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Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale now on – decent deals in all classes

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Virgin Atlantic has launched its Winter Sale with decent deals in all classes.

Until 31st January 2019 you can find reduced fares on flights to the US, Caribbean, Asia and Africa as well as great prices on hotel+flights packages.

Full details are on this special website.

Looking at the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.

Virgin Atlantic Winter sale

The standout deal looks like Johannesburg at £1,799.  This is available until 30th June, as long as you book 14 days in advance.

There are also several US routes included in the sale if you can travel in April, July/August or November 2019.

Upper Class prices out of London include:

Boston £2,098

New York £2,123

San Francisco £2,538

Washington £1,873

Seattle £2,226

Upper Class prices out of Manchester include:

Boston £2,092

New York £2,092

Atlanta £2,430

These prices are for travel between 8th – 22nd April 2019; 1st July – 31st August 2019 and 21st – 28th November 2019.

Orlando costs £2,476 when the outbound flight is between 24th December 2018 – 29th March 2019 and the inbound flight is between 7th January 2019 – 6th April 2019.

Other Upper Class deals include:

Jamaica £1,945 (available all year round)

Delhi £2,108 (1st – 31st March; 25th April – 31st May)

Hong Kong £3,199 (available 19th December – 30th June; 21st August – 20 September)

Here is our last review of Virgin Upper Class and here is our last review of Virgin’s Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.  Virgin’s official Upper Class website is here.

Virgin Atlantic Easter sale

There are also some decent Premium Economy deals out there which will be especially interesting for anyone chasing Virgin Flying Club tier points without paying for Upper Class.  Destinations from London include:

  • New York £782
  • Boston £724
  • Washington £782
  • Miami £783
  • Los Angeles £795
  • Las Vegas £770
  • Shanghai £754
  • Barbados £689

Economy deals are also available, starting at £279 for Miami (from London) and for Boston and New York (from London or Manchester).

Package deals are available from £379 (three nights in New York or Boston with flights in Economy).  A potentially great deal is a seven night flight and hotel package in Barbados from £499.  More ‘flight and hotel’ deals can be found on Virgin’s dedicated packages site.

Here is our review of Virgin’s new Economy Delight product, launched earlier this year, and this is why the maths says you should book it.

Travel dates and full details of what is available can be found on the Virgin Atlantic sale website here.

You need to book by 31st January 2019 at the latest, but there is limited availability and it is worth jumping in now if you want to secure key dates.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 & four 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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (23)

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  • John says:

    I have to say I think the Upper Class section of the “sale” is a bit of a joke. With the exception of one or two Washington fares none of the prices seem to have actually dropped. An UC fare to Boston that I’ve been tracking for a couple of months has actually gone UP £100 to the sale fare when it was cheaper before the “sale.”

    There are sales and there are “sales”, and I think this is one of the latter, at least for UC. For me to consider a £2000+ fare a “sale” the price had better have dropped by £500 +.

  • Billy says:

    Considering that the day before the sale, New York was £1.6k rtn, (and in fact the dates I wanted shot up from £1.6k to £3.1k) I’ll pass. Thanks but no thanks Virgin.

  • Lawrence says:

    Once again Scotland doesn’t exist as far as Virgin Atlantic’s sales are concerned!
    Also, Oli Byers SVPL is not contactable to answer why not!

    • Mark2 says:

      That suggests to me that they can sell the seats from Scotland at the full price.
      Remember the purpose of sales: to get rid of unsold stock.

    • Rob says:

      Oli’s email is the same format as every other Virgin employees email!

      But as he runs Flying Club and has nothing to do with sale fare pricing I’m not sure what use he’ll be ….

  • Lawrence says:

    My notification of the sale came from the Flying Club!
    Here’s the waffle I got the last time I tried to get a response:-

    Hello Lawrence.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Sadly Oli is not able to be contacted by members of the Flying Club programme, so we would not be able to give you his email address, or forward on your email. But please be assured all our great fares will be detailed online, and any one of the Customer Service team, will be more than happy to help you book a new ticket.

    Thank you for contacting Virgin Atlantic.

    Kind regards

    Sarah Richards
    Virgin Atlantic
    Customer Centre

  • Lou says:

    Some great prices for the hotel / flights.
    4nights Accomadation in midtown NYC and 2 return flights from Man in economy classic (So upgradable with miles to premium) for £978.(Plus I think £50 off too)
    Just hope I can get a similar deal for Jan 20.
    The hotel itself was about 500.

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