Virgin Atlantic news: save 20% on Economy redemptions, IndiGo codeshare extended
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Two bits of Virgin Atlantic news:
Save 20% on Economy redemptions on selected routes
Virgin Flying Club has launched a short term sale on flight redemptions.
It is quite restrictive:
- you must book by 27th April
- you must fly outbound by 31st July (Tel Aviv 31st May)
- only valid in Economy
- only valid on Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv
- full taxes and charges are due
You can combine this discount with a Virgin Atlantic credit card 2-4-1 voucher.
There is a chart showing the peak and off-peak points prices for each route on this page of the Virgin Atlantic website.
If you want to earn more Virgin Points, our review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard credit card is here (15,000 bonus points) and our review of the free Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card is here.
Virgin Atlantic expands its codeshare deal with IndiGo
Virgin Atlantic’s flights to the Indian subcontinent originally started as a way to mop up traffic during covid, when its bread-and-butter routes to the United States were blocked from carrying tourists.
Whilst it has operated to Delhi since 2000, flights to Lahore, Islamabad and Mumbai were launched in Autumn 2020. Whilst Lahore and Islamabad are being dropped, this is reportedly due to the inability to get money out of Pakistan rather than low loads.
Virgin Atlantic is sticking with India and has forged a relationship with Indian airline IndiGo to offer better connections. IndiGo is India’s largest airline and operates under a low-cost model.
The codeshare deal began last year when Virgin Atlantic added its flight numbers to IndiGo flights to these Indian cities:
The following destinations have now been added, allowing you to book a ticket from the UK to any of these destinations on a single booking. You will earn additional Virgin Points and tier points for the connection.
- Goa Mopa
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 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):
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points. Apply here.
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (to 13th June) 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 60,000 Virgin Points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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 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.)