My Lounge, the ‘hipster’ offshoot of No1 Lounges, opened at London Gatwick’s South Terminal last year as we reviewed here. It is refusing Priority Pass and Lounge Club guests.
If you are heading to BA’s home at Gatwick South soon, this new Virgin Atlantic deal is a good value way of getting in.
For bookings made by 31st May, for visits by 31st August, you will earn double Virgin Flying Club miles and get a discount on the list price.
The Virgin Flying Club member prices are:
- £35 – The House (Heathrow T4)
- £35 – Clubrooms
- £25 – No1 Lounges
- £15 – My Lounge
…. and the miles you currently earn are:
- 800 miles at The House (usually 400)
- 800 miles at Clubrooms (usually 400)
- 700 miles at No1 Lounges (usually 350)
- 400 miles at My Lounge (usually 200)
This is very good value for the new My Lounge. As the website shows, My Lounge Gatwick South costs £30 on the door and £24 if you book in advance, which includes Fast Track Security. Via this link, you would only pay £15 per person and you would get 400 Virgin Flying Club miles. I reviewed the new My Lounge Gatwick South Terminal here.
You can book the Virgin offer via this link. As the miles are earned per booking, you should make separate bookings for each adult in your group.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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.)