If you were thinking about spending some Virgin miles, now may be the time to do it as Virgin have a couple of special offers.
The first offer is for reduced miles to certain destinations and is valid for bookings made up to, and including, 20 March 2020. Why they are only offering these two destinations is unknown, but I’m guessing they were the ones with the lowest forward bookings. Virgin have been discounting London to Boston very heavily recently, with fares starting from around £900 return.
The offer is for full mileage rewards travelling between:
- London Heathrow to Washington Dulles and vice versa, in Economy Classic cabin, for travel between 01 April to 31 May 2020. These are discounted by 5,000 making the price now 15,000 miles on standard dates and 35,000 miles on peak dates.
- Upgrades earned through the Virgin Atlantic Reward and Reward+ Credit Card can be redeemed in conjunction with the Economy sale fare to Washington.
- London Heathrow to Boston and vice versa, in Premium, for travel between 01 April to 31 May 2020. These are reduced by 10,000 miles making the flights now 25,000 miles on standard dates and 45,000 miles on peak dates.
- London Heathrow to Boston and vice versa, in Upper Class, for travel between 01 April to 30 April 2020. These are reduced by 15,000 miles making the flights now 80,000 miles on standard dates and 100,000 miles on peak dates.
If you change the dates of the booking afterwards, any difference in mileage will have to be paid if the date change moves the booking from Standard to Peak season or from Peak to Standard season.
If we look at Seat Spy, you can see there is availability on almost every date with at least two seats in Upper Class. You can use the search widget in the sidebar to search for the latest availability.
You can also change your reward flights for free for bookings up to the end of March 2020 but you will still be charged a fee if you cancel entirely.
If you fancy going somewhere else, it worth a browse of availability on Seat Spy as there is far more available than usual, especially for the next couple of months. There is also still some availability for their new service to Cape Town in November and December in Upper Class.