Virgin Atlantic is having a sale where you can fly to/from many locations to and from the UK for 25% less miles in economy. This offer is available between January 13th and January 27th.
A one way flight from the US to Europe can be as little as 13,125 miles. Keep in mind that flying from the UK to the US would incur high fuel surcharges so using a different program for this leg of the trip is recommended. There are also many other routes from Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Availability seems to be pretty good at the moment.
You can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club’s program at a ratio of 1 to 1 in order to top off your account if needed.
Go here to find all the terms and conditions.
|Miles||Taxes, fees & surcharges**||Best availability|
|New York (JFK/Newark)||26,250||$500||January onwards|
|Washington DC||26,250||$500||January onwards|
|Orlando (to/from Manchester)||31,875||$475||January onwards|
|Orlando (to/from Glasgow)||31,875||$475||April onwards|
|Las Vegas||31,875||$475||January onwards|
|Las Vegas (to/from Manchester)||31,875||$475||March onwards|
|Los Angeles||31,875||$500||January onwards|
|San Francisco||31,875||$500||January onwards|
|Barbados (to/from Manchester)||33,750||$375||January onwards|
|Montego Bay (Jamaica)||33,750||$445||January onwards|
|St. Lucia||33,750||$385||January onwards|
|Cape Town||37,500||$550||January onwards|
|Hong Kong||37,500||$419||January onwards|
|Sydney (to/from Hong Kong)||30,000||$200||January onwards|
Some Terms and Conditions
Reward Seat Sale Terms and Conditions
1. Flying Club reward flights are subject to the payment of applicable taxes, charges, fees and surcharges. The exact amount will be advised at the time of booking online or via our Contact Centres.
2. Offer valid for travel in Economy Class only across all routes except Grenada and Tobago. Little Red flights are also included.
3. This offer is for full mileage reward seats only, and cannot be combined with Miles Plus Money fares.
4. CombiFares are permitted.
5. The 25% reduction in mileage offer can be booked on different routes as long as both routes are included in the promotion e.g. London – San Francisco and Los Angeles to London.
6. Once the booking has been ticketed, amending the route is not permitted.
7. Date changes can be made (normal charges apply).
8. Credit card upgrades can be applied to this offer.
9. All Virgin Atlantic Reward seat travel is strictly subject to availability. Some flights may have no availability on certain routes, and popular dates e.g. Weekends, school and public holidays.
10. Passengers are not entitled to earn Flying Club miles or tier points.