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Last day for the Virgin Atlantic North America flight sale

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Today is the last chance to book the current Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flash sale.

You must book seven days in advance of travel and fly out, at the latest, by 30th September.  10th October is your last day to fly home.  A Saturday night stay is required.

Upper Class deals to the East Coast include:

Last day for VIrgin Atlantic USA sale

Boston £1,486

Washington £1,486

New York £1,486 (this includes the new A350 service which launches on 10th September on the 13.30 Heathrow service, excluding Thursdays)

Las Vegas £1,503

Other destinations are included but are pricier.  Our full article is here.  Virgin’s pages describing Upper Class are here and the Heathrow Clubhouse is outlined here.  You can book on the Virgin Atlantic site here.

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 virginatlantic.com 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.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

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

Comments (1)

  • James says:

    The VA sale does have some good offerings. However…on our next trip, we’re travelling out in PE and back in Upper. Before the sale, upgrades to Upper were @£800: after the sale started the upgrade jumped to @£2300. The latter is £600 more than their Upper return sale fare. I am a loyal VA customer (and go Gold for life in 2021 if I stick with them) and I know there are advantages to booking in advance (which we have to do) but this is disappointing, to say the least

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