Virgin Atlantic Spring Sale now on – decent US deals in all classes

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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.

Full details are on this special website.

Virgin atlantic spring sale

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

Miami £2,704

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.

Virgin Atlantic spring sale

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.

Here is our review of Virgin’s new Economy Delight product, 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 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.

How to earn Virgin Atlantic miles from UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(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. Doog1000 says:

    Slightly OT has anyone received their 6000 miles from the VIrgin life insurance offer – I paid for 6 premiums and cancelled after that but no miles have hit my account and a couple of months have no elapsed

    • Mine were paid very timely a week or so after 6 months. Others reported similar things. I think this was back in January/early Feb.

  2. OT – can anyone recommend the best seats in F for a couple on a 773 (BA). 1A/1K/2E/2F are taken, and otherwise all free. Seatguru seems to suggest 1E/1F aren’t the best. Is it best to go 4E/F? Or better just to not sit together and go A or K in different rows? Hoping to get some sleep but would also be nice to sit together as first ever F… Thanks for any tips.

    • Michael says:

      Don’t think it really matters in F. Obviously 1A/1K are the golden seats but It’s not like Club where every seat has big pro’s and cons. perhaps not the ones nearest to the galley and toilet though.

      • The E/F pairs are all much of a muchness really. On the 777-300 the loos are at the back of the F cabin so I’d marginally favour Row 1 over Row 4. There really isn’t much difference between seats on the 777 though.

        We usually take a window seat, one in front of the other and use the buddy seat to eat together rather than a middle pair anyway.

    • ChrisC says:

      1A/K are reserved for Golds until a couple of days before the flight so they may become available.

      1A/K maybe the most private but they aren’t the best seats (due to cabin curve) Rows 2 / 3 are better.

  3. ShouldntCare says:


    Random question but does a Corporate credit card affect my personal credit score? My company’s rolling out full-on enforcement of a non-Amex credit card which we all need to get…wondering if this will affect me negatively in any way.



    • Corporate cards (including joint liability ones) do not appear on your credit report.

  4. Definitas says:

    Fares are available LHR to New York with BA in CW for less than £1500 on selected dates all the way from October to March and less than £1800 to LAX

    • Definitas says:

      Lots of flights to MIA sub £1700 in J and some flights in F cheaper than VS

      • Bootlace says:

        O/T sitting in LGA currently , AA asking for volunteers to take later flight, intially offering $250 in flight credit now gone to $375 what are readers experiences and how much should I hold out for?

        • Shoestring says:

          depends how long you have to sit around until the next flight, whether the delay bothers you that much etc and if you’d rather have $375 for some booze/ food/ compo for a couple of hours delay

        • Where is the flight to? I’ve heard of people getting a lot more than $375 depending on the length of the journey.

        • Shoestring says:

          we got offered 5x EUR400 to delay our Xmas flight to the place in the sun but crucially (x2) they wouldn’t guarantee we’d get on the next flight in a couple of hours *and* my wife immediately said no way, it’s Xmas with a taxi waiting the other end

          bye bye £1500 for sitting around for 2 hours 🙂

        • Lady London says:


        • Lady London says:

          and to make it worse, 5*400 EUR is 2000 EUR which is currently a lot closer to £1800 than £1500.

        • Shoestring says:

          not sure I wear the hotpants 🙂

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