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Virgin Atlantic sale now on – decent deals in all classes

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a sale with decent deals in all classes.

Until 20th September you can find reduced fares on flights to the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Full details are on this special website.

New Virgin A330 layout

Looking at the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.

The standout deal is Delhi at £1588 for travel between 3rd and 31st January 2018 as well as between 13th April and 30th June 2018.

There are also several US routes included in the sale if you can travel over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year or next Easter.

Upper Class prices out of London are:

Boston £1749

New York £1699

San Francisco £2639

Washington £1749

Miami £1989

Seattle £2359

Los Angeles £2549

These prices are for travel between 21st – 28th November 2017; 18th December 2017 – 2nd January 2018 and 30th March 2018 – 15th April 2018.

Orlando costs £1999 when the outbound flight is between 28th December 2017 – 29th March 2018 and 8th April 18 – 4th July 2018 and the inbound flight is between 7th January 2018 – 5th April 2018 and 22nd April 2018 – 4th July 18.

Las Vegas costs £2239 when travelling 18th December 2017 – 2nd January 2018 and 30th March 2018 – 15th April 2018.

It’s worth mentioning that Boston and San Francisco are cheaper when flying from Manchester.  Boston is £1459 and San Francisco costs £2359.

Other Upper Class deals include:

Delhi £1588 (3rd – 31st January 2018 and 13th April – 30th June 2018).

Shanghai £2159 (1st November 2017- 10th December 2017, 11th January 2018 – 6th February 2018, 21st February 2018 – 20th March 2018, 24th April 2018 – 15th June 2018)

Dubai £1688 (3rd January 2018 – 15th March 2018, 26th March 2018 – 2nd April 2018)

Virgin Atlantic Easter sale

There are also some decent Premium Economy deals out there, which will be especially interesting for anyone chasing Virgin Flying Club tier points.  Destinations from London include:

  • New York £664
  • Boston £664
  • Washington £684
  • Orlando £733
  • Miami £744
  • Los Angeles £814
  • Seattle £784
  • San Francisco £844
  • Las Vegas £854
  • Dubai £628
  • Barbados £809

Economy deals are also available, starting at £399 for New York and Boston from London. Some destinations are a lot cheaper from Manchester and may justify a train trip. San Francisco for example costs £529 from London and £429 from Manchester.

Travel dates and full details of what is available can be found on the Virgin Atlantic sale website here.

You need to book by 20th September at the latest but there is limited availability and it is worth jumping in now if you want to secure key Christmas or Easter dates.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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, £200 travel credit 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.

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 (45)

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  • Lumma says:

    I’m pretty sure when I was looking at the Virgin Atlantic website earlier in the week they were selling Boston for £339 return in economy. So this “sale” has increased the price.

  • Louise says:

    Seem to have opened up some reward availability too, just bagged Upper rewards to MCO next May where there was none a few weeks ago

  • ankomonkey says:

    OT: Wife has received an e-mail offering 250 Avios bonus for each different way to earn used between now and 17/10/17. This is from Avios rather than BA. I haven’t had it, so either targetted or staggered e-mailing. e-shops only count once in total rather than per retailer. Shell and a couple of others. Time for the minimum Tesco conversion and some Lakeland click&collect biscuits for £1-2…

    • ankomonkey says:

      Should have said “Shell and a couple of others are excluded”. Too much Jinro for a Friday afternoon!

  • Fred says:

    OT but would it be a good idea if there was some clarity on when posts are promoting products, or when the links are paying commission to HfP?

    • mark2 says:

      Then you could claim a share of the loot off your subscription?

    • the real harry1 says:

      no apologist but it seems clear that:
      hfp is open & happy to take referrals on eg credit cards
      tells us when it’spaying & when it’s a freebie for work such as reviewing hotels and lounges
      same as above for flights – will always be clear

    • Rob says:

      It shouldn’t worry you, since the reputation of this site is worth substantially more than the money we make off any particular article. I doubt we would last 5 minutes if we started promoting stuff that was absolute rubbish simply to earn a few quid.

      • roberto says:

        Money lasts a long less than reputation and far harder to earn. Cherish what you have, many “business” people will have sold their granny a dozen times over to walk a mile in your shoes..

      • Fred says:

        Just a thought as some posts are clearly ‘paid promotions’, and others ignore that there are better savings to be had by NOT using a HfP link.

        Don’t confuse popular with reputation.

        • Rob says:

          No they’re not, and I am required to mark any such articles if they are (which they’re not – bar three articles for BA we did last year which were clearly marked as sponsored). Virgin is advertising with us this week so it is only fair to give the sale an editorial mention too, but we have written about every other Virgin sale for the last umpteen years too when they were not advertising.

          We don’t confuse popular with reputation 🙂

  • alex32 says:

    Quite surprised VA have now sale prices for Oct/Nov on PE flights from Lon to Delhi, prices are £1100 at present, highest i ever paid is £845, usually between £550 – 650.

    Will BA have a sale soon ?

  • alex32 says:

    Sorry missed the word DONT instead of now

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Slight OT. Posted earlier in the week where I saved £600 by booking my VA Economy seat to SEA and back for 3 days with Amex Travel rather than Virgin direct. I knew I had no chance of an upgrade on the way out but my return ticket it was upgradable. I rang the FC and asked to upgrade on the return trip. I was only offered UC upgrade for 58k points (from my Economy ticket). Zero taxes to pay too, so I took the UC upgrade and travelled home in style and used the Revivals lounge too. Thanks again Rob.

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