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Virgin Atlantic A350 paintshop pictures released, and it’s looking good

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Virgin Atlantic published some photographs yesterday of their first A350 in the paintshop.  I have dropped two of them into this article.

This follows the release of similar BA pictures just a few weeks ago – see here.

Virgin Atlantic A350 paintshop

The aircraft will be delivered in the next few weeks and after testing will be rostered on the New York JFK route – as will the second and third A350 deliveries.  Hopefully we can try it soon.

Virgin Atlantic A350 paintshop

Here is my article on the new Upper Class Suite and here is our report from the A350 launch party.


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How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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.)

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