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 and also has its own UK credit card. You can find out more about Virgin Flying Club on their website here.

REMINDER: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Just in case you are flying out of Heathrow tonight for the Bank Holiday, I thought it was worth a reminder that Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has a sign-up bonus at the moment worth 3,000 points. 3,000 points […]

Bits: IAG ‘to make third €1.5bn Norwegian offer’, new Club World ads, 720 Avios with a NOW TV stick

News in brief: IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’ Spanish newspaper Expansion reported yesterday (see here, Chrome can translate) that BA’s parent company, IAG, is to make a third offer for Norwegian. This will value the airline at 330 NOK per share, […]

Bits: see Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton, 40% Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus, new Virgin routes update

News in brief: Get tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton (EDIT: Sorry, readers had taken the 5 Sunday pairs and remaining 3 Saturday and Friday pairs by 7.15am! Only Thursday remains as at 7.15.) Waldorf Astoria is an official sponsor of the Goodwood […]

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York JFK

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at New York’s JFK airport. As part of the Virgin Atlantic press trip I had attended earlier in the week, I was given a pass for the New York JFK Airport Clubhouse before my return […]

Bits: Club Aspire at Gatwick North, Virgin moves Las Vegas to Heathrow & adds Barbados, Virgin car rental deals

News in brief: Club Aspire re-opening at Gatwick North delayed The opening of the new Club Aspire lounge at Gatwick North, the easyJet terminal, has slipped. It was originally meant to be 28th May.  The website now says ‘early June’ which is annoyingly vague. This […]

Bits: BA Doha suspension extended, double Virgin miles with Kaligo, No 1 Lounge summer offers

News in brief: British Airways extends suspension of Doha service The British Airways route to Doha has taken the brunt of cancellations over recent months due to the engine problems with the Boeing 787-9 fleet. The current suspension, due to end on 1st July, has […]

We try out Virgin’s new afternoon tea in the Clubhouse and in the air!

This is the continuation of my report on my (Jamie’s) press trip to New York with Virgin Atlantic.  Whilst Economy Delight does not usually come with Clubhouse access, I was allowed in to take a look at the new afternoon tea service and some other […]

We head to New York to review Virgin’s new Economy Delight product

This is our review of the new Virgin Atlantic ‘Economy Delight’ seat. Rob writes: We were recently invited on a Virgin Atlantic press trip to New York.  As neither Anika nor myself could make it, the job went to Jamie.  Some of you will have […]

Bits: generous Virgin gesture to a reader, earn Marriott and SPG points with Hertz, £25 off SWISS to Geneva

News in brief: A generous gesture from Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money A HFP reader dropped us a note last week to say that she had been the unexpected winner of a competition she never knew existed! Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money had quietly decided […]

Bits: 75% off a £20 mytaxi voucher with Groupon, Tesco / LEGO Avios deal, back at Hilton Bournemouth

News in brief: Good Groupon deal: 75% off your next mytaxi ride There is a good deal on Groupon at the moment from London taxi app mytaxi.  For £5, new and existing customers can get £20 of mytaxi credit. The website description is not very well […]

MBNA is closing your Virgin Atlantic credit card – should you apply for the new version?

If you have the MBNA-issued Virgin Atlantic White or Black credit cards, you should have received a letter yesterday telling you what I predicted was going to happen – that the cards are closing sooner rather than later. The letter is vague, saying only that […]

Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco Mastercard

If you are looking for a way to give your Avios or Virgin Flying Club account a little free boost this Spring, this deal is worth a look.  I mentioned it briefly in my Avios credit card write-up yesterday but I thought it was worth […]

Bits: 3000 miles with Virgin Money Transfer, £40 off Virgin economy to NYC, Norwegian to launch third daily NYC flight

News in brief: 3000 Flying Club miles with a Virgin Money International Money Transfer Virgin Money International Money Transfer returned as a Flying Club partner a few months ago.  The offer has now been extended and runs until 31st October. If you try this service […]

Bits: 6000 Virgin miles with Avis, triple Etihad miles with Accor, Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Australia codeshare

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Avis bring back their 6,000 miles promotion Virgin Atlantic is re-running its very generous deal with Avis.  If you book a car for 3+ days you will pick up 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!   That’s the good news.  The bad news […]

Save money on No 1 lounges and get free champagne or Virgin miles too!

If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 Lounges is the […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios cards dead?, when Lee won our Christmas Party raffle, Tesco / LEGO Star Wars Avios deal

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards now fully closed to new applicants? The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards were closed to new online applications on 1st March as we wrote here. At the time, Lloyds told us that you could continue to apply […]