4 x Orlando Upper Class reward seats showing for some Summer dates with Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic has – correctly – come under a lot of pressure recently for its failure to release Upper Class reward seats.
(It has also come under a lot of pressure for the taxes and charges being added, but that’s a different story …..)
However, some availability to Orlando has appeared if your family of four fancies a theme park trip this Summer.
Here are some screenshots from SeatSpy, which is our preferred route for searching reward availability.
Importantly, I was searching for FOUR Upper Class seats. If you want to go as a couple or with just one child, you’ll find even more options.
Note that we published this article at 3pm on Thursday so if you are reading this via email on Friday morning, a lot of the availability may have gone.
London to Orlando for FOUR people in Upper Class:
The left table is for outbound, the right is for return.
London flights should be on the new A350 so you’re getting the new Upper Class suite, reviewed here.
Manchester to Orlando for FOUR people in Upper Class:
Manchester flights seen to switch between the new A350 and the older A330 – you definitely want the A350 with the new Upper Class Suite if you can.
If you want to mix and match London and Manchester flights then you’d need to call up. Don’t book 2 x one-way flights online as the taxes go through the roof.
Oddly there is nothing on the new Edinburgh to Orlando service.
This still isn’t cheap, of course. You are looking (unless you have a Virgin Atlantic credit card 2-4-1 or upgrade voucher) at 115,000 Virgin Points per person plus a silly £958 to £991 of taxes and charges, depending on where you start from.
British Airways does not have any dates where you can get 4 x Club World seats out and back during the Summer school holidays.
PS. There is a ludicrous level of Orlando reward availability in Business Class during June with both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways albeit BA has more dates where four people can come back together.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (March 2023)
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.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.)