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.

£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 […]

Manchester news: United Airlines drops its New York Newark service, Manchester Airport lets you prebook security for free

It appears that United Airlines may be permanently dropping its flights between Manchester Airport and New York Newark. United had already suspended the service for the Summer timetable, which runs until late October.  It has now been removed from the schedule entirely. This is another […]

British Airways drops Isle of Man flights from London City Airport

London City Airport reopened last night, with the first flight being the British Airways service to the Isle of Man. Here is a shot of the aircraft arriving: It is ironic that it emerged yesterday that British Airways appears to be dropping the Isle of […]

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. The list below was published by Routes Online […]

What’s happening with the Virgin Atlantic rescue talks?

After a flurry of coverage in March and April, we have heard surprisingly little in recent weeks about the financial situation at Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson recently sold part of his stake in Virgin Galactic to raise some cash, and much of that $400 […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has brought back its EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. The offer runs until the end of 2020.  If you don’t have any plans to […]

Why crediting Hertz car rentals to IHG Rewards Club hotel points is surprisingly attractive

As Hertz is not a British Airways Avios partner, you need to find an alternative home for the rewards you earn on your Hertz car rentals. Our preferred deal is with Virgin Flying Club, where you can earn 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles on most Hertz […]

Questions about Virgin Atlantic and British Airways as the Bank of England publishes its bailout list

The Bank of England has published the list of businesses which have received a taxpayer-funded bailout under the UK Government’s Coronavirus Corporate Finance Facility (CCFF). You can download it as an Excel spreadsheet here. This is the list of companies who have applied for AND […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard credit card for earning Avios, air miles or hotel points?

I get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide covers many […]

Virgin Atlantic to restart passenger flights in July and provide ‘health pack’ amenity kits

Virgin Atlantic has just announced that it hopes to restart passenger flying in July. The airline seems to have changed its mind recently after stating that it didn’t intend to restart flying until August thanks to the 14-day quarantine imposed by the government on UK […]

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