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Decent deals in all classes in Virgin Atlantic’s Easter sale

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Until Tuesday night, Virgin Atlantic is running a short Easter sale.

Full details can be found here.

If we focus on the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.

Virgin Atlantic Easter sale

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

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 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 Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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

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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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.

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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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.

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 (98)

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  • Rob says:

    Very unlikely to happen – not seen a decent UK Amex transfer bonus for, what, 3 years now?

  • Jerry says:

    O/T – Does anyone know if the Amex 50 off 250 cash back offer is working on prepaid advance purchase bookings for later this year? Thanks

    • TGLoyalty says:

      As long as the hotel charges it before the offer end it will work. Think the stays before disclaimer is just becuase hotels “do you a favour” by not processing pre paid stays until closer to the stay.

      Just get in touch with the hotel to get it charged asap

  • Ammar Ghouri says:

    Ot – can you use loungeclub access at the sofitel t5 to access their lounge or is it pp only

    Also ot – I am sitting at Heathrow airport as missed my departure to bru, have had to rebook later flight now, but was wondering can u claim back on Amex gold travel inconvenience policy and if not what are the rulea/experience?

    • Rob says:

      Lounge Club website has a full list of qualifying facilities. The Amex Gold travel insurance document should be downloadable from the general Gold application page on the Amex website.

  • muckelface says:

    Are Amex Rewards points no longer transferrable into Virgin points? Either the links are buried deep in the website or they’ve withdrawn the ability to transfer 🙁

  • muckelface says:

    But when you click through there are no travel partners listed?

    • Alan says:

      They’re all showing up fine for me – maybe try another browser? Even not logged in they should show up.

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