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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.

Bits: LAST CALL for Amazon / Amex Gold £15 discount, Blacklane adds Krisflyer (and get 10% off), Amex / Red Carnation deal

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum ending soon For the last 18 months, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum charge card holders when they spend £25 or more.  This offer expires […]

Bits: Virgin adds new Jo’burg service, Melia extends Avios earning to BA

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic adds a second daily Johannesburg service Filling the gap left by South African Airways move to drop one of its two daily Jo’burg to Heathrow services from late April, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is doubling its Johannesburg services […]

What are the best credit card deals for March? – 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. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Virgin Atlantic launching ‘hand baggage only’ and ‘Economy Delight’ fares – what do you get?

Not long ago we wrote about BA’s new ‘hand baggage only’ fares on transatlantic flights starting in April. Passengers will have the choice between the regular Economy fare and the newly introduced Basic Economy fare which does not include hold luggage and seat selection. Now […]

Special offer: 8,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

Virgin Money has brought back its impressive offer of 8,000 Flying Club miles for anyone who opens a new stocks and shares ISA. See here for full details. This is an attractive offer given that the usual deal is just 5,000 or 6,000 miles.  The […]

Bits: has Starwood given up its suite at the O2?, new Amex cashback deals inc Emirates and Avis

News in brief: Has Starwood Preferred Guest given up its O2 suite? Regular readers will know that there have been some great points opportunities over the past three years to see top musical acts at the O2 Arena in London via SPG Moments. Starwood Preferred […]

Bits: BA lounge access expanded; stay the night in the Virgin lounge

News in brief: British Airways adds lounge access at more European destinations Kudos to BA. Last September, we published a list of British Airways European destinations which did not offer lounge access. There are some airports on the British Airways network which simply do not […]

Bits: £1300 US Club World deals for Winter, targeted 30% bonus on Virgin miles via Miles Booster

News in brief: Very good British Airways Club World fares launched for Autumn and Winter travel British Airways has launched some attractive Club World fares to the US and Canada for Autumn and Winter travel.  These are not being advertised by BA as far as […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic one day Valentine sale, feedback on Avios from Midpoint, use Lufty miles for Tesco vouchers

News in brief: Save £279 per person in Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic’s Valentine’s Sale Virgin Atlantic has launched a one day Valentine’s sale in case you find flowers and chocolate too boring. Until midnight tonight you can save up to £279 per person when booking […]

40% off Virgin Atlantic redemptions to Miami in all classes

If you’ve got a bit of spare time over the next few weeks, you could take advantage of a new Virgin Atlantic promotion for 40% off redemption flights from London to Miami. Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here. Note that the discount […]

Last chance for Business Class sale bargains with Air France, Etihad, South African and Virgin Atlantic

A number of airline Business Class sales are about to expire in the next few days.  We have put them all together in brief in this article – click through to the relevant sale pages for more details, a full list of destinations and to […]

Bits: Clubcard to Avios and Virgin transfer offers, excellent Hilton / Lufthansa Miles & More deal

News in brief: What we know about the new Tesco Clubcard conversion offers Tesco Clubcard points from the last collection period should now be showing online at If you are thinking of where to convert, we now have an inkling of what is available […]

Bits: odd “Virgin miles from Virgin Trains” rule, earn SPG points with Hertz, 80% bonus buying Hilton points

News in brief: Odd quirk when earning Virgin miles from Virgin Trains When you travel with Virgin Trains West Coast, you can choose to earn either Nectar points or Virgin Flying Club miles, assuming you book directly on the Virgin Trains website. Following changes last […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic unveils former Air Berlin A330-200, Flying Blue promo awards, new Lufthansa logo

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has unveiled their new leased A330-200 aircraft Virgin Atlantic has released footage of their new aircraft “Daydream Believer” (G-VMNK), the first of four A330-200 leased from the remnants of Air Berlin to replace some of its B787 aircraft whilst engine […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with LEGO, ALDI taking Amex, Plaza Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi re-opened

News in brief: 2400 Avios or 2500 Virgin miles with LEGO City The second LEGO / Tesco Clubcard deal of the year has arrived. Until 4th February, you will receive: 500 extra Clubcard points when you spend £30+ on LEGO City 1,000 extra Clubcard points […]