Until Tuesday night, Virgin Atlantic is running a short Easter sale.
If we focus on the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.
The best deals are out of Manchester:
Boston is £999 if you travel before the end of May
New York is £1399 for travel before the end of May or during the last week of November
Barbados is £1799 for travel by early December
San Francisco at £1999 isn’t exceptionally cheap, however.
From Glasgow, New York is just £1199 during July, August and the last week of November.
From London, the deals are less generous:
The standout is Delhi at £1699 for travel before 23rd May
New York, Washington and Boston are £1899 or £1999 during July, August and the last week of November. Cancun, for any date before mid December, is £1959.
The other London routes on offer – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Orlando and Los Angeles – are between £2000 and £2500
There are some decent Premium Economy deals out there, especially for anyone chasing Virgin Flying Club tier points. Destinations from London include:
- New York £664
- Boston £664
- Washington £714
- Orlando £765
- Miami £804
- Los Angeles £842
- Atlanta £884
- Las Vegas £885
- Seattle £974
- San Francisco £974
- Delhi £799
- Shanghai £869
- Hong Kong £899
- Barbados £809
North American travel dates vary but are generally focused on October to December. There is more date flexibility with Boston, New York and San Francisco from Manchester.
Economy deals are also available, starting at £399 for New York and Boston (£369 to Boston from Manchester).
Full details of what is available can be found on the special Virgin Atlantic sale website here. You need to book by Tuesday 18th.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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):
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.)