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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.

Alert! Terminating partnership

Termination in effect from 16 March 2020.


Retro Claims to be accepted for 6 months following termination date (ineligible from 16 September 2020).


Flying Club members can earn miles for flights on eligible routes made on or before 15 March 2020. Any flights on or after 16 March 2020 will not be eligible to earn Flying Club Miles.


Redemption bookings made with Flying Club Miles on or before 15 March 2020 will be honoured for a period of no longer than 1 year.

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.

Miles earned

Cabin Booking Class % of miles flown
First Class F 200% 
A 150%
Business Class J, C, D 150%
Z, R 125%
Economy Plus G 110%
E 90%
Economy Y, B 100%
M, U 75%
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
Economy 0 25
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.

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Missing miles

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.

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The small print

Earning miles

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.

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Spend miles

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
2,000 10,000 14,000

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.

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The small print

Spending miles:

All mileage levels are excluding passenger taxes, duties, fees, charges and surcharges.

Blackout dates may apply.

Reward seats are subject to availability.

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