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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia launch new flight codeshare deal

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With Virgin Australia about to launch its new Hong Kong to Sydney service on 2nd July, it has announced a codeshare deal with Virgin Atlantic.

The codeshare also covers the existing Hong Kong to Melbourne service.

When buying a cash ticket, you will now be able to buy a combined Virgin Atlantic / Virgin Australia ticket from London via Hong Kong to Sydney or Melbourne.  You can also book to Cairns, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and the Gold Coast with an additional Virgin Australia connection.

With all flights on one ticket, your baggage will be automatically transferred and you will be looked after if your inbound flight is delayed.

You can also redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles on Virgin Australiatake a look on the Flying Club website here.  It isn’t clear if you will be able to use miles, either online or more realistically via the call centre, to book UK to Australia on a single ticket.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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):

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 & 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 unbeatable 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.)

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