Save Hundreds by Booking These Virgin Atlantic Awards With Flying Blue
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has a lot of positives, but the carrier-imposed surcharges it levies on Virgin Atlantic flights aren't one of them. In this post, we'll look at Flying Blue, a creative way to book Virgin Atlantic flights while saving hundreds of dollars in taxes and fees in the process.
Virgin Atlantic Award Sale: Act Fast for 33% Off All Routes
Virgin Atlantic just launched a new award sale, giving members a 33% discount on all routes. Book by November 27, then fly by September 30, 2024, to take advantage of some amazing award prices to all of Virgin Atlantic's many global destinations. Here are some great options plus how to build your balance of Virgin points.
Last Call: Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club With a 30% Bonus
Chase Ultimate Rewards cardholders will receive a 30% transfer bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, but this offer is ending soon. Here are three examples of ways to maximize this transfer bonus — including sweet spots within the U.S. (from 6k Chase points each way) to the Bahamas (from 7k points each way), Europe (business class for 39k points each way), and Japan (business class from 35k points each way).
Avoid Delta’s High Partner Award Rates by Booking With SkyTeam Partner Programs
Delta's frequent SkyMiles devaluations have made award tickets on SkyTeam partner airlines all but unaffordable. Thankfully, there are other, more cost-effective ways to book award flights on SkyTeam airlines. By taking advantage of partner loyalty programs, you can unlock greater value. Here are the partner programs you'll want to know about.
Great Delta One Suites Award Availability to Europe Starting at Only 50,000 Points!
One of the best deals in the points and miles world is flying between the U.S. and mainland Europe in Delta business class for just 50,000 Virgin points. The problem with this sweet spot: There's rarely any award availability. Not today! Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is showing availability for up to nine business-class seats on select routes!
Buy Virgin Atlantic Points With up to a 60% Bonus (1.57¢ Each)
Now through October 24, 2023, you can buy Virgin Points with up to a 60% bonus. When maximized, you can 320,000 Virgin Atlantic Points for just 1.57¢ each. When you combine this with Virgin Atlantic's sweet spots — from domestic Delta economy to ANA first class — this can present a fantastic opportunity to save.
The Trick To Using the Virgin Atlantic Monthly Award Calendar
A handy trick lets Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to search for awards using the calendar search, despite Virgin removing this option from its website a while back. Here's how to unlock month-by-month award searching on Virgin's website.
Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic With a 30% Bonus (Unlock Delta Flights From 6k Points)
Citi ThankYou just launched a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Now through October 14, 2023, you will receive a 30% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. From 6k-point domestic awards on Delta to 27k-point ANA business class awards to Japan, here are some examples of the incredible value that unlocks.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Slashes Point Transfer Fees
Virgin Atlantic has slashed the cost of transferring points between family and friends. Effective immediately, you will only have to pay aflat fee regardless of the number of points transferred. Let's look at this 90% drop in fees.
Earn Up to 20K Bonus Points with This Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Red Promotion
A new promotion from Virgin Atlantic is offering up to 20,000 bonus points to Flying Club members. There are a few important restrictions to understand, but this could be a great deal if it aligns with your travel plans. The travel period is gracious, but the booking period is just 10 days.
Virgin Atlantic Adds LATAM Award Bookings. Here’s the New Award Chart.
Virgin Atlantic just added award redemptions on LATAM-operated flights. That means travelers now have even more options for booking award flights to South America and even more uses for their Virgin points. Here are the details we know so far about this expanded partnership.
You Can Now Earn Virgin Points for Stays at Virgin Hotels, And The Earning Rate is Brilliant
Virgin Red has announced that you can now earn points for stays at Virgin Hotels properties in the U.S. and U.K. Earning rates are 5 points per dollar for stays in the U.S. and 7 points per pound for stays in the U.K. Here are the participating properties and just how valuable this new partnership is.
You Can Now Book ITA Airways Flights With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Points
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club joined SkyTeam on March 2, 2023, and it's now possible to book awards for SkyTeam partner ITA Airways using your Virgin points. Best of all, you can do this online. ITA Airways, for those unfamiliar, is an Italian airline and is the successor to now-defunct Alitalia. Here's what you should know about using your Virgin Atlantic points for ITA Airways flights — and the wide-open availability we're seeing.
New Rules To Access the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic has quietly changed the access rules to its flagship lounge, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in London Heathrow (LHR). The new rules reduce some access and better reflect Virgin’s status as a SkyTeam member.
382 Delta Award Routes That You Can Book for Just 7,500 Points
Delta SkyMiles can be a frustrating program. Sure, some domestic Delta economy awards can only cost a few thousand SkyMiles. Other times flights can climb astronomically high. Thankfully travelers have a way to get predictable pricing on Delta award flights: Booking through partner airlines. One of the best sweet spots for booking Delta awards is Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Here are the 382 Delta routes that you can book using just 7,500 Virgin points — and the many ways you can accumulate Virgin points.
