Holidays are exciting, and so is any excuse to board an international flight. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Red are giving you 30% more reason to celebrate as their latest offer reduces the number of points you need to redeem an award flight or upgrade.
Whether you are traveling to the UK or are actively looking for a nice place to depart from there, there are deals available both ways and they are readily available.
If you’re interested in taking part in the promotion, here’s everything you need to know, including how to transfer credit card points from most programs into Virgin Points.
Virgin Atlantic 30% discount on flights with points
Virgin Points are the common currency of Virgin Atlantic and the Virgin Group’s broader loyalty program called Virgin Red. The first thing you need to know is that you can take advantage of this great offer even if you’re not already a member.
All you need to do is create a Virgin Flying Club account and ideally link it to your Virgin Red account if you don’t already have one. Once that’s done, you can convert points from Amex, BILT, Capital One, Chase, and Citi to Virgin Points, and they usually appear instantly.
The key dates for the deal
- You can Book from February 16th to February 28th for travel until 31.05.
Award seats come and go on a regular basis and when there is an offer they usually fly. Although you technically have until February 28th, it’s always good to book when and if you find a flight you want.
US based members receive a 30% discount on the following departure locations.
- New York, Boston, Washington or Antigua to London Heathrow
- Atlanta, Miami or Tampa to London Heathrow
- Austin, LA, San Francisco or Seattle to London Heathrow
UK based members receive a 30% discount on the following departure locations.
- London Heathrow To Tel Aviv from 12,000 points.
- London Heathrow or Manchester To new York from 14,000 Virgin Points
- London Heathrow To Antigua from 14,000 Virgin Points
- London Heathrow To austin from 21,000 Virgin Points
Booking these flights should be easy and discounts apply automatically whether you book online at VirginAtlantic.com or through the Virgin Atlantic call center. As a nice touch, companion vouchers and Virgin Atlantic credit card upgrade vouchers can also be used together.
Amazing virgin seats to aspire to
Virgin Atlantic’s new A330neo “Upper Class” offers possibly the best business class configuration currently flying between the UK and the US across the Atlantic. With wireless Bluetooth, privacy doors, and blazing fast WiFi, there’s not much more you could ask for.
The second best A350 is an outstanding passenger experience, offering not only a great private seat but an improved cabin environment with less noise and both better pressure and humidity that feels more like life on Earth.