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.
Looking at the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available.
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:
New York £2,123
San Francisco £2,538
Upper Class prices out of Manchester include:
New York £2,092
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.
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 (October 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.)