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Bits: USA in Upper Class from £1175 in the Virgin Atlantic sale, spend £10 at Amazon and get £10

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News in brief:

Good £1,175 US business class deals in the Virgin Atlantic sale

We covered the current British Airways sale last week, but we haven’t mentioned Virgin Atlantic’s response yet.

The sale home page is here. You can book until 22nd June for travel up to 331 days in advance.

Unfortunately, Virgin Atlantic has not provided us with a list of headline Upper Class fares so you will need to dig around.

Here, for example, is a £1,175 return Upper Class fare to San Francisco for November:

You can route this, for the same price, via any of Virgin’s transatlantic joint venture partners. This means that you can also fly on Delta Air Lines via a plane change in the US, or on Air France via Paris or KLM via Amsterdam. The latter two would earn additional tier points due to the connecting flights.

Virgin Atlantic has stated that the best deals are to Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Antigua.

There are also deals out there to North American cities served only by Delta. I got San Diego to price up at £1,254 return in Business Class in December, for example. One tier point busting routing sent you via Amsterdam and Minneapolis on a mix of KLM and Delta.

Most tickets can be changed to a new date with no change fees if necessary, although you will need to pay any fare difference.

Have a look at your options on the sale website here.

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Spend £10 at an Amazon small business and get a £10 voucher

All week we are covering some of the special offers that Amazon has launched for Prime Day, which is coming up on 21st and 22nd June.

Whilst clearly off-topic for us, these are all good deals. We also get a small commission from Amazon if you buy anything, and with hotel and flight booking commissions massively down we’ll take what we can get …..

Via this page, you receive a £10 voucher to spend on Amazon Prime Day when you spend £10 at a participating small business on Amazon. Over 300,000 sellers are taking part.

It’s very simple:

  • you MUST be an Amazon Prime member to take part
  • make a purchase from a qualifying Amazon retailer before 20th June
  • claim your £10 of credit via the link in your confirmation email
  • redeem your £10 credit on a purchase on Amazon Prime Day(s), 21st and 22nd June (some exceptions apply, see the linked page for details)

Full details are on the Amazon website here.

Comments (24)

  • Andy Frew says:

    Has anyone been able to work out Upper Class sales fares for South African destinations? Any help would be much appreciated! I was looking for Feb ’22

  • John Molloy says:

    Saw your piece about Virgin Sale andany Upper Class ticket on any date in November LHR-SFO return is coming up at £3700 which is a long way off the £1175 you have quoted?Am I looking in wrong place???

    • Rob says:

      Fares seem to have been pulled early. Upper deals were never heard officially advertised.

  • Andy Frew says:

    Is anyone aware if there is a pattern to when Virgin release reward seats? Particularly Upper Class for travel in Feb ’22, to South Africa! Thanks folks

    • WaynedP says:

      Wish I could help, Andy, but I’m not sure there is any reliable pattern for SA these days.

      SA’s borders were closed to all air travel for nearly 8 months last year, so no airlines were offering any sales to SA that they otherwise might have offered from March to end October 2020.

      I despair at getting back there to attend to family matters because SA has entered a third wave and I expect the SA govt to impose Alert Level 3 within the next 2-3 weeks, which may again come with some international travel bans.

      The situation is grim there, I lost another cousin of my age (early fifties) to Covid there last week, and it’s not impossible that the country might act as a petri dish for another variant given that the beta variant is already widespread and the gamma variant seems to be spreading. And less than 3% of the population is vaccinated.

      If international air travel is stopped by the SA govt again, I fear it won’t open again for a long time, not Christmas 2021, maybe Easter 2022 🙁

      • Andy Frew says:

        Hey Wayne I’m sorry to hear about your situation and what’s going on in SA. I feel bad for talking about luxury travel to a destination which is suffering so bad from an epidemic!
        I do hope the world gets together and realises we all have to work together to overcome the virus rather than just their own countries. I hope you get back there soon to see your family!

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