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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Flying Club is the loyalty scheme for Virgin Atlantic Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending Flying Club points and cover changes to the Virgin route network.

 

Virgin is a partner with American Express Membership Rewards, Heathrow Rewards and Tesco Clubcard amongst others.  You can find out more about Virgin Flying Club on their website here.

 

There are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!  Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles.

How to earn Flying Club miles with the (improving) Virgin Atlantic 1 year Flying Club Savings Account

One of the more interesting ways of earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles is with the Virgin Atlantic 1 year Flying Club Savings Account.   We haven’t covered this for almost a year so, as you can now redeem Virgin Flying Club miles for Air France […]

NEW: Find British Airways and Virgin Atlantic reward availability using SeatSpy

It’s no news to anyone that trying to find reward flight availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic can be a bit of a nightmare.  Neither airline makes it particularly easy to see when they have redemption availability, and you often have to search day-by-day […]

How to earn easy Virgin Atlantic status flying KLM and Air France

As of last Thursday, you can now earn Virgin Flying Club tier points on every Air France and KLM flight you take. We wrote this long two-part article on how to spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM.  Today I want to […]

Bits: BA launches more Cape Town flights (and St Lucia, Cancun), new Amex spend bonus, £70 off Virgin Premium

News in brief: British Airways launches extra flights to Cape Town, St Lucia and Cancun By an amazing coincidence, one day after Virgin Atlantic announced its new route to Cape Town, British Airways has announced an extra Cape Town service. There will be an additional […]

Your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM (Part 1)

This is your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM.  After a couple of years of anticipation, as well as a few unexpected delays, today is the day when you can finally fly to most of the planet using […]

Your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM. You can now get booking at virginatlantic.com. Part 1 of this article, which looks at redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles for short-haul flights on Air France […]

Come back at 11am for full details of Air France and KLM redemptions using Virgin Atlantic miles!

Today is the official day for the start of Virgin Atlantic mileage redemptions (and indeed mileage earning) on Air France and KLM. Reward seats were actually bookable on the Virgin Atlantic website yesterday, as you may have seen if you saw our comments section.  If […]

Virgin Atlantic is (re)launching flights to Cape Town this Winter!

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights to Cape Town! Virgin Atlantic has slowly been growing its route network again after several years of cuts, buoyed by the arrival of new aircraft.  Last year it launched Tel Aviv, March sees the launch of Sao Paulo (I will […]

Virgin bits: the new A350 Upper Class tray table, 50% bonus buying Flying Club miles, Government to take equity in Flybe?

News in brief: Exclusive first pictures of the new Virgin Atlantic A350 tray table! There is a lot to like about the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite which launched on the A350 last year.  Here is our review of the new Upper Class Suite […]

How you can earn Virgin Flying Club miles in-store at Morrisons

Most Head for Points readers know that you can earn frequent flyer miles, in Virgin Flying Club, when you shop in-store at Waitrose. (If you didn’t know that, read our article on earning Virgin miles at Waitrose here.) Another supermarket deal has now launched. You […]

Bits: 400,000 comments, Norwegian drops Heathrow before launch, 1000 Virgin miles with Tesco auto-conversion

News in brief: We’ve hit 400,000 comments! As you can see from the screenshot below, Head for Points hit 400,000 comments this week. This is an impressive achievement, and as the stats show over 90% of it is down to the readers and not me! […]

AT LAST: Here’s the date you can earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM!

After many false starts and lots of impatient speculation (including by us!), Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Air France-KLM have finally announced a date from which you will be able to earn and burn air miles across all four airlines. The partnership includes a transatlantic joint […]

Bits: £556 World Traveller Plus deals from Switzerland to NA, Flybe launches City to Luxembourg, last day for the Virgin sale

News in brief: Good World Traveller Plus deals from Switzerland to North America British Airways is currently running some aggressive World Traveller Plus deals from Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Basel) to North America. The cheapest destination seems to be Montreal, which is coming up at £556 […]

Is the new Tesco Clubcard Plus credit card, which earns Avios, worth a look?

This is our review of the new Tesco Clubcard Plus credit card.  Does it have anything new to offer? Last November, Tesco launched its new subscription-based Clubcard Plus proposition.  The idea is that, for a monthly fee of £7.99, you get a range of benefits […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios, airline miles and hotel points?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

Bits: Save an extra 10% on Virgin ‘Flight & Hotel’ deals, outstanding new lounge for BA flyers in Singapore

News in brief: Save an extra 10% on Virgin Holidays and ‘flight and hotel’ The Virgin Atlantic sale ends on 3rd February. For the final weekend, there are two further special offers running. Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotels’ is offering an extra 10% off using […]

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