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Virgin Flying Club launches redemption seat sale on selected US economy routes

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a reward seat sale on selected routes.

Full details are on their website here.

You can book until 31st October for flights before 12th December.

Virgin Atlantic reward seat sale

These deals run until 31st October.  All dates during this period are priced at the lower standard level under the Virgin Flying Club redemption chart so you really are getting the lowest possible mileage price.

Economy redemptions are booked as ‘Economy Classic’ tickets.  You can pre-select seats and checked baggage is free.  You can see the difference between Economy Light, Economy Classic and Economy Delight in this HFP article.

Check the cash price before you book a mileage ticket because, even with 25% off the miles required, these may still not be good deals on cheaper days.  Taxes and charges are still payable although they are a notch lower than what British Airways asks for World Traveller Avios redemptions.

These are the routes which are reduced by 25%:

  • London Heathrow to New York (Newark and JFK)
  • London Heathrow to Miami
  • London Gatwick to Orlando
  • Manchester to Orlando
  • Manchester to New York JFK
  • Glasgow to Orlando

Here are some example return prices in Economy:

Miami (from Heathrow) – 18,600 miles + £267

Orlando (from Gatwick) – 18,600 miles + £236

New York (from Manchester) – 15,000 + £241

Remember that you must complete your travel by 12th December.

How can you top up your Virgin Flying Club balance quickly?

If you are short of miles, remember that Virgin Flying Club miles transfer INSTANTLY at 1:1 from American Express Membership Rewards as long as your accounts are already linked.  It may take a couple of days if you have not previously linked your accounts.

Transfers from Tesco Clubcard are also very fast, usually overnight – the ‘Clubcard to Virgin’ page is here.  250 Clubcard points are worth 625 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Whilst they won’t arrive in time to book this deal on this occasion, remember that you can get between 5,000 and 15,000 Virgin Flying Club miles as a sign-up bonus on the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  I review the two cards here and here.

You cannot do a ‘miles plus money’ redemption for these deals.  It has to be a 100% miles booking.

Full details of the reward flight sale are here.

(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.)

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  2. Graham Walsh says:

    OT Meant to be flying LHR > DBX this evening with Virgin in PE. At check in they said flight cancelled so they were going to book us in the 2115 Emirates flight. Moved over to the ticketing desk, one more to go and they come over and say flight is running. Back to check in. A quick trip to aspire for free glass of bubbles and over to No.1. Eating some food and a text arrived saying VS flight cancelled. Collect your bags. Head down to baggage reclaim and VS staff say they don’t have hotels so either go home or get your own hotel. So booked CP at T4. Smells so new!!

    So now on the EK at 0905 tomorrow in Economy. So not the PE we booked. Also means we lose 11hrs in DXB due to late arrival.

    Am guessing EU261 will kick in? Can I claim back the difference from PE and economy?

  3. I know which side my bread is buttered says:

    Possibly: involuntary downgrade PE —> E = 75% compo vs fare for that leg. Some airlines try to claim you accepted it so no compo – wrong.

    Cancellation, flight more than 3500 km, compo EUR 600 (provided no extraordinary circs).

    Duty of care – hotel, comms, drinks (not booze).

    • Graham Walsh says:


      What was really odd was that we grabbed something to eat in the restaurant (they close at 1030) and the waitress mentioned that the meal would be free due to the cancelled flight via the manager.

  4. have virgin every run first class ticket sales as above?
    or is 25% off 115,000 miles too much for virgin to bear??

  5. Are there actually ANY comments on this thread about the actual topic?? Virgin redemption sale if anyone has forgotten???

    I looked for flights Glasgow to Orlando in the time period but couldn’t see any availability whatsoever. HAs anyone had any luck??

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