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Virgin Atlantic extends Virgin Flying Club status and vouchers again

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Virgin Atlantic has announced a further set of status extensions for Flying Club members.

If you have Gold or Silver status with Virgin, you will see an additional three months of status has been applied to your account.

This is the fourth extension that members have received to date, and means that members who held status in March 2020 will have seen a total extension of 18 months.

Virgin Flying Club status cards

All outstanding Clubhouse, upgrade and 2-4-1 vouchers have also been extended by a further three months.

It’s not clear if Virgin Atlantic sees this as a final extension or not. Even if long-haul travel opens up in the next few months, both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways face a more fundamental problem.

Current status programmes are based on generating a certain number of members at each tier in order to control benefits such as lounge access.

Unless there are medium term changes to how the loyalty programmes operate, the airlines will soon start to haemorrhage status members as they fail to requalify. BA’s 25% cut in tier point requirements is unlikely to be enough, and your next membership year from 8th September onwards will be reset at the full tier point requirements anyway.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 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 (80)

  • sam says:

    went to local asda and bolly sold out. however Taitinger was reduced to £29+25% off, so i emptied the shelves! £22/bottle not bad

    • Babyg says:

      Hmmm tait vs bollie… i think id stump up the extra £3.75 for bollinger via laithwaithes…

  • BSI1978 says:

    Just back from Sainsbury’s – LP Rose down to £50 (from £62) so filled by boots, as it were. Surprised that Sainsbury’s discount this whilst the 25% offer is on, but who am to say no?! Net price £37.5 per bottle.

    Made some good use of my Nectar points as well!

  • Triath5 says:

    I hate you all. Bollinger Rose now sold out. Thanks for nothing.

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    Will need to use Laithwaits – Scotland has banned the discounts on multiples, so no 25% off six here!

    Majestic used to have a special price list for Scotland which adjusted for this.

  • Charlie says:

    Does it matter if you use a voucher code on laithwaites….. Will this void the 30% cashback or does it not matter as long as your spend is over £120

  • zaza says:

    For those who don’t realise, BA Wine Flyer is also Laithwaites and that’s the offer that shows on the BA Amex, not the Laithwaites one. It’s exactly the same in all other respects though.

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