Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

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…


Does Seeking Elite Status with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Make Sense, Now that Air France / KLM is Aboard?

Mr. Brightside, our anonymous points and miles expert, is an elite status junkie. Now that Virgin Atlantic has achieved a rescue deal and has joined forces with Air France and KLM, he is sure that there must be some interesting opportunities to earn elite status with Flying Club, but is…


NEWS: Virgin Atlantic to leave Gatwick permanently, speed up fleet retirements and cut over 3000 jobs

As I predicted, the BA job losses were sadly just the start of cost-cutting within the travel industry. Hot on the heels of British Airways announcement of 12,000 job losses, earlier today Virgin announced that they would be cutting up to 3,150 staff, which is almost a third of its…


Should You Rush to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles Before it is Too Late?

Virgin Atlantic is in big trouble! That statement shouldn’t be shocking to you, if only because the airline itself has been open about its application to the UK government for a bailout. The airline also convinced important suppliers such as Airbus and Rolls Royce to write to the Chancellor of…


How to Keep Your Miles and Avios from Expiring When You Can’t Travel

If you a frequent flyer like me, you probably don’t worry too much about your miles expiring. Certain airlines do operate a “hard expiry” policy of course, which helps to focus the mind on the earning and spending of those specific miles. But for those airlines who only expire the…



New Virgin A350 Upper Class Seat – the whole truth & nothing but the truth

A few things –  All flights, hotels and associated costs were paid by Virgin Atlantic. The outbound flight was a press-only charter. Virgin Atlantic staff from various departments were onboard for questions and “issues”. Virgin are very proud of this new product. I was excited.  Now I am a bit sad…