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.

Get 7,200 Avios or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club or £90 of credit with Tesco Pet Insurance!

Tesco Bank has launched a new pet insurance offer, and it is the most generous we have seen for a long time. Why is this relevant?!  Let me explain. Via a new promotion with Money Saving Expert, you will earn 3,000 Clubcard points when you […]

LAST DAY: Win 20,000 Avios and get a lifetime discount on SeatSpy’s premium tiers

Earlier this year SeatSpy launched as a new tool to search redemption flight availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates […]

Virgin Atlantic may receive a lifeline bailout under the Government’s new ‘Project Birch’

Another window of opportunity has opened for Virgin Atlantic.  The Treasury revealed, via the Financial Times this morning, that it is about to launch ‘Project Birch’ to bail out ‘strategic’ businesses. ‘Project Birch’ is an admission by the Government that the country will suffer disproportionate […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic July schedule, Stelios loses key easyJet vote, Rewards ‘double stamps’ offer extended

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic pushes back resumption of passengers flights to July Virgin Atlantic has reacted to the new UK quarantine restrictions by pushing back the start of passenger services to 1st July. The following schedule is currently planned to begin on 1st July: […]

Virgin Atlantic is removing the sign-up bonus from its free Virgin Reward credit card on Tuesday

Virgin Atlantic is removing the sign-up bonus from its free credit card on Tuesday. This is your last chance (at least for now) to earn 5,000 miles on the ‘no annual fee’ Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward credit card. The paid card will […]

News: Get American Express cashback at Selfridges, no more Virgin Flying Club miles from international money transfers

News in brief: American Express launches Selfridges discounts Two Selfridges cashback deals have launched across American Express cards.   These codes are marked as online only, so they are unlikely to work instore when it reopens.  You also cannot order a gift card online because, I […]

Virgin Atlantic finally has a functioning Boeing 787 fleet

Virgin Atlantic finally has a functioning Boeing 787 fleet, after three years. Cornonavirus has taken the focus of the airline industry away from Boeing and its 737MAX issues.  The 737MAX had, itself, taken attention away from the other major aircraft mess of the last decade […]

What’s the future of Gatwick Airport with BA, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic gone?

Gatwick Airport is not having the best of times at the moment.  No airport is having a great May, obviously, but at least Heathrow knows that the high value of its slots means that airlines will do everything possible to run a full schedule once […]

News: Virgin Atlantic and Tesco Clubcard extend your points, our 10,000 Avios winner

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic extends the life of your miles ….. Virgin Atlantic announced the extension of any expiring Virgin Flying Club miles yesterday. Any miles due to expire between April 2020 and September 2020 will be extended for a further six months. To […]

Virgin Atlantic drops flights from Manchester to Las Vegas

Virgin Atlantic has quietly dropped flights from Manchester to Las Vegas. We ran an article yesterday on the Virgin Atlantic Summer 2021 schedule which can read here. What was noticeable by its absence was the new Manchester to Delhi service.  Due to launch on 26th […]

Virgin Atlantic cancels all Manchester-Delhi flights and launches its Summer 2021 flying schedule

Virgin Atlantic has revealed its flying plans for Summer 2021.  This follows the announcement that Sir Richard Branson is selling part of his stake in Virgin Galactic to raise funds to pump into the airline. Whilst schedules are not normally finalised so far in advance, […]

Richard Branson to sell $400m of shares in Virgin Galactic to help Virgin Atlantic survive

A new twist has emerged in the battle to keep Virgin Atlantic afloat, as Virgin Group has announced that its Vieco investment vehicle is selling up to 25 million shares in Virgin Galactic.  These are worth $505 million at the current price. 20% of this […]

Virgin Atlantic appoints advisors to manage a bankruptcy process

Sky News reported this afternoon that Virgin Atlantic has appointed restructuring specialists Alvarez & Marsal to oversee a potential pre-pack insolvency of the airline. This does not necessarily mean that administration is inevitable, and as Sky points out it is a legal requirement of the […]

Virgin Atlantic making 3,150 staff redundant, leaving London Gatwick and scrapping its Boeing 747 fleet

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will be permanently retiring its Boeing 747-400 fleet with immediate effect, leaving London Gatwick and making 3,150 staff redundant. This is part of the strategy to reduce costs as the airline comes to terms with the impact of coronavirus.  This […]

Which hotels don’t give Avios but DO let you earn Virgin Flying Club miles?

If you travel on business, earning airline miles from your hotel stays is an easy way of running up your Avios balance.  You should never take airline miles by default, though, as it is normally better value to take points in the relevant hotel loyalty […]

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