(GAME OVER) Get a Virgin Premium Economy flight for £1 TODAY with its (rather long-shot) Golden Ticket game

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For TODAY ONLY, Virgin Atlantic has brought back its Golden Ticket game.

During today – and the website implies release will be staggered – Virgin Atlantic is adding 30 £1 Premium flights (its new name for Premium Economy) into its flight search system.  However, these are totally random flights.  We don’t know the dates or the destinations, so your chance of finding one is not huge.

Last time this offer ran, Virgin Atlantic was dropping big hints on its Twitter feed so you may want to keep an eye on that.

Slightly churlishly, Virgin Atlantic won’t pay your taxes and charges if you win.   The prizes cost “£1 plus taxes, fees, charges and carrier imposed surcharges”.  You can read the full rules here.

(Note that the headline says 10 tickets – I think they cut and pasted from the New Years Eve offer – but the small print says 30.)

Virgin Atlantic Golden Ticket game

Here are the full rules:

A Golden Ticket will entitle the holder to purchase 1 adult Premium return flight for £1+ taxes, fees, charges and carrier imposed surcharges.

There are a total of 30 Golden Tickets being released in batches across a variety of our destinations throughout the day on 21 January 2019. 

The Golden Tickets are for UK return flights on selected dates:

a) Round trips are permitted.

b) Round trips where the destination of the outward sector and the departure point of the return sector differ are not permitted.

c) One way trips are not permitted.

d) Trips including sectors on airlines other than Virgin Atlantic including codeshares are not permitted.

All destinations a maximum stay of 12 months is permitted and a minimum stay is 3 Nights.  Stopovers and open-date returns are not permitted.

Once a booking has been confirmed:

a) Cancellations are not permitted;

b) No compensation and/or refund will be made available; and

c) Route or name changes are not permitted.

Flying Club miles, bonus miles and tier points are available on selected flights. Please check at time of booking.

If you’ve nothing else to do today than randomly flicking through the Virgin Atlantic reservation system (but check Twitter and possibly Facebook for clues), you will find full details here.

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  1. Is this perhaps because of BA’s offer


  2. So it says £1, but it’s really going to be more like £500?

    I can’t see that going down very well on social media with less flight-savvy people that don’t understand how ticketing works.

    • Yes, any normal person would think that if you advertise something as costing £1 then it should cost £1. And let’s face it, they are right.

  3. There must be an IT boffin out there able to write a script which does multiple searches very quickly…

  4. Sam Collins says:

    Seems that JNB was their first destination, and taxes were £230 pp, so £462 for 2 in PE. Not bad.

    Seems the £100 BA offer in retaliation wasn’t planned or advertised die to the lack of coverage on HfP or FT etc? (a guess – Rob may just have had the information embargoed).

  5. Simon Says says:

    Just received 2,019 avios from BA for my birthday even though I received 2,018 avios on my actually birthday! Anyone else get the same?

    • thanks, yes just got the same (birthday is in October!)

      • Jill (Kinkell) says:

        You must all be special ! I’ve never had any kind of celebratory / birthday avios. Why do sme get and others don’t ?

    • BSI1978 says:

      Think the additional 2019 is in respect of their centenary.

    • I got the 2019 last week but not the 2018. This my first birthday avios in 5 years collecting. I’m grateful cuz hardly any of my avios come from flying BA

    • Anthony says:

      Yes to both 2018 and 2019 dropping into my account.

  6. Rob,
    Please include in your BA article, if it can be booked on other OTAs including Amex Travel

  7. Mike Parker says:

    Anyone know if these flights are appearing on ITA?

    • I had a thorough scan of CPT and didn’t see anything that would indicate they were. Either that or they were getting snapped up super fast.

  8. Robin N says:

    O/T – Will I get pro-rata refund of £160 card fee if I apply for Virgin Atlantic MasterCard to get the 25k miles and then cancel after 3 months?

  9. Miami is the current destination, one which is often under booked.

  10. Thinking the 3rd clue is Barbados.

  11. I’m thinking orlando for the last clue… No idea on the dates though

  12. OT Anyone else received an invite to trial the new Virgin Atlantic Card app? It looks good.

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