March 31st will see the launch of Virgin Little Red domestic flights with flights commencing from Manchester to Heathrow.
Services to Edinburgh and Aberdeen will be added by April 9th.
If you have never flown Virgin before, but are likely to give the new domestic services a try, then you can earn 1,000 bonus Flying Club miles by letting me refer you to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
This is a no-lose deal, because you do not earn any bonus miles at all for signing up directly! I also earn some bonus miles for referring you.
It is also worth being referred if you are about to do your first Virgin Atlantic long-haul flight. The referral bonuses are:
1,000 miles if your first return flight is in Economy
2,000 miles if your first return flight is in Premium Economy
3,000 miles if your first return flight is in Upper Class
If you are travelling with your family, then you should let me refer you and you can then refer your other family members!
Drop me a line at rob at headforpoints.com and I will have a Flying Club application form emailed to you.
Remember that you can add to your Virgin Flying Club miles in a number of ways, including transferring Tesco Clubcard points, BAA WorldPoints and American Express Membership Rewards. The offer of 5,000 miles for opening an ISA is still available as well.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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