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.

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

Virgin Upper Class sale

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 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 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.

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 triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency, because it triggers both the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.

(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. Morning Rob.

    Monday is 27th.

  2. Graham Walsh says:

    Those are some cheap economy seats. Guessing the PE and UC seats will be supplementing the cost and obviously the last minute bookers.

  3. Renaud says:

    Couldn’t find any of these prices for the Caribbean Economy in August. Availability for Tobago and St Lucia is very limited, Barbados start at £800pp.

    • Because it’s school holidays of course and the opportunity to fleece families who can’t travel in term time. That said, you can get a holiday in the US or Caribbean at that time of year for the same price as going to the Med!

      • Caribbean is great in Summer. Colder than Spain but just where you want it – Barbados is a fairly reliable 27 degrees all year – and about 1 hour of torrential rain per day, after which it dries up in 5 minutes. The upside is lower prices than Spain / Portugal and, of course, a substantially nicer place to be.

        My wife has decided that Portugal is the place to go this August and we are looking at around €800 per night for a good quality 5-star resort, given we need a suite or two rooms – and even that won’t be near a beach (take Martinhal Cascais as an example). Mallorca would be double that at, say, the St Regis (current cheapest room, and we’d need two, for early August is €768 per night, non refundable, room only). Give me Barbados any day.

        • SimonW says:

          We booked a family suite at the Anantara for August. Or the Conrad is very good – but came in more expensive.

        • Indeed, the 3 of us are spending 3 weeks in Grand Cayman in August travelling in CW both ways and staying in a very nice 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment next to a lovely white beach for the duration. Flights (2 of which are redemptions with a 2 4 1), accommodation and car hire were just under £4k, not a cheap option by any means but terrific value compared with Europe. The only downside is the humidity but that’s what air con and (3) swimming pools are for!

      • Renaud says:

        Yes, I’m fully aware of that, I was just writing to manage any readers expectations about finding a bargain for the Caribbean this summer. I’m just glad I was able to grab the Iberia Business promo for Mexico at these dates 2 days ago!

        • You’ve left it really late to book for the summer holidays though. In the autumn sale last year BA were asking £2.5 k for a return CW flight, one night in a hotel and 3 weeks’ car hire in Grand Cayman. I booked this for my OH while I bagged award CW aware seats for me and my son at T-355.

          • Renaud says:

            Oh yes, I know that. Every year we promise we’ll book earlier, but end up booking quite late even though we’ve known our holiday dates for a long time 🙁

  4. Chris M says:

    Anyone know of any search tips on Virgin Atlantic website to help find the advertised fares? Do they have an equivalent of the BA low fares finder? Also does adding on a regional segment add a fair sum?

    • Try Google flights

      • Roberto says:

        However they are advertising 7 nigth Barbados holidays in July out of Gatwick from £530 which just are not there. I checked every date and its bogus.

  5. AndyGWP says:

    OT: Shoestring- what’s your trick for free, non-status, seat selection on BA? (do you check-in online and then just change it at the Airport terminal?) – I’m HBO if that makes a difference

    • Yes, but you can’t issue a boarding pass otherwise it won’t be changeable any longer. Or have a child or book First or a full fare J.

      • AndyGWP says:

        Great – thanks John 🙂 appreciated

        • David says:

          If you’re looking to save money, I think just paying for seat selection should come before the “have a child” option…

          • Scallder says:

            It’s only infants you get the free seat selection for so under 2. Our one turns 2 in October so lose it after that!

            And as David says – much cheaper to just pay for seat selection! 🙂

      • Shoestring says:

        Yep don’t get a PDF BP either because that finalises your seat same as printing

        • AndyGWP says:

          Doh – so there’s no kiosks in Manchester anyways… never knew (or needed to know) that before. Oh well 🙂 thanks anyways

  6. OT but Virgin related: has anyone had trouble getting the Virgin companion voucher to trigger? I hit the £10k spend on the Reward + card but am being told I have to wait until my card anniversary date (Dec) to get the voucher.

    • Steve says:

      I received mine within 2 days of hitting £10k spend. An email should come through to confirm. Have a look on your Virgin Atlantic statement if its not there call CS

  7. Hi,
    plan to book this great offer with virgin business in August to NYC does anyone know if it will be with the New A350 and new cabin ?

    Thank you

  8. struggling to find the £1,881 return flights on business in July or August on Virgin site. Google flights show all flights whether BA , Delta, Virgin at £1924 return. Did the £1,881 offer get removed ?

    • We got 3 emails across Thu and Fri changing the ‘headline prices’. Not sure Virgin knows what is going on.

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

    • 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.

  10. Michael says:

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

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