The Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale is drawing to a close. You need to book by TONIGHT, Thursday 31st January.
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.
Upper Class prices out of London include:
New York £1,623
San Francisco £2,138
Many other routes are included too. 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 £936
- Miami £783
- Los Angeles £795
- Las Vegas £770
- Barbados £627
On selected ‘holiday’ routes from London and Manchester, Virgin is offering a further 25% off when 2+ people travel together in Premium. This applies to:
- Manchester to New York, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles
- London Heathrow to New York
This offer is not being promoted online at the moment but if you click ‘Terms & Conditions’ on the sale page you will see it is still active.
Economy deals are also available, starting at £275 for Miami (from London) and for Boston and New York (from London or Manchester).
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.
And money off packages ….
Package deals are available from £379 per person (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 per person. More ‘flight and hotel’ deals can be found on Virgin’s dedicated packages site.
Promo code SAVE50 will get you £50 per booking off any ‘flight and hotel’ package, as long as you have a minimum spend of £1,200. It is valid for departures up to 31st March.
All of the deals in this article are scheduled to end today, 31st January.
To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is one of the two Virgin Atlantic Reward credit cards. These earn double miles (3 per £1 on the paid card or 1.5 per £1 on the free card) when you book at virginatlantic.com or via Virgin Holidays. Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.
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.
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.
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.)