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.

Virgin Atlantic Winter sale

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:

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.

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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.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  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.)

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  1. Upper Class doesn’t seem to be much of a sale so far 🙁

    Hong Kong from £3199 return – Bargain !!!

    USA departing London
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    Flights from £1873 return*

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    New York
    Flights from £2123 return*

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    Flights from £2226 return*

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    San Francisco
    Flights from £2538 return*

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    USA departing Manchester
    Flights from £2092 return*

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    New York
    Flights from £2092 return*

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    Flights from £2430 return*

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    Caribbean departing London
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    Flights from £1945 return*

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    Flights from £2099 return*

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    Africa and Asia departing London
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    Flights from £1799 return*

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    Flights from £2108 return*

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    Hong Kong
    Flights from £3199 return*

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  2. Was hoping for some really great Caribbean prices but nothing to tempt me really.

  3. Filipino_chino says:

    If you could combine this with the £50 off a £200 spend at amex travel, then I might be able to get a cheap flight to NYC from Manchester.. (got the offers on 3 cards)

  4. Paul Brennan says:

    Don’t you think that Upper Class Orlando flight cost is ridiculous!! £700+ higher than a Washington (a business route). Likely because they use the aircraft with few UC seats and clearly don’t have much difficulty filling them.

    • A Disney/Universal holiday in Orlando seems to be such a desirable status symbol now that people will pay pretty much anything. It’s cheaper to fly to California and do it there.

  5. I was astonished to find recently that Virgin seem to be selling their cheap economy tickets to NYC without a Saturday stay requirement. Fly out Mon, back Fri on the cheapest economy fares.. I hadn’t spotted it before and don’t see BA following. Is this to try and compete with Norwegian?!

  6. Bit gutted it doesn’t seem to work in reverse, looking for ShanghaiPE to London return, £750 if you start in London but £1500 if you start in Shanghai 🙁

  7. Would the Virgin Delight flights sold as part of a package (eg to Barbados) still be upgradable with miles?

    • I would think so, but I think it’s more cost effective to upgrade from an economy classic rather than delight.

  8. Note that over on FT someone has pointed to a J fare on the MAN-LAX route for £1571, which is quite a bargain!

  9. 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 +.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

    • 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.

    • 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 ….

  12. 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

  13. 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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