Today, 31st January, is your last day to take advantage of a 20% discount on reward flights to (almost) all Virgin Atlantic destinations.
Impressively, you can travel for ALL of 2024. These offers often come with tight travel windows so Virgin Atlantic is treating you here. The only exception is very late December 2024 because Virgin Atlantic only lets you book 331 days in advance.
Premium and Upper Class flights are included, as well as Economy.
Flight upgrades are included.
‘2 for 1’ bookings made using a Virgin Atlantic credit card voucher are included.
Taxes and charges are unchanged and remain high, with an Upper Class redemption to New York pricing at 76,000 Virgin Points + £996 off-peak. The 20% reduction in points from the usual 95,000 does take the edge off.
The only excluded Heathrow routes for the 20% discount are:
- Tel Aviv
From Manchester you can book:
- New York
- Barbados (seasonal)
- Las Vegas (seasonal)
There is also Edinburgh to Orlando which operates in Summer-only.
Virgin Atlantic now guarantees that 12 seats are opened to redemption on every flight – two in Upper Class, two in Premium and eight in Economy Classic. Obviously some of these may already have gone, as some of these flights have been on sale for almost a year.
Our original article on this deal includes a full list of Heathrow routes and a full pricing chart, along with links to our recent Virgin Atlantic flight reviews.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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 Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
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 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 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.)