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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 ….

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Comments (92)

  • 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 http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx – 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 Avios.com 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:

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

  • 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.