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.

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (15): Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Mastercard

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard credit card. It is the final part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (14): Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the […]

Bits: Expedia drops Nectar, two new ‘buy Avios’ deals from 0.84p, Virgin gains a Heathrow slot from Cobalt

News in brief: Expedia drops Nectar as an earning and spending partner Expedia and Nectar have announced that they are ending their partnership on 15th December. At present, you can earn Nectar points on all Expedia bookings at the following rates: Package bookings: 1,000 Nectar points Hotel-only […]

Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses – but which card is best for you?

On Friday, Virgin Atlantic launched a special limited-time sign-up bonus on its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. Full details are on the airline website here.  In summary: The bonus on the free card has been increased from 5,000 miles […]

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: BA expands Inverness – save APD!, redeem Virgin miles for Vienna-Tokyo, Hyatt’s Unbound Collection grows

News in brief: British Airways expands its services at Inverness – which makes it easier to avoid APD! British Airways has announced plans to increase its services from Inverness from the start of the Summer timetable in late March 2019. The number of weekday services […]

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 5,000 to 10,000 EXTRA sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic has launched an 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 an […]

Bits: Virgin launching new 1-2-1 Upper Class seating?, new BAEC benefits at Twickenham

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to move to 1-2-1 in Upper Class? Virgin Atlantic will be receiving the first of its new A350 long-haul aircraft in 2019. I have long argued that the current Upper Class seat is no longer fit for purpose.  Revolutionary at […]

Bits: BA schedule changes to Italy and Spain, £5 cashback from Amex with Paypal, Necker Island available on Virgin miles

News in brief: British Airways announces Spain and Italy service changes British Airways has announced a number of changes to its Spanish and Italian networks, including a few switches between Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are the changes: Almeria – moves from Heathrow to Gatwick from […]

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

Since June 2014, when Tesco launched its current account, it has been possible to earn Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles with your day-to-day banking. As of 19th October, Tesco Bank has tweaked its rules and – for new account holders – is no longer […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus confirmed, Argentina v Barbarians with SPG, Hilton downtime, World of Hyatt changes

News in brief: Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus confirmed Yesterday I wrote about a 10% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin Flying Club which I had been emailed about.  The article is here. The offer did not appear on the Virgin or Tesco […]

Bits: Finnair BA tier point run, Virgin / Tesco bonus?, new Mastercard / Be The First promo

News in brief: An interesting Finnair tier point run Airline Route reports that Finnair is switching its Helsinki to Malaga service to a long-haul A330-300 aircraft between 14th December and 29th March – but only on Friday and Sunday.  On other days it will remain […]

What to expect from Virgin’s new Upper Class and Clubhouse menu, designed by Donal Skehan

Virgin Atlantic is about to roll out some new meal options in Upper Class and in the Clubhouse restaurants.  We got to take a look at it (and sample it) at a private dinner event.  As both Rob and I were out of the country, we […]

Earn Virgin miles with the Virgin Atlantic 1-year Flying Club Savings Account – now with a better rate and more miles

Virgin Money has launched a new Virgin Atlantic 1-year Flying Club Savings Account and sharply increased the miles you can earn. The partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money is now really moving forward.  We have covered the two new Virgin Atlantic credit cards in […]

Bits: changes to Iberia flights at T5, redeem Virgin miles for Edinburgh-Boston, Hertz Centenary sale

News in brief: Changes to Iberia flights at Terminal 5 From Thursday, there are changes to how Iberia flights are handled at Heathrow Terminal 5. Because Terminal 5 was built exclusively for British Airways, the IT systems were not designed to handle other traffic.  This […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Ethiopian drops Dublin to Los Angeles, Cobalt Air closes

News in brief: Save 25% on No 1 Lounges No 1 Lounges has launched a discount promotion in association with Norwegian, although you don’t have to be flying with Norwegian to take part. Until 30th October, for flights until 31st December, you can save 25% […]

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