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: 1000 Virgin miles with Shops Away, free London transport with Apple Pay, Luxury Travel Diary auctions

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic shopping bonus via Shops Away Shops Away is the Virgin Flying Club equivalent of BA’s Gate 365 or the e-store.  Use it for your shopping this Christmas and you earn miles back. Until Sunday 20th December, Shops Away is […]

Bits: Gate 365 / Avios e-store shopping deal, Virgin / Moneycorp promotion

Today is a big ‘news in brief’ day as quite a bit piled up last week! Gate 365 / Avios e-store shopping bonuses If you are starting your Christmas shopping, the British Airways Executive Club ‘Gate 365’ shopping portal has some special deals if you […]

Bits: Bonus miles with Virgin Trains, 25% off SPG points (= cheap miles), Tesco Delivery Saver free trial

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on your next train booking Virgin Trains is running a special promotion when you buy tickets on Virgin West Coast or Virgin East Coast. On your first booking between 9th November and 6th December, you will […]

Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 3,000 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with British Airways. This is the most generous sign-up deal that I have seen for Heathrow Rewards.  I think the previous best offer was […]

15% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers into Virgin Flying Club miles

Virgin Atlantic appears to be lining up another Tesco Clubcard transfer bonus. This is not officially live yet, but Tesco appears to have jumped the gun on this page of the Tesco Clubcard website if you scroll to the bottom.  It does not yet appear on […]

Earn bonus Avios or Virgin miles with these new Tesco Clubcard offers

Tesco Direct has released a number of new Clubcard offers in recent days.  None of these are outstandingly generous (ie make it worthwhile to buy a product you don’t need purely for the points) but some are good value. Apologies for the lack of detailed analysis into […]

How to book cheap Virgin Atlantic tickets from Dublin

I’ve spent quite a bit of time over recent months highlighting attractive British Airways Club World fares from various starting points across Europe. What is discussed less often is that Virgin Atlantic has a history of selling very cheap Upper Class tickets out of Dublin. […]

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

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 previous offer of 5,000 miles. See here for full details. It is not clear if this is a new permanent offer or […]

Is it worth converting Virgin Flying Club miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this extensively over the Summer when it turned out that it was pretty much the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – summary of the top deals

It’s time for the return of 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

My day exploring the world of airline food with Virgin

I spent last Monday in a shed in Crawley.  This is not my normal Monday routine, but when the shed is the headquarters of Virgin Atlantic it becomes more interesting! I had been invited to tag along to an event aimed at food bloggers (Simon […]

Bits: BA Gatwick lounge closes in January, Virgin removes infant seats, new Amex cashback deals

More news in brief: British Airways Gatwick lounge to close in January British Airways confirmed yesterday that its lounge at Gatwick will close in January.  This is to enable work to begin on a new lounge pavilion in time for the consolidation of easyJet flights […]

Bits: BA Holidays sale, 50% bonus Virgin tier points, Heathrow Rewards bonus

Some news in brief: British Airways Holidays sale – from £50 down The British Airways ‘Take-Off’ sale, which was due to run until the 22nd, has changed.  BA will now continue discounting until 29th September but only on selected routes.  Prices have returned to normal across […]

Bits: £200 off a holiday for 10000 Avios, 3000 miles for joining Virgin Flying Club

More news in brief: Save £200 on a package holiday by redeeming 10,000 Avios You have always been able to redeem Avios points via for package holiday discounts.  The rate was only 0.5p per Avios point, however, which was never a great deal. Until 21st […]

20% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club “20% off Economy and Premium Economy redemptions” sale yesterday, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offers. The Virgin redemption sale has two other promotions attached to it. The first is […]