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Two more Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges join Priority Pass and Lounge Club

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Two additional Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges have joined the Priority Pass lounge network.

Last November, Virgin began to let Priority Pass guests use its Los Angeles Clubhouse during the hours it was normally closed.  It operates with a different food offering which is cleared away and replaced before the Upper Class passengers begin to arrive.

The service is now extended to Washington Dulles and New York Newark.  It is effective immediately for Priority Pass and Lounge Club with Mastercard World Elite’s LoungeKey to follow next week.

Details are:

Washington DC Dulles International (pictured below)

Location: Concourse A, across from Gate A32

Availability: 06:00 to 13:30

New York NJ Newark International

Location: After the security checks in Terminal B

Availability: 14:00 to 18:00 

Remember that American Express Gold cardholders get two free Lounge Club passes which would be accepted at either lounge.  Alternatively you can get a Priority Pass via American Express Platinum or by buying one.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 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: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (to 13th June) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 60,000 Virgin Points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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 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.)

Comments (95)

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  • Hugh says:

    Can I use the lounge at Stansted airport if I still have a lounge club card but no longer have a gold card as I am mid churn?

    I have used my 2 freebies so know I would need to pay, but can I, and if so do you think it is worth it?

    • Lumma says:

      No, because it charges the £15 entry fee to the gold card. With no card it won’t work, and you can’t choose an alternative way to pay

  • Matt says:

    I’ve just had a letter from MBNA telling me I’ll get the exciting new Horizon card instead of my United cards from the 21st of July.

    Is that the complete set now?

  • amk says:

    Miles & More has got to be one of the most miserly frequent flyer programmes out there.

  • Charlie says:

    Goodwood 25,000 points tickets all sold out 🙁

  • Ian says:

    O/T –
    I need to fly to Australia with work business class on Emirates. I have tried the Quantas code share option to earn Avios but that doesn’t work on the flights I need.

    I’ve read Emirates Skward is a dud so was thinking of crediting miles to Alaska where I would earn 225% of miles. Is Alaska any good for redemptions when UK-based? Or am I wrong on Emirates? My redemptions are typically Avios for a family of 4 (two young kids) European RFS or long haul so availability is important.

    • Lux says:

      You can use miles to reduce the cost of easyJet flights, not sure what the value is, but better than leaving orphaned in Alaska I’d guess.

    • palcsaky says:

      Definitely credit to Alaska. You’ll get approx. 50 000 redeemable miles. Cathay business EU-Asia is 42500 miles one way and you can top up your miles in their regular 40% bonus sales.

  • Heran says:

    Or you can donate miles to a charity – that is what I did with my Flying Blue miles…

  • MAY LIM says:

    “Alternatively you can get a Priority Pass via or .”

    What is after the “or”?

  • N says:

    Any ideas on how to turn Zeek credit into cash?

    • Rob says:

      If you can’t find a gift card on Zeek for a retailer you use then you must live in a cave 🙂

      Buy a card and then resell on Zeek!

      • N says:

        Saving for a wedding – non-essential spending is down to pretty much zero!

    • Alex W says:

      Buy vouchers and sell them on eBay?

      • Rob says:

        … or, erm, Zeek!

        • Peter K says:

          You can’t buy a giftcard on zeek and then resell it on zeek. They charge quite high fees as well :-/

          • Rob says:

            Can’t you? You mean they actually track the numbers?

            Although, as I said, unless someone was living in a cave I have to admit that such behaviour does seem very dodgy.

            And UberEats would deliver to the cave anyway ….

        • Alex W says:

          eBay it is then!

        • Alex W says:

          PS. Zeek are very hot on their anti-abuse checks. I’ve been blocked several times (oops).

    • the_real_a says:

      There are Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and John Lewis (Waitrose) gift cards currently listed. Most bases for food shops covered!

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