Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Announces Reward Sale

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has announced a reward sale to select destinations. To take advantage, you must book your reward flights between now and 19 June, 2018.

The actual dates you can fly are 01 July 2018 to 06 September 2018.

A 30% reduction in the miles requirement will be applied to the standard redemption rates on the following routes only:

  • London Gatwick to Antigua and vice versa
  • London Gatwick to Barbados and vice versa
  • London Gatwick to Havana and vice versa
  • London Gatwick to Las Vegas and vice versa
  • London Heathrow to Boston and vice versa
  • Manchester to Las Vegas and vice versa
  • Manchester to San Francisco and vice versa

A 50% reduction in miles will be applied to the Manchester to Boston route.

Is This Offer Any Good?

Not really…  The promotion is only valid for rewards booked in ECONOMY class. As always, this means that you will pay a substantial amount to cover taxes and surcharges. You can often find a paid ticket for little more – and that paid ticket would earn you more miles instead of spending them.

And unless you enjoy hurricanes and/or extreme heat, you don’t really want to be visiting Las Vegas or the Caribbean in August. Of course, since Virgin Atlantic’s peak / off-peak calendar doesn’t take into account local conditions, you shouldn’t ever want to pay the full peak reward pricing to visit these destinations at that time of year.

But Boston is an interesting summer getaway, as is San Francisco for those Virgin Atlantic members living closer to Manchester than London…

You can find further details about the reward sale by clicking here.


  1. Andy says

    I wonder if this could be combined with the upgrade from the credit card vouchers?

    As a standard redemption though I agree that it’s poor value, I saw other blogs mentioning Virgin flights from the UK to the US which were £272, which is about the same as the taxes on a redemption anyway.

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