Virgin Atlantic is bringing back its Golden Ticket game for Cyber Monday.
It is adding 90 £1 Economy Delight flights into its flight search system today. However, these are totally random flights. We don’t know the dates or the destinations, so your chance of finding one is not huge.
However, as with last year, unsubtle tips will be available during today from the @virginatlantic Twitter account.
Slightly churlishly, Virgin Atlantic won’t pay your taxes and charges if you win. The prizes cost “£1 plus taxes, fees, charges and carrier imposed surcharges”.
Here are the full rules (note that they have changed slightly from the draft version I originally published and now allow children to travel):
A Golden Ticket will entitle the holder to purchase 1 adult, young adult or child Economy Delight return flight for £1+ taxes, fees & charges.
There are a total of 90 Golden Tickets being released in batches across a variety of our destinations throughout the day on 2 December 2019.
The Golden Tickets are for UK originating return flights on selected dates.
The following are not permitted:
a) Round trips where the destination of the outward sector and the departure point of the return sector differ
b) One way trips
c) Trips including sectors on airlines other than Virgin Atlantic including codeshares
d) Stopovers and open-date returns
A minimum stay of 3 nights is required. Maximum stay is 12 months.
Once a booking has been completed:
a) Cancellations are not permitted;
b) No compensation and/or refund will be made available; and
c) Route or name changes are not permitted.
Flying Club miles, bonus miles and tier points are available on selected flights. Please check at the time of booking.
It is worth noting that these are Economy Delight seats. These are noticeably better than standard economy:
Extra legroom (34″ pitch)
Free seat selection at any time
Can be upgraded to Upper Class or Premium Economy with miles (I cannot give you a guarantee that these £1 fares will be upgradable though)
More details are available on this page of the Virgin Atlantic website.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.)