Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will restart flights to Tobago on 29th January.
The reason that the route can return so quickly is that this is not a direct flight. Tobago, pictured below, is being tagged onto selected Barbados flights, with the aircraft stopping in Bridgetown for 75 minutes on the way.
Flights will operate on Tuesday and Saturday, using an older A330-300 aircraft.
Due to the stopover in Barbados, you leave London at 09.10 and arrive in Tobago at 17.00. The return flight leaves at 18.50 to arrive in Heathrow at 10.00 the next day.
The route is in addition to recent returns to The Bahamas, St Lucia and – a new route – St Vincent and The Grenadines.
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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 6th June 2022):
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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:
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