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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.

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios, airline miles and hotel points?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

Bits: Save an extra 10% on Virgin ‘Flight & Hotel’ deals, outstanding new lounge for BA flyers in Singapore

News in brief: Save an extra 10% on Virgin Holidays and ‘flight and hotel’ The Virgin Atlantic sale ends on 3rd February. For the final weekend, there are two further special offers running. Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotels’ is offering an extra 10% off using […]

In the absence of good hotel promos ….. get 3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points (= Avios) with a Rocketmiles hotel

On Tuesday I did an article bemoaning the lack of good hotel loyalty promotions at present.  There are only two options: Hilton Honors – 2,000 bonus points per stay (register) Radisson Rewards – up to 150,000 bonus points for up to 15 stays (register) I […]

Virgin Atlantic ends Air China partnership – are there any good partner awards left (except ANA!)?

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is ending its partnership with Air China. It issued a statement to say: “Our partnership with Air China is ending. Termination of the partnership is effective from the 16th March. Unfortunately, no more bookings can be made on or […]

What is the best replacement for your Starwood American Express card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

Bits: Excellent Qatar Airways deals from Oslo (eg Tokyo £1377), £20 discount on Virgin to West Coast USA

News in brief: Excellent Qatar Airways deals out of Oslo Qatar Airways moves in mysterious ways.  No sooner does the short January sale end then a number of great offers appear for anyone willing to head out to Oslo. The star deal is probably Tokyo.  […]

Some Flybe flights now bookable (cheaper!) via Virgin Atlantic – but no mention of miles or tier points

We have, slowly, some proof that the integration of Flybe into the Virgin Atlantic schedules is beginning to gain traction. You can now book some – not all, but some – Flybe flights via the Virgin Atlantic website.  You can book them as standalone flights, […]

NEW PROMO: Get 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card!

Virgin Atlantic has brought back a special sign-up offer for its credit cards.  However, this time it is ONLY for the Virgin Money-issued Reward+ credit card. For a limited period, from 13th January: you will get an extra 10,000 Flying Club miles (25,000 miles in […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Over the past few days I’ve been updating a few introductory articles to miles and points, in recognition of the fact that we get a lot of new readers in January as people start to look at planning their Summer travel. Today I want to […]

Can you earn and burn Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM from 15th January?

As regular Head for Points readers will know, we are now very close to the launch date of the full partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Air France KLM. Both the EU and US authorities have approved the creation of a new joint venture for transatlantic […]

Tesco suspends applications for its Avios-earning 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. Until this week. Tesco has suspended new applications for its current account.  Take a look on its website here. […]

Holiday discounts: get £100 off BA packages and 10% off Virgin Holidays packages

Save up to £100 on British Airways Holidays Until Tuesday 7th January, BA Holidays is offering up to an extra £100 off ‘flight & hotel’ or ‘flight & car’ bookings. The extra discount is staggered: £100 off a £2,500+ booking £50 off a £1,250 – […]

What will we see from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in 2020?

NOTE: Before I go into this article, and as there is no ‘Bits’ article today, I wanted to flag this fundraising page which has been set up in support of the three British Airways cabin crew who were killed, and the one who was seriously […]

BOXING DAY ONLY – Save 10% on Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ packages

I wasn’t planning to run a 2nd article today, but Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic have a good ‘one day only’ deal which I thought was worth flagging. With the first offer, you can save 10% today if you book a Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and […]

News: Virgin Atlantic to upgrade the eldest passenger, save 20% on PremiAir, IHG’s credit cards get an app

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to upgrade elderly passengers this Christmas Following a social media story which went viral, about a Virgin Atlantic passenger who gave up his Upper Class seat for an 88-year old passenger in Economy, Virgin has decided to run a special […]

Earn 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with a £65 Virgin Wines purchase

Sometimes there are long running offers which we don’t mention because they have been around, unchanged, forever.  Now and then I like to dust one off.  A good example is this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first order from Virgin Wines. Virgin […]

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