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.
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:
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New York JFK
- San Francisco
- New York JFK
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 (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.
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.
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.)