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Earn 3+ Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 with chauffeur service myDriver

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Virgin Flying Club launched a new partnership with chauffeur firm myDriver in April.  I didn’t mention it then but a reader recently gave me a nudge and – because of the decent earning rate – I thought I would cover it today.

myDriver is a pan-European chauffeur service owned by German car rental group Sixt.  It specialises in airport transfers, although they are happy to take all jobs, and operates in almost 100 cities across Europe.

In the UK, you will find them in Birmingham, Brighton, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford as well as London.

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All trips are in executive cars.  Prices are fixed at the time of booking – which must be in advance – with cancellations accepted up to 1 hour before pick up.

You will earn 3 Virgin Flying Club miles for ever €1 you spend, converted from your £ bill for UK rides.

Pricing seems reasonable.  The reader who contacted me paid £60 from Heathrow to Greenwich.  A random quote from South Kensington to Heathrow, one way, gave prices from £50 (BMW 2-series) to £97 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class) which is comparable with Uber.

Full details can be found on the Virgin Flying Club / myDriver page here.

The myDriver home page is here.


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Comments (34)

  • About 50% more than my usual provider BATransfer for my trips to Heathrow, and about twice the price (£46 vs £25) for trips from the office to London City Airport.

  • Genghis says:

    Note that virgin trains 500 miles bonus has posted

    • harry says:

      Did you do the Edinburgh trip? My wife & I both got 3 miles 🙂

      Anybody got 500 for the Edinburgh jobby?

      It was definitely Virgin Trains on the correct line. I’ll just wait & see if they post today, otherwise a ‘wee’ appeal lol

    • Allan says:

      Not for me yet. I booked an Aberdeen to Edinburgh one.

    • Mr Dee says:

      Not here either

      • harry says:

        Just wanged off a couple of emails – to save you time it’s [email protected]
        + journey details & membership number

        • roberto says:

          Also emailed from myself and Mrs Roberto…. Thanks for the reminder folks..

        • Graeme says:

          Thanks Harry – very helpful. I’m just hoping I didn’t do the obvious and fail to put my VFC number in when I booked on the app. Unfortunately they don’t seem to hold the details on the west coast site unlike the east coast site, where your reward preference is stored on your account.

  • Roger says:

    OT-Re: Thames Water

    Has anyone managed to pay Thames water using Amex? If so how?
    Website only takes Visa or Master card.

    • Genghis says:

      I’ve requested a paypoint card from them. That was about 3 weeks ago but not yet arrived

    • Jude1234 says:

      Can you do this with any bills such as council tax etc?

      • Genghis says:

        Most – though I wouldn’t do it with gas / electricity as often get DD discount. I do it with council tax – just pay in one go to hit a sign up bonus.

        • Genghis says:

          So do I but 1% on 123 for council tax vs circa 20% back on hitting an Amex Plat sign up bonus (valuing MR at 1p), I know which I’d choose.

        • Roger says:

          Yes, although my council does not accept paypoint (Only PAYZONE is accepted),
          it only charges flat £2 fees even say you are paying full £2k council tax in one go.
          Very useful for hitting signup bonus in one go for Visa/Mastercard.
          Wish they accepted Amex.

          • harry says:

            It’s hardly downmarket if you get the Paypoint card or instalment book/ barcodes & go into your Co-Op & pay £400 in one go 🙂

    • Roger says:

      Getting Installment card from TW seems too downmarket to me.
      So might just continue to pay using DD.

  • Brian says:

    Simple Airport Transfers will take you to or from South Kensington for about £30 – it seems to vary according to the time – I’ve paid £34 and £27 to practically the same address. It has always been in a decent-sized Mercedes. They do NOT charge for waiting times at Heathrow and I’ve always been pleased with the service.

    How can Uber get away with charging £50? I thought they were supposed to be cheap!

    • Rob says:

      Uber is £90 in a S-class Mercedes now. To be precise, £98.22 and £91.94 South Ken to T5 looking at my receipts.

      Uber isn’t meant to be cheap, Uber is meant to be convenient. UberX is ‘cheap’ but there isn’t really anything to compare it with unless you bung your neighbour £20 to drive you somewhere!

      • Matt says:

        UberX is fully licenced in the UK and therefore comparable to other local minicab firms. Based on my UberX receipts, you’d be looking at around £30 Heathrow to South Kensington so very similar to the prices quoted above.

  • Russell says:

    OT – Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.

    Good news – I just received a second creit of 900 points for some reason!

    Bad News – a total failure to transfer points to IHG or Marriott.

    I get conflicting advice from Hertz CS – eg Marriott Rewards is not an option, when it is still on the pull down menu.

    Anyone had success with this? And if so, what browser did you use? (I use Firefox. but with a number of security add-ons, and these seem to cause the Hertz site to hang.) I have tried Pale Moon, which appears to work, but no transfer takes place.. Hmm

  • lisa says:

    I was speaking to a Virgin Atlantic adviser today and they said that the rewards and mileage booking system/requirements would be changing in 12 months. Does anyone have any information on the changes? Thanks

  • xcalx says:

    Keep getting address incomplete from any address I try in Leeds

  • james says:

    I did a fare check

    Near tooting broadway to Heathrow terminal 5

    My Driver – 59 Pounds
    Addison Lee – 41 pounds
    Uber X – 37 pounds
    Uber XL – 51 pounds

    Its nice to have a better car, but I will most likely stick with Addison lee.