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Virgin Atlantic sale now on in all classes

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Virgin Atlantic is currently running a sale with decent deals in all classes.

Since we first wrote about the sale three weeks ago, Upper Class prices have been cut sharply for travel to the USA during Thanksgiving week.  See below for details.

(We also ran an article last weekend about the new British Airways sale – click here to read that if you missed it because you were on holiday.)

Until 26th 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 £1499

New York £1505

San Francisco £1889

Washington £1545

Miami £1539

Seattle £1709

Los Angeles £1655

Orlando £1695

Las Vegas £1655

These prices are for travel between 21st – 28th November 2017 – you pay a little more on other dates.

It’s worth mentioning that Boston and San Francisco are cheaper when flying from Manchester.  Boston is £1459 and San Francisco costs £1869.

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.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2020)

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 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

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.)