£995 Virgin Upper Class return – London to Chicago with free stopover – book TODAY ONLY

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For some reason, Virgin Atlantic is having a one-day-and-a-bit Flash Sale on seats in Upper Class from London to Chicago.

The fare is just £995 return!

Here is an example for October I got to price easily over at the Virgin website:

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Here is the best bit.  You are, in theory, allowed a free stopover in:

  • New York
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Detroit
  • Minneapolis
  • San Francisco
  • Washington
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle
  • Philadelphia

A second stopover can be added for £125.

The stopover rules mean that in theory you can use the £995 fare to get to any of those places, and not bother seeing much of Chicago at all!  For example, you could do London to Los Angeles (stopover) to Chicago (must spend a Saturday night in Chicago) to London.

If you choose not to fly directly to Chicago, you will either be doing the entire trip on Delta using Virgin codeshares or on a mix of Virgin Atlantic and Delta.

If you want to stopover at somewhere other than Chicago, you should use delta.com to book.  Under ‘Fare Class’ select ‘Business (Z or higher)’.  When you are shown flights, you MUST only select those marked ‘Business (Z)’ or ‘First (P)’ which will be the cheap ones.

Here is an amazing itinerary which I priced at £896 plus £227 tax (the price goes because of the 2nd stopover).  Note that I spend a week in Atlanta, a week in Chicago and a week in New York!

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You must book this flight before midnight on Friday 28th August.  You can travel at any point until the end of June 2016, as long as you can find seats.  Remember that you need ‘Z’ in Business Class.

I can’t find any official online information about this deal but it is definitely NOT an error fare.  If you want to learn more about Virgin Upper Class, take a look at their website here.  The Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow is regarded to be one of the top 3-4 airport lounges in the world.

Have a play around at virgin-atlantic.com and see what you can find ….

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  1. I trying google flights and its impossible to get stopover in sfo/lax/las ….dream route mia/ord/sfo over 2k

    • I am also continuing to have the same problem with trying to work a stopover

  2. LondonFoodie says:

    Just booking flights to Chicago this week – but can’t stay Saturday 🙁

  3. Hope it helps but i’ve found it easiest to price through google flights first then put those dates into delta. BUT most of the time on delta.com the price shown for the first flight is a lot more than it should be, only changes to correct price when get to 2nd/3rd flight.
    Example LHR-MIA 28/3/16, MIA -ORD 8/4/16 and ORD – LHR 9/4/16 when put into delta.com the first sector price shows as £4751 but when you select the flight using the google flight times(12.35-1705) then next flight selection comes correct to £1036. Carry on from there.
    Note did not need overnight in ORD
    Also when searching in google flights try different outbound dates this seemed to be deciding factor on availability to me

  4. Looks like this may indeed have been an error fare. I can’t see any availability now…

  5. All seems to have gone at 11.46am…Shame. Perhaps it was a mistake fare…

  6. Linford says:

    Anybody getting this to work any more?

  7. I had a couple of routes and dates working but now nothing, certainly seems to have been pulled, I can only presume this was a mistake?!?

  8. Does anyone know how to check reward flight availability on the Virgin site if you don’t have enough points. It only gives you a money option search if you don’t have enough.

    • Scrap that – I seem to be able to do it now – couldn’t get it to work with miles.

  9. I give up as well followed all the rules above but no joy well into £4k via Minneapolis on a 767 hmmmmm think ill pass!

  10. Is this dead now guys, cant seem to find it anymore on VS website…

    • littlefish says:

      Hmmm …. I can pull up Z buckets LHR-ORD and back (ZSML), book by 22nd Sept, but not seeing £1,000 more like £2180. What was the fare basis when this flash-sale was up?

  11. Peter Taysum says:

    Pulled before I could book. I thought it was me being a numpty on the booking last night, till I checked again today.

    Hey ho, 🙂

  12. Stephen F says:

    I just got back from a dream trip burning 430k 3 pax in CW including avios redemption for all hotels (Waldorf Astoria and Grand Hyatt) to Orlando and DC. That included First Class internal flights Orlando to DC.

    Worst bit of trip was CW flights. For those dream tripping skip CW and save for first – CW is rubbish. Cabin crew just want to get to their destination with least amount of work and interaction. This is not a premium service. I am not the demanding type either! I nearly had my head bitten off for asking for a coffee refill with breakfast – seriously she was going to go for me!! That was just one of many failings. The product is all hype.

    It took me 2-3 years to save and I feel pretty let down. Virgin is my next savings policy even if their is no 241!!

  13. Stephen F says:

    Can you do more on saving Virgin miles – I just wasted 2 years saving on BA Club World to USA return, it’s rubbish! All hype no substance. Average food, dirty planes and staff that just want to get to the destination doing as little as possible and hiding behind curtains the whole time.

    Maybe this time I will save Virgin miles for upper class?

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