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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.

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.  Their generous mileage offer was due to end last month but has now been rolled over for another year. The company is offering up to 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Virgin Atlantic tickets to Sao Paulo now on sale for cash and miles

We mentioned yesterday that Virgin Atlantic had added the new Sao Paulo flights to its booking system but was not yet selling them. Seats are now on sale for travel from 29th March 2020.  The service is daily. If you want to redeem Virgin Flying […]

Reward Flight Finder loses Virgin Flying Club access

Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of the tool.  It is, by far, the best way of searching for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic reward flight availability. Even better, the site will email you when seats open up on flights […]

Virgin Atlantic confirms Sao Paulo flight dates and timings

Whilst tickets are not currently on sale, Virgin Atlantic has confirmed the dates and times for the new Sao Paulo service. Flights will launch on 29th March 2020, using a Boeing 787-9.  This means that you will not be getting the new version of the […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one night. EDIT:  we amended the article to reflect the fact that not all hotels are participating What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles […]

Virgin Atlantic is launching new sustainable amenity kits – but have they got it right?

Virgin Atlantic is re-launching its amenity kits to coincide with the launch of its new Upper Class Suite on the A350-1000 starting on 10th September. These are replacing the existing Herschel kits. The new kits are called ‘Goodie Bags’ and are made from recyclable kraft […]

Virgin Atlantic to offer connecting flights in Brazil

A few months ago Virgin Atlantic announced it would start flying to the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo, its first route to Latin America. Flights are scheduled to begin on 29th March 2020 with a Boeing 787. Tickets are on sale from this coming Tuesday, […]

The Virgin Atlantic credit cards are finally on Apple Pay!

Almost 18 months after they launched, you can finally use the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards with Apple Pay! We believe there was some contractual reason why Virgin Money could not offer this.  As Virgin Money has now been taken over by Clydesdale / Yorkshire […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for September? – plus your news round-up

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 […]

Save an extra £30 on Virgin Atlantic’s Economy Delight cabin

Until 4th September, Virgin Atlantic is offering an extra £30 saving on flights in its Economy Delight cabin to all destinations. Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here. You do not need a promo code to book the offer. There are two good […]

LAST CALL: Virgin Atlantic offering 0% FX fees until November if you get its credit card today

Today is your last full day to take advantage of the current Virgin Atlantic promotion on its Reward and Reward+ credit cards. This time, it is NOT offering additional bonus miles.  Instead, you will pay no FX fees on all foreign currency transactions you make […]

Virgin Atlantic sale: Upper Class to Mumbai £1878, Tel Aviv £999 plus 10% off flight + hotel bookings

As you may have noticed from the big ads on the HFP desktop site, Virgin Atlantic has launched another sale. Full details are on this page, which lets you filter destinations by cabin. Looking at the Upper Class fares, most of the best deals appear […]

Flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class …. whilst pregnant

This is my review of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class …. whilst pregnant. Yes, we’ve done lots of flight reviews on Head for Points – I’ve written quite a few of them myself – but this is a first for us. I would say I’m an […]

Last day for the Virgin Atlantic North America sale

Today is the last chance to book the current Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flash sale. You must book seven days in advance of travel and fly out, at the latest, by 30th September.  10th October is your last day to fly home.  A Saturday night […]

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

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