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NEWS: Virgin Atlantic offers free COVID insurance + which other airlines offer insurance?

Virgin Atlantic provides complimentary COVID-19 global insurance cover for all bookings Virgin Atlantic has decided to add free COVID-19 insurance cover on all new and existing bookings. Getting insurance that covers COVID-19 is not always easy, so having this as additional cover for free with Virgin is a great idea….


Is it worth joining Virgin Flying Club even if you mainly collect Avios? Part 1 earning miles & status

With the announcements last week from Virgin Atlantic which gave some very impressive additions to the Flying Club, it is well worth a look to see if you should be collecting Virgin miles as well as Avios. Although most of us won’t be flying long haul for a while, the…


NEWS: Fantastic! – Virgin Atlantic make it much easier to upgrade to Upper Class using vouchers and miles & extends existing vouchers

Today Virgin has made some excellent improvements to their Flying Club. You can read about how you can earn status without ever buying a cash ticket in this article.   Easier use of Companion, Upgrade and Clubhouse vouchers and easier upgrades The Virgin Atlantic credit card is one of the…


NEWS: WOW – Virgin Atlantic – earn tier points for redemption flights & extends Flying Club tier status by another 6 months

One of the more interesting things about the pandemic has been how airlines have handled cancellations, refunds, and status during the pandemic. BA for example took a long time to extend status and did block online refunds (like most airlines) but generally they have processed refunds promptly and their book…


NEWS: Heathrow arrivals COVID testing facility ready, Singapore reopening looking more promising and lounge access for Delta at Heathrow

Heathrow COVID-19 testing facility ready Collinson and Swissport have today announced their facility for COVID-19 testing is set up and ready for use at Heathrow Airport. The facility in Terminal 2 enables arriving passengers to be tested for COVID-19 upon landing and know just hours later if they have tested…



NEWS: BA’s winter long haul schedule changes inc B747 replacements, A350 engine issues & Virgin Atlantic lounge access at T2

BA’s winter long haul schedule changes Predicting which routes BA will run in a few month’s time is similar to predicting the lottery numbers. But at least this list gives you an idea of their current plans. Last week they revealed some of their winter plans and then changed it…