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.

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

Bits: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

What happened on my Virgin Atlantic ‘celebration’ flight to Tel Aviv with Richard Branson ……

Just over a week ago, Virgin Atlantic celebrated the launch of its route to Tel Aviv with a media event. Although it was not the first flight – the route had been active for almost a month – this was a special celebration trip with […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles via a Tesco current account

Since 2014, when Tesco launched its current account, it has been possible to earn Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles with your day-to-day debit card banking. The main reason we don’t cover it much is that Tesco never offers bonuses for moving your banking across.  […]

How mysterious: get a bespoke bonus when you buy Virgin Flying Club miles

Keen to magic up some extra Flying Club miles?  Virgin Atlantic has launched a ‘mystery’ Buy Miles promotion, running until 13th November. This promotion gives Flying Club members the opportunity to buy Flying Club miles and receive an additional mileage bonus when they do so. […]

LAST DAY: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

TODAY (Wednesday) is your last chance to take advantage of the special offer for the Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward and Reward+ credit cards. Until tomorrow: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward […]

British Airways terminal changes from today – whilst Virgin launches Mumbai

Today, 27th October, is the official start of the Winter flying season.  This is the day when most airlines change their timetables and schedules. There are seven terminal changes by British Airways which take effect today: Terminal 5 to Terminal 3: Billund, Hanover, Zagreb, San […]

Virgin Flying Club has brought back its ‘Miles Booster’ bonus

Virgin Atlantic is currently running its semi-regular bonus on ‘Miles Booster’. ‘Miles Booster’ is a potentially very good deal.  This version is as good as it gets, both in terms of the discount and the number of miles you can buy. Miles Booster only works […]

ENDS WEDNESDAY: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

There are now only a few days left to take advantage of the special offer for the Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the […]

Virgin Atlantic to launch a Chinese joint venture with China Eastern

Virgin Atlantic announced yesterday that its Heathrow to Shanghai service is to be folded into the revenue-sharing joint venture arrangement between Air France KLM and China Eastern. In practical terms, this means: The Virgin Atlantic Shanghai service will continue as usual (it has just celebrated […]

And the new Flybe brand will be ….

Flybe has just announced its new brand, following its takeover by a Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air consortium. And it is …. Virgin Connect. This was my guess, and indeed much of the industry (the new holding company is called Connect Airways, after all).  What […]

Get up to 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=10,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas […]

Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 25,000 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 31st October – get substantially higher bonuses on the Virgin Atlantic / Virgin Money […]

Virgin Atlantic opening a Clubhouse at Manchester, as Thomas Cook creates a big opportunity

Whilst the entire airline industry was publicly expressing its sadness at the collapse of Thomas Cook last week, the truth is that the failure of the airline division opens up a lot of new opportunities. In regional short-haul, Ryanair, Jet2 and easyJet will be keen […]

Virgin Atlantic repaints a Boeing 747 in ‘Star Wars’ livery

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new livery on one of its Boeing 747 aircraft based on Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  This is the new Star Wars-themed area at Walt Disney World Resort which opened in August. Images are above and below, click to enlarge, and […]

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