We’ve given Virgin Atlantic’s rebranded economy products quite a bit of coverage over the last few weeks.
This article introduces the three different economy fare classes. This article explains why – because it earns so many additional miles – Economy Delight upgrades are effectively free. More interestingly, a review of Virgin’s Economy Delight service, coupled with a report of what airline press trips are actually like!, will be published in the next few days.
Virgin Atlantic has now launched a special offer for economy flights from London to New York. This gives you up to £40 off the fare. If you book an Economy Light return trip you will get £10 off and on Economy Classic return trips you will get £40 off. There is no saving on Economy Delight.
You must book by 17th May 2018 for travel before 27th October 2018. These fares are exclusive to Virgin’s own website. The special booking page is here.
To maximise your miles when paying, 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 virginatlantic.com 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.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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, one has a bonus of 15,000 points):
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:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 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.)