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£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 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 and see what you can find ….

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 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):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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

Virgin Rewards credit card

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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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 (64)

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  • 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, 🙂

  • 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!!

  • 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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