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Until 22nd September you can book Economy and Premium Economy seats for 30% fewer Miles thanks to the latest Virgin Atlantic Award Sale.
You can get the discounted rates for travel dates right up until the end of the current booking schedule (330 days), which is fantastic.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club redemption rates are pretty competitive in Economy and Premium Economy anyway these days, so an additional 30% off makes them well worth taking a look at.
Flying Club have kindly produced charts of the discounted rates and included taxes (charts show the prices for Return flights, but one-ways in either direction are discounted too).
Rest of World:
Rest of World:
Using Virgin Flying Club Miles for one-ways back to the UK (if you can use other Miles, or find cheap one-way flights for the outbound) can be particularly good value.
Hong Kong is the stand-out deal thanks to the Government there banning ‘surcharges’, so you can fly one-way to London in Economy for just 17,500 Flying Club Miles + ~ £30.00 (330 Hong Kong Dollars) taxes, and in Premium Economy for 28,000 Flying Club Miles + £30.00.
Using Flying Club Miles to get back from a trip to the USA can be good value too (use Avios on Aer Lingus for the outbound).
With the 30% discount, from the East Coast back to the UK in Economy, it works out at 12,250 Miles + ~ £100.00 in taxes/surcharges, or for Premium Economy it is 19,250 + ~£200.
One-way flights back to the UK from the West Coast or the Caribbean require 14,875 Miles in Economy, or 24,500 in Premium Economy and similar taxes/surcharges.
If you can find availability during peak holiday times, those are great redemptions!
To provide a bit of context, on Peak dates British Airways charges 20,000 Avios + ~£216.00 for Economy and 40,000 + £216.00 in Premium Economy from East Coast USA back to London.
If you were going to transfer Tesco Clubcard vouchers or American Express membership Rewards points, using Virgin Atlantic during the current award sale, instead of BA, could save you 50%!!!
- Terms and Conditions:
The 30% reduction in mileage offer must be booked between 6 September 2016 and 22 September 2016. For best availability, be sure to avoid our busy holiday periods.1. Flying Club reward flights are subject to the payment of applicable taxes, charges, fees and surcharges. The exact amount will be advised at the time of booking online or via our Contact Centres.2. Offer valid for travel in Economy and Premium Economy Cabin Classes.3. This offer is for full mileage reward seats only, and cannot be combined with Miles Plus Money fares.4. CombiFares are permitted.
5. The 30% reduction in mileage offer can be booked on different routes as long as both routes are included in the promotion e.g. London – San Francisco and Los Angeles to London.
6. Once the booking has been ticketed, amending the route is not permitted.
7. Date changes can be made (normal charges apply).
8. Credit card upgrades can be applied to this offer.
9. All Virgin Atlantic Reward seat travel is strictly subject to availability. Some flights may have no availability on certain routes, and popular dates e.g. weekends, school and public holidays.
10. Passengers are not entitled to earn Flying Club miles or tier points.