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.
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.
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.)