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Benefits and tiers

Discover what’s waiting for you in each tier

We're making some changes

Your Flying Club benefits for bookings made from 17 March 2018.

With the launch of our three new ways to fly in Economy, there’ll be a few changes to Flying Club benefits. The majority of your benefits will be exactly the same, and some will be even better. Like free seat assignment in Economy Classic or Delight.

Alert! Already booked a ticket?

If you've booked a ticket before the 17 March 2018, then you'll still get the existing Flying Club benefits. You can have a look at them here:

 

Red tier

Red benefits

This is where you start your Flying Club journey. As soon as you join you'll have access to all of this:

  • Earn miles on every flight

  • Spend miles on Reward Flights, Upgrades and Companion Seats

  • Earn and spend miles with a whole host of Partner brands

  • Use Miles Plus Money to pay for flights

  • 7% off a Virgin Holiday when you use your Flying Club number

And did you know...

You can keep track of all your flights online in your account. Just remember to add your Flying Club membership number in your flight booking so you don't miss out on any miles.

Activate your account

Once you join you'll need to activate your account to manage it online. You can do that here.  

How to activate your account

Silver tier

Silver benefits

As a Silver member you'll still get all the benefits of Red, plus all of this:

  • Earn 30% more miles on every flight*

    *Excluding Reward Flights

  • Premium Check In, whichever cabin you fly

  • Anytime seat assignment for you in any cabin, including Economy Light

  • Get up to 7% off, plus 2 miles for every £1 you spend, with Virgin Holidays

  • Priority baggage whenever you travel

And did you know...

If you're expecting a little one, you can pause your membership for a while, so you won’t lose your status. Just get in touch with our customer centre. 

Staying Silver

Earn at least 400 Tier Points in a year to stay in Silver and as a treat from us, you’ll find 2,000 extra miles in your account when you renew.

Learn about earning Tier Points

Gold tier

Gold benefits

You've reached the top when you hit Gold status. As well as all the benefits of Red and Silver, you'll also unlock all of this:

  • Earn 60% more miles on every flight*

    *Excluding Reward Flights

  • Free Exit row seat options in Economy Classic

  • Anytime seat assignment for you and your companions in any cabin, including Economy Light

  • Upper Class Check In and priority boarding, regardless of the cabin you’re flying 

  • Take one extra piece of hand and hold luggage on top of the ticket allowance

  • Clubhouse access every time you fly with us or Delta Air Lines for you and one guest when travelling on a Transatlantic flight on the same itinerary.

  • Reenergise when you land at Heathrow with access to our Revivals lounge

  • Get 10% off, and 2 miles for every £1 spent, with Virgin Holidays

  • Enjoy any one of our complimentary treatments plus receive 10% off any other treatments from the menu

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Gold member partner airline benefits

From miles to lounges, as a Gold member you'll also enjoy extras when you fly with these airlines partners: 

And did you know...

As a Gold member, you can pool your miles when you link up to nine other flyers to your household account, or nominate a lucky Flying Club member of your choice to enjoy Silver membership status. And, if you’re having a baby, you can pause your membership for up to 12 months from your renewal date, while you take a break. Just get in touch with us.

 

Staying Gold

Earning at least 1,000 Tier Points in a year will renew your Gold status. So as an extra reward for staying Gold, you'll be able to treat someone to a Companion ticket. And if you’ve been a Gold member for ten consecutive years and earned 7,500 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic flights in that time, you’ll be made a Gold member for life. 

Learn about earning Tier Points

Tier comparison table

On the flight and at the airport with us

 

Red

Silver

Gold

Earn miles on every flight* yes yes yes
Additional bonus miles on every flight*

 

30%

60%

Spend miles on Reward Flights yes yes yes
Pay for flights with Miles Plus Money yes yes yes
Free seat selection ahead of your flight in Economy Light

 

Anytime for member only

Anytime for you and your party**

Complimentary Exit row seats in Economy Classic

 

 

yes

Extra hand and hold baggage

 

 

yes

Upper Class Check In flying in any cabin

 

 

yes
Premium Check In flying in any cabin

 

yes

 

Exclusive Clubhouse passes for you plus one guest***

 

 

yes

One complimentary Clubhouse spa treatment plus 10% off thereafter

 

 

yes

Access to London Heathrow Revivals Lounge

 

 

yes

*Excludes Reward Flights.
**Applicable for the Gold member and any other passengers travelling on the same booking.
***Applicable for the Gold member and one other passenger travelling on the same Virgin Atlantic flight.

Extras with us

 

Red

Silver

Gold

Tier renewal bonus

 

yes

 

Enrol your children without any age restrictions

yes

yes

yes

Household account linking up to nine flyers

 

 

yes

2,000 bonus birthday miles

 

 

yes

Complimentary companion ticket upon yearly renewal of Gold tier

 

 

yes

Clubhouse passes for you to keep or share when you earn 1,500 Tier Points within your membership year^     yes
Cabin Upgrade Reward when you earn 2,000 Tier Points within your membership year     yes
Supplementary Silver membership for a friend

 

 

yes
Guaranteed Economy seat on any flight

 

 

yes

Priority waitlist for flights*

 

yes

yes

Maternity and paternity membership pause

 

yes

yes

Dedicated Flying Club phone line

yes

yes

yes

*Excludes Reward Flights.
^Each invitation can be used for one entry into the Clubhouse. Invitations are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can only be used when travelling on a Virgin Atlantic flight.

Extras with our partners

 

Red

Silver

Gold

Discounted access and earn miles at No1 Lounges

yes

yes

yes

Airline partner airport extras

 

 

yes

Virgin Holidays^^ booking discount

7% discount and 1 mile per £1

7% discount and 2 miles per £1

10% discount and 2 miles per £1

20% off at NY-LON lounge bar

 

 

yes

^^Blackout dates may apply. Please call the contact centre for more information and for help booking.

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