Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles are more dynamic than you might expect. They’re not just for upgrades and flights on Virgin Atlantic – they can be used for incredible experiences on ANA, Air New Zealand and many others too, all around the world. The airline just launched a flash sale on points where everyone receives a mystery bonus, and many people will find 40% bonuses on all purchases.
That means you can buy miles as low as 1.08p per point, and take some incredible flights on Virgin Atlantic and its many partners, at some super bargains. Here are all the glorious details…
You can buy up to 140,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles in this sale for a grand total of £1515, if your “Mystery Bonus” is maxed out at the full 40%. You can check your mystery bonus here.
Bonus miles are offered on all miles purchases over 2,000 miles. The better deals are definitely for those with UK registered Virgin Atlantic Flying Club accounts, but there are solid offers for US account holders too. The 40% miles bonus brings some interesting potential for cool redemptions. For example…
- You could buy 95,200 miles for £1032. That’s enough for ANA business class round trip between London and Tokyo, or the USA and Tokyo, and additional surcharges when you book the award bring a grand total of around £1400, even if you had no miles to start.
- You could buy 50,400 miles for £550. That’s enough for Delta One business class from the USA to Europe (not the UK) and these flights don’t have surcharges, so you’re then effectively buying a one way business class ticket for £550.
- You could buy 23,700 miles for £270. This would be enough to upgrade a premium economy ticket (not K class) into Upper Class and try the new Airbus A350 to New York.
If you already have lots, and just need to top off towards a great redemption, these are great prices with which to do so. I’m always looking to top off for another trip, and at just 1.08p per point, you can absolutely extract more value than you pay. With the new Airbus A350 Upper Class and loft bar, it’s once again an exciting time to fly Virgin.
The Fine Print And Boring Details
Obviously, using miles means you can’t just pick any day and travel. That’s the limiting part of using them, so don’t buy miles if you have fixed dates. If you have flexible dates and some aspirational travel goals however, this is a great way to get a head start on your earning.
If you have any upcoming Virgin Atlantic flights, or have taken any within the last six months, it’s cheaper to use the “Miles Boost” promo, which gets your miles purchases under 1p per point, thanks to a limited time 40% bonus on that as well. Here’s full details on that.
This “Mystery Bonus” offer runs through November 13th, and you can only find your personal bonus by logging in to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account. Here’s a guide to inspirational ways to spend Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles, and the nitty gritty on how to actually book them when you’ve found something you like…