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LAST CHANCE: Save 30% on Virgin Atlantic reward seats to the USA in all cabins

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For the last few weeks, Virgin Flying Club has been running an attractive sale on flight redemptions.

You only have until 24th July to book, so you need to lock something in this weekend if you want to take advantage.

The sale only covers routes to the United States. Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Virgin Atlantic reward seat sale

Discounts apply to the Economy, Premium and Upper Class cabins. This is a good result as Upper Class is often excluded from these sales.

You must travel by 30th September 2023.

Here are the participating routes. Full taxes and charges are payable on top which will be around £1,000 in Upper Class, £500 in Premium and £300 in Economy.

From London Heathrow:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York JFK
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Tampa
  • Orlando
  • Washington

From Manchester:

  • Atlanta
  • New York JFK
  • Orlando

From Edinburgh:

  • Orlando

You can see the Virgin Atlantic reward charts, showing the points needed before the discounts above, on this page of its website. The same page has the peak and off-peak pricing dates.

You can combine these discounts with a Virgin Atlantic credit card 2-4-1 voucher.

You CANNOT combine them with a Gold reward (opens up any seat for double points if you are Gold) or ‘Points Plus Money’.

Reward tickets will earn Virgin Flying Club tier points at the usual rates.

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.

You can find out more on the Virgin Atlantic website here. Remember that you need to book by Monday.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 a huge range of valuable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.)

Comments (7)

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  • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

    The lack of any comments on this article says all you need to know about interest in redeeming on VS and paying their ludicrous add-on charges

    • MPC says:

      Even with the add on charges it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than cash flight. I am annoyed as I am due to go to the US in the first week of October for a wedding and currently non-stop Economy flights are just below £1k, so there’s still value there. I’d much rather use the paltry amount of points I have left after redeeming the rest of my miles for 2 weeks on Virgin Voyages than paying cash!

    • AL says:

      I’m not quite sure you can make that conclusion. I’ve got my flights for the year in via this sale, and the previous one, already. In most cases, TFS are cheaper on VS than BA – to destinations they both offer direct to – and I don’t have to deal with BA incompetence. Booking two flights on my VS card has resulted in another voucher, and all have resulted in a load of VS points.

      I see it as a winner.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      This is the original article.

      90 comments does not say “lack of interest to me”

  • ianM says:

    Agree, great value compared to cash

  • rams says:

    I got a decent return in upper using this promo and voucher. Only secured return seat with discount but 30k odd miles plus £1k for upper class to Ny seems decent to me

    • Rob says:

      Because Virgin’s PE pricing is low, using the card voucher to upgrade 1 person is a good deal.

      I did similar at full price to NYC for October and it came out at 35,000 points + £1k tax. Not complaining at that for what is a midweek trip with no Saturday night stay, mixing the A350 and A330neo.

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