Virgin Atlantic took time out yesterday to announce some very positive changes to how its companion voucher will now work but amidst the excitement of all the good news we were being fed at the time, one very important change to how the Virgin Atlantic companion voucher now works doesn't appear to have been given the publicity it deserves - the companion voucher can now be used in conjunction with a cash fare.
If you're a fan of Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club program you're probably going to be very pleased with the news the airline released earlier today. Elite statuses have been extended, voucher expirations have been extended, vouchers have been made considerably easier to use and the path to elite status has just been made easier by a change that no other airline has thought to introduce.
Virgin Atlantic is one of the first major airlines to announce a series of measures to help its Flying Club members keep their status at a time when most cannot take to the air and offer up some interesting incentives to anyone willing to book travel through March 2021.
I have only ever held top tier status with two airlines - American Airlines and British Airways - but it looks like a couple of fares that I managed to book over the weekend may be my ticket to top tier status with Virgin Atlantic as well.
Virgin Atlantic has been partnering with Air France/KLM for a number of months with all three airlines codesharing on multiple routes while allowing members of their respective loyalty programs to earn miles when booking flights on all three carriers. So far, however, it hasn't been possible to redeem Virgin's Flying Club miles on Air France or KLM....but that has just changed.
Virgin Atlantic is selling miles through the end of the week and in this sale it's offering the highest bonus that we generally see the airline offer and it has raised the limit on the number of miles that Flying Club members can buy during a calendar year. If you need to top up your account or if you want to book one of the best deals in the miles and points world (more on that later) this is probably the time to do it.
American Express has launched a new 30% bonus for Membership Rewards transfers to Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club reprising the deal we last saw on offer between May and June of this year.
Virgin Atlantic is running a new mileage sale in which it's offering a mystery bonus on miles bough on or before 13 November 2019. How worthwhile this sale is to you will clearly depend on the bonus you've been targeted for (check here) so here are all the details you'll need.
American Express has been offering a 30% bonus on transfers between Membership Rewards and the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club for a little under 2 months but the deal is set to expire tonight - if you need to top up your Flying Club account or want to book a great premium cabin ANA award now may be a good time to transfer some points.
Virgin Atlantic has been running a mileage sale since the beginning of the month in which the airline offering bonuses of up to 40%. This sale ends on Sunday (30 June) so you have just a few days left to makes the most of this offer and, potenially, book some amazing premium cabin awards.