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Virgin Atlantic sale ending today – last chance to book flights

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Today is the last day of the Virgin Atlantic Spring Sale with deals to the US in Economy and Upper Class.

Until tonight, 19th April, you can find reduced fares on flights to the US from London Heathrow and Manchester.

Full details are on this special website.  Our original sale article is here.

A few prices have changed since the launch of the sale.   Manchester – Orlando, for example, has gone down from £480 to £391 (Economy for travel outbound 27th October – 12th December and 8th January – 27th March 2020).

Virgin Atlantic spring sale

Virgin is also doing a ‘flight and hotel’ sale with savings of up to £250 see here.

Until 23rd April – note the four day extension here – you can:

Save £100 when you spend £1,000-£2,250 and use code 100SAVING

Save £150 when you spend £2,251-£3,750 and use code 150SAVING

Save £250 when you spend £3,751+ and use code 250SAVING

You must book via the Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel packages’ site here.  You also earn two bonus Flying Club miles for every £1 spent on a ‘flight and hotel’ package.

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.

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 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.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

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