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  • ChasP 184 posts

    To celebrate virgins 40th birthday they are discounting all reward bookings by 40%, all routes all cabins. It will be available between 21-24 June.

    https://blog.frequentflyerbonuses.com/2024/06/coming-soon-save-40-with-the-virgin-atlantic-flying-club-reward-seat-sale.html

    MrSJ 40 posts

    40% off the taxes would be nice..

    Sam777 11 posts

    Thanks so much for sharing! <Blocks Friday morning out of work calendar>.

    slidey 320 posts

    If you have a current booking, would moving the date of one of the flights trigger a recalc on the points for the total of both flights or would both flights need to be moved?

    AL 631 posts

    If you have a current booking, would moving the date of one of the flights trigger a recalc on the points for the total of both flights or would both flights need to be moved?

    From the quoted terms:

    Offer valid for new reward flights, upgrades and companion bookings booked using Virgin Points between 00:01 GMT 21st June 2024 and 23:59 GMT 24th June 2024. All flight departures, including returns, must be on or before 31st December 2024.

    Simply moving a flight wouldn’t trigger it. You’d have to cancel, hope the availability goes back in to inventory and re-book. A gamble, if you really are stuck on dates and on a popular route.

    sturgeon 223 posts

    This sounds good but the taxes are so mental that even with several reward vouchers and a big points stash I don’t see this as good value. Especially for the dreadful coffin seats.

    Travel Strong 324 posts

    I find myself in the same predicament. Vouchers and points stacking up… but I can’t stomach £1k in fees, even with a discount on the points!

    ChasP 184 posts

    BA offer lower charges but require more points – its not that much of a difference

    and you might get an old BA CW seat and get a stranger stepping over you

    NorthernLass 8,531 posts

    Book PE then upgrade to UC with voucher ideally to a non-US destination. Pretty low number of points required and the fees aren’t insurmountably painful.

    NigelHamilton 234 posts

    Would be nice if they also released some extra reward inventory 😍

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,187 posts

    For departures up to 31 Dec 2024. Any serious pointser will long ago have allocated their points/vouchers/annual leave for 2024 and will have Easter 2025 in the bag already too.

    NorthernLass 8,531 posts

    I’m sure they know this and are hoping that it’ll tempt others into booking hitherto unplanned travel!

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,187 posts

    I’m sure they know this and are hoping that it’ll tempt others into booking hitherto unplanned travel!

    Fair. Oh to have more work flexibility. I’ve gone down to 25 days having changed jobs and I am feeling the loss.

    HampshireHog 182 posts

    Indeed, popular routes and dates long gone

    NorthernLass 8,531 posts

    25 days is brutal, @BWS!

    I’m tempted to book a mini break to NYC with the VS voucher which expires in December, but then I think, ugh, the fees! (And US prices currently).

    Man of Kent 93 posts

    Having just retired I’m now up to 365 days annual leave!

    Whilst the fees are high, BA are not too different it’s just they give you the option to reduce the cash element by paying more Avios.

    Batfink-uk 8 posts

    What’s the source for this as the link goes to a blank page?

    NorthernLass 8,531 posts

    @Man of Kent, the last 4 years have been mostly annual leave for me! Re the fees, I don’t actually think Virgin redemptions are too bad a deal (except US routes, there’s no reason for higher fees on those that I can see), but I can’t justify another £1k+ for flights in addition to all our other planned trips this year!

    ChasP 184 posts

    What’s the source for this as the link goes to a blank page?

    ?pulled due to breaking an embargo ? – we will know in a couple of days so probably worth the wait

    phantomchickenz 363 posts

    It was confirmed a few days ago in daily chat by someone in the know

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,374 posts

    It was confirmed a few days ago in daily chat by someone in the know

    Yes, me 🙂

    phantomchickenz 363 posts

    It was confirmed a few days ago in daily chat by someone in the know

    Yes, me 🙂

    I didn’t want to say!

    modestpointscollector 67 posts

    If you have a current booking, would moving the date of one of the flights trigger a recalc on the points for the total of both flights or would both flights need to be moved?

    From the quoted terms:

    Offer valid for new reward flights, upgrades and companion bookings booked using Virgin Points between 00:01 GMT 21st June 2024 and 23:59 GMT 24th June 2024. All flight departures, including returns, must be on or before 31st December 2024.

    Simply moving a flight wouldn’t trigger it. You’d have to cancel, hope the availability goes back in to inventory and re-book. A gamble, if you really are stuck on dates and on a popular route.

    I don’t believe this is true from the terms i read the other day before they got pulled – Any change of flight triggers a recalculation of points in case it moves from peak to off peak or similar. There was also specifically a clause that said if you booked a flight during the promotional period and changed it outside the period you would revert to having to pay full points for it (which is fair if Virgin are offering the same for reductions during the promotional period)

    I will be on standby tomorrow morning as I just booked a miles flight for the first time in 5 years on Virgin for September and then this got leaked a day later last week!

    ZW 40 posts

    Looks like the sale has already started. But not all destination.

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