Virgin Atlantic has launched a Spring Sale with deals to the US in Economy and Upper Class.
Until 19th April you can find reduced fares on flights to the US from London Heathrow and Manchester.
Looking at the Upper Class deals, the cheapest offer looks like London Heathrow to Boston at £1,914. This is available to book until 19th April, as long as you book 120 days in advance and include a Sunday night.
Other Upper Class prices to the USA out of London include:
New York £1,939
Los Angeles £2,479
To get flights at these prices you generally need to book at least 60 days in advance, travel in July or August and include a Sunday night.
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.
You can read more about the new A350 Upper Class seat here although this won’t be available until at least August – and even then it will only be on selected Heathrow to New York JFK flights for now.
There are also some decent Economy deals out there. Destinations from London include:
New York £278 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January 2020 – 27th March 2020)
Boston £270 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020)
Miami £305 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020)
Seattle £568 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020)
Orlando £314 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020)
Destinations from Manchester include:
New York £350 (for travel outbound 4th January – 14th February 2020)
Orlando £470 (for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020)
Los Angeles £406 (for travel outbound 8th September – 28th October)
All fares need to be booked at least 28 days in advance and include a Saturday night except for Seattle which needs to be booked 120 days in advance with a minimum stay of 7 days.
Travel dates and full details of what is available can be found on the Virgin Atlantic sale website here.
You need to book these deals by 19th April at the latest, but there is limited availability and it is worth jumping in now if you want to secure key dates.
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 (June 2021)
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, one has a bonus of 15,000 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:
(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.)