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EXCELLENT Virgin Atlantic business class flight deals (£1,000+) to the US and Canada

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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:

Virgin Atlantic business class sale

United States:

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 Atlantic 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 find out more about the Virgin Upper Class seat here.  The fantastic Clubhouse Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 – probably one of the top five airline lounges globally – is outlined here.

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 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

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2021)

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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 (34)

  • Billy says:

    Have tried numerous dates and nothing under £2.5k. Yesterday was £1.7k

    Mistake fare?

  • Anna says:

    Currently in an interminable immigration queue at IAD, which at least has terrific WiFi! Also very much enjoyed the new BA CW service. Are any of these offers from the regions?

    • ThinkSquare says:

      I couldn’t find any from MAN. Have just booked LHR-IAD instead for £1139 pp. At least I’ll get to see what all the Clubhouse fuss is about..

    • Catalan says:

      Anna?! Anna actually admitting to liking something BA? Wow, it must have been good! 😉

      • Anna says:

        I generally enjoy my actual travel with them, it’s all the mucking about they do in the meantime that annoys me!

  • Matt says:

    Thank you for listing Winnipeg!

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