Last weekend I ran an article outlining hotels chains which do not give Avios but which do give Virgin Flying Club miles.
This appears to be a mistake. If you visit the Yotel website here, it says:
YOTELAIR: 100 miles for a single stay of any duration, day or night for Gold, Silver and Red Flying Club members, Choose from our hotels at Heathrow, Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol, and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport hotels.
A HfP reader confirmed to me that he has received Virgin miles for a stay at Gatwick. The only rule is that you must have booked via the Yotel website. Even booking with Yotel via the telephone does not count.
Yotel has also partnered with Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France programme – details via the same link.
This HFP article tells you how [email protected], the YOTEL membership scheme, works and what the benefits are.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)
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, one has a bonus of 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):
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:
Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.
You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 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.)