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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.

Bits: visit Necker for 1.5 million Virgin miles, Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard hotel opens, Caledonian Sleeper video

News in brief: Stay at Necker Island for 1.5 million Virgin Atlantic miles Few people know that you can redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for holidays on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island retreat. Necker Island was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017.  After substantial […]

CONFIRMED: Virgin Group to retain control of Virgin Atlantic, share sale to Air France-KLM abandoned

On Sunday we were the first English-language source to publish the rumours that Virgin Group was attempting to cancel its agreed share share to Air France-KLM. You can read that article here. Sir Richard Branson has just confirmed the story on his personal blog.  To […]

Get a Virgin Atlantic Economy Delight flight for £1 + taxes with its Cyber Monday Golden Ticket game

Virgin Atlantic is bringing back its Golden Ticket game for Cyber Monday. It is adding 90 £1 Economy Delight flights into its flight search system today.  However, these are totally random flights.  We don’t know the dates or the destinations, so your chance of finding […]

“Virgin Group wants to retain control of Virgin Atlantic and cancel the deal to sell 31% to Air France-KLM” – report

Our lead story last Monday was about the successful conclusion of the transatlantic joint-venture between Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines and Air France – KLM.  The US had finally given its approval to the venture (EU approval had already been obtained) and everything is now […]

FOR NEW AND EXISTING USERS: Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT Black Friday promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one booking. Importantly, this offer is open to ALL Rocketmiles customers.  It is not just for new users – even if […]

Final Black Friday post: Virgin Upper Class to Boston for just £925!

I think we’ve all just about had enough of Black Friday deals now.  I’d be failing in my duty not to mention this one though. Virgin Atlantic is offering a £925 return fare to Boston in Upper Class. This is an exceptional Upper Class fare […]

And more Black Friday: £25 off Lufthansa, more Virgin Atlantic deals, Qatar Airways deals, Opodo discounts

I am planning to run one, and possibly two, additional Black Friday articles during Friday.  These will be emailed out on Saturday morning, but our email readers may want to pop back to the website during Friday to make sure that they don’t miss out. […]

Why the bonus miles with Virgin’s Economy Delight fares makes them good value

18 months ago, Virgin Atlantic relaunched its economy pricing structure. There are now three levels of pricing, offering different benefits.  At the bottom end you have no checked baggage and will be allocated a seat at check-in, with no guarantee that couples will be sat […]

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

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard credit card. This article was updated on 13th January to reflect the special sign-up offer which is running until 28th February. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty […]

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

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card. This article was updated on 13th January to reflect the higher sign-up bonus of 25,000 miles on the Reward+ card until 28th February. It is part of my series of articles looking at […]

Bits: buy cheap Avios from Groupon Ireland (in English!), 20% off a BA kids backpack, Virgin drops 2nd Jo’burg service

News in brief: Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Ireland (in English!) from 1.05p Yesterday we covered the return of the ‘cheap Avios’ promotion run by Groupon Spain, in association with Iberia Plus. A smart-eyed reader let us know that Groupon Ireland is also running this […]

Game on … Virgin Flying Club ‘earn and burn’ on Air France and KLM coming as US approves deal

At long last …. and this saga has been going on for over two years …. the final box has been ticked. Late last week, the US Department of Transportation approved the creation of a joint venture for transatlantic flights between Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air […]

Bits: more Arsenal seats for Emirates / Amex points, Mandarin Oriental benefits, Virgin Atlantic joins Vitality

News in brief: More Arsenal football tickets released for Emirates Skywards miles Emirates has released a further batch of Arsenal football tickets for Emirates Skywards members who have miles to redeem. These cover all of the Premier League games until the end of the season.  […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 routes, Etihad Guest stops expiring miles, ski holiday discount with SNO

News in brief: Virgin announces four new A350 routes and an extra daily to Delhi Virgin Atlantic has now confirmed its Summer 2020 schedule, which will begin on the 29th March. Virgin has been slowly ramping up its UK-India routes, which suffered a loss when […]

Bits: Get 1000 Avios with £100 BA Amex spend, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points, Virgin codeshares with WestJet

News in brief: Get 1,000 Avios with a £100 British Airways spend A new British Airways offer has appeared on many British Airways and British Airways Premium Plus American Express cards. To see if you are targeted, you need to go to the ‘Offers’ tab […]

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