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.

Bits: £1500 UK to Jo’burg deal with Qatar Airways, last day for BA and Virgin sales, last day for the Hilton sale

News in brief: £1500 UK to Johannesburg deal with Qatar Airways (EDIT: this deal now appears to have been pulled) Qatar Airways is offering a very attractive £1500 (£1498 to be exact) business class deal to Johannesburg.  It seems to be available between October and […]

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

Virgin Atlantic and Delta changing US services from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester

Virgin Atlantic and Delta have just announced a raft of scheduling changes that will increase the frequency of flights between the UK, including from Manchester, and the USA These changes are unrelated to the joint venture filed between Delta, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, […]

Virgin Atlantic launches good US Upper Class sale for immediate travel – works for solo travellers too!

Virgin Atlantic has launched a good sale on many of its US routes. This seems to be in response to the current British Airways sale, which is exceptionally cheap – see our article here – but which requires two people to travel. The Virgin Atlantic […]

Can you get a better travel deal with Clubcard points than Avios or Virgin miles?

Tesco Clubcard offers a very cheap way of accumulating Avios points and Virgin Flying Club miles without stepping on a plane.   This is why I cover the best Clubcard earning offers on Head for Points and a broader range of Clubcard and Nectar deals over […]

Virgin’s first A350 arrives – and the 3rd and 4th aircraft now showing in the JFK timetable

Virgin Atlantic accepted delivery of its first A350 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse over the weekend.  The aircraft has been called ‘Red Velvet’. There was no public arrival event, with the aircraft quietly flown into Gatwick on Saturday.  I’m not sure why Virgin Atlantic […]

You’ll (very) soon be able to redeem Virgin miles on Air France KLM as the US Government approves JV

It looks like your ability to earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM – or, indeed, your ability to earn and spend Flying Blue miles on Virgin Atlantic – is closer than ever to going live. The US Government has […]

Virgin Atlantic is closing the spa in the Heathrow Revivals Lounge

Virgin Atlantic‘s arrivals lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 – which it calls the Revivals Lounge, and which is shared with Delta Air Lines passengers – is having a refurbishment, starting on 12th August. Unfortunately, as part of the work, the spa treatment room is being […]

Earn 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for turning on Tesco Clubcard auto-convert

Virgin Flying Club has brought back its favourite Tesco Clubcard offer – a 1,000 miles opt-in bonus for switching on auto-convert. I do not recommend auto-converting your Clubcard points, to either Virgin or Avios.  You would miss out if a conversion bonus came along, or […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles at Best Western – and how to get a status match

Best Western is the newest major hotel chain to become a British Airways partner.  Whilst you have been able to earn Avios for the past 18 months or so, many people still seen unaware of the partnership so I thought I’d run through it again […]

HEATHROW STRIKE UPDATE: BA and Virgin emergency measures for passengers on 5th/6th August

EDIT 7pm Sunday: The strike has been suspended for Monday 5th August. Strikes for Tuesday 6th August are still scheduled. Read our latest update. EDIT:  The list of British Airways cancellations and terminal switches for Monday 5th August is in this HFP article.  The article […]

Where does Virgin Atlantic fly?

Where does Virgin Atlantic fly?  I thought I would do a quick run-down today of the current route network as we have seen various changes over the last year or so. Where does Virgin Atlantic fly from London? Here are the current Virgin Atlantic long-haul […]

Is it worth converting Virgin Flying Club miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes. The first thing to say is that it is VERY rare for an airline to allow you to transfer to a hotel scheme.   Finnair still lets you transfer […]

Virgin Atlantic dropping St Lucia and moving Havana

According to travel trade reports, Virgin Atlantic is to cancel its route to St Lucia from 8th June 2020. Virgin currently has three flights per week from London Gatwick to St Lucia.  One of these slots will be used to increase services to Antigua, which […]

Save £125 on Virgin Atlantic flights to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is offering a special deal on its new Mumbai route this weekend, which launches on 27th October.  Our full article on the route launch is here. You can save: £50 per person on Economy Classic or Economy Delight £80 per person on Premium […]

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