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. Here is my wife’s account, showing correctly:
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 (October 2022)
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)