Two week ago, we reported that Virgin Atlantic had completely suspended passenger flights for a week. We predicted it would be subject to a rolling program of cancellations and we were right.
According to Routes Online, Virgin Atlantic has now removed passenger flights until 10th May. A further week – until the 17th May – has now unavailable for reservation on top, making it highly unlikely that Virgin will operate passenger flights until at least mid-May.
It is still flying, however. The following routes are operating to carry cargo:
Hong Kong: alternating days
Los Angeles: daily
New York JFK: daily
Shanghai: alternating days from 2nd May
……. which includes vital PPE and medical equipment for the NHS.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 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):
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:
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.
(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.)