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.

Virgin Atlantic closes Flying Co and joins BlueBiz, the Air France, KLM and Delta SME loyalty scheme

We have written before about ‘On Business’, British Airways’ loyalty scheme, which rewards the companies that book employee travel.  Our latest overview of how On Business works is here. Virgin Atlantic has a similar program called Flying Co, which we have never covered in detail. […]

Bits: InterCon Lyon opens, 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, bonus Virgin miles on Tel Aviv flights

News in brief: InterContinental Lyon opens – and looks stunning IHG has just opened a new InterContinental in Lyon.  It is surprising it has taken this long given that Lyon is France’s 2nd largest metropolitan area and has significant banking, chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. The […]

Save £30 on Economy Delight and £50 on Premium with a new Virgin Atlantic offer

Virgin Atlantic has launched a special deal for Premium and Economy Delight flights. Until Tuesday 11th June: you can save £30 on Economy Delight flights to all Virgin Atlantic destinations you can save £50 on Premium (Virgin’s name for Premium Economy) flights to the US […]

Bits: HFP Summer Party!, Virgin Atlantic ordering more aircraft, up to 40% bonus buying Virgin miles

News in brief: Save the date for the Head for Points Summer Party! As promised, we are putting together a Summer party again this year.  Last year, our Christmas and Summer parties sold out in less than 5 minutes. The venue we have selected this […]

Why 0.2% cashback is the ‘new normal’ for Visa and Mastercard – and why travel cards are far better

HSBC launched a new rewards credit card last month called, erm, the HSBC Rewards Credit Card.  This does not give travel rewards, but I wanted to highlight it because: it shows, very clearly, where all cashback credit cards in the UK are heading, and it […]

REMINDER: Get 12,000 to 30,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

As we now getting to the end of the special promotional period, I wanted to remind you that Virgin Atlantic has an impressive special offer on its new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. This is the biggest bonus that Virgin Atlantic has EVER […]

Bits: apply to run Virgin Flying Club, BA’s first A350 in the paint shop, who won our Etihad competition?

News in brief: Want to run Virgin Flying Club? This is not an entirely facetious remark, since HFP is read by most people who work in UK travel loyalty. Virgin Flying Club is looking for a new head.  The full job ad is here. Oli […]

ENDS TUESDAY: Virgin Atlantic Bank Holiday sale deals now on

Virgin Atlantic has launched special Bank Holiday deals with decent prices in Upper Class and Economy. Until Tuesday 28th May you can find reduced fares on flights to the US and the Caribbean this Summer. There are also special fares out of Manchester to the […]

Virgin Atlantic relaunches services to Mumbai after a four year gap

Looking to fill a gap left by the collapse of India’s Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic is returning to Mumbai after a four year absence. The airline has announced a new daily flight which will launch on 27th October at the start of the Winter timetable. […]

What is the future of business class and premium economy (including my BBC TV interview)?

Thanks to the ingenuity of HFP readers, I have been able to get hold of the interview I did on ‘Talking Business with Aaron Heselhurst’ for BBC World News. We were talking about the future of business class in the light of the new British […]

British Airways confirms an A350 and Club Suite for Tel Aviv

British Airways will make Tel Aviv the third destination to receive the new Club Suite business class seat. A brand new A350, with the new Club Suite seat, will launch on the route in December.  It is already showing on on the overnight outbound […]

Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 30,000 mile bonus on their credit card?

Today I wanted to take a look at a regularly asked question – “Where can you fly using Virgin Atlantic miles?” This is especially pertinent as you can still – until 30th June – get substantially higher bonuses on the Virgin Atlantic / Virgin Money […]

Virgin Atlantic bidding for Thomas Cook’s long-haul business – but does it make sense?

Sky News reported last night that Virgin Atlantic has bid for Thomas Cook’s long-haul operation. This is, primarily, a Manchester-based business although Cook also flies long-haul from Gatwick and, in Summer, Glasgow. Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook have been fighting for control of the Manchester […]

Get 1000 Virgin Flying Club miles for starting Tesco auto-conversion

Virgin Atlantic has launched a Tesco conversion inducement. It seems that Virgin Atlantic is NOT offering a transfer bonus this quarter to anyone who is thinking of converting their Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club miles. There is, however, a bonus of 1,000 Virgin […]

Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses – but which card is best for you?

Last Thursday, Virgin Atlantic launched a special limited-time sign-up bonus on its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. This is the biggest sign-up deal we have EVER seen on these cards. Full details are on the airline website here.  In […]

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