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Reward Flights

Spend your miles on Reward Flights, Upgrades and Companion tickets^

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

Our seasons

Standard season travel dates:

17 April - 21 June 2018

7 September - 12 December 2018

7 January 2019 - 3 April 2019

23 April 2019 - 21 June 2019

9 September 2019 - 12 December 2019

Peak season travel dates:

22 June - 6 September 2018

13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

4 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

22 June 2019 - 8 September 2019

13 December 2019 - 31 December 2019

^ Reward flights are subject to availability and taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply.  Upgrades are not available from Economy Light, or from K class in Premium to Upper Class. And Companion tickets are not available in K class for Premium or Z class in Upper Class. 

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Reward seats

Spend your miles on a reward seat

This table shows the amount of miles you’ll need to get a Virgin Atlantic Reward Flight. Reward Flights are only available in Economy Classic, Premium and Upper Class.

  • Standard season Reward Flights start from as little as 20,000 miles* for an Economy Classic return flight.
  • Peak season Reward Flights start from 40,000 miles,* for an Economy Classic return flight.

See below to find the number of miles you'll need to jet off on an adventure:

*Mileage Reward Flight starts from.

Standard season Reward Flights (round trip)

Route

To/from UK

Economy Classic Premium  Upper Class
India and UAE 20,000* 35,000* 75,000*

USA - Northeast

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

20,000* 35,000* 95,000*
Caribbean 20,000* 35,000* 115,000*

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

25,000* 45,000* 95,000*
Mexico 25,000* 45,000* 95,000*
Africa, China and Hong Kong 25,000* 45,000* 115,000*

USA - West

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

30,000* 55,000* 135,000*

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

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

Peak season Reward Flights (round trip)

Route

To/from UK

Economy Classic Premium Upper Class
India and UAE 40,000* 55,000* 95,000*

USA - Northeast

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

40,000* 55,000* 115,000*
Caribbean 40,000* 55,000* 135,000*

USA - Midwest & South

(Atlanta, Miami, Orlando)

45,000* 65,000* 115,000*
Mexico 45,000* 65,000* 115,000*
Africa, China and Hong Kong 45,000* 65,000* 135,000*

USA - West

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

50,000* 75,000* 155,000*

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

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

An infant under two at the time of travel, and not requiring a seat, will be charged at the following one way levels:

  • 1,000 miles in Economy
  • 2,000 miles in Premium
  • 5,000 miles in Upper Class

How to book

You can book Reward Flights online. Just remember to select ‘pay with miles’ when you’re searching for your flight. If your travel dates are fairly flexible, take a look at the 5 week calendar. Just pick your dates, select ‘within 5 weeks’ and you’ll find lots more Reward Seat availability.

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.

If you’re planning to travel during our peak season, you’ll need to spend an additional 10,000 miles on top of the miles shown below for a standard season reward upgrade to Premium. If Upper Class is more your style, you’ll need 15,000 more miles to upgrade from Economy Classic or Delight to Upper Class.

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights. Child fares cannot be upgraded using Flying Club miles.

*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.

 

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
India and UAE 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
Mexico 22,400 47,400 71,200
Africa, China and Hong Kong 22,400 57,400 86,200

USA - West

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

27,400 67,400 101,200

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 upgrades (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic or Delight to Premium Premium to Upper Class Economy Classic or Delight to Upper Class
India and UAE 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
Mexico 32,400 57,400 86,200
Africa, China and Hong Kong 32,400 67,400 101,200

USA - West

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

37,400 77,400 116,200

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 ticket in all booking classes, except for Economy Light and Economy Delight. 

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. For peak season companion seats, you'll need an extra 10,000 Flying Club miles per round trip.

Standard season Companion seats (round trip)

To/from UK Economy Classic Premium Upper Class
India and UAE 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)

12,400 22,400 47,400
Mexico 12,400 22,400 47,400
Africa, China and Hong Kong 12,400 22,400 57,400

USA - West

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

15,000 27,400 67,400

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% off 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.

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

How to book

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

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