Today, 27th October, is the official start of the Winter flying season. This is the day when most airlines change their timetables and schedules.
There are seven terminal changes by British Airways which take effect today:
Terminal 5 to Terminal 3: Billund, Hanover, Zagreb, San Diego
Terminal 3 to Terminal 5: Luxembourg, Lyon, Phoenix
Today is also the first day for the Virgin Atlantic service to Mumbai. This is to fill the gap left by the collapse of Jet Airways earlier in the year.
The Mumbai service will have an early morning arrival into, and departure from, Heathrow in order to connect with as many UK-North America flights as possible.
The outbound will leave Heathrow at 10.15, arrving at 00.40
The return will leave Mumbai at 02.55, arriving at 07.35
It will use a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with 31 Upper Class seats, 35 Premium and 192 Economy.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):
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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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