Get a Virgin Atlantic Economy Delight flight for £1 + taxes with its Cyber Monday Golden Ticket game

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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”.

You can find more information here.

Virgin Atlantic Golden Ticket game

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

Priority check-in

Priority boarding

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.

Virgin Atlantic Golden Tickets

How to earn Virgin Atlantic miles from UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

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  1. OT – does anyone know when the Platinum business points bonus arrives? Have just finished my £6k and waiting on the 60k points to land.

    • AMEX bonus hits when the transaction that took you over the spend hits you MR account.

  2. Anyone got the China dates?

    • Just found Feb 22-29 but I can’t go then, just about to release froim basket…

    • 22-29 Feb – booked for £129 – will use it as a base to get a cheap flight and get some sun in Thailand – thanks again to HFP for tip off.

      Managed to get this and the Qantas one so will be spending a lot of time in economy next year but very smug time….

      • We got the same pvg dates can u use it as a base would that mean you could claim the visa free travel through shanghai and miss your flight home and travel home via a different country ?
        Thank u

        • To be honest at that price not going to take the peace…

          So will just get a return flight for Shanghai to Thailand and then take the return Virgin flight home.

          Plus I’ll get 17,000 miles for the trip which is a bonus which I wouldn’t get if I didn’t take the return flight.

          • Okay thank you.
            Have u looked into the visa implications? Of entering then leaving then reentering China?
            If that is possible we were hoping to do the same.

          • Generally if you have a flight to a third country you can enter without a visa for a short period. The period varies by airport and region and may come with restrictions on where you can go. The difficulty is persuading airline agents that this is a thing.

            Note that any stamps in your passport from Turkey may result in being denied entry to China and being returned to your origin (even if you have an onward flight somewhere else).

          • Since when China and Turkey have become enemies?

          • Shoestring says:

            Turkey Demands China Close ‘Concentration Camps’ Holding Muslim Uighurs

  3. TLV 25-29 Jan available

    • Still available now. However dates no good for me. Out of interest how are you searching and finding available dates?

      • Shoestring says:

        Hint. Keep an eye out on our social channels for Golden Ticket clues

        • Shoestring says:

          Clue 4. We haven’t forgotten our friends in the North, there’s Golden Tickets waiting for you…

          Clue 3. Find a golden ticket and swap fish ‘n’ chips for Fish Fry by the beach.

          Clue 2. Try your luck finding a golden ticket to this sinful playground 🎢

          Clue 1. Indulge in the culinary delights of this Middle Eastern treasure 😍

          • Shoestring says:

            Clue 1. Create your own Fairytale in The City That Never Sleeps.

          • Shoestring says:

            Clue 5. Finding a golden ticket to this destination is definitely worth all the tea…
            Clue 4. You’re unlikely to need an Umbrella-ella in this gal’s hometown
            Clue 3. What happens in Sin City, stays in Sin City
            Clue 2. It’s heating up! Uncover a golden ticket and you’ll be partying on the beach till the break of dawn.

    • How are people finding the dates?

    • I’d take it if I wasn’t in NY then. Any others available still?

  4. How come Virgin to Atlanta is so expensive? It’s even cheaper to go to Orlando sometimes via ATL than to ATL only!!

  5. D Devani says:

    Please can somebody let me know if they found tel aviv flights for not Jan or any in China for not Jan/Feb?? x

  6. Shoestring says:

    Have you struck gold yet? ✨

    We’ve just released the last set of Economy Delight fares in our ordinary flight search for £1 plus taxes, fees and charges.

  7. Shoestring says:

    It’s all over! All the Golden Tickets have been found, and there’s no more searching to be done

  8. I was looking at Virgin GLA-MCO which has always been a direct flight. It now seems to be mostly via AMS and KLM adding significant time to the journey, does anyone know if the direct flight on VA metal has been scrapped?

    • Pretty sure it doesn’t run all year round, and it’s also very busy so may be full for your dates.

  9. Couldn’t find anything to JNB on any dates… 🙁

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