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Last day for double Virgin Points on flight bookings

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Today, Thursday 1st, is your last day to earn double Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic flight bookings.

(Virgin Points is the new name for your Virgin Flying Club miles, as we explained in this article last week.)

Flights must be booked directly on the Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays websites, or via the call centre, to qualify.

Get double Virgin Points on flight bookings

All travel classes qualify.

Flights must be Virgin Atlantic operated, not codeshares. There is no deadline for when the flight must be taken. There is no tier point bonus.

You can see full details of the double points offer on the Virgin Atlantic website here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

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):

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

15,000 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 (27)

  • Dave says:

    I’ve got Diamond Select status (highest status you can get at BW) yet received absolutely no recognition for any of my stays this year, home or abroad, before or during pandemic. I always book direct.
    On checking out of the Sheffield (ex Hilton) hotel I was even asked if I want to join their loyalty club! Only then did she notice my status on the system, to which she then gave me the welcome gift of 500 useless points but no apology or explanation as to why status members don’t get recognised.

    Never had a room upgrade at BW. I really do not value their loyalty program at all. Marriott and Hilton are far better.

    • Jonathan says:

      Does Best Western let you match to Caesars Rewards? I think that’s how I got free status match for my Vegas stay which was very useful (decent upgrade, free valet parking, queue jump at restaurants & no $40/day resort fee). Can’t think of anything else good about Best Western!

    • Paul74 says:

      +1. Have stayed twice with status. The first time was quite good. The second time, in the same hotel about a year later, involved me having to remind them re the welcome gift then precious little else.

  • David says:

    Rob, it seems like the Virgin Atlantic Double Points offer has been extended to 15 October according to the home page banner, but not updated in the Terms Apply page. Do you have confirmation or update from VS?

    • Rob says:

      Confirmed by VS.

      • Lucy says:

        Interesting! There was also a supplementary points bonus for Virgin Atlantic credit card holders (quadruple points) – any insight on whether that’s been extended to 15 October too?

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