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Virgin Atlantic extends its Caribbean sale

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Virgin Atlantic has extended its current Caribbean sale to 21st September, which is good news as we didn’t manage to squeeze it in last week.

The headline deals are to Antigua and Barbados. Antigua (from Heathrow) and Barbados (from Heathrow or Manchester) are as low as:

  • £349 in Economy
  • £599 in Premium Economy
  • £1,399 in Upper Class
Virgin Atlantic extends its Caribbean sale

Economy and Premium Economy deals run to 12th October. Upper Class deals run to either 30th September or 30th October, depending on which press release you read …. I am guessing 30th September to protect revenue over October half term.

‘Flight & Hotel’ deals are also available. These earn a bonus 2 Virgin Points per £1 you spend, on top of the miles from your flights.

Flight deals can be booked here. ‘Flight & Hotel’ deals can be found here, and it is also worth looking at Virgin Holidays pricing here.

Smaller discounts are available on Virgin’s other Caribbean routes.

If you were considering Jamaica, note that it has been moved to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s ‘do not travel’ list due to the current level of covid cases.

Even though it remains on the Amber List for quarantine reasons, most travel insurance will no longer cover you. We looked at insurance policies which can fill the gap, such as battleface, in this article.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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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