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 and also has its own UK credit card. You can find out more about Virgin Flying Club on their website here.

Bits: new Virgin Flying Club life insurance deal, £8 Addison Lee code, Heathrow Express taking Oyster

News in brief: Earn Flying Club miles with Virgin Money life insurance Until 28th March Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members who take out a life insurance policy from Virgin Money will receive up to 25,000 Flying Club miles. The number of miles you can earn varies by the […]

Bits: 25% off New York redemptions at five IHG hotels, 20% off Heathrow Express, check your Virgin card payments

News in brief: Save up to 25% on redemptions at five IHG Rewards Club hotels in New York IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / HI Express / Crowne Plaza etc loyalty scheme, is offering discounted redemptions at five of its New York hotels. You […]

Bits: new 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus launches today, Virgin launching Tel Aviv, St Regis Venice coming

News in brief: 50% bonus when you buy Avios British Airways is launching another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion today. Until 24th February you will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is as high a bonus as we see these days and there […]

Virgin’s plans for Flybe revealed in the official scheme document – and which brand will be used?

HFP readers in the City may be interested in the formal scheme document for the sale of Flybe to a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium which was published yesterday.  You can download it here (PDF). If you can wade through the technical pages, there is some interesting information […]

Bits: Good Enterprise / Virgin promo, the new Virgin / Clubcard offer, 1500 Miles & More miles with Mövenpick

News in brief: Good Enterprise / Virgin Flying Club promo launched Enterprise has launched a new promotion with Virgin Flying Club. The standard earning rate with Enterprise is 100 Flying Club miles per day.  At present, this is quintupled. You will receive 500 Flying Club […]

Special HFP reader offer as BA Redemption Finder expands to cover Virgin Atlantic!

This is our review of the ‘new and improved’ Reward Flight Finder website. There are only a handful of third-party miles and points ‘tools’ that I actively recommend.  These include: AwardWallet – the ‘one click’ way of keeping track of ALL your miles and points […]

Last call for the Virgin Atlantic Winter sale – ends today

The Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale is drawing to a close.  You need to book by TONIGHT, Thursday 31st January. Full details are on this special website. Looking at the Upper Class deals, there are some interesting prices available. The standout deal looks like Johannesburg at £1,799.  […]

Bits: Lufthansa Business deals to Asia and S America, 25% off Virgin Atlantic Premium for 2+, new IHG voco in Solihull

News in brief: Lufthansa business class deals to Asia and South America Lufthansa is running a decent sale from the UK to Asia / Middle East and South America at the moment.  There are deals in all classes but I am just focusing on Business […]

Bits: Yotel San Francisco opening, IHG buy points bonus, Virgin Holidays discount, Lucky Air ads

News in brief: YOTEL San Francisco opens 1st March I did an article yesterday on the opening of the new Virgin Hotels San Francisco, which has special offers for Virgin Flying Club members. At the cheaper end of the scale, YOTEL is opening in San […]

Bits: the future of the SPG / Marriott credit cards, Virgin Hotels San Francisco offer, cheap Avios via Groupon

News in brief: What is happening to the Starwood and Marriott UK credit cards? Over in the US, a major rebranding of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards has been announced ahead of the launch of Marriott Bonvoy on 13th February. Over […]

Bits: £30 Virgin Atlantic Economy Delight upgrades, IHG redemptions at Regent Hotels, IHG price rise

News in brief: Upgrade to Economy Delight on Virgin Atlantic for just £30! Starting today, and running until Saturday, Virgin Atlantic is offering upgrades from Economy Classic to Economy Delight for just £30 each way. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY good deal and you’d be mad […]

(GAME OVER) Get a Virgin Premium Economy flight for £1 TODAY with its (rather long-shot) Golden Ticket game

For TODAY ONLY, Virgin Atlantic has brought back its Golden Ticket game. During today – and the website implies release will be staggered – Virgin Atlantic is adding 30 £1 Premium flights (its new name for Premium Economy) into its flight search system.  However, these are […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

You can now transfer ‘pending’ Clubcard points to Avios or Virgin – no more quarterly waits!

Most Head for Points readers know that both Avios and Virgin Flying Club are Tesco Clubcard partners.  This allows you to transfer your Clubcard points into miles instead of using them in-store. It is a decent deal.  £1 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers converts into 240 […]

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

Last Monday, Virgin Atlantic launched a special limited-time sign-up bonus on its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. Full details are on the airline website here.  In summary: The bonus on the free card has been increased from 5,000 miles […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

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