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.

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party

Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Christmas party at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock on Tuesday night, generously sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money. It was another great event.  Apologies to everyone who tried to get a ticket but […]

TWO DAYS LEFT: Get 5,000 to 10,000 EXTRA sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic is currently running an impressive special offer for its new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. There are just two days left so I wanted to give it another push today in case you haven’t got around to it yet.  It will […]

Bits: BA improves On Business, Virgin pilots strike, Hilton Mallorca and Hotel des Indes leaving

News in brief: A change to British Airways On Business On Business is the small business loyalty scheme run by British Airways.  Whilst hugely devalued a couple of years ago, there is no reason NOT to sign-up if you are a VAT-registered company as you […]

Where can you fly these days with Virgin Flying Club miles?

Today I wanted to take a look at a regularly asked question – “Where can you fly on Virgin Atlantic these days?” This is especially pertinent as you can still – until 14th December – get higher bonuses on the new Virgin Atlantic / Virgin Money […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as you earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Virgin’s first ex-Air Berlin A332 with the brand new Upper Class and Premium seats is now flying

The first of the refurbished Virgin Atlantic A330-200 aircraft is now in operation. I was meant to see this aircraft at 7.30am yesterday morning at Gatwick.  Unfortunately (or not, because I got an extra few hours in bed!) problems with another aircraft meant that it […]

Announcing Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money as the sponsors of the 2018 HFP Christmas Party – and more raffle prizes added!

(UPDATE: Malaysia Airlines has now confirmed a rather cool prize for any football fan – a pair of tickets to the Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League game at Anfield next April!) I’m delighted to announce that Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money will be sponsoring the […]

FINAL TWO WEEKS: Get 5,000 to 10,000 EXTRA sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic is currently running an impressive special offer for its new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. There are under two weeks left to take part so I wanted to give it another push today in case you haven’t got around to it yet. […]

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

50%-100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo now worth 4,500-6,000 miles!

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50%-100% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club. The offer started on Saturday and is live on the Heathrow Rewards home page if you log in to make a transfer. The bonus is […]

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer a generous bonus promotion. Between 1st December and 31st December, you will receive 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points with EVERY Heathrow Express purchase you make. This is on top of the standard – and pretty […]

Bits: “IAG to bid for Flybe”, Norwegian launches Rio, No 1 Lounges opens Birmingham Clubrooms

News in brief: “IAG to bid for Flybe” Following the news last week that Virgin Atlantic was in discussions with Flybe over a takeover bid, IAG – the owner of British Airways – is also now believed to have opened talks. This is an interesting […]

No more Avios or Virgin miles from Esso as petrol loyalty sees a big shake up

There is a major shift underway in petrol station loyalty, with Tesco Clubcard seeing another major blow. It will hit Virgin Flying Club particularly hard, as they will lose their last branded petrol partner.  This follows the withdrawal of Texaco Star Rewards as a Virgin […]

Black Friday 1: £100 off Virgin Flight+Hotel, Gatwick Parking, Opodo, 20% off hotels.com, Priority Pass and more!

We wrote this article before the deals were live and have relied on the companies involved not to change their promo codes or links – apologies if anything changed at the last minute. If you’re shopping on Amazon …. Before we get into the travel […]

Virgin Atlantic Black Friday / Cyber Weekend sale – flight deals from £1,089 return in Upper Class!

Virgin Atlantic has launched a weekend long Black Friday sale with decent deals in all classes. Until 26th November you can find reduced fares on flights to the Caribbean, Cuba, Asia and the Middle East . Full details are here on their Black Friday website. […]

Sky: “Virgin Atlantic in talks to acquire Flybe”

Sky News is reporting this evening that Virgin Atlantic is in talks to acquire Flybe.  See their report here. As we covered last week in some detail – see here for example – the airline has invited offers of interest from other airlines or investment […]

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