Virgin Atlantic has just announced its lockdown flight schedule, which begins on Sunday.
It is relatively intact, mainly because Virgin Atlantic has been razor sharp over recent months in only running services which could make money on the back of cargo revenue.
Click here for a PDF showing the detailed schedule.
In a statement, the airline said:
“As a direct result of new restrictions and the expected drop in customer demand, effective from 8 November until 3 December 2020 we will temporarily reduce our passenger flying programme. If we cancel a customer’s flight, we will be in touch with them and they will have the option to rebook or request a refund. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused to our customers and remain so grateful for their patience during these extraordinary circumstances.”
“While we have reduced our passenger flying schedule, we’ll continue to serve many of Virgin Atlantic’s destinations on a reduced frequency and provide vital international connectivity from London Heathrow Terminal 2 for customers that need to fly, including journeys permitted for work, education or other legally permitted reasons. We’ll also continue to build on the success of our cargo-only operations, helping to keep global supply chains moving.”
Virgin Atlantic is running:
- Atlanta (2 per week, 787)
- Barbados / Antigua (2 per week, 787)
- Boston (2 per week, 787)
- Delhi (3 per week, 787)
- Hong Kong (2 per week, 787)
- Johannesburg (2 per week, 787)
- Lagos (3 per week, A350)
- Los Angeles (5 per week, A350)
- New York (7 per week, A350 / 787)
- Miami (1 per week, 787)
- Montego Bay (2 per week, 787)
- Mumbai (2 per week, 787)
- Shanghai (2 per week, 787)
- Tel Aviv (2 per week, 787)
This is a total of 37 flights per week, meaning that there will be an average of just five Virgin Atlantic departures per day this month.
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.)