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Reward Flight Finder loses Virgin Flying Club access

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Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of the tool.  It is, by far, the best way of searching for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic reward flight availability.

Even better, the site will email you when seats open up on flights you are targeting.  Even better, the service is free – although there is an option to pay £3 per month for more frequent checking.  Frankly, you should pay the £3 and do Tim Rogers, who runs the service, a favour.

Unfortunately, Reward Flight Finder has lost access to Virgin Atlantic flight data.  This has been done deliberately by the airline.

I have been trying to help Tim to get this fixed but, whilst there are many people in Virgin Atlantic who love the tool (and indeed use it themselves) it seems some of the IT people were determined to close off external access to their API data feed.

Reward Flight Finder will now revert to being a purely British Airways product, at least for the time being.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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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