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 the best bit. You are, in theory, allowed a free stopover in:
- New York
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
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.
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 ….
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 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):
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.)