• Aditya Bagaria

Your guide to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club!



How do I earn these miles?

You can earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles though many ways If you are transferring points, you can get them from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Points. All programs follow a 1:1 transfer ratio to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.


Virgin Atlantic partners:

Virgin Atlantic is partnered with the following airlines:

  • Air France

  • Air New Zealand

  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)

  • Delta

  • Hawaiian Airlines

  • South African Airways

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Virgin Australia


Rules:

  1. Virgin Atlantic charges you by segment. That is why it doesn’t matter what you are booking. They will look at each segment separately and charge you the applicable award rate.

  2. You are not allowed to book one-way rewards on ANA.


Booking fee:

There is no booking fee.


Change/cancellation fees:

There is a flat fee of $50 if you wish to change or cancel your flight. If you paid less than $50 in taxes, Virgin would only keep the taxes and not charge you any fee (only occurs sometimes).


Fuel surcharges:

You can expect surcharges on all partners. ANA has mild fuel surcharges, and there are no fuel charges on Delta, Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin Australia.


They also pass surcharges on all flights that originate in Europe, regardless of airline as Europe has high taxes for departing flights.


Holds:

Virgin Atlantic is a very reasonable program and allows holds of any award ticket for 48-72 hours depending on the agent. You do not have to have miles in your account. Only an agent can do this; however, their agents are extremely knowledgeable and know what they are doing.


Bottom line:

Virgin Atlantic is an amazing program. It has stellar redemptions and a generous award chart. They have different award charts for every airline, which makes it tricky, but it is still worth the hassle. This, combined with the ability to earn and transfer points easily, make it one of the most valuable frequent-flier programs out there!

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