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.

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow Rewards Avios and airline transfer bonus and new ‘Premium’ benefits

Heathrow Rewards is launching a revamp of its ‘Premium’ tier today.  To promote it they are launching a transfer bonus to Avios and most of their other airline partners. Let’s start with the airline transfer bonus.  You will see that you get a higher bonus […]

Bits: Opodo and ebookers discounts, Virgin MAN and LGW routes using airberlin planes, World of Hyatt changes

News in brief: Opodo and ebookers launch new discount codes Opodo and ebookers have new discount codes for anyone booking a flight or a ‘flight and hotel’ package in the next few days. Via this link (click here), Opodo is offering £35 off a £500 […]

More petrol – is Virgin’s Texaco deal better for earning Flying Club miles than via a Tesco garage?

Yesterday I ran an updated version of one of the more complex posts I have ever run on Head for Points which discusses how to maximise your Avios points when buying petrol. This is fine for earning Avios, but what about earning Virgin Flying Club miles? […]

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

It is three months since I last did a round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  The reason for the delay is that things got a little quiet. Since October, we […]

Amazing Virgin fares to the US from Dublin (£1150 Upper Class) – as it drops some free chauffeur transfers

The Virgin Atlantic Winter sale is now on as you can see here. The best deals, however, are out of Dublin.  There are some exceptional prices available at the moment if you don’t mind heading out to Ireland to start your trip.  The connection to London […]

Bits: New HMRC card fees, Hilton sale, BA long-haul ‘no suitcase’ fares looking inevitable

News in brief: New HMRC fees for tax payments on credit cards published As we have mentioned on HFP numerous times, the last day to pay tax bills on a personal credit card is 13th January.  This is a licence to print cheap miles and […]

Bits: Club Eurostar competition winner, free Wilbur & Orville from Virgin, 30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Are you our Club Eurostar competition winner? Last week we ran a competition in association with Club Eurostar to celebrate the launch of their new loyalty program. One lucky reader got to win 5,000 Club Eurostar points – enough for two Standard […]

Meanwhile, on the roof of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Heathrow Terminal 3 …..

If you are flying on Virgin Atlantic between now and 14th January, you are in for something different. Virgin has launched a tie-up with London’s Coppa Club to install one of their heated igloos on the roof of the Heathrow Clubhouse lounge. Based on Lower […]

Bits: Good Virgin compensation, Business Traveller charity auction, collect Avios with Trenitalia

News in brief: Excellent Virgin Atlantic compensation on offer Following on from our piece last week on Virgin Atlantic’s lease of ex-airberlin aircraft into Manchester to cover for defective Boeing 787 planes, a reader sent me his compensation offer. The reader had been booked to […]

Get 2400 Avios, 2500 Virgin miles or £30 of Uber credit with £40 of Hasbro board games

We tend to leave Tesco Clubcard offers to our sister site Shopper Points  these days.  This one is particularly generous, however, and by the time Shopper Points returns on Monday (it takes the weekend off) you would have missed the last day for standard delivery. […]

Bits: 3000 Virgin miles with £65 of wine, Avios wine deal, NIKI closed

News in brief: 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with £65 of wine Virgin Flying Club has a new wine deal, offering 3,000 miles with your first order from Virgin Wines. If you’ve never ordered from Virgin Wines before, it is running a generous offer on Winter Reds which is […]

Get 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Virgin Money International Money Transfer has returned as a Flying Club partner – but only for a few months. If you try this service now you can get 3000 Virgin Atlantic miles when making your first transaction. Virgin Money promises a best price guarantee on […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic sale launches today, double Avios with Charles Tyrwhitt, miles with Airbnb stays

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launching its Winter sale today Virgin Atlantic is launching its Winter sale today across its network, across all classes. I don’t have a detailed list of prices – you will need to click here and see what is showing. All […]

Manchester hit by Virgin Atlantic plane changes due to 787 woes

We recently covered the problems that Virgin Atlantic is having with its fleet of new Boeing 787 aircraft due to faulty Rolls-Royce engines. This problem is not going to be solved in a hurry.  As a partial fix it is bringing in some replacement aircraft, […]

Bits: Nutmeg / Avios deal for existing clients, 20% off National Express, up to 4800 Avios with LEGO

News in brief: Avios bonus from Nutmeg for existing customers Last Monday we wrote about the very lucrative offer of up to 50,000 Avios from Nutmeg if you open an ISA or SIPP with them. You can read more about that offer in this article.  […]