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.
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:
- Proof of your other airline loyalty status, like a photo or screenshot of your membership card
- The booking reference for your upcoming Virgin Atlantic flight.
- 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 programme||Second tier||Top tier|
|Air New Zealand Airpoints||Gold||Elite Plus|
|Alaska MVP||MVP Gold||MVP Gold 75k|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||Platinum Pro||Exec Platinum|
|BA Executive Club||Silver||Gold|
|Cathay Pacific Marco Polo||Gold||Platinum|
|EL Al Matmid||Gold||Platinum|
|Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles||Gold||Platinum|
|Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings||Gold||Platinum|
|Iberia Iberia Plus||Oro||Platino|
|Lufthansa Miles and More||Senator||Hon Circle|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||Gold||Platinum|
|Qatar Privilege Club||Gold||Platinum|
|Scandinavian Airlines SAS Eurobonus||Gold||Diamond|
|Singapore Kris Flyer||Silver||Gold|
|South African Voyager||Silver||Gold, Platinum|
|Swiss Miles and More||Senator||Hon Circle|
|Turkish Miles&Smiles||Elite||Elite Plus|
|United Mileage Plus||Premier Platinum||Premier 1k|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||Gold||Platinum|
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.
Virgin announces reopening of Revivals lounge in Heathrow T3
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.
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.