News in brief:
No London Underground service to Heathrow over Easter
London Underground is planning substantial line closures over Easter for engineering work.
The key one for HfP readers is the closure of the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow from Friday 15th to Monday 18th April.
I couldn’t find any confirmation of whether special buses will run from Acton Town or whether you would need to take existing local buses. (EDIT: there are rail replacement buses – see the comments.)
Heathrow Express and TfL Rail will continue to serve the airport from Paddington.
There will also be a large number of other partial line closures, as well as the total closure of the Hammersmith & City Line for four days.
The full list of upcoming closures can be found here (PDF).
Save £30 on selected Virgin Atlantic economy flights
Virgin Atlantic has launched an economy-only promotion on flights from Heathrow to:
It’s a straightforward deal:
- you must book by 18th April
- you must travel by 30th September (Boston, Washington) or 30th June (Atlanta)
- includes Economy Classic, Delight and Light
- must use promo code ESCVA when booking
- you will save £30 per person
You can book on the Virgin Atlantic site here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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, one has a bonus of 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):
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:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)