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Who remembers the Virgin Atlantic hot tub in the Clubhouse lounge?

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It was announced last week that British Airways is closing all of the Elemis spas in its lounges – read the full story here.

It reminded me that Virgin Atlantic used to have a hot tub in the Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. See the photo below.

What was bizarre about the jacuzzi is that, despite how the photograph makes it look, it was in the main lounge area, albeit separated by the screen you see behind it.

There was no separate room or private area. You simply changed in the shower room and hopped in.

I don’t know why Virgin Atlantic got rid of it. It clearly added cost to the lounge operation, but in the world of Instagram it would be a huge hit if it returned.

I never used it myself, purely because I never remembered before checking in my swimming trunks …..


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):

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

30,000 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.)

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