OFFERS & NEWS: Virgin Atlantic – sale, status match, extended rebooking and arrivals lounge to open

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Virgin Atlantic sale

The Virgin sale is offering savings are across all Virgin Atlantic cabins with up to £107 off Economy Light, Classic, Delight, and Premium as well as huge savings of up to £1,400 on Upper Class fares. Virgin Atlantic offers are available until Tuesday 25 January for travel on select dates throughout 2022.

There’s also up to 16% off Virgin Atlantic Holidays Flight + Hotel offers can also book up until Tuesday 25 January.

If you want inspiration you can read my review of my recent flight to the Bahamas with Virgin and my stay at The Cove with Virgin Holidays. 

You can find the sale page here.


Virgin Atlantic travel with confidence extended

Virgin Atlantic has extended its policy of unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings, giving further flexibility to customers. The updated policy enables Virgin Atlantic customers making a new holiday or flight-only booking for travel up to 31 December 2022, to make as many changes as necessary to their travel dates, origin or destination, with the change fees waived, as well as one free name change. You may still have to pay a difference in fare. 

The date by which rescheduled travel can be completed by has been extended by eight months for all new and existing bookings until 31 December 2023 – giving a broader window of time to reschedule plans if needed.

The improved flexible policy also applies to customers who already have converted their booking to a voucher or hold an open ticket.


Virgin Atlantic status match

Virgin has expanded their quite generous status match offer to more airlines. The catch is that you need to have a Virgin flight already booked. 

To status match, you just need:

  1. Proof of your other airline loyalty status, like a photo or screenshot of your membership card
  2. The booking reference for your upcoming Virgin Atlantic flight.
  3. You must be an existing member of Flying Club. It’s free to join.

You can become an Instant Gold member by proving you are in the top tier of one of the below airline loyalty schemes. You’ll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in either Premium Economy or Upper Class.

For Instant Silver member you will need to prove you are in the second tier of one of the below airline loyalty schemes. You’ll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in any cabin class.

Here is the full list of airlines you can match from and how the tiers match up:

Airline programmeSecond tierTop tier
Air New Zealand AirpointsGoldElite Plus
Alaska MVPMVP GoldMVP Gold 75k
American Airlines AAdvantagePlatinum ProExec Platinum
BA Executive ClubSilverGold
Cathay Pacific Marco PoloGoldPlatinum
EL Al MatmidGoldPlatinum
Emirates SkywardsGoldPlatinum
Etihad GuestGoldPlatinum
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian MilesGoldPlatinum
Hong Kong Airlines Fortune WingsGoldPlatinum
Iberia Iberia PlusOroPlatino
Lufthansa Miles and MoreSenatorHon Circle
Qantas Frequent FlyerGoldPlatinum
Qatar Privilege ClubGoldPlatinum
Scandinavian Airlines SAS EurobonusGoldDiamond
Singapore Kris FlyerSilverGold
South African VoyagerSilverGold, Platinum
Swiss Miles and MoreSenatorHon Circle
Turkish Miles&SmilesEliteElite Plus
United Mileage PlusPremier PlatinumPremier 1k
Virgin Australia VelocityGoldPlatinum

Once you have the status match your Flying Club Gold or Silver membership will be valid for 12 months from the date your account is upgraded. Then Gold members will need to earn 1,000 tier points in the membership period to retain the Gold status. Silver members will need to earn 400 tier points in the membership period to retain the Silver status.

You can find more information here. 


Virgin announces reopening of Revivals lounge in Heathrow T3

Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class night flight review breakfast

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that with the easing of restrictions, the Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge for arrivals will reopen on Monday 10 January for eligible customers, including Flying Club Gold members, Upper Class and Delta One customers. All arrivals lounges had been closed due to the requirement to isolate while waiting for the results of your day 2 test. 

Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class night flight review revivals lounge menu

Previous Revivals lounge menu

The Revivals lounge is located just above the Arrivals Hall in London Heathrow Terminal 3. They do a great breakfast there as well as being able to shower and freshen up.

You can read my review of the Revivals lounge here. 


3 Comments on "OFFERS & NEWS: Virgin Atlantic – sale, status match, extended rebooking and arrivals lounge to open"

  1. Am I eligible to status match if I already matched to silver from the BA offer that they had last year where no ticket was needed? I am now star alliance gold and would like to match to virgin as I plan to take a flight in premium eco (upgrade to upper with points) soon. havent booked it yet but if I can status match to gold, then I will definitely book it and request the match.

  2. Thanks. I shall email them and check.

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