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.

Rolls-Royce and Airbus support £500m Virgin Atlantic bail-out (FT)

Rolls-Royce and Airbus are pressuring the UK Government to back a bailout of Virgin Atlantic, according to a report in the Financial Times this afternoon. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has been told by both companies that Virgin Atlantic plays a key role both in […]

Virgin Atlantic to ask for state aid to avoid bankruptcy

The Financial Times has reported this afternoon that Virgin Atlantic is about to submit an official request for state aid to avoid bankruptcy. The article is behind a paywall but you can see it by clicking here to trigger the correct Google search and then […]

Virgin Atlantic offers incentives to rebook flights, Aer Lingus gives a 10% bonus and Lufthansa offers €50 – will BA follow suit?

Now that the majority of flights are grounded, different airlines are choosing different strategies on how they try and retain future customer bookings. (We are not, for once, talking about the ‘strategy’ of denying customers their legal right for a full refund on cancelled flights, […]

Government to UK aviation industry: Drop Dead

Following a number of days of talks with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet and representatives from UK airports, the Government has refused to provide a package of financial support for the UK aviation sector. According to reports, a letter was sent by the Chancellor of […]

End of IAG? UK Government may take stakes in British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet this week

There is increasing speculation that the UK Government may move to take partial control of British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic this week as part of a bail-out of the aviation sector. It may not get this far, of course. One option for an airline […]

Morrisons supermarkets will no longer award Virgin Flying Club miles from late March

We told you yesterday that you will no longer be able to earn Virgin Flying Club miles at Waitrose from 26th March. What I didn’t realise at the time is that the Virgin Atlantic deal with Morrisons supermarkets is also being dropped.  The closing date […]

Norwegian secures a Government bail-out, whilst easyJet puts a UK-wide deal at risk

The first European airline bail-out (if you don’t include the nationalisation of Alitalia, which was already doomed!) has been finalised.  A 2nd bail-out, for Finnair, is expected to be agreed imminently albeit the Finnish Government is already a 56% shareholder in the airline. Norwegian has […]

Waitrose will no longer give you Virgin Flying Club miles from 26th March

In a bit of a blow for our household, Waitrose will no longer be awarding Virgin Flying Club miles from 26th March. Here is a screenshot to confirm it: ….. although no-one seems to have received an email about it. This is not necessarily anything […]

Should you be concerned about losing your Avios and Virgin Flying Club miles to bankruptcy?

Is there a risk of losing your Avios points and Virgin Flying Club miles if the airlines go bankrupt?  And is it even a realistic possibility? To be honest, this isn’t an article I wanted to write.  However, I am being inundated with emails from […]

Virgin Atlantic to ground up to 85% of its aircraft and cancel 80% of its flights

Following the announcement by IAG this morning that BA, Iberia and Aer Lingus will – between them – be grounding 75% of their capacity on 1st April, Virgin Atlantic has now announced what it will do. The statement is below but here is a summary: […]

Virgin Flying Club extends your status and vouchers by six months – and launches two bonus promotions

I have had a lot of emails in recent days asking “Will Virgin Atlantic extend my Flying Club status?”. The good news is that Virgin Atlantic has beaten British Airways to the punch and announced a comprehensive series of measures for Virgin Flying Club members. […]

UK and Ireland added to the United States travel ban

The United States Government has just announced that the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland will be added to the United States travel ban. Non-US passport holders / non-US residents will not be allowed to enter the United States if they have been in the […]

Last chance to book Air China redemption flights using Virgin Atlantic miles

I know that a trip to China is probably not top of your agenda at the moment, but it would be remiss to not mention the ending of the Virgin Atlantic and Air China partnership on Saturday night. As we reported when this was first […]

Amazon ad
The best choice for your first points card:
Get 20,000 points and two lounge passes!