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
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.
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 (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 15,000 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:
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.
(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.)