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Upgrade with your miles

Spend your miles on Upgrades and Companion tickets

Use your miles to buy a cabin Upgrade or even a Companion ticket. Our tickets are split by standard and peak season, so take a look below for the number of miles you’ll need for your dates and destination.

Cabin upgrades

Spend your miles on an upgrade

The number of miles you’ll need to spend to upgrade your ticket* all depends on when you’re planning to travel.

The table below shows the number of miles you’ll need to spend (for a round trip) to upgrade the seat you’ve already purchased, to a seat in our Premium or Upper Class cabin during our standard season.

Please check reward seat availability (P class for Premium or G class for Upper Class if you plan to upgrade using Miles.

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights.

*Available on purchased tickets only. This applies to tickets issued on VS/DL paper only.

Upgrades are not available from Economy Light, or from K class in Premium to Upper Class.

Child tickets need to be upgraded to an adult ticket before it can be upgraded using miles.

 

Standard season travel dates

  • 22 April to 19 June 2020
  • 7 September to 11 December 2020
  • 6 January to 25 March 2021
  • 20 April to 18 June 2021
  • 6 September to 14 October 2021
  • 27 October to 10 December 2021

Caribbean standard season travel dates

  • 26 April to 14 July 2020
  • 6 September to 23 October 2020
  • 8 November to 11 December 2020
  • 8 March to 28 March 2021
  • 20 April to 13 July 2021
  • 6 September to 14 October 2021
  • 27 October to 10 December 2021

Standard season upgrades (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic or Delight to Premium Premium to Upper Class Economy Classic or Delight to Upper Class
Israel 16,000 28,000 42,000
India 17,400 37,400 56,200

USA - Northeast

(Boston, Newark, New York JFK, Washington DC)

17,400 47,400 71,200
Caribbean 17,400 57,400 86,200

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

22,400 47,400 71,200
Nigeria, China and Hong Kong 22,400 57,400 86,200
South Africa 25,000 57,400 86,200

USA - West

(Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle)

27,400 67,400 101,200
Brazil 36,000 70,000 105,000

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights. 

All miles shown in the table above are per roundtrip. For one way, the miles are simply half of the round trip.
 

Upgrades for infants not occupying a seat will be charged the following mileage levels:
 

Economy to Premium - 1,000 miles per sector
Premium to Upper Class - 2,500 miles per sector
Economy to Upper Class - 3,500 miles per sector

Peak season travel dates

  • 3 April to 21 April 2020
  • 20 June to 6 September 2020
  • 12 December to 31 December 2020
  • 1 January to 5 January 2021
  • 26 March to 19 April 2021
  • 19 June to 5 September 2021
  • 15 October to 26 October 2021
  • 11 December to 31 December 2021

Caribbean peak season travel dates

  • 3 April 2020 - 25 April 2020
  • 15 July 2020 - 5 September 2020
  • 24 October 2020 - 7 November 2020
  • 12 December 2020 - 31 December 2020
  • 1 January to 7 March 2021
  • 29 March to 19 April 2021
  • 14 July to 5 September
  • 15 October to 26 October 2021
  • 11 December to 31 December 2021

Peak season upgrades (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic or Delight to Premium Premium to Upper Class Economy Classic or Delight to Upper Class
Israel 20,000 33,000 49,400
India 27,400 57,400 86,200

USA - Northeast

(Boston, Newark, New York JFK, Washington DC)

27,400 57,400 86,200
Caribbean 27,400 67,400 101,200

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

32,400 57,400 86,200
Nigeria, China and Hong Kong 32,400 67,400 101,200
South Africa 42,400 67,400 101,200

USA - West

(Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle)

37,400 77,400 116,200
Brazil 55,000 85,000 127,400

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights. 

All miles shown in the table above are per roundtrip. For one way, the miles are simply half of the round trip.
 

Upgrades for infants not occupying a seat will be charged the following mileage levels:
 

Economy to Premium - 1,000 miles per sector
Premium to Upper Class - 2,500 miles per sector
Economy to Upper Class - 3,500 miles per sector

How to book

Simply contact our Flying Club helpline to book or for further information. Please check qualifying booking classes for upgrades before you book and travel.

