Virgin Atlantic to allow Gold members to use the Upper Class Wing
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Earlier this month we published a review of the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing, the private drive-through check-in area at Heathrow Terminal 3.
The official line from Virgin Atlantic was that it was only accessible to people flying in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class or Delta One.
Some readers noted that the Wing had been making exceptions for Gold members of Virgin Flying Club.
This has now been confirmed via an update to the Virgin Atlantic website here.
The new access rules for the Upper Class Wing are:
Passengers travelling in the following cabins:
- Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic + a guest travelling with Virgin Atlantic or Delta
- Delta One on Delta
Passengers with the following loyalty status:
- Flying Club Gold card members + a guest travelling with Virgin Atlantic or Delta
- Delta Sky Miles Diamond and Platinum Medallions + a guest travelling on Virgin Atlantic or Delta
- Flying Club Blue Platinum Members + a guest travelling on Virgin Atlantic or Delta
- All other Sky Team Elite Plus members + a guest travelling on Virgin Atlantic or Delta
- Virgin Australia Velocity Club Gold, Platinum and The Club card holders travelling on Virgin Atlantic
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.)