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ANA announces a new Vienna to Tokyo flight, redeemable with Virgin Atlantic miles

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Japanese airline ANA has announced a new daily service from Vienna to Tokyo. 

This will launch on 17th February.  The timings are:

  • NH206 Vienna 11:50 Tokyo Haneda 06:55 (next day)
  • NH205 Tokyo Haneda 01:55 Vienna 06:00

ANA announces a new Vienna to Tokyo service

Anika reviewed the ANA business class service from London to Tokyo and was impressed – see here.

You might not know that ANA is a Virgin Flying Club partner.  Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.  I would imagine that there will be plenty of reward space on this new service, at least whilst it builds up demand, and it would not be a bad way of using your Virgin Flying Club miles.

A return Business Class flight from Europe to Japan on ANA is only 95,000 Virgin Flying Club miles – a steal compared to 180,000 peak day Avios!  You can only book return flights on ANA using Virgin Flying Club miles.

You can find out more on the ANA website here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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 & two 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 (118)

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  • reds says:

    OT – Would a Gold supplement from a Platinum still get the Gold holder 2 free lounge passes?

    • Shoestring says:

      Does not compute.

      • reds says:

        Ok. Let me try again from the Amex Platinum Supplementary page:
        ”You can apply for up to 5 Supplementary Cards to give to your family or others close to you. One Card can be a Platinum Card and the other four can be Green or Gold coloured Cards, which are all complimentary. Any additional Supplementary Platinum Cards will incur an annual fee of £170 each.”
        I have referred OH for the free Platinum. I was thinking of referring my 25 yr old for a complimentary Gold.
        I presume she should get the 2 free lounge passes that comes with the Gold?
        Thanks.

        • Shoestring says:

          Pretty certain that the answer is a clear no. Only the main Gold cardholder gets the 2 free Lounge passes.

          So just refer your 25YO for a Gold card in her own right? 18000 MR points for you, she gets her own bonus + 2 Lounge passes.

          They’re not that bothered about income. And can’t check income.

        • Voltron says:

          No you get no additional benefits .
          I applied for additional “gold card” and “green card” plat supps. I hardly get any offers on them aswell. The only plus side is using the cards for shop small.

        • reds says:

          Cheers.
          OT – Just received email offer today from Simply Rewards Nationwide VISA : ”£75 off next booking of £500 on Qatar”

    • Lady London says:

      Yes
      That is apparently how you get a family of four into a lounge.

      • Rob says:

        No. You get a family of four in because the Platinum supplementary gets a Priority Pass with a guest, so each adult guests in a child.

        The Gold supp cards on a Plat are NOT Preferred Rewards Gold and so don’t have those benefits.

  • Stephen says:

    How do people go about booking partner redemptions with Virgin?

    I called through this evening to try and book onto the new Vienna to Tokyo service, but after an hour on the phone, they couldn’t find any availability at all for that route (only some routes with a stop off at Shanghai) for dates in late March or September 2019.

    Is there any way to search availability online, rather than having to speak to someone on the phone?

  • Alan says:

    Perhaps already posted but I see Lloyds Avios now posting to BAEC rather than Avios.com.

  • Jon says:

    For those talking about going to Inverness (and on to the Highlands), I definitely recommend it. Friend and I did a 5 day road trip around northern Scotland this year. It was amazing, with the views (in my opinion) often being way better than those of the much more exotic places I’ve travelled to! We did the North Coast 500, and the associated official tourist website is a really good starting point if you want to know more 🙂

  • Steve S says:

    OT
    Something new Rob?

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