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.

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 […]

Here is the British Airways refund policy on the US / Schengen Zone travel ban – and how the ban will work

Luckily for us, as Rhys is in Australia on his £185 Qantas deal this week, we were able to get some outline coverage of the US / EU travel ban into our 6am email.  It’s now time to take a closer look. What is the […]

Donald Trump blocks flights from Europe to the USA

Donald Trump made a late announcement yesterday stating that all travel between continental Europe and the USA will be suspended from midnight on Friday. Travel from the UK will not be affected. EDIT:  We now have a full article covering the British Airways response to […]

British Airways takes over Flybe’s 12 daily Heathrow take-off slots – which could cause problems!

British Airways is the big winner from the collapse of Flybe as it has been given the 12 daily Summer slot pairs at Heathrow used by the airline. Given that Air New Zealand received £20m for its badly-timed pair of all-year slots a few weeks ago and […]

Coronavirus: what are the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic policies on travel, refunds and changes?

This article is a summary of the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic coronavirus policies on travel, refunds and status extension. It is correct, as far we know, as of 8pm on Wednesday 11th. Most major airlines now have some kind of travel waiver in […]

Coronavirus: what are the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic policies on travel, refunds and status extensions?

This article is a summary of the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic coronavirus policies on travel, refunds and status extension. EDIT 11pm SUNDAY:  Updated to reflect substantial unpublicised Virgin Atlantic cancellations to Hong Kong and the Italian cancellations on Sunday night We could have […]

Is Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Miles Plus Money’ feature a good deal?

One of the changes introduced in the Virgin Flying Club revamp in 2017 was a new-look ‘Miles Plus Money’.  Today I want to review whether Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Miles Plus Money’ scheme is a good deal or not. You can find full details on the Virgin […]

Virgin Atlantic cuts redemption prices and scraps change fees at Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic has announced a few key changes to Virgin Flying Club redemptions tonight as it attempts to put bums on seats during the coronavirus crisis. Change 1: First, redemptions made between 18.15 tonight (Friday 6th March) and the end of March will NOT incur […]

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

Virgin Atlantic delays Sao Paulo flights, launches a change waiver and announces cost cutting measures

Virgin Atlantic made a number of coronavirus-related announcements yesterday: Sao Paulo flight launch delayed until October Virgin Atlantic was supposed to be launching its first route to South America later this month. We were scheduled to be on the inaugural flight on the 29th March […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card?

Why should you get the Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for a free Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ […]

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