I just received this email from Virgin Atlantic for their 25% off economy award redemptions and also as a special “thanks” as they are offering 25% extra if you buy miles or a Points booster. In this promotion they have also included 25% off their domestic ‘Little Red’ flights from Manchester, London, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
The offer with the 25% miles is not a bad offer at all especially if you have plans to travel with them. It is ashame that this is only available for Economy redemptions as I have a fair amount of miles with Virgin and would like to redeem for their Upper Class.
You can book your flight between now and the 22nd of January 2015. They do not specify until when you can travel on this redemption, however a quick check and I can see the discount is applied to all economy flights until December 2015. So like last time they are letting you book for the whole year.
If you were planning to fly with them in economy during this year and you have the miles then it is a good discount for you, though not their best.
The discounted routes are:
|To/from UK||ECONOMY 25% off|
|Washington DC|| |
|Las Vegas|| |
|Los Angeles|| |
|San Fancisco|| |
|Montego Bay|| |
|St Lucia|| |
|Cape Town|| |
|Hong Kong|| |
London to Los Angeles in economy is only 31,876 albeit you will have to pay the full tax of £265 however the flight is direct.
Another great route will be London to Dubai. This route already requires less miles than British Airways so with the 25% off it is only 28,876 plus the full taxes of £250.
Little Red Discount:
The Little red discount is not bad if you have to fly the domestic route.
One way Manchester/ Edinburg/Aberdeen to London Heathrow comes to 2,813miles +£17.
This is not their best offer however considering that the economy is picking up and they need less effort to fill up their cabins it seems like a decent offer. Especially if you were planning to