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.

Virgin Atlantic and Texaco Star Points partnership ended – how else can you earn miles from petrol?

For many years, Virgin Flying Club has had a miles earning partnership with Texaco. You can (still) find details here. However, this offer appears to have ended.  All references to Virgin Atlantic have been removed from the Texaco website and a reader who called Texaco […]

Get 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

Sometimes there are long running offers which we don’t mention because they have been around, unchanged, forever.  Now and then I like to dust one off.  A good example is this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first order from Virgin Wines. Virgin […]

Bits: BA expands connection car transfers, €1546 Emirates A380 to Bangkok (or BA €1451), more on Auckland

News in brief: British Airways extends car transfers for late connections British Airways has announced an extension of its chauffeur driven executive car connection service at Heathrow. Passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, plus British Airways Gold and Silver Executive Club members […]

Bits: Interesting Auckland redemption option, Hilton launches an Asia sale

News in brief: Interesting redemption option to Auckland Reader Charlie dropped me a note about an interesting Virgin Atlantic partner redemption that he has booked. (You may also want to read our article from the weekend about the excellent Jet Airways First Class Suites redemption using […]

Which Virgin Atlantic credit card is best for you?

Back in April, Virgin Atlantic launched its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. Full details are on the airline website here. We spent a lot of time in April discussing the cards over a number of articles.  I wrote so […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Great Virgin redemption: fly Amsterdam to Toronto on Jet Airways for $40 tax

You may not know that you can use Virgin Flying Club miles to book rewards flights with India’s Jet Airways.  It is explained on the Virgin Atlantic website here. Virgin has an obscure range of partner airlines – you can see the list on the Flying […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for September? – 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. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

The best Upper Class and Premium deals in the Virgin Atlantic September promo

Virgin Atlantic has launched a September promotion, competing directly with the British Airways sale. We have done two lengthy article in recent days on the BA sale.  First Class and Club World deals are covered here.  Premium Economy deals are covered here.  You can find […]

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow

This is my mini review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. I have a confession to make. To this day I’ve never flown with Virgin Atlantic and the only Clubhouse I’d ever visited before was the Arrivals Lounge at Terminal […]

Good 2019 business class deals to the US – from £1300 – with BA, Virgin and Star Alliance

A bunch of good Business Class fares to the US has been launched by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Star Alliance. These fares are all from the UK so you don’t need to position yourself in Europe to take advantage. British Airways to the West […]

Now use Virgin miles for Clubhouse spa treatments (and no more free male haircuts!)

Virgin Atlantic has launched a new way to pay for your spa treatments at the Clubhouse lounges in Heathrow Terminal 3 and Gatwick – by using your Flying Club miles. Full details can be found on the Virgin Atlantic website here. As the site says: […]

Bits: 10% off Virgin Flight & Hotel, Marriott Platinum Challenge, Garuda suspends Heathrow

News in brief: 10% off Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ packages until Monday night Virgin Atlantic is offering 10% off its ‘flight and hotel’ packages over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Full details are here. This is far less flexible than the BA Holidays service, because […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

It’s back but worse – 5,000 Virgin miles with Virgin Money life insurance, from £10 a month

Virgin Money has brought back its offer of bonus Flying Club miles with Virgin Money life insurance. Until 7th November Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members who take out a life insurance policy will receive 5,000 Flying Club miles.  This is a big drop on the last time […]

EXCLUSIVE: I chat with Virgin about the launch of Virgin Group Loyalty Company

I broke off from my holiday yesterday to chat, separately, with Oli Byers, who runs Virgin Flying Club, and Andrew Swaffield, who runs the new Virgin Group Loyalty Company (VGLC). In my article yesterday (click) we looked at Virgin’s announcement that it was launching Virgin […]

Virgin Flying Club splitting from the airline to create a Virgin-wide loyalty scheme

Virgin Group, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines have announced their intention to launch a brand new pan-Virgin loyalty programme with reward opportunities across all Virgin brands. You can find out more here on the Virgin Atlantic website. This is a further attempt by Virgin Group […]