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.
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 (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.
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)