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Virgin Atlantic extends status and vouchers for Flying Club members

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Virgin Atlantic stole a march on British Airways this morning by announcing a further status and voucher extension, albeit a modest one.

Your Flying Club status is extended by three months

All members will receive an additional three months of status.

Members looking to gain or boost their status will also have an additional three months to achieve it.

Virgin Atlantic had already extended status twice in 2020, by six months each time, so members will have had a total extension of 15 months.

Virgin Flying Club status cards extended by three months

All vouchers are extended by a further three months

If you have any kind of Virgin Atlantic voucher which is still valid on 13th March 2021 – a credit card companion voucher, an upgrade voucher or a Clubhouse voucher – it will be extended by a further three months.


These changes will not show immediately on your Flying Club account, but they will be there by 12th March.

Please do not call Virgin Atlantic with any queries until after 12th March.

Further details will be supplied to Virgin Flying Club members in an email later today.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (July 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes 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 (32)

  • Ken says:

    It looks as if in the announcement on the Virgin Flying Club website, extensions apply for: ‘those that are valid as of 13th March 2020’

    Wonder if this is a mistake given you mention 13th March 2021 for travel vouchers above Rob?

    Have just moved to Gold using the BA status match offer, so wondering where this leaves the validity of the new status.

  • Paul says:

    So just to confirm, all credit card upgrade vouchers see a further 3 month extension? I already have one expiring sometime in ‘23

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