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.

Why crediting Hertz car rentals to IHG Rewards Club hotel points is surprisingly attractive

As Hertz is not a British Airways Avios partner, you need to find an alternative home for the rewards you earn on your Hertz car rentals. Our preferred deal is with Virgin Flying Club, where you can earn 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles on most Hertz […]

Questions about Virgin Atlantic and British Airways as the Bank of England publishes its bailout list

The Bank of England has published the list of businesses which have received a taxpayer-funded bailout under the UK Government’s Coronavirus Corporate Finance Facility (CCFF). You can download it as an Excel spreadsheet here. This is the list of companies who have applied for AND […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard credit card for earning Avios, air miles or hotel points?

I get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide covers many […]

Virgin Atlantic to restart passenger flights in July and provide ‘health pack’ amenity kits

Virgin Atlantic has just announced that it hopes to restart passenger flying in July. The airline seems to have changed its mind recently after stating that it didn’t intend to restart flying until August thanks to the 14-day quarantine imposed by the government on UK […]

Virgin Flying Club has fixed its website!

The Virgin Flying Club website has been down for over a week now.  The system has been totally down – even the call centre agents couldn’t access accounts or process redemptions. I spoke to the Flying Club team over the weekend and they confirmed that […]

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

Why can’t you access your Virgin Flying Club account?

If you’re a Virgin Flying Club member, you may have noticed that you have been unable to access your account for the last week. Not only can you not log in, but the Flying Club call centre cannot access your account either. I assumed this […]

How do you earn Virgin Flying Club miles at YOTEL hotels?

Today I want to look at how you can earn Virgin Flying Club miles, in the Virgin Atlantic frequent flyer scheme, when you stay at YOTEL hotels. I recently ran an article outlining hotels chains which do not give Avios but which do give Virgin […]

Get 7,200 Avios or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club or £90 of credit with Tesco Pet Insurance!

Tesco Bank has launched a new pet insurance offer, and it is the most generous we have seen for a long time. Why is this relevant?!  Let me explain. Via a new promotion with Money Saving Expert, you will earn 3,000 Clubcard points when you […]

LAST DAY: Win 20,000 Avios and get a lifetime discount on SeatSpy’s premium tiers

Earlier this year SeatSpy launched as a new tool to search redemption flight availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates […]

Virgin Atlantic may receive a lifeline bailout under the Government’s new ‘Project Birch’

Another window of opportunity has opened for Virgin Atlantic.  The Treasury revealed, via the Financial Times this morning, that it is about to launch ‘Project Birch’ to bail out ‘strategic’ businesses. ‘Project Birch’ is an admission by the Government that the country will suffer disproportionate […]

News: Virgin Atlantic publishes its July flying schedule, Stelios loses key easyJet vote on removing the board

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic pushes back resumption of passengers flights to July Virgin Atlantic has reacted to the new UK quarantine restrictions by pushing back the start of passenger services to 1st July. The following schedule is currently planned to begin on 1st July: […]

Virgin Atlantic is removing the sign-up bonus from its free Virgin Reward credit card on Tuesday

Virgin Atlantic is removing the sign-up bonus from its free credit card on Tuesday. This is your last chance (at least for now) to earn 5,000 miles on the ‘no annual fee’ Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward credit card. The paid card will […]

News: Get American Express cashback at Selfridges, no more Virgin Flying Club miles from international money transfers

News in brief: American Express launches Selfridges discounts Two Selfridges cashback deals have launched across American Express cards.   These codes are marked as online only, so they are unlikely to work instore when it reopens.  You also cannot order a gift card online because, I […]

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