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Virgin Atlantic extends your Flying Club status and vouchers by another six months

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Back in March, Virgin Atlantic beat British Airways to the punch and announced a comprehensive series of measures for Virgin Flying Club members.

These covered:

extensions to status years, and

extensions to credit card 2-4-1 and upgrade vouchers and any other status vouchers

These extensions were for six months.  If anyone hoped coronavirus would be gone by that point, they were mistaken.

Virgin Atlantic has just announced ANOTHER set of six month extensions.  This applies to your status and any vouchers you held on 13th March 2020 or have earned since then.

Virgin Atlantic made other major announcements today.  I have done separate articles on these.

You can learn more on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

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What is Virgin Atlantic doing to extend your status?

Gold members need to earn 1,000 tier points to retain their status, whilst Silver members need to earn 400 tier points.

All Gold and Silver members will have ANOTHER six months added to their membership year, giving them an additional 12 months in total to earn the tier points they need.

You not receive a new plastic membership card but your digital membership card inside the Virgin Atlantic app will be adjusted to show the new expiry date.

Virgin Flying Club extends status by six months

Do you have a Virgin Flying Club voucher with an expiry date?

There are various types of Virgin Atlantic vouchers out there:

Gold member vouchers

Gold member companion reward for Gold status renewal

Clubhouse passes for Gold members (1,500 tier points reward)

One cabin upgrade for Gold members (2,000 tier points reward)

Credit card upgrade and 2-4-1 vouchers

Companion reward

Clubhouse passes

Premium upgrades

All vouchers which were active on 13th March, or have been earned since then, will be extended by an additional six months.  This is on top of the six month extension you received in March.

Updated expiry dates should be visible online soon.

It is important to stress that these extensions will be automatically applied to your account.  Please do NOT call Virgin Atlantic to discuss them given the pressure on the call centre.

Don’t forget to read our other two Virgin Atlantic articles, especially the radical move to let you earn Virgin Flying Club tier points on redemption flights.

You can find out more on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Comments (21)

  • cinereus says:

    Wow. An extension on a completely useless voucher and improved terms that render it — hang on while I check taxes on possible redemptions — yep, still completely useless. Nothing to get excited about here…