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: Iberia drops Johannesburg, Delta / Virgin add Gatwick to Boston & JFK to stifle JetBlue

News in brief: Iberia quietly drops Madrid to Johannesburg Iberia has suspended its Madrid to Johannesburg route from the end of August. A Head for Points flagged in our comments yesterday that his booking – without him being notified – had been cancelled.  A search […]

30%-40% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic has launched its semi-regular bonus for buying miles and for ‘Miles Booster’. The first offer is an ‘up to 40%’ bonus when you buy Virgin Flying Club miles. The link to buy, transfer or gift miles is here. The closing date for the […]

Bits: five new Virgin icons, good £1260 Qatar deal to Hong Kong (560 TP!), get 2x to 4x Accor points on your next stay

News in brief: Five new Virgin Atlantic ‘icons’ revealed As we gear up for the launch of the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat next Monday, Virgin has rolled out five new “Flying Icons” to adorn its new A350-1000 fleet.  These will replace the traditional Flying […]

Bits: No 1 Lounges on Groupon, got Amex / Bremont problems?, Virgin Money closing a London lounge

More news in brief: Get a good No 1 Lounges deal on Groupon If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic launching Sao Paulo, final British Airways heritage livery launches today

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to launch Sao Paulo In an interesting development, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2020. It will be a daily service, although flight times and the exact […]

Get up to 50,000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer!

We have discussed the Virgin Money International Money Transfer service before on Head for Points.  Historically there was either a ‘no miles’ deal or a very modest one, but over the last year or so they have really stepped it up. The company is currently […]

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms via Kaligo

Virgin Flying Club has a partnership with hotel booking site to offer an alternative way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can use them to pay for hotels globally offered by British Airways allows you to redeem Avios for hotel rooms via this special page.  […]

Get 9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin miles for £40 with a new Tesco Mobile offer!

It’s just like the old days …. a generous Tesco promotion to earn you a chunk of Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles via Clubcard! (Back in the early days of Head for Points we would write about numerous Tesco offers every week.  There were […]

You can now earn Virgin miles on KLM and Air France codeshares as it waits for JV approval

A few weeks ago the European Union gave its blessing to the transatlantic joint venture being planned by Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM and Delta.  This involves the four airlines acting as one, jointly co-ordinating pricing and scheduling and pooling all revenue.  As part of […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for March? – plus news round-up and the first Avios SME card

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit and charge cards can be found by clicking the […]

No more Avios from Shell. The shake-up in petrol loyalty continues.

There is a big shift underway in petrol station loyalty at the moment.  By Summer the whole landscape will have changed. I will get to the news about Shell in a minute.  Let’s recap on what is going on elsewhere: Texaco Star Rewards withdrew as […]

You can now redeem Virgin miles on Virgin Holidays – but should you?

Virgin Holidays has introduced a new feature – the ability to pay, or part pay, for your holiday using your Virgin Flying Club miles.  But is it a good deal? This is not a surprising move.  A couple of years ago, Virgin Atlantic introduced ‘miles plus […]

Who did you pick as your most loved Economy airline? And who won the New York flights?

Last week we ran a market research survey on Head for Points, dressed up as a competition. As I didn’t think of the original idea, I am free to say that the concept was very clever. An airline approached us to get an understanding of […]

LAST DAY: Get 10,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY to take advantage of the impressive special offer for the new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards.  The offer ends on Thursday morning, so for safety you should apply today. For another day: you will earn an extra 5,000 […]

Virgin’s Tel Aviv route bookable today for cash and miles – and good reasons to visit

This article is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic to invite you to try its new route to Tel Aviv, launching on 25th September Virgin Atlantic recently announced a new route from London to Tel Aviv.  Flights can be booked from today for both cash and Flying […]

Bits: last chance to buy Avios with 50% bonus, extra Clubcard points, new IHG PointBreaks list on Monday

News in brief: Last chance for the ‘50% bonus when you buy Avios’ Tomorrow is your last day to take advantage of the current ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. Until 24th February you will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is […]

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