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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.

Virgin Atlantic Golden Ticket game

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.

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.

Virgin Atlantic Golden Tickets

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.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.)

Comments (61)

  • Keith says:

    21st – 26th Jan for Vegas

  • Rachel says:

    How are people finding the dates? The flexible fare webpage just won’t load for me.

  • mark says:

    Iv jjust got 3 tickets to vegas in january

  • Ed says:

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

    • JPa says:

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

  • Keith says:

    Anyone got the China dates?

    • David says:

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

    • Chris says:

      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….

      • mark says:

        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

        • Chris says:

          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.

          • Mark says:

            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.

          • John says:

            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).

          • Alex Sm says:

            Since when China and Turkey have become enemies?

          • Shoestring says:

            Turkey Demands China Close ‘Concentration Camps’ Holding Muslim Uighurs
            https://time.com/5526022/turkey-china-concentration-camps-uighurs/

  • APPL says:

    TLV 25-29 Jan available

    • Rob mc says:

      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.

    • Tom says:

      How are people finding the dates?

    • LewisB says:

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

  • James says:

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

  • 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

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