Earlier in the month I told you how Virgin Atlantic was cancelling its routes to Cape Town, Tokyo, Mumbai and Vancouver in return for additional flights to North America.
Late last week, Virgin loaded up reward availability for these new services. As with the new British Airways service to Kuala Lumpur availability is currently excellent.
If you are interested in travelling:
London to Los Angeles (from March 29)
London to San Francisco (from March 29)
…. then it is worth taking a look at the Virgin Atlantic website. Availability is very good.
San Francisco also seems fairly open. The other new Virgin services such as Detroit do not yet seem to be open for booking.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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):
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
(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.)