Virgin Flying Miles Expiry?

Discussion in 'Virgin Atlantic | Flying Club' started by TTGLOBE4L, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. TTGLOBE4L

    TTGLOBE4L Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Does anyone know if the above miles expire? I cannot find anything to suggest they do but have only recently started building points into this programme so have less knowledge of it
     
  2. Adam

    Adam Active Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Q How long are my miles valid for?
    A Your miles will not expire providing that your account remains active. To keep your account active, you need to continue to earn or redeem flying club miles, as each mileage transaction will ensure you a further 36 months of active flying clubmiles.
     
  3. TTGLOBE4L

    TTGLOBE4L Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Thanks Adam. That's great. I'm on it!
     
  4. Misa

    Misa New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    My Virgin miles are due to expire in 2 months, not used them a while used different airlines.
    I was wondering if I can perhaps buy miles for £5 or £10 and extend the validity that way?
     
  5. Adam

    Adam Active Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I've seen VA miles for sale on their site, maybe consider buying something through their estore to gain some shopping points to keep your account alive.
     
    JoeD likes this.
  6. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Virgin trains (West or East Coast) should work - just book a cheap (but eligible!!!) ticket, add your Virgin Flying Club number, and you should get a few Miles.
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Active Member

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    28
    or transfer from e-rewards if you have the patience to do a few surveys.
     
  8. D4BV2

    D4BV2 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    After 3 years of non active-ness
     
  9. Darren0291

    Darren0291 Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    18
    3 years, just keep topping it up by 1000 miles here and then, or doing a transfer of tesco points
     
  10. elizabrook

    elizabrook New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Any activity on the account will stop the miles expiring for another 3 years. I have been doing the e-rewards surveys and am looking at converting a small amount of tesco clubcard points.
     
  11. Richard1974

    Richard1974 Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    8
    One way to earn miles and ensure activity on your account, and hence stop your Virgin Atlantic miles from expiring is to register one or more of your payment cards with VA Flying Club's 'Shops Away'. Your card can be any Visa, MasterCard or Amex card. As well as earning points for online shopping with certain retailers (which include some good points bonuses from time to time), you can also earn points for instore shopping at certain stores. The range of stores when you earn points for instore shopping is tiny, but does include Waitrose, Heal's, Jack Wills, National Express (I guess that means paying at a ticket office or on the coach?), Byron burgers, and Carphone Warehouse, so if you ever shop at any of those places, this is a way to keep your VA points alive.
     
  12. CraigS

    CraigS Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
  13. DouglasForsyth

    DouglasForsyth New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I recently opted for Tesco clubcard points to be converted to Virgin Flying Club miles for the 1000 mile bonus - haven't yet received the bonus but haven't shopped at Tesco either.

    Anyone know if you have to shop at tesco before receiving the bonus?
     
  14. CraigS

    CraigS Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
    No need to shop. The miles usually arrive 4-6 weeks later...
     

Share This Page