Air France is launching direct flights from London Heathrow to Nice this Summer.
The service will start on 28th June and operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The reason we mention this is that, as a Virgin Flying Club partner, this flight should be bookable with Virgin Points.
I say ‘should’ because, at the moment, it isn’t. This is despite the fact that cash tickets are available.
Assuming it turns up, it offers a good opportunity to use your Virgin Points. The 10.55 departure time from Heathrow is very civilised, as is the 15.20 return time.
The picture above is the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Mediterranee on the sea front, where I stayed many years ago and liked.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2022)
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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)