Virgin Atlantic is now offering up to a 50% bonus when you purchase Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club miles. Until 16th February, you will be offered the following tier bonus:

  • 5,000 – 9,999 miles: 15% Bonus
  • 10,000 – 29,999 miles: 20% Bonus
  • 30,000 – 69,999 miles: 30% Bonus
  • 70,000 – 100,000 miles: 40% Bonus
  • 101,000 – 150,000 miles: 50% Bonus

Other Key Details:

  • Maximum base miles you can buy: 150k miles.
  • Cost per mile: £0.0101/mile (If you max out this purchase)
  • Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club charges a fixed fee of £15 per 1000 miles purchased.
  • Miles expiry date: 3 years from the last mile transaction

Click here to buy Flying Club Miles.

Should You Purchase Flying Club Miles?

At £0.0101 per mile, you can still gain substantial savings if you use miles instead of cash to purchase First/Business Class flight tickets. One of the best way use of Flying Club miles is to redeem premium cabin flights on partner airlines, as Virgin Atlantic charges high surcharge on its own flights. These partner airlines consist of some Skyteam and Star Alliance member airlines.

Here are some great use of Flying Club miles on partner airlines:

Route(One Way)Cabin ClassAirlinesIf Redeem With Miles (£0.0101 per mile)If Purchase With Cash
Between Japan – Australia / Canada / Western USABusiness ClassANA*45k miles (£454)£1710
Between New Zealand – North/South AmericaBusiness Class Air New Zealand62.5k miles (£631)£1700
From US East Coast/Central to EuropeBusiness ClassDelta47.5k miles (£479) £1300

*Only round trip redemptions are available on ANA flights.

Click here to buy Flying Club Miles

ANA New Business Class “The Room”
Air New Zealand Business Class
Delta New Business Class “Delta One”

Click here to buy Flying Club Miles

Conclusion

As a general rule of thumb, you should also check the seat availability before making any miles purchase, unless you are certain that your desired route has decent amount of availability. At £0.0101 per mile, you can secure cheap First/Business Class tickets, especially when compared to the conventional way of booking a revenue ticket directly.

As different partner airlines have different redemption rates, you may wish to click here to find out who Virgin Atlantic’s partner airlines are and their respective redemption rates.

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