My Lounge, the ‘hipster’ offshoot of No 1 Lounges, opened at London Gatwick’s South Terminal this week as we wrote here. Reader reports so far are that it is refusing Priority Pass and Lounge Club guests, even though the lounge website here clearly states that they are accepted.
If you are heading to Gatwick South over Christmas, this new Virgin Atlantic deal is a good value way of getting in. For bookings made by 31st January, you will earn double Virgin Flying Club miles and get a discount on the list price.
The Virgin Flying Club member prices are:
- £35 – The House (Heathrow T4)
- £35 – Clubrooms
- £25 – No1 Lounges
- £15 – My Lounge
…. and the miles you currently earn are:
- 800 miles at The House (usually 400)
- 800 miles at Clubrooms (usually 400)
- 700 miles at No1 Lounges (usually 350)
- 400 miles at My Lounge (usually 200)
This is very good value for the new My Lounge. As the website shows, My Lounge Gatwick South costs £30 on the door and £24 if you book in advance, which includes Fast Track Security. Via this link, you would only pay £15 per person and you would get 400 Virgin Flying Club miles.
You can book the Virgin Atlantic offer via this link. As the miles are earned per booking, you should make separate bookings for each adult in your group.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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, one has a bonus of 15,000 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:
(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.)