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As the designated flag carrier of China, Air China has an extensive network from their Beijing hub, conveniently linking China and the world. It serves 176 cities in 41 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, 3 regional cities and 109 domestic cities.
Redemption flights start from 56,000 miles
With our partner Air China you could fly from London Heathrow to Beijing from 56,000 miles return plus any applicable taxes, fees and surcharges.
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Earn miles and Tier Points
Flying Club members can earn miles when travelling with Air China on their London-Beijing route. Miles can't be earned on any other Air China route.
You'll earn a percentage of the miles you've flown depending on the cabin you are flying in. Take a look at the table below for more information.
|Cabin||Booking Class||% of miles flown|
|Business Class||J, C, D||150%|
|H, Q, V, W, S, T||50%|
|L, K, P||25%|
|*Non-earning classes are O, I, X, N|
Tier Points earned
|Class||Sectors under 2,000 miles||Sectors 2,000 miles or over|
|First / Business||25||50|
|Tier points are based on actual flown miles|
How to book
Book your Air China flights directly on +44 207 744 0800 and remember to quote your Flying Club membership number.
For more information on Air China, head over to their website.
When claiming miles please keep all copies of your original tickets/e-tickets and boarding passes until the correct amount of miles appear on your account. If the miles do not show on your account within six weeks, please contact us to claim them back.
The small print
If you're a member of one of our partner airlines' frequent flyer programmes, please note that you can only earn miles in one scheme for any particular flight.
Miles can be earned and redeemed on Air China's London to Beijing route only. Miles will be issued to Flying Club members when travelling in the classes listed. Miles will not be earned for travel in any other class not listed above.
All flights on Air China codeshare services bearing the 'VS' flight number prefix on the London - Beijing route will earn miles.
Additional miles will not be earned for bookings that are subsequently upgraded to a higher class whereby an additional fare difference is paid.
The table below shows round-trip mileage, not including applicable taxes and surcharges. One-way trips are permitted at half of the round-trip mileage shown below. Rewards are only available between London and Beijing.
|Route||Economy Class*||Business Class*||First Class*|
|London - Beijing||56,000||135,000||200,000|
|*Or equivalent class.|
Infant Reward Flights
An infant under two at the time of travel and not requiring a seat, will be charged the following miles for a round trip.
One-way journey's would require half the miles.
|Economy Class||Business Class||First Class|
Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights.
How to book
Bookings must be made at least 48 hours before departure and miles can only be redeemed from one account.
Please contact the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club team to check availability and to make a booking.
The small print
All mileage levels are excluding passenger taxes, duties, fees, charges and surcharges.
Blackout dates may apply.
Reward seats are subject to availability.