The Virgin Flying Club website has been down for over a week now. The system has been totally down – even the call centre agents couldn’t access accounts or process redemptions.
I spoke to the Flying Club team over the weekend and they confirmed that it was nothing more sinister than a very messy IT failure. We now have the first signs of life.
The Virgin Atlantic app is also working.
AwardWallet is also able to access your account details again if you are signed up to that service.
(AwardWallet is the only miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years. AwardWallet allows you to store the log-in and password details for pretty much all of the loyalty programmes you are in, travel or not. You can log in to AwardWallet and it goes off and updates all of your ‘active’ balances immediately. If you are not already a member of AwardWallet, you can sign up for free here.)
So ….. it looks like everything is returning to normal at Virgin Flying Club. Conspiracy theorists will need to go back to discussing the moon landings or who killed JFK …….
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.
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