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Flash Sale – 40% off Virgin Atlantic Rewards flights

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40% off sale on Virgin Atlantic Reward flights

Ends at 11:59pm GMT 6/24/24

Virgin Atlantic has a great deal that reduces the price of Virgin Atlantic award flights, upgrades, and companion bookings by 40%.  The big thing to pay attention to on this deal is that only the points are reduced by 40%, not the surcharges. .

We’ve seen several Virgin Atlantic Reward sales in the past, most recently was a full site 20% off sale so this is larger, but more selected in region. The biggest sale we’ve seen is a whopping 50%.

Go here to book

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Get 40% off Virgin Atlantic Award flights booked by 06/24/24

The main details:

  • In the UK
  • In the US
  • Book by 06/24/24 
  • 40% off the points part of the booking
  • Valid on Virgin Atlantic reward flights, upgrades, and companion bookings (including those earned on Virgin Atlantic Credit Cards)
    • for one-way or return flights in Economy, Premium and Upper Class.
    • Bookings in Economy will be for travel in the Economy Classic category.   
  • Must fly by Dec 31st, 2024

More details

Reward Seat 40th Birthday Offer 21st – 24th Jun:Save 40%Ends Monday 24th June 2024. 

  • Offer valid for new reward flights, upgrades and companion bookings booked using Virgin Points between 00:01 GMT 21st June 2024 and 23:59 GMT 24th June 2024. All flight departures, including returns, must be on or before 31st December 2024.  
  • A 40% reduction will be applied at the time of booking to the standard Virgin Points price of all flights booked between 21st June 2024 – 24th June 2024
  • This offer is for Virgin Atlantic reward flights, upgrades, and companion bookings (including those earned on Virgin Atlantic Credit Cards) for one-way or return flights in Economy, Premium and Upper Class. Bookings in Economy will be for travel in the Economy Classic category.   
  • Discount is not valid on Gold Reward flights (reward flights booked with double points) or Points Plus Money bookings.  
  • Valid on Virgin Atlantic designated flights that are Virgin Atlantic marketed and operated routes only (flight number starts with VS). Partner airline and codeshare flights are not eligible. 
  • To be eligible for this offer, members must book a new reward flight, upgrade or companion booking through virginatlantic.com or Virgin Atlantic Customer Centre. 
  • Full taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges apply and vary according to the choice of cabin, departure airport, destination, and date(s) of travel. The exact amount will be advised at the time of booking. The discount only applies to Virgin Points, not any cash element (taxes, fees, and carrier-imposed surcharges) of the flight price. 
  • Standard tier points will be awarded. Passengers are not entitled to earn Virgin Points.  
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Virgin Atlantic promotional offer.  
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  • Reward flights, upgrades and companion bookings are strictly subject to availability.  
  • The earning and redemption of Virgin Points is subject to the standard Flying Club Terms & Conditions and the Virgin Red Programme Terms and Conditions (which are subject to change from time to time). 
  • All travel is subject to Virgin Atlantic’s Conditions of Carriage (which are subject to change from time to time).  
  • These Terms & Conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 

Keep in mind that Virgin just rolled out a brand new A330-neo Upper Class that features a suite in the front. I’ve been lucky enough to fly it 3 times now, including once in the Retreat Suites shown below.

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What’s the Catch?

There isn’t really a “catch” per se, but rather Virgin Atlantic has exceptionally high surcharges on their flights. So, while you’ll get 50% off the points, you don’t get 50% of the surcharges back…which can a lot. This flight between ATL and LHR is 23,750 and $988 for Upper Class. Yikes!

But it’s as low as 6,250 Miles and £266 in Economy from London to Atlanta…you’ll see the taxes and surcharges less going from ATL to LHR…

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Don’t forget the Reward Seat Checker

This feature of Virgin makes finding award space much easier. You can find it here – it shows a calendar of avail. You can find it here

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Also… Air France, Delta, and Hawaiian miles can be book Virgin Atlantic.

Here’s what the same flight shown above would price out with these currencies:

Air France:

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Delta

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Hawaiian

This should price at 62.5k miles and roughly $300 to $400;however, Hawaiian hasn’t been able to book Virgin for quite some time, but this could always change and it’s worth being on your radar.a screenshot of a white sheet

Overall

If you don’t mind paying the surcharges, or perhaps you’re using this for a one way flight back from the UK where it’s quite difficult to avoid high fees in general, this could be a very opportune time to fly in a super cool lie flat Upper Class experience.

Or…if you don’t care so much about flying flat, the surcharges are far more palatable in Economy or Premium Economy.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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