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: 2400 Avios with £50 of toys, fly to Barbados from Heathrow, Hilton’s APAC resorts sale

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £50 worth of toys Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming this week.  This means you get the equivalent of 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club […]

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Bits: Virgin Flying Club / Kaligo offer, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Hotel booking site is offering 50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on bookings between now and 31st March. Both new and existing customers can take part.  The only condition is that bookings are made via […]

TODAY ONLY: Virgin £1,000 Upper Class flights from Manchester to Boston

As part of its Valentines Day sale, Virgin Atlantic has launched some aggressive Upper Class fares from Manchester to Boston. See the Virgin site here for details. How aggressive?  We’re talking ‘£999.50 return’ aggressive.  Two people must travel, however, so you are looking at £1,999. If […]

Why earning Avios via a Tesco current account is now more attractive

Back in June 2014 Tesco Bank launched its current account.  There was a lot of hype about the account at the time but Tesco was, probably correctly, keen to play it down whilst the IT bedded in. I expected that, after a few months, there […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for February – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Bits: Gatwick lounges (partly) open, Clubcard competition, use Avios with Amazon Echo

News in brief: New British Airways Gatwick lounges now open The two new British Airways lounges at Gatwick had a soft opening over the weekend.  I understand that there is no table service food offering yet in the First / Gold lounge.  It seems that […]

Virgin credit card sign-up bonus raised to 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again.  The timing of this is interesting, given that the bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards is due to fall on Wednesday.  I wonder if Amex will now reconsider? Here is […]

Bits: 10% Tesco bonus to Virgin, 20% off CityJet, Bink / Curve double pizza bonus!

News in brief: 10% bonus on Virgin Atlantic transfers from Tesco Clubcard Virgin Atlantic has launched a 10% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Flying Club miles. However … this is only valid if you have never transferred to Virgin before.  This makes […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with a Nerf gun, Virgin joins TSA pre-check, Radisson / Park Inn sales extended

News in brief: 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with a Nerf gun Until tomorrow night, Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points – worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles – with selected Nerf toys. The minimum spend is £40.  Full details are […]

Good Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

(EDIT: has just launched an even better version of this offer with 3,000 points for £150 spend.  See here for details.) Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Etihad […]

Virgin offering £1,000 Upper Class flights from Manchester to Boston

Virgin Atlantic has launched some aggressive Upper Class fares from Manchester to Boston this summer. How aggressive?  We’re talking ‘£999.62 return’ aggressive. If you are looking to earn some Virgin tier points cheaply or simply want to fly to the US in style – and […]

Bits: bonus Avios at Bicester Village, Necker Island gets trickier on Virgin miles

News in brief: Double Avios and 10% off at Bicester Village Until 10th February, you will receive double Avios (10 for every £4 spent) when you visit the Bicester Village designer shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.  Full details are here.  This offer has been running for a […]

How to get 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

Looking at the latest batch of Flying Club deals, I was reminded of this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first wine order from Virgin Wines. Virgin Wines used to be part of Laithwaites, which runs most of the mail-order wine clubs under […]

LAST CHANCE: Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco MasterCard

(This deal has now expired – it was pulled early on Monday morning) If you are looking for a way to give your Avios or Virgin Flying Club a little free boost for the new year, this deal is worth a look. Tesco Bank is […]

Bits: Virgin and Flybe to codeshare; Business Traveller auction; I’m looking for a Dutch HFP writer

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe to codeshare to Heathrow As I covered a couple of weeks ago, Flybe is to launch flights to London Heathrow from Edinburgh and Aberdeen in March.  These will use the slots previously given to Virgin Atlantic for its Little […]

Virgin round-up: new offers and last 48 hours to redeem at current rates

It was pointed out last week that our coverage of Virgin Atlantic has been a little thin of late.  I think the chaos around the launch of the new website – which is still not working properly – has been keeping people away as I’ve […]

Paying tax on 31st January? Remember HMRC credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this month, there is an upside. Last April, HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa and MasterCard fees came into effect […]

Bits: Tesco Premium credit card changes, BA drops City to Madrid and Alicante, Railcard discount

News in brief: Tesco makes changes to the Tesco Premium Credit Card Tesco removed the 2,500 bonus Clubcard points (6,000 Avios or 6,250 Virgin miles) sign-up bonus from the Tesco Premium Credit Card yesterday, as scheduled. The offer has not been replaced with a new […]