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.

I flew Delta One long-haul with a baby during coronavirus – how did I find it? (Part 1)

This is my review of Delta One business class from Atlanta to Frankfurt, with a baby, during Covid-19. To be honest I thought that our first flight with the baby would be different – and that my husband would join us.  I also wasn’t planning […]

I flew Delta One long-haul with a baby during coronavirus – how did I find it? (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of flying Delta One business class from Atlanta to Frankfurt with a baby during Covid-19. If you haven’t read Part 1 of my Delta One business class review, I recommend starting there – click here.  It covers the […]

Lounge update: Virgin Atlantic moving into Plaza Premium Heathrow T2, more Aspire lounges opening

Lounge news in brief: Virgin Atlantic to use the Plaza Premium lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2 Whilst Heathrow’s Terminal 3 remains closed, Virgin Atlantic flights are arriving and departing from Terminal 2. At present, there are no lounge facilities in place for Virgin Atlantic customers. […]

Earn triple Virgin Flying Club miles at Bicester Village – limited time offer!

Bicester Village, the luxury shopping destination in Oxfordshire, is open again and currently running a special offer with Virgin Flying Club. Until 16th August 2020 you can earn triple Virgin Flying Club Miles when shopping at Bicester Village. The standard earning rate is 1 Flying […]

Court filings reveal the full messy details of Virgin Atlantic’s rescue plan

Virgin Atlantic was in court on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday as it attempted to secure the necessary legal approvals for its $1.2 billion recapitalisation. In London, Virgin Atlantic was seeking court approval to convene four meetings of its creditors on 25th August in […]

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

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  Many 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. […]

Earn double Avios or Virgin miles at Esso petrol stations with a Tesco Express in August

Esso is offering double Tesco Clubcard points on fuel purchases during August.  As Tesco Clubcard points can be transferred directly into Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles, this means double miles! I thought you couldn’t earn Clubcard points at Esso any longer? On 1st June 2019, […]

First Virgin Atlantic flight in three months takes off

The first Virgin Atlantic passenger flight in three months took off from Heathrow last night on its way to Hong Kong. New York and Los Angeles will follow in the coming days. It may seem odd to relaunch to cities that are currently closed to […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller? Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as the greatest thing since sliced bread (and it is – here is the maths […]

Virgin Atlantic announces its £1.2 billion rescue plan – but is it enough?

Virgin Atlantic will continue to fly – at least for the medium term.  The airline has just announced its £1.2 billion recapitalisation which will hopefully provide enough liquidity to see it through the worst of the coronavirus crisis. Here are the headline details: The rescue […]

£40 fee rebate for Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card holders

If you are a holder of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card you are likely to have received an email this week announcing a £40 refund of your £160 annual card fee. “As a Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card customer, we know that these last […]

Virgin Atlantic refinancing talks are continuing – report

Sky News ran a long article on Saturday on the current state of the Virgin Atlantic refinancing talks. You can read it here – there is no pay wall so I won’t repeat everything. It also isn’t clear how much of it is accurate: The […]

How to convert Marriott Bonvoy hotel points into Hilton Honors or IHG Rewards Club points!

Because most frequent traveller currencies can be converted into something else, there are always odd opportunities that get thrown up. Sometimes you can do a conversion which you would logically not expect to be possible.  This is one of them. In general, a golden rule […]

What Virgin Atlantic flights are scheduled for the next few months?

Where is Virgin Atlantic planning to fly this Summer? Virgin Atlantic is, hopefully, carrying passengers again from 20th July.  It is looking like a slow ramp-up of services, however, with routes slowly restarting throughout August and September. This article is an update of the list […]

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