I think we’ve all just about had enough of Black Friday deals now. I’d be failing in my duty not to mention this one though.
Virgin Atlantic is offering a £925 return fare to Boston in Upper Class.
This is an exceptional Upper Class fare which, if you route it with a plane change in New York, will also let you try the new Upper Class Suite:
You can also route via Paris if you want to fly on Air France under a Virgin codeshare.
You can also fly on Delta if you want to give them a try.
Or, of course, fly on the direct Virgin Atlantic service to Boston with the older Upper Class seat.
Whichever way you route it, you will earn your Flying Club miles and status points.
(If you would prefer Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles and status points, you can also book these fares via the Air France website here where they will come with an Air France flight number.)
A weekend stay is required, best availability is February and March 2020.
For example (click to enlarge):
You can book on the Virgin Atlantic site here. You may also want to double check the price via the Virgin Atlantic Flight & Hotel service here which may reduce it even more when you bundle in a hotel.
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.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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):
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.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)