Now With Delta: Meet The Awesome Virgin Atlantic Reward Seat Calendar
Virgin Atlantic recently released the ability to search for award space a month at a time. The new reward availability calendar lets you search for Virgin Atlantic and Delta award space on select routes. While the Delta routes are limited, the Virgin routes include destinations in Africa, the US, and Asia.
Book a 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise for 2 with Virgin Red Cruises from Just 62K Points
Now through August 31, 2023, Virgin members can book one of four Virgin Red cruises in the Mediterranean for just 80,000 Virgin points for two passengers! These all-inclusive cruises depart from Athens or Barcelona. Virgin points are some of the easiest points to accumulate in the points and miles world. We'll show you how to take advantage of this promotion.
Transfer Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic With a 30% Bonus
American Express is offering a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic through December 31. Use this transfer bonus to book flights to the Bahamas, Bermuda, or Mexico for 7k Amex points, or splurge for ANA business class to Japan from 35k Amex points each way. Check out our breakdown to see if this deal could work for you.
Overlooking Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Can Be Costly
The best way to increase the value received from your miles and points is to use fewer of them! Here are a few of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club's best partners to help you maximize your next award redemption, like now when there's a points transfer bonus running. This combination is great for getting the most out of your points.
Last Chance: Transfer Capital One Miles to Virgin Red With a 30% Transfer Bonus
Today, March 31, is your last chance to take advantage of a 30% transfer bonus from Capital One to Virgin Red. Sweet spots unlocked by this transfer bonus include domestic Delta flights for under 6k Capital One miles, 39k-mile business class flights to Europe, and ANA business class to Japan starting at 27,000 Capital One miles. Here's how to take advantage of these great redemption options.
Virgin Atlantic Adds Intra-Caribbean Awards, New Peak and Standard Dates
Virgin Atlantic announced new Standard and Peak reward dates, with the new calendar additions go all the way through September 2024. In addition, Virgin has also announced new Intra-Caribbean awards with their own pricing and Standard/Peak dates.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club No-Notice Devaluation of ANA First Class Awards
Bad news award travelers: One of the best sweet spots in the points and miles ecosystem just got devalued. Effective immediately, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is charging up to 42% more points for ANA first-class awards. Yet, somehow Flying Club might still be the best option for booking these awards. Here's a full breakdown of the changes — and the silver lining in the dark clouds.
Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam; New Redemption Options Already Bookable
Virgin Atlantic joined the SkyTeam airline alliance today, March 2, 2023. Effective immediately, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members can earn Virgin points on 14 new partner airlines - and redeem Virgin points on 13 additional airlines. Here are the new redemption rates and the latest details on Virgin Atlantic joining SkyTeam, from lounge access to reciprocal elite perks.
Do Virgin Atlantic “Virgin Points” Expire?
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club "Virgin Points" do not expire, giving you plenty of time to plan and accumulate before redeeming them for an award. Also, the points are now shared with the Virgin Group, giving you many more options to earn them for everyday spending.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Status Match Is Back — With a Catch
Virgin Atlantic is offering elite status holders of a dozen airlines the opportunity to match their status to Virgin Atlantic and receive complimentary Flying Club Silver or Gold status. Virgin Atlantic has offered status matches like this in the past. However, there's a twist this time around.
Virgin Atlantic 50% Rebate on Awards
Virgin Atlantic launched a promotion giving you a 50% rebate on award bookings. You must link your Virgin Red and Virgin Flying Club accounts to participate in the promotion. Bookings must be made by November 7, 2022 to take advantage of the award rebate.
[Resolved] Capital One Just Launched a New Transfer Bonus, But Don’t Transfer Miles Yet
Today, Capital One seems to launch a new transfer bonus. However, we don't recommend transferring miles yet. Although miles are immediately transferred to the airline, the transfer bonus isn't posting. Instead, miles are simply transferring at a 1:1 transfer ratio. Here's what we know about this issue.
Amex Launches an Incredible 12 Airline and Hotel Transfer Bonuses For September
It's back! Last year, we saw American Express Membership Rewards offer an incredible 12 transfer bonuses at the same time. And now it's back again this year! Now through (at least) the end of September, you can transfer Membership Rewards points to 9 airlines and 3 hotel programs with up to a 30% transfer bonus.
Virgin Atlantic Guarantees at Least 12 Award Seats on Every Flight
Starting in July 2022, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club guarantees at least 12 award seats on every Virgin Atlantic flight. The company will release at least 8 economy seats, two premium economy seats, and two Upper Class seats on every flight. Here's how to take advantage of this award space.
Buy Virgin Points From 1.14 Cents Each with Virgin Atlantic’s Points Booster Promotion
Virgin Atlantic Points Booster is back. Once again, you can get up to 40% bonus points on "boosts" made by June 30, 2022. Without a promotion, buying Virgin Atlantic points cost 2.7 cents each. With Points Booster, you can purchase points for 1.6 cents each — and that price drops to 1.14 cents per point by utilizing this 40% bonus. Let's show you how.