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.

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.  […]

Look out for Virgin Atlantic downgrades (and no Premium Economy) as 787 problems mount

Lots of people have written a lot of nice things about the Boeing 787.  It has big windows, it is fairly quiet and – for airlines – it is amazingly fuel efficient. Unfortunately there is a downside that few people are writing about.  The planes […]

Bits: Virgin redemptions with infants, Qatar increasing Scandi frequencies, do Amex customers fly Ryanair?

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has still not changed its infant policy, one year on When the Virgin Atlantic website was relaunched last December, it changed its policy on the pricing of infants on Virgin Flying Club redemptions. Redemption tickets for infants had historically been […]

LAST CALL: 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles with £12 NOW TV box – plus a Sky Entertainment / Kids / Cinema pass

We try to keep Tesco Direct deals on our sister site Shopper Points these days, but this offer is so good that we thought it was worth a bigger audience over here.  I am giving it another mention today as it is about to end. […]

More Black Friday deals – flights, Priority Pass, railcards, suits, parking, more!

Here is another batch of Black Friday travel deals we have been notified about in advance. We take no responsibility if these deals have changed or don’t work as promised 🙂  Remember that we are often sent links which are not designed to go live […]

Bits: £119 Park Plaza London deal, Virgin Clubhouse in LA joins Priority Pass

News in brief: Park Plaza London £119 deal The Park Plaza hotel group has launched a £119 promotion for its London hotels. This is a very good deal, because Park Plaza has some very decent hotels in the capital.  You need to book by midnight […]

1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles (or £15 Uber credit) with a £12.50 NOW TV box – plus a Sky Entertainment / Sky Kids / Sky Cinema pass

We try to keep Tesco Direct deals on our sister site Shopper Points these days, but this offer is so good that we thought it was worth a bigger audience over here. Tesco Direct has dropped the price of Now TV boxes to £12.50 and […]

Bits: BA’s London City NYC gate lounge closes, Virgin’s CEO on cost cutting, HFP IT help wanted

News in brief: British Airways closes the BA1 gate lounge at London City If you have ever taken the British Airways ‘all business class’ A318 flight from London City Airport to New York JFK (with a refuelling and passport control stop at Shannon on the […]

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale, book HEx tickets inflight with Virgin, Shangri-La conversion bonus

News in brief: Cathay Pacific flash sale Cathay Pacific is running a three day flash sale this weekend, albeit only in Economy.  You can’t argue with £469 to Hong Kong, however.  Bangkok is the same price and Manila is just £439.  Auckland is £749, not […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]

BA or Virgin (or Uber?) – comparing the Clubcard conversion incentives this quarter

It is that time of quarter again when both Avios / British Airways and Virgin Atlantic wheel out incentives to persuade you that you should convert your Tesco Clubcard points into frequent flyer miles. The British Airways conversion incentive launches today, so I can now […]

Bits: Very impressive £39-£99 IHG Flash Sale now on, get 240 Avios with ‘Wimpy Kid’

News in brief: Good IHG Flash Sale now on IHG has launched a flash sale covering Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites. This is ONLY for hotels in Europe.  600 properties are included. Rooms are priced at either £39, £59, £79 […]