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Virgin Trains Ticketing app

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  • AL

    Virgin Trains Ticketing app launched today on iOS and Android. Just made a booking – seems much the same as the experience through the Virgin Red app was. The two advantages I see are not having to hunt about in Virgin Red to find the right section to book a ticket, and the ability to see your pending points earned from train travel.

    davefl

    They’re really miffed about losing those franchises aren’t they!

    AL

    They’re really miffed about losing those franchises aren’t they!

    The current operators of the WCML are incompetent. Were there issues with VT? Sure. Have the incumbent resolved those sufficiently? No.

    ChrisC

    Do I need to do any special or can I just add my flying club number into the booking?

    davefl

    They’re really miffed about losing those franchises aren’t they!

    The current operators of the WCML are incompetent. Were there issues with VT? Sure. Have the incumbent resolved those sufficiently? No.

    Did we expect anything different? No.

    Andrew.

    With LNER rebates fairly ubiquitous across the banks (8% at Virgin Money), it would have to be a very generous return of points to book trains with Virgin.

    AL

    Do I need to do any special or can I just add my flying club number into the booking?

    You need to – if you haven’t already – create a Virgin Red account, after you download the Virgin Red app, then attach your VAA Flying Club number to Virgin Red via the Virgin Red app. Then, download the Virgin Trains Ticketing app from your app store of choice, and then sign in to your Virgin Red account.

    You could, at that point, then delete the Virgin Red app, but it’s useful for sausage roll redemptions at Greggs…

    AL

    With LNER rebates fairly ubiquitous across the banks (8% at Virgin Money), it would have to be a very generous return of points to book trains with Virgin.

    I think you’ll double dip, because VT Ticketing through Virgin Red issue the Virgin Points, but your bank issues the cashback. Try it – I’ve always been able to double dip both VAA Points (when I was charging to my VAA card) and AmEx points.

    Philondon

    I got an email about this today from Virgin Red. The new train app gives 3 Virgin points for every £1 spent. Downloaded it straight away!!

    Blair Waldorf Salad

    I have 1% Curve cashback (for life presumably) on Trainline which I think I calculated in the past as more use to me than Virgin points.

    Harrier25

    They’re really miffed about losing those franchises aren’t they!

    The current operators of the WCML are incompetent. Were there issues with VT? Sure. Have the incumbent resolved those sufficiently? No.

    Living in the West Midlands the West Coast line is our fastest route into London and I want Virgin Trains back. Avanti are awful!

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