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ENDS TUESDAY: Virgin Atlantic Bank Holiday flight sale deals now on

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Virgin Atlantic has launched special Bank Holiday deals with decent prices in Upper Class and Economy.

Until Tuesday 28th May you can find reduced fares on flights to the US and the Caribbean this Summer.

There are also special fares out of Manchester to the US which you can book until Friday 31st May.

Full details are on this special Virgin Atlantic website.

Virgin Upper Class sale

There are also ‘flight and hotel’ deals which can be found here – the advertised saving is ‘10% off’ packages.

Looking at Upper Class, there are some deals available for travel during July and August (Sunday night stay required):

Upper Class prices out of London are:

New York from £1,881 return
Washington from £1,631 return
Boston from £1,856 return

Upper Class prices out of Manchester are:

New York from £1,560 return

Virgin Atlantic Economy Delight

There are also some decent lead-in deals in Economy to the US and the Caribbean.

Return flights from London Gatwick to the Caribbean include:

Barbados from £426 (£399 from Manchester)
St. Lucia from £468
Jamaica from £520
Grenada from £435
Tobago from £455

These flights have to be booked by Tuesday 28th May for travel between 1st July and 31st August.

Economy flights from London and Manchester to the US have to be booked by Friday 31st May.  Travel dates vary by city but you are generally looking at Autumn or early 2020 travel to get the prices below.

Return flights from London to the US include:

Boston from £267 return
New York from £267 return
Orlando from £270 return
Los Angeles from £316 return
Miami from £277 return

Return flights from Manchester to the US start at £345 return:

Boston from £370 return
New York from £346 return
Atlanta from £399 return
Orlando from £350 return
Las Vegas from £497 return
Los Angeles from £350 return

Virgin Atlantic Easter sale

Full details of the deals available can be found on the Virgin Atlantic flight deals website here.  You need to book by Tuesday for London departures and next Friday for Manchester departures.

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.)

Comments (32)

  • John says:

    Can someone explain why it’s £80 more Manchester/Orlando than from London?

    • Rhys says:

      Potentially less competition. BA, Norwegian don’t fly the route vs London. And if you’re travelling from Manchester to London it may cost upwards of £80 to travel/park so the airlines can get away with higher margins and still be cheaper for the north.

  • Michael says:

    Will my KLM Silver status apply with Virgin ever? After JV is sorted?

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