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Want to run Virgin Flying Club?  This is not an entirely facetious remark, since HFP is read by most people who work in UK travel loyalty.

Virgin Flying Club is looking for a new head.  The full job ad is here.

Oli Byers isn’t going anywhere, but his empire now extends across sales and loyalty as a Senior Vice President.  This role is for a VP whose sole responsibility will be running Virgin Flying Club.

Apply to run Virgin Flying Club

It is an interesting role because of the launch of Virgin Group Loyalty Company.  VGLC is run out of Notting Hill and is totally separate to the airline, albeit that a lot of key Flying Club staff have moved across.  VGLC is now the owner of your miles, not Virgin Atlantic.  The airline buys miles from VGLC and sells it redemption seats.

This job is based at the Virgin Atlantic HQ in Crawley but you can’t have everything.  It is actually a funky new building very near to Gatwick.  From my discussions, VGLC seems to be leaving ‘the airline stuff’ with Virgin Atlantic so you will still be in charge of the Virgin Atlantic credit cards, airline partnerships and certain miles-earning deals aimed specifically at frequent flyers, as well as the day to day logistics of partnering with VGLC.

The closing date is 3rd June.  If you get the job, let them know you read about it here so I can send Oli a bill for a £25,000 recruitment fee ….

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (89)

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  • Lady London says:

    So it looks like it’s paying 75-85?

  • Shoestring says:

    some nutso put together an ad for BA in Anthony Joshua’s name! wrapping themselves in the flag (patriotism) but trying to be contemporary/ non-sexist/ BME etc – part of the BA 100 campaign. I think it sucks, what do you think?

    To see it for free, you can go to – put in a library code along the lines 800147XXX, go to UK/ Daily Telegraph/ page 6

    How much did they pay AJ for this drivel?

    • Rooster says:

      A boxing glove with writing on? can’t see it wrapped in a flag?

      The site to read newspapers is good though!

    • callum says:

      I’m struggling to see why a black person being involved in something must be because a company is “trying to include BME”, is it not possible that they used him because they think he’s a good brand ambassador – not just because he’s a random guy with black skin?

      Also not quite sure what’s so upsetting about saying “little guy and little girls”. In fact, I’d go as far as to say people may be overly-eager to not come across as sexist/***-ist nowadays because they don’t want to be associated with the kind of attitude you’re expressing – vocalising a thought that isn’t really racist, but would certainly sound it coming out the mouth of someone like Farage/Robinson.

      But otherwise, I agree with you that I don’t like the advert! It looks tacky.

  • Harry T says:

    Trying to get into to look at reward availability between Newcastle and Dublin with Aer Lingus. Keep getting a technical error when I try to log in (details are correct). Anyone else having this issue?

  • Shoestring says:

    just sell them on viagogo – they’ll be gone in a flash & you’ll make a good profit

    all perfectly legal

  • Shoestring says:

    Watch UEFA Final, Tottehnam vs Liverpool, live, courtesy of Amex – free

    • Smiles says:

      How – whats the link?

      • stevenhp1987 says:

        The final is always free… Nothing to do with Amex. BT Sport are streaming it on YouTube.

  • Anna says:

    Just enjoying the very nice BA lounge at JFK watching the footie before our CW flight home. OH has been daring me to change into my F pyjamas 😂. I seem to have 2 pairs now as we both asked for medium, the cabin attendant having assured us that men’s and women’s sizes are different. They’re not (or else he has ladies’ ones!)

    • Lady London says:

      Apparently the women’s are actually a new classy style, Anna, that is actually different from the men’s now? it would follow that the szes are different.

      I, however, would not be above “accidentally” ensuring my partner got a pair of women’s pj’s, just so I could snaffle them later!

      • Anna says:

        I need to check the top he got when we unpack, mine is definitely a feminine design with satin panels embellishing the front. We compared the pants though and they are definitely the same (currently wearing mine as they are very comfy and the elasticated waist allows for extra indulgence). The cabin crew referred to it as a “sleep suit” but it’s definitely in 2 parts!

    • Catalan says:

      Hope you enjoy your flight home Anna. JFK-LHR usually passes too quick for me to fully enjoy.

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