I wrote here, Air France and KLM are, subject to regulatory approval (which will take […]

Bits: BA launching Seychelles today?, new Avios and Virgin in-store partners, new Hilton Curio in South of France

News in brief: British Airways (re)launching the Seychelles today? (EDIT:  This is now bookable, on Wednesday and Saturday from 24th March 2018.  A lot of Club World redemption availability seems to have gone already!) According to the rumour mill, which includes tweets from BA pilots, […]

Bits: Lufthansa Asia sale, 1000 Heathrow Rewards from Rocketmiles, Virgin sale extended

News in brief: Good Lufthansa sale to Asia from UK Whilst the current Qatar Airways sale is a weak, as I will run through tomorrow, Lufthansa has launched some surprisingly decent deals to Asia.  You can also travel on SWISS on some routes. Based on […]