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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.

11 DAYS LEFT: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

There are now under two weeks left to take advantage of the special offer for the Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the FREE […]

Bits: ‘should air miles be banned’ update, Virgin’s new China JV, last call for Marriott and Hyatt ‘buy points’ offers

News in brief: More on whether air miles should be banned to reduce climate change There was a big reaction to my piece on Tuesday about whether frequent flyer schemes should be banned because they encourage additional flying which exacerbates climate change. Here are four […]

And the new Flybe brand will be ….

Flybe has just announced its new brand, following its takeover by a Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air consortium. And it is …. Virgin Connect. This was my guess, and indeed much of the industry (the new holding company is called Connect Airways, after all).  What […]

Bits: Virgin update, 300 bonus Accor points on your next stay, Cardiff Airport pulls out of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

News in brief: Quick update to our Virgin Atlantic article yesterday We did a round-up of the Virgin Atlantic route network yesterday – see this article. We missed out the recent relaunch of Mumbai.  Due to a bizarre editing error, Tel Aviv ended up under […]

Get up to 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=10,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas […]

Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 25,000 mile bonus on their credit card?

Today I wanted to take a look at a regularly asked question – “Where can you fly using Virgin Atlantic miles?” This is especially pertinent as you can still – until 31st October – get substantially higher bonuses on the Virgin Atlantic / Virgin Money […]

Virgin Atlantic opening a Clubhouse at Manchester, as Thomas Cook creates a big opportunity

Whilst the entire airline industry was publicly expressing its sadness at the collapse of Thomas Cook last week, the truth is that the failure of the airline division opens up a lot of new opportunities. In regional short-haul, Ryanair, Jet2 and easyJet will be keen […]

Bits: the Club Aspire lounge in Gatwick South is finally open!, Virgin’s Star Wars plane, IHG sale extended

News in brief: The Club Aspire lounge in Gatwick South is finally open! According to a press release I got on Friday, the long-awaited Club Aspire lounge at Gatwick South (the British Airways terminal) was due to open at midday yesterday. This lounge has suffered […]

Some more thoughts on the new Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class service

If you have not yet done so, it is worth reading my review of the new Upper Class seat Virgin Atlantic is fitting on its new A350-1000 aircraft before reading on.  This is based on the press launch flight to New York last week.  I […]

First impressions of the new Upper Class Suite as we fly Virgin Atlantic’s A350 (Part 1)

This is our review of Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class Suite on the new Airbus A350-1000, which has just started flying between London Heathrow and New York JFK. I was on a special celebration flight, and media representatives were joined by a variety of Virgin […]

First impressions of the new Upper Class Suite as we fly Virgin Atlantic’s A350 (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our review of the Upper Class Suite on the new Virgin Atlantic A350.   Part 1 of our A350 Upper Class Suite review can be found here. As a reminder, I travelled to New York as the guest of Virgin Atlantic […]

Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses – but which card is best for you?

Back in April 2018, Virgin Atlantic launched its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money.  They have proved hugely successful, with over 175,000 applications in the first 18 months. Full details are on the airline website here. This article runs through the […]

Earn 26,000 miles with a new Virgin Flying Club life insurance deal

Virgin Flying Club has relaunched its offer with Virgin Money life insurance – and with a slightly higher mileage incentive. Until 15th January 2020 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members who take out a life insurance policy from Virgin Money will receive up to 26,000 Flying Club […]

NEW PROMO: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic has brought back a special offer for its Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card  you will get an extra […]

Save up to £250 on a Virgin Atlantic ‘Flight & Hotel’ package 

As part of its current sale, Virgin Atlantic has launched some additional discounts for anyone booking a ‘flight and hotel’ package.  These are decent savings which could make it cheaper than booking a flight on its own. There are two parts to this offer: Get […]

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