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Vacation is exciting and so is any excuse to hop on an international flight. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Red are giving you reasons to be 30% more excited, with their latest offer reducing the number of points you’ll need for a reward flight or upgrade.

Whether you’re headed to the UK or actively looking for someplace nice departing from it, there are deals in both directions and they’re available immediately.

If you’re looking to get in on the action, here’s everything you need to know, including how to transfer credit card points from most programs into Virgin Points.

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Virgin Atlantic 30% Off Flights Using Points

Virgin Points are the shared currency of Virgin Atlantic and the wider Virgin Group loyalty program called Virgin Red. The first thing to know is that even if you aren’t yet a member of either, you can still take advantage of this great deal.

You’ll simply need to create a Virgin Flying Club account, and ideally link it with your Virgin Red account, if you don’t already have one of those either. Once that’s done, you can transfer points from Amex, BILT, Capital One, Chase and Citi into Virgin Points and they typically appear instantly.

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The Key Dates For The Deal

  • You can book from February 16th to February 28th for travel until May 31st.

Reward seats come and go regularly and when there’s an offer they tend to fly. Though you technically have until the 28th of February, it always makes sense to book when and if you find a flight you want.

US based members, can enjoy 30% off the following departure points.

  • New York, Boston, Washington or Antigua to London Heathrow
  • Atlanta, Miami or Tampa to London Heathrow
  • Austin, LA, San Francisco or Seattle to London Heathrow

UK based members, can enjoy 30% off the following departure points.

  • London Heathrow to Tel Aviv from as low as 12,000 points.
  • London Heathrow or Manchester to New York from 14,000 Virgin Points
  • London Heathrow to Antigua from 14,000 Virgin Points
  • London Heathrow to Austin from 21,000 Virgin Points 

Booking these flights should be easy and the discounts will apply automatically whether you book online at VirginAtlantic.com or via the Virgin Atlantic call center. As a nice touch, companion vouchers and upgrade vouchers from Virgin Atlantic Credit Cards can also be used in conjunction.

Amazing Virgin Seats To Aim For

Virgin Atlantic’s new A330neo ‘Upper Class‘ may feature the best business class setup flying across the Atlantic between the UK and US currently. With bluetooth wireless, privacy doors and lightning fast wifi, there’s not much else you could ask for.

Next best, the A350 is an outstanding passenger experience and not only brings a great private seat, but improved cabin environment with less noise and both better pressure and humidity which feels more like life back down on earth.

Happy booking!

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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