Ana First Class Suite 777 – 40
The World’s Best Award Redemption Just Got Better

Well this is a pleasant surprise -- the single best award redemption value out there has just become even more lucrative. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is a fantastic niche frequent flyer program, as there are some incredible award redemption values. The…

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Filed Under: ANA, Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 37
Virgin Atlantic Selling Points With 50% Bonus

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club doesn't sell points all that often, though the program has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. Through April 30, 2021, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased points. The…

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Filed Under: Airline Rewards, Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 61
Virgin Atlantic 787 Diverts After Pilot Injured By Laser

There has been an alarming increase in laser incidents involving commercial aircraft in recent years. Usually these incidents are reported to authorities but don't cause diversions or major operational issues. Well, The Aviation Herald reports on a particularly…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
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Guide To Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles on a particular airline are through the frequent flyer program of a partner airline. Actually, I'd argue that's the case more often than not, and it's where we see many of the best award chart…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
New Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Status Match Offer

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has just launched a new status match campaign, valid exclusively for British Airways Executive Club members. For a limited time, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering to match elite members in the British Airways Executive…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 3
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Promo: 50% Bonus Virgin Points & Tier Points For New Bookings

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has launched a potentially valuable promo for anyone who is looking to plan future travel. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering 50% bonus points for future flight bookings, including both redeemable Virgin points and elite…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 747
Virgin Atlantic’s Awesome 747 Farewell Event

Back in May Virgin Atlantic revealed that it would be retiring its Boeing 747s, which is a decision we've seen at several airlines as a result of the reduced demand from coronavirus. This accomplishes two things -- the airline wants to shrink, and its…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Business Class – 24
Great Deal: Virgin Atlantic Offering 50% Off Award Tickets

Several weeks ago British Airways Executive Club offered 50% off award tickets, and now Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering a similar promotion. Virgin Atlantic has launched what's being called its best Black Friday sale ever, and part of that is…

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Filed Under: Awards, Great Deals
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Virgin Points: Virgin Atlantic’s New Rewards Currency

Virgin Atlantic has today announced a rebranding to its points currency, so let’s talk about that, and what it means for your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. Virgin Points replace Flying Club miles The Virgin brand has today unveiled its new…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic Pakistan Flights Now On Sale

What a fascinating time in the industry. Rather than seeing airlines slowly add back suspended routes, we're instead seeing airlines launch some surprising new routes. A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic announced plans to launch flights to Pakistan. Well,…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 35
Virgin Atlantic Completes Restructuring, Will Lay Off Even More Employees

It's both a good and bad for Virgin Atlantic, as the company's future is secured (for now), but even more employees are being laid off. For quite a while Virgin Atlantic's future was up in the air, as the airline was running out of cash. In mid-July,…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A330
Virgin Atlantic Introduces Free Coronavirus Insurance

Virgin Atlantic has just become the second global airline to offer coronavirus insurance to passengers, following a similar move from Emirates about a month ago. Virgin Atlantic has today announced plans to introduce free COVID-19 insurance coverage…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Wow: Virgin Atlantic Will Award Tier Points On Reward Tickets

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has today announced some positive updates, including one new industry-first permanent feature that I'm very excited about. Let's start with the most exciting development. As of September 1, 2020, Virgin Atlantic will award…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A330
Virgin Atlantic Files For Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic revealed the full details of its planned recapitalization, and this week the airline has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in US courts. What exactly is going on here, and is this as big of a deal as one might think? For…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Virgin Atlantic Secures New Financing

There has been lots of uncertainty about Virgin Atlantic's future. While the airline is resuming service as of July 20 and is undergoing a major restructuring, up until now the airline lacked the financing to continue operations for much longer. Virgin…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
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Full Details: Virgin Atlantic Resuming Flights

In March 2020 Virgin Atlantic more or less discontinued scheduled passenger flights in light of the current pandemic. In early June the airline outlined schedules to resume flights to five destinations, and the airline has now revealed plans to add flights…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
What’s Going On With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club?

I've received quite a few questions from readers about what's going on with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, and figured I'd address that topic in this post. For about a week now, it hasn't been possible to log into Virgin Atlantic Flying Club accounts.…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 4
Virgin Atlantic’s Summer 2021 Schedule

While Virgin Atlantic continues to be on the brink of collapse as the airline looks for new investors, that's not stopping the company from doing some network planning for the future. With the summer of 2020 expected to see very little travel, Virgin…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 747
Virgin Atlantic Leaving Gatwick, Retiring 747s, Laying Off 3,150 Staff

Virgin Atlantic is still looking for a lifeline, as the airline is weeks away from running out of money. In the meantime, the airline has today revealed what they call the "post-COVID-19 future," and it involves some drastic cuts. Virgin Atlantic notes…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 3
Must-See: Flight Attendant’s Hilarious Tribute To Virgin Atlantic

This is a sad and scary time in the airline industry. There will be bankruptcies, there will be job losses, and there will be a new normal. I've seen lots of airline employees post messages of solidarity and encouragement, though generally the tone isn't…

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Filed Under: Videos, Virgin Atlantic
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Richard Branson Reportedly Looking To Sell Virgin Atlantic Stake

Well that escalated quickly... About a week ago Richard Branson wrote an open letter, in which he stated that without government aid, Virgin Atlantic will collapse. Virgin Atlantic is 51% owned by Branson, and 49% owned by Delta Air Lines. Virgin Atlantic…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic Will Collapse Without Government Aid

It's not a good few days for airlines. South African Airways is nearing liquidation, Virgin Australia is entering administration, and Norwegian's subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy. We've known that Virgin Atlantic is also in trouble, and today Richard…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic A330 300
Virgin Atlantic Cuts Chauffeur Service

Well, it looks like another airline is cutting their complimentary chauffeur service for premium passengers... Virgin Atlantic has announced that they'll be cutting their chauffeur service for Upper Class (business class) passengers. This change is being…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic