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Get 40% off Virgin Atlantic flight redemptions to Miami in all classes

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If you’ve got a bit of spare time over the next few weeks, you could take advantage of a new Virgin Atlantic promotion for 40% off redemption flights from London to Miami.

Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Note that the discount only applies to Miami and not any other Florida destinations.

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Flights in all classes are reduced by 40%:

Economy – 7500 miles each way

Premium Economy – 15000 miles each way

Upper Class – 28500 miles each way

Full taxes and charges will apply.

The travel window is very short – you must fly between 14th February and 14th March.

If you return after 14th March, you will still get the discount on the outbound flight but the return will be charged at full price.

To maximise your miles when paying the taxes, your best bet is one of the two Virgin Atlantic Reward credit cards.  These earn double miles (3 per £1 on the paid card or 1.5 per £1 on the free card) when you book at or via Virgin Holidays.  Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.

You can find out more on the Virgin Atlantic site here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 & four 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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (37)

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  • Mr ah says:

    Or alternatively you could get 100% off if you follow this method –

    And then this happened on his 2nd attempt –

    This takes travel hacking to a whole new level

  • Jsmie says:

    It seems the taxes, fees and charges increase by over £50pp during this promotion

    • Moo says:

      Yes, Virgin have increased the taxes and fees by £50 for Economy redemptions during the “promotion” period……feels like a DFS “sale”.

      The Premium cabins have not had their fees increased which is strange – why couldn’t Virgin have kept all the fees the same or excluded Economy from the promotion rather sneakily “adjust” fees upwards and make it out like it’s a proper sale? Maybe they think most people won’t notice. I’ve seen a few instances of Virgin sneaking things under the radar lately and have called them out on it. Maybe it’s the Delta-effect (or just plain sloppy marketing).

      Despite all that, there’s still some good miles savings to be had in the premium cabins….so one thumb-up rather than two!

  • George says:

    Is anyone else finding that seats in this period are not discounted by 40%? Eg weds 21/2 in Upper is 47,500 one way?

    • Mikee says:

      21st Feb is showing as available in UC for 28,5000 miles + £364.

      The promotion doesn’t work in the opposite direction ie. MIA-LHR (or MIA-LHR-MIA). Has to be a 1-way or return flight originating in UK.

  • TripRep says:

    For those not fussed about a busy Miami, it’d be a great excuse for a week in the keys, sure they would welcome visitors $$$ after September’s storms…

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