Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points launches new Virgin Atlantic partnership with a strong offer

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Hotel booking site, which I have featured a few times on Head for Points as a way of earning large amounts of Avios points, has launched a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic.

Between now and 31st August, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles when you make your hotel bookings via  This is on top of the standard miles you would earn for your booking.  Full details can be found here.

The bonus miles are based on how much you spend over the next three months:

Kaligo 350 2

Spend £250-£499 and earn 3,000 bonus Virgin miles

Spend £500-£999 and earn 5,000 bonus Virgin miles

Spend £1,000 or more and earn 10,000 bonus Virgin miles

Here are the important things to note:

This is CUMULATIVE spend.  You do not need to spend the whole amount in one transaction.

This is NOT just for new customers.  If you have previously earned Avios points from, you can still sign up for the Virgin promotion. 

These are bonus miles and are earned on top of the standard miles that will give you for your booking.

You can book for dates in the future – you do not have to actually complete your stay before 31st August.  Your bonus miles will not post until after you have checked out, however.

As always with, Rocketmiles and PointsHound, you should remember that you will NOT receive points from the hotel for your room rate in its own loyalty programme.  You may, depending on the chain, receive points for your food and drink spend.

You should also compare prices before booking.  They will not necessarily be the cheapest option in every case but, especially when factoring in the Virgin miles, you should often be able to get a good deal.

You can find more details of the Virgin Atlantic promotion here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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):

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

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 (7)

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  • Aliks says:

    Usually the Kaligo hotel rates are a little pricey, but a quick check on a 4 night booking in Cape Town in October stacks up pretty well against and booking directly.

    Sadly, I’ve already booked my stay, fearing that the price and availability would disappear if I waited too long. I’ve often thought about leaving a space in the diary for a holiday and just waiting for a special offer to appear but it would have to be a lucky break to get both flights and hotels to line up.

  • Nick M says:

    OT – is there any update on the new lounge opening in T5 at Heathrow?

    • Rob says:

      Construction is well underway as I saw the other week when I was there.

      • Nick M says:

        Thanks – wishful thinking that it’ll be ready for 14th?!

  • Kevin says:


  • pol says:

    sorry, completely OT, my parents have no interest in earning avios so can I add my them to my household account to use their avios or do they need to live at the same address?

    • Andrew says:

      The rules state you must live at the same address. ‘Unusual’ household account arrangements could, theoretically, increase the chances of your account being audited and your Avios being frozen. Having said that my mother’s in my household account.

      Bear in mind that all postal communications will go to their ‘new’ address and questions could be raised if they contradict that address with BA.

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