If you decide on the spur of the moment to upgrade your flight when at the airport, just let one of our staff members know so they can check the availability of reward seats in the cabin you want to move up to.

Companion seats

Spend your miles on a seat for someone special

You can save a seat onboard for a friend when you buy a full adult revenue ticket in Upper Class, Premium or Economy Classic. * Economy Light and Economy Delight are excluded.

Please check reward seat availability (A class for Economy Classic, P class for Premium or G class for Upper Class) if you plan to book a companion ticket using Miles.

If you are booking the revenue seat with a travel agent, please check the revenue booking classes are applicable for Companion Reward seats before confirming.

* Companion tickets are not available in K class for Premium or Z class in Upper Class.

This table shows how many miles you'll require for a round trip Companion seat for all of our different destinations in each cabin class.

Standard season travel dates:

  • 22 April to 19 June 2020
  • 7 September to 11 December 2020
  • 6 January to 25 March 2021
  • 20 April to 18 June 2021
  • 6 September to 14 October 2021
  • 27 October to 10 December 2021

Caribbean standard season travel dates

  • 26 April to 14 July 2020
  • 6 September to 23 October 2020
  • 8 November to 11 December 2020
  • 8 March to 28 March 2021
  • 20 April to 13 July 2021
  • 6 September to 14 October 2021
  • 27 October to 10 December 2021

Standard season Companion seats (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic Premium Upper Class
Israel 9,000 16,000 28,000
India 10,000 17,400 37,400

USA - Northeast

(Boston, Newark, New York JFK, Washington DC)

10,000 17,400 47,400
Caribbean 10,000 17,400 57,400

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

12,500 22,400 47,400
Nigeria, China and Hong Kong 12,400 22,400 57,400
South Africa 12,400 25,000 57,400

USA - West

(Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle)

15,000 27,400 67,400
Brazil 18,000 36,000 70,000

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights.

A Premium purchased ticket will get you a 50% discount off a Premium Reward Flight.

An Upper Class purchased ticket, will get you 50% discount an Upper Class Reward Flight.

All miles shown in the table above are per roundtrip. For one way, the miles are simply half of the round trip.

All Reward Flights are subject to availability and can only be used on Virgin Atlantic flights.

Peak season travel dates

  • 3 April to 21 April 2020
  • 20 June to 6 September 2020
  • 12 December to 31 December 2020
  • 1 January to 5 January 2021
  • 26 March to 19 April 2021
  • 19 June to 5 September 2021
  • 15 October to 26 October 2021
  • 11 December to 31 December 2021

Caribbean peak season travel dates

  • 3 April 2020 - 25 April 2020
  • 15 July 2020 - 5 September 2020
  • 24 October 2020 - 7 November 2020
  • 12 December 2020 - 31 December 2020
  • 1 January to 7 March 2021
  • 29 March to 19 April 2021
  • 14 July to 5 September
  • 15 October to 26 October 2021
  • 11 December to 31 December 2021

Peak season Companion seats (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic Premium Upper Class
Israel 11,000 20,000 33,000
India 20,000 27,400 47,400

USA - Northeast

(Boston, Newark, New York JFK, Washington DC)

20,000 27,400 57,400
Caribbean 20,000 27,400 67,400

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

22,400 32,400 57,400
Nigeria, China and Hong Kong 22,400 32,400 67,400
South Africa 22,400 42,400 67,400

USA - West

(Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle)

25,000 37,400 77,400
Brazil 25,000 55,000 85,000

*Companion tickets are not available in K class for Premium or Z class in Upper Class.

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights.

A Premium purchased ticket will get you a 50% discount off a Premium Reward Flight.

An Upper Class purchased ticket, will get you 50% discount an Upper Class Reward Flight.

All miles shown in the table above are per roundtrip. For one way, the miles are simply half of the round trip.

All Reward Flights are subject to availability and can only be used on Virgin Atlantic flights.

How to book

To book a Companion ticket or if you need further information, simply contact our Flying Club helpline.

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