Virgin Atlantic has just launched a winter sale, offering discounted fares in all classes.
Travel is valid until 31st December 2021, so you should be able to find something that suits you.
Upper Class from £1,149
The cheapest Upper Class fare is from Manchester to New York, for £1,149.
Good deals are also available from London, including:
- New York from £1,349
- Boston from £1,349
- Washington from £1,349
- Miami from £1,569
- Las Vegas from £1,569
- San Francisco from £1,569
- Seattle from £1,349
- St Vincent from £1,349
- Barbados from £1,349
- Grenada from £1,349
- Tobago from £1,349
- Havana from £1,349
- Montego from £1,349
- Antigua from £1,349
- Delhi from £1,349
- Mumbai from £1,589
- Islamabad from £1,699
The cheapest Premium deal is London – New York for £569, but you can also find:
- Boston from £619
- Miami from £729
- Orlando from £729
- Los Angeles from £619
- San Francisco from £619
- Seattle from £729
- St Vincent from £719
- Barbados from £719
- Grenada from £719
- Tobago from £719
- Havana from £719
- Montego from £619
- Antigua from £719
- Shanghai from £729
- Hong Kong from £749
- Delhi from £639
- Mumbai from 719
- Lahore from £719
- Tel Aviv from £576
- Johannesburg from £949
Good deals from Virgin Holidays too
There are also some good deals over at Virgin Holidays, assuming you are happy to package a hotel with your flight.
You can often save a substantial amount of money by booking your flight and hotel together.
Here are some examples provided to us:
- Seven nights in Barbados from £629 per person based on Economy Classic flights with all-inclusive accommodation at the 3* Time Out Hotel, for travel in September 2021
- Seven nights in Orlando from £1,775 per person based on Upper Class flights and 3* Champions World Resort and basic car hire,for travel in May 2021
- Four nights in Las Vegas from £1035 per person based on Premium flights and the 3* Luxor Las Vegas hotel for travel in March 2021.
You can see more on the Virgin Holidays homepage here.
…Plus get £20 off economy bookings to Asia
You can also get £20 off any economy bookings to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Mumbai, Islamabad and Lahore by using the code ‘ASIA1’ during the booking process.
The code is valid for bookings made until 21st December. Full terms and conditions are here.
Covid insurance is included until April
For flights until the end of April, Covid insurance cover up to £500,000 is included free of charge. This is NOT full travel insurance but is designed to step in if you existing policy does not cover coronavirus-related claims.
If you decide to defer your trip after booking, change fees are waived until the end of 2022.
You are, kn theory, liable for any fare difference if you change your dates. However, Virgin Atlantic will absorb the fare difference by up to £350 in Upper Class, £120 in Premium and £60 in economy. You only pay any extra if the difference is greater than this.
How should I pay for my tickets?
To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is one of the two Virgin Atlantic Reward credit cards. These earn double miles (3 per £1 on the paid card or 1.5 per £1 on the free card) when you book at virginatlantic.com or via Virgin Holidays.
Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.
You can book all these fares, and find all the details and small print, on this special sale page of the Virgin Atlantic website. The sale ends on 2nd February although the best deals will disappear quickly.
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.)