Make savings with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

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So as I’ve already explained in previous v/blogs we haven’t yet flown across the pond with anyone but Virgin Atlantic and although there are more factors than just this one; the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is one of the key reasons for doing so.

Fly and save

We probably haven’t what anyone in the airline themselves would class as a Virgin frequent flyer nor do we have a massive amount of miles but we certainly have enough miles to be able to make a difference to our fares for a fair few future trips!

In 2016 we made a miles and money reservation with a saving of at least £250.  2018 saw us again we deciding to use some more of our miles and ended up saving around £500!  The discount we got on our most recent trip was also for a flight in school holidays too… we feel like we had in fact got a free flight this year the saving was that great!

Virgin Atlantic flying club

The good thing is too that it’s costing us NOTHING to have a Virgin Flying Club membership or to acrue our miles! Granted they aren’t free as such but we acrue miles to put towards future flights more often than not in our day to day life by using our Virgin Atlantic Credit Card for everyday purchases.

Everytime we make a purchase we put it on the card – however small it all counts! Your miles will soon rack up so if you too are an avid Virgin flyer or just want to try ans reduce the cost of your flights then I cannot recommend the Flying Club enough!

Now you don’t necessarily NEED the credit card to acrue your miles; every time you take a flight either with Virgin or one their partners you can earn them!

Shop at Tescos and have a clubcard? You can earn them!

Staying with a popular hotel chain? You can earn them!

One of the major plus of having one of credit cards too is because your miles can expire if not used or added to; even by just putting your weekly petrol on the credit Clubcard this will extend the expiry date and you will be able to keep those miles for longer! Obviously if you shop at Tescos weekly and get Clubcard deals regularly that too will keep them valid but having the credit card even as a back up or opening one when you get close to expiry is highly recommended.

Which Virgin Atlantic credit card should I choose?

There are currently two Virgin Money credit card’s that you can choose from (obviously once you’ve been credit checked & approved for an account!);  I won’t go too much into it as you can find the differences between them both in the image below and here.

You could possibly accrue points quicker on the black card I kind of begrudge paying to spend my own money (we pay off the credit card every month in full by the way and so should you!) and given that we don’t go away or use our miles up every year the blacks annual charge is £160(!)

Virgin Atlantic flying club tiers

There are also three tiers within the Flying Club – both myself and hubby are Red members (as are anyone that signs up with or without miles). You can make silver if you earn at least 400 tier points per year and gold is when you reach 1000. Silver or Gold is not going to happen for those who fly once every 18/24 months in economy in my opinion but being in the red tier is honestly all you need for anyone to make a saving.

Flying club benefits

Now the benefits of the Flying Club can be taken advantage of with or without miles so signing up for the flying club before you’ve even taken your flight is VERY beneficial.

Not only will you end up earning miles when your flight does come around but you can also use it to prepare for your next flight.  As a Red member you can get 7% off a Virgin Holiday when you quote your Flying Club number and you can also prebook your seats for free 72 hours before you fly. All those that are NOT flying club members will have to wait until online check in opens at 24 hours. You can also book discounted airport car parking AND earn miles too!

It really is a good club to be a part of – we have intentionally not spent our miles prior to last year due to knowing that once we were to start taking the children away it would start getting a little more expensive than previous trips and the saving this year was fab!

Hope this helps and if you haven’t signed up yet check them out and bag yourself a credit card here and get accruing those miles.. you won’t regret it (but ensure you pay off said credit card in full EVERY SINGLE MONTH!)

If you got value out of this or feel it would be something someone you know would love to read too then feel free to share!

..and if you love Disney, Orlando & the surrounding area as much as I do feel free to check out some of my previous posts below:

5 things to get excited about coming to Disney World in 2019

Travel agent trickery – how to avoid over paying on your next trip to Florida

Walt Disney’s Old Key West resort review

How to do Walt Disney World in 7 days!

10 fun facts about Mickey Mouse that you may not know!

Post Cruise day room review of Hyatt at Orlando International Airport

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Vanellopes Sweet Treats on the Disney Dream

Packing for Walt Disney World – a trip must have!

Liberty Tree tavern restaurants review

Top 10 tips on travelling to Walt Disney World with children

Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House review

How our last Disney trip cost just £197!

Top 5 reasons to visit ‘Ohana restaurant at Polynesian Resort

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Manchester Airport Hotel & Parking – Clayton Hotel review

Manchester Airport Hotel & Parking – Premier Inn Runger Lane South review

5 things I disliked about our last Disney Cruise

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Disney Free dining is back… and here’s everything you need to know!

Top 10 tips on how to get the most from your FREE Disney Dining plan!

How we got our Disney accommodation for FREE!

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