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.
For example (this is the position as at 3pm Tuesday), there are 21 days in June 2015 when you can get 2 Upper Class seats from London to Los Angeles – you are looking at the dates with a purple bar underneath the circle:
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 (November 2022)
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.
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.)