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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 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):

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

30,000 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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)

  • Shoestring says:

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    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.

  • Shoestring says:

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

  • Iain says:

    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?

    • Farmer says:

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

  • signol says:

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

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