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.

Important: Virgin transfers to IHG Rewards Club are no longer status qualifying

One of the interesting miles and points ‘quirks’ is the fact the Virgin Atlantic allows you to transfer OUT of Flying Club into two hotel schemes – IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors.  It is rare that you can transfer from an airline scheme into […]

What’s it like to stay in a windowless cabin? My review of YOTEL Gatwick Airport

This is my review of the YOTEL at London Gatwick Airport. The YOTEL at Gatwick Airport opened about a decade ago and despite it being right inside the South Terminal, we’ve never paid much attention to it.  The idea of sleeping in a windowless tiny […]

30% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic has launched its semi-regular bonus on ‘Miles Booster’. ‘Miles Booster’ IS a potentially very good deal. Miles Booster only works if you have a Virgin Atlantic cash or reward flight booked or have taken one in the last six months. You are able to […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is the second part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  The article yesterday covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals. Even if you do decide to pay for the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

My review of the Virgin Atlantic and Delta Revivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic and Delta Revivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. I rarely make it into an arrivals lounge, so – having never visited the Virgin Atlantic arrivals lounge in Terminal 3 – it was a bit of surprise […]

Special discount code for Virgin Atlantic economy flights to the Caribbean, Orlando and Las Vegas

Virgin Atlantic has launched two new offers for Economy travel this Winter: A £60 money-off code for flights to the Caribbean Special deals to Orlando and Las Vegas Save up to £60 off Economy flights to the Caribbean If you want to travel to the […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for July? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

How to convert Marriott or SPG points into Hilton or IHG points, via Virgin

Because most frequent traveller currencies can be converted into something else, there are always odd opportunities that get thrown up. Sometimes you can do a conversion which you logically would not expect to be possible.  This is one of them. In general, a golden rule […]

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Washington Dulles

This is my review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Washington Dulles International airport.  It is the first of three articles covering my journey back from the Hilton event I attended at their HQ in Virginia.  The second part will look at the new […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai, Hainan selling Edinburgh-Dublin, new InterCon resort in Vietnam

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to drop Dubai Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is cancelling all flights to Dubai from 31st March 2019. As a regular traveller on the route, I always struggled with Virgin.  The outbound flight from the UK is overnight which, […]

Part 1: My review of Virgin Upper Class on the ex-airberlin A330-200 fleet

This is our review of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A330-200 fleet. A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the refurbishment that Virgin Atlantic is about to undertake – at a cost of £10m – on the four A330-200 aircraft it has leased […]

Part 2: Will the A330-200 encourage Virgin to abandon the Upper Class herringbone seat?

This is part two of my review of Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic’s A330-200 fleet.  Part 1 is here.  These aircraft were inherited from airberlin to replace Virgin’s faulty Boeing 787-9 fleet and are about to receive a refurbishment. In this part, I want to consider […]

Radical new Virgin Money deal – earn Flying Club miles with a one-year fixed rate savings bond

The partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money is now really moving forward.  We have covered the two new Virgin Atlantic credit cards in depth.  The life insurance deal we covered last week isn’t going to move the needle, but this new offer – earning […]

Review of the Escape Plus Lounge (for Virgin and Qatar) at Manchester Airport Terminal 2

This is my review of the Escape Plus lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. About 18 months ago we ran a review of this lounge written by a reader – see here.  I finally got to visit myself this week and I thought I would […]