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Virgin domestics starting soon – earn bonus miles if I refer you to Flying Club!

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As I have posted about before, 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.

Little Red

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 raffles [at] 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.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 2020)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

As well as the two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (see here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points), you can also earn from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (5)

  • Neil says:

    Quick question that is kinda related! The VA Flying Club site mentions that you can collect miles with their hotel partners as well as on flights. I note that the same is true of the BA Exec Club. Taking Radisson (or Club Carlson) as an example – is it possible to claim both club carlson gold points AND Virgin Miles/Avios on the same stay or is it one or the other?

    • Rob says:

      It is one or the other. The exception is Hilton, which has an option to take miles and points or a higher level of points.

      For a one-off stay at a brand you will not knowingly use again, it obviously makes sense to take the miles unless your spend is so high that you will have enough points to trigger a redemption into miles. With the recent Carlson ‘triple points’ promo, for instance (coupled with their generous online booking points bonus), you would probably have been better off taking the points and then converting them into miles, given that just 2000 points is worth 250 miles.

  • Mark says:

    Will the referral bonus work with domestic flights? Also from the Virgin front page there is this link which gives you double miles on virgin little red for a limited time.