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.

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Bits: BA sending gifts if you’ve flown to the moon!, Virgin sale ends today, Dot to Dot music festival

News in brief: Special BA gifts if you have flown to the moon! British Airways is sending out a special gift to Executive Club members who have ‘flown it to the moon and back’. Some members who have flown more than 477,710 miles on British […]

Mistake fixed or backtracking? Virgin cuts £100 from Upper Class taxes to the USA

Last weekend we ran an article showing how pricing for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class redemptions to the US – and only the US, and only if you fly with Virgin Atlantic – had gone crazy. The taxes and charges figure for ALL Virgin Atlantic Upper […]

How to use Virgin Atlantic miles to fly USA-Europe in Business for just £4 of tax!

On Saturday we covered the slightly shocking news that Virgin Atlantic has hiked the taxes and charges on Virgin Flying Club miles redemptions to the United States in Upper Class to £764 return. The good news is that this only applies to US routes.  The […]

Get 8,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

On Friday we looked at a generous new offer for anyone willing to transfer an existing Stocks & Shares ISA to Virgin Money – see here.  You can earn up to 22,500 Virgin Flying Club miles. For everyone else who does not want to transfer […]

Mistake or madness? Virgin adds £200+ to USA Upper Class surcharges

Either something has gone wrong with the Virgin Atlantic pricing computer, or someone at Virgin Atlantic has been smoking something dodgy this week. Whichever reason it is, pricing for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class redemptions to the US – and only the US, and only if […]

Bits: Etihad grabs three Heathrow slots from Jet, Virgin sale update, new No 1 Lounges / Virgin miles deal

News in brief: Jet Airways abandons Heathrow, and Etihad gets the slots I flagged the financial crisis at India’s Jet Airways yesterday.  It looks like the airline is into its final hours, with the Heathrow services to India now suspended and – more critically – […]

Virgin Atlantic Spring Sale now on – decent US deals in all classes

Virgin Atlantic has launched a Spring Sale with deals to the US in Economy and Upper Class. Until 19th April you can find reduced fares on flights to the US from London Heathrow and Manchester. Full details are on this special website. Looking at the […]

Get 22,500 Virgin Atlantic miles for moving an EXISTING Stocks & Shares ISA

Virgin Money has launched a very interesting new offer for anyone who is interested in transferring an EXISTING Stocks & Shares ISA. Virgin Money has offered Virgin Flying Club miles for many years to people who have taken out new Stocks & Shares ISAs.  I will […]

Virgin bits: VA announces 2018 loss, no more miles from West Coast rail, Jet Airways partnership on the rocks

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic announces a loss for 2018 Virgin Atlantic announced a £26m loss for 2018 yesterday, following a £49m loss in 2017. Underlying numbers were more promising, with revenue rising by 5.8% to £2.78bn, passenger numbers growing by just under 5% to […]

JetBlue to launch low-cost London to New York and Boston flights – in 2021

Low-cost US airline JetBlue announced its first international routes last night – but not until 2021. The airline will be launching daily flights from London to both New York JFK and Boston. You are probably wondering which airport JetBlue will use.  It isn’t saying, and […]

What happened at the Virgin Atlantic A350 launch party?

On Monday night we were invited to the Virgin Atlantic offices in Crawley for the A350 cabin reveal.  Since Rob was on a family holiday in Scotland, I went down to take a look. Here’s my impression of what happened during the event, as well […]

IT’S HERE! The new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite! (Part 1)

Virgin Atlantic has just launched its new Upper Class Suite, as part of the launch event for its new A350-1000 aircraft.   Let’s take a look!  These two articles focus on the new Upper Class Suite.  Rhys is at the official launch event tonight and will […]

IT’S HERE! The new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite! (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my overview of the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite, launched tonight as part of the A350 launch event. You can read Part 1 of my A350-1000 Upper Class suite review here. You can find out more on Virgin’s official […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

Bits: Amex now accepted at Lidl, how to earn miles at Waitrose

News in brief: American Express is now accepted at Lidl … Last year American Express finally partnered with Aldi.  It seems that Lidl did not want to be left out, and American Express has now agreed a deal with the German chain.  Amex is now live […]

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