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Make Virgin Atlantic savings this weekend including £60 off Premium Economy flights

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Virgin Atlantic has launched some special deals for Premium and Economy flights.

Until Monday 1st July:

you can save £30 on Economy flights to Orlando

you can save up to £60 on Premium flights from London to select destinations

Save £30 on Economy flights to Orlando

To get £30 off Economy flights to Orlando, you need to select ‘advance search’ and use the promo code MCOPR when booking.

The promo code is valid on Economy flights from London Gatwick to Orlando in December 2019 or from Manchester to Orlando AT ANY TIME except for October 2019 and February 2020.  The booking page is here.

Save £60 on Premium tickets

Destinations included in the ‘£60 off Premium’ offer are:

Boston from £663 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019 and 24th Dec 2019 – 27th Mar 2020)

New York from £713 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019 and 24th Dec 2019 – 27th Mar 2020)

Washington from £773 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019, 24th Dec 2019 – 7th Jan 2020 and 15th Feb – 27th Mar 2020)

Seattle from £803 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019, 24th Dec 2019 – 7th Jan 2020 and 15th Feb – 27th Mar 2020)

San Francisco from £869 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019, 24th Dec 2019 – 7th Jan 2020 and 15th Feb – 27th Mar 2020 )

Atlanta from £1123 return (27th Oct – 12th Dec 2019, 24th Dec 2019 – 7th Jan 2020 and 15th Feb – 27th Mar 2020)

Mumbai from £813 return (16th Aug – 16th Oct 2019, 22nd Oct – 27th Nov 2019 and 25th Dec 2019 – 3rd Apr 2020)

Hong Kong from £853 return (3rd Sep – 12th Sep 2019 and 1st Nov – 12th Dec 19)

Johannesburg from £1275 return (1st Jul – 8th Oct 2019, 28 Oct – 3rd Dec 2019 and 1st Jan – 30th Apr 2020 )

All stays must include a Sunday night except for Boston where a Saturday night is required. You do not need a code for this promotion. The booking page for the Premium offer is here.

Virgin Atlantic is also still offering savings for flights from London to Tel Aviv:

you can save £30 per person on Upper Class flights from London to Tel Aviv

you can save £20 per person on Economy and Premium flights from London to Tel Aviv

For this offer you need to add the promo code FLC03 when booking. The offer is for travel between 1st November 2019 and 11th December 2019 as well as 1st January to 31st March 2020. You must book by Friday 5th July 2019.

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 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.

The Virgin Atlantic Tel Aviv booking page is here.

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.

(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.)

Comments (75)

  • James says:

    OT: Hilton Go More Get More promotion.

    I’ve read the fine print a couple of times, and can’t get my head round something. Obviously reward nights will generate no extra points for the room rate as there are no base points granted for that, but do readers believe that reward nights would count towards the 10/15/20 night targets?

  • Leo says:

    OT: Sorry if I’m lagging behind – just tried to book a room at the Brighton Hilton on points – says that if I cancel I won’t get my points refunded. Is this new?

    • Rob says:

      Is this a standard room award or a cash room you are discounting with points? Latter is not refundable.

      It could also be possible if a special event is on, or New Years Eve.

      • Leo says:

        Ah okay. The mists potentially clear, it’s a standard room award but also Pride. I have to be in town for a work thing for one night and predictably the rates are through the roof. I’ve surrendered a night to use elsewhere which is cancellable. I’m hoping to get out of staying hence the need to cancel. Thanks.

  • Optimus Prime says:

    OT – Since when does Uber quote £120 to get to SE London from LHR £120 without price surge? Looks like it now defaults to taking M25 instead of going through Central London?

  • Harry T says:

    Just been status matched from Bonvoy Gold to IHG Platinum through that offer H4P posted about this month. It hasn’t mentioned anything about completing 5 nights in the next 90 days to retain Platinum, though. Thoughts?

  • News just in… Virgin Atlantic will debut A350 flights on the London Heathrow to New York JFK route:

    10-24 September 2019 6x weekly:
    VS153 LHR 1330-1625 JFK
    VS138 JFK 1900-0720+1 LHR

    From 25 September 2019 6x weekly:
    VS137 LHR 1150-1450 JFK
    VS138 JFK 1900-0720+1 LHR

    The A350 will initially run on six days per week, but will go daily – and take over other flights – as more of the new jets roll into Virgin’s hangars.