Virgin Atlantic seems to have launched an exceptionally good Business Class sale to North America.
I say ‘seems’ because we haven’t been told about and it isn’t being promoted online, but the fares are definitely available on the Virgin Atlantic website.
Here are the headline prices. Importantly, they are bookable at these prices – I found availability for the prices I list below:
Atlanta – £1264
Boston – £1304
Chicago – £1068
Detroit – £1264
Los Angeles – £1404
Miami – £1334
Nashville – £1214
New York – £1294
San Francisco – £1454
Washington – £1064
Calgary – £1247
Montreal – £1053
Toronto – £1099
Winnipeg – £1253
Other destinations are available if you have a play around on the site.
Flights are either direct on Virgin Atlantic or on a combination of Virgin Atlantic and Delta, with occasionally WestJet used for Canadian connections. The usual miles and tier points will be earned.
The Virgin website has a ‘search over 5 weeks’ feature which lets you easily see the cheapest dates around your preferred travel period. The best fares require a Tuesday or Wednesday departure.
The fare rules are very generous:
Book by 15th September
Travel before 29th March 2019, excluding 12th – 26th December
In reality there is very little chance of these fares sitting around until 15th September, either because there are only limited seats available or because Virgin Atlantic pulls the deal.
You can book on the Virgin Atlantic website 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 Atlantic miles from UK credit cards
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles. That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.
(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles? 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.)