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Virgin Atlantic launches ‘double miles on economy flights’ promotion

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It is always good to see a generous promotion aimed at travellers in economy rather than premium classes.   Virgin Atlantic has just launched a deal offering double Flying Club miles on selected routes until the end of 2014.

The promotion only applies to flights in economy.  The following routes are included:  New York, Boston, Washington, Miami, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Delhi and Lagos.

Virgin Atlantic

For a flight to Tokyo, for example, you would now earn an impressive 24,880 Flying Club miles for a return instead of the usual 12,440.  I would value those additional miles at £100-£125, so it might be enough to swing you towards selecting Virgin instead of the competition.

You need to register for this promotion by visiting this page on the Virgin websiteNote that you must register and book your flight by 30th November even though you can travel at any point up to 31st December.

In theory flights booked before November 1st do not qualify but I would still register just in case.  There is no limit to the number of flights on which you can earn the bonus.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2021)

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, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

Comments (4)

  • Brian says:

    Given that Virgin flights generally require fewer miles and lower taxes than equivalent BA reward flights, why do you value Virgin miles lower than Avios?

    • Charlie says:

      The additional miles is valued at approximately 1p in the article, that seems consistent to Avios to me. For business class travel the taxes are not lower.

  • Anon says:

    Shame MCO not included

  • James says:

    I have an economy flight to new York booked already within the travel period, fingers crossed!