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 and also has its own UK credit card. You can find out more about Virgin Flying Club on their website here.

Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

News in brief: Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do […]

EXCLUSIVE PICS: We reveal the changes to British Airways World Traveller Plus

British Airways has been touting improvements in the World Traveller Plus ‘soft product’ (food, bedding etc) for some time.  I’ve now managed to get hold of some information on what is coming as well as some not-seen-elsewhere promotional images of the new meal service. The […]

Flybe surprise update: sale to Virgin Atlantic consortium restructured, shareholders bypassed, deal done!

There was a major development in the Flybe takeover saga this morning. It appears that the subsidiary of the quoted company, Flybe Group plc, which runs the airline has been sold to the Virgin Atlantic / Stobart Group consortium subject to a limited number of conditions.  […]

IT’S BACK: Get 10,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic has brought back its impressive special offer for its new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 5,000 miles (10,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card  you will get […]

What does the Virgin Atlantic takeover of Flybe mean for Avios collectors?

All of the coverage of Virgin Atlantic’s proposed acquisition and rebranding of Flybe has, not surprisingly, focused on what it means for Flybe and for Virgin Atlantic. What hasn’t been discussed is what impact the deal will have on Avios. When I heard that Virgin […]

BACK AGAIN: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has brought back its generous sign-up bonus worth 3,000 points for 2019. 3,000 points is a very generous sign-up bonus for Heathrow Rewards.  It is especially generous given the recent 50% and 100% transfer […]

Virgin Atlantic unveils consortium bid for Flybe – to rebrand as Virgin Atlantic!

A Virgin Atlantic-led consortium, Connect Airways, has announced its recommended bid for Flybe. The offer is at just 1p per share (they were trading at 16p on Thursday) but it comes with a promise of a £100m cash injection. The deal has been recommended by […]

Virgin Atlantic to unveil consortium bid for Flybe today?

(EDIT: Please do not comment in this article.  Comment in the revised version at the top of the home page or click here as this contains the published facts. Thanks!) It was reported on Thursday that a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium will announce a bid for Flybe […]

Why using Virgin Atlantic miles to book ANA is the best way to get to Japan

If you are considering travelling to Japan, the obvious options – especially if you want to earn Avios and British Airways tier points – are British Airways and Japan Airlines.  If you don’t mind a longer journey, you can also use Finnair via Helsinki, Qatar […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013 in the light of the loss of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher and the […]

Which low interest rate credit cards also earn points?

When I cover miles and points credit cards on Head for Points, there is something which I always try to ram home.  In general, miles and points credit cards are not suitable for you if you do not clear your balance every month. Miles and […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles via Clubcard with a Tesco Bank mortgage

Tesco Bank quietly entered the mortgage market back in 2014.  I mentioned it briefly at the time but it turns out that I haven’t written about it for over four years. (Part of the reason is that there are many factors to consider when taking out […]

What will we see from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in 2019?

What can we expect to see from British Airways / Avios and Virgin Atlantic / Flying Club in 2019?  I’m not into predictions, but the lead-time in this business is so long that we usually have a good idea of what is coming down the […]

Get a Virgin Premium Economy flight for £1 with its (rather long-shot) Golden Ticket game

(EDIT: all prizes have now been claimed, so don’t waste any time searching!) Here’s something slightly silly to finish off the year.  Whether this is actually a good piece of marketing of not I honestly don’t know. Virgin Atlantic has added 10 £1 Premium flights […]

Bits: BA San Francisco lounge closure, Virgin Atlantic launching Tel Aviv?

News in brief: British Airways lounge in San Francisco to close next week British Airways has announced that its lounge in San Francisco will close on 2nd January ahead of some construction work. It isn’t entirely clear what is happening or when the lounge will […]

Bits: Virgin pilots strike cancelled, new Hilton Curio opens at Canary Wharf, Virgin / Flybe talks continue

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic pilot strike cancelled The proposed Virgin Atlantic pilot strike, which we covered last week, has been blocked in the courts. The strike was due to run from today to Christmas Day and then on additional dates in the New Year.  […]

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