BA Sale

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.

Is it worth converting Virgin Flying Club miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes. The first thing to say is that it is VERY rare for an airline to allow you to transfer to a hotel scheme.   Finnair still lets you transfer […]

Virgin Atlantic dropping St Lucia and moving Havana

According to travel trade reports, Virgin Atlantic is to cancel its route to St Lucia from 8th June 2020. Virgin currently has three flights per week from London Gatwick to St Lucia.  One of these slots will be used to increase services to Antigua, which […]

Save £125 on Virgin Atlantic flights to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is offering a special deal on its new Mumbai route this weekend, which launches on 27th October.  Our full article on the route launch is here. You can save: £50 per person on Economy Classic or Economy Delight £80 per person on Premium […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

40% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic is currently running its semi-regular bonus on ‘Miles Booster’. ‘Miles Booster’ IS a potentially very good deal.  This version is better than ever, both in terms of the discount and the number of miles you can buy. Miles Booster only works if you have […]

Virgin Atlantic offering 0% FX fees to new credit card applicants – better than bonus miles?

Virgin Atlantic has launched a new promotion if you take out one of its 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 before the end of November. […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is the second part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  The article yesterday covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals. Even if you do decide to pay for the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 Upper Class Suite is now bookable!

Virgin Atlantic has opened booking for its first A350 flights, featuring the brand new Upper Class Suite. As promised, the first aircraft will be heading to New York JFK.  As will the second, third and fourth!  As well as being its most lucrative route, Virgin […]

EU approves Virgin’s acquisition of Flybe following slot commitments

The European Commission has finally approved the acquisition of Flybe by the Virgin Atlantic-led Connect Airways consortium. It was not entirely pain free, with the airline required to surrender five daily slot pairs at Amsterdam Schiphol and three daily slot pairs at Paris Charles de […]

ENDS SUNDAY: Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses until tonight – but which card is best for you?

Today – Sunday – is your last chance to get the special limited-time sign-up bonus on the two Virgin Flying Club credit cards. This is the biggest sign-up deal we have EVER seen on these cards. Full details are on the airline website here.  In […]

Make Virgin Atlantic savings this weekend inc £60 off Premium

Virgin Atlantic has launched some special deals for Premium and Economy flights. Until Monday 1st July: you can save £30 on Economy flights to Orlando you can save up to £60 on Premium flights from London to select destinations Save £30 on Economy flights to […]

ENDS SUNDAY: Get 12,000 to 30,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

You have only a couple of days left if you want to take advantage of the impressive special offer on the Virgin Atlantic Reward and Reward+ credit cards. This is the biggest bonus that Virgin Atlantic has EVER run on these cards.  If you have […]

Virgin Atlantic A350 paintshop pictures released, and it’s looking good

Virgin Atlantic published some photographs yesterday of their first A350 in the paintshop.  I have dropped two of them into this article. This follows the release of similar BA pictures just a few weeks ago – see here. The aircraft will be delivered in the […]

Virgin Atlantic orders 14 new long-haul A330-900neo aircraft

The rumours we reported recently were true, with Virgin Atlantic confirming an order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft at the Paris Air Show yesterday.  There is also an option for an additional six aircraft. The list price is $4.1 billion although Virgin will have negotiated […]

Amazon ad
The best choice for your first points card:
Get 10,000 points and two lounge passes!