Virgin Atlantic has launched a weekend long Black Friday sale with decent deals in all classes.
Until 26th November you can find reduced fares on flights to the Caribbean, Cuba, Asia and the Middle East .
The Black Friday website only lists Economy prices, but we have got our hands on premium cabin pricing too.
Looking at the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.
The standout deal is £1,089 for travel between London Gatwick and Jamaica.
Other Caribbean routes included in the sale in Upper Class out of London are:
London Gatwick to Barbados from £1,649
London Heathrow to Barbados from £1,689
London Gatwick to Jamaica from £1,089
London to Antigua from £1,799
London to Grenanda from £1,339
London to Tobago from £1,669
London to Havana from £1,759
London to Saint Lucia from £1,599
These prices are for travel between 6th November – 13th December, 17th February – 11th April as well as 14th April – 13th December – you pay a little more on other dates.
Travel dates for Heathrow to Barbados vary slightly and are between 11th December – 25th December and 12th January – 19th February.
It’s worth mentioning that Manchester to Jamaica costs the same as Gatwick to Jamaica but is the only Manchester route included in the Black Friday Sale.
Other Upper Class deals include:
Shanghai £2,549 (2nd December – 29th March 2019).
Hong Kong £2,899 (21st January – 28th February 2019)
Dubai £2,299 (6th December – 18th December and 8th January – 31st March 2019)
Lagos £2,299 (1st December – 28th February 2019)
There are also some decent Premium Economy deals out there, which will be especially interesting for anyone chasing Virgin Flying Club tier points. Destinations from London include:
- St. Lucia from £809
- Dubai from £959
- Shanghai from £734
- Havana from £819
- Tobago from £809
- Grenada from £809
- Antigua from £769
- Jamaica from £769
- Barbados from £789 (£769 from Manchester)
Economy deals are also available, starting at £339 for Dubai from London. I’d recommend the offer of upgrading to Economy Delight for just £50 – this will justify itself purely by the extra miles you will earn, as this HfP article explains.
Travel dates and full details of what is available can be found on the Virgin Atlantic Black Friday website here.
You need to book by Monday 26th November at the latest but there is limited availability and it is worth jumping in now if you want to secure your preferred flights.
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):
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.
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.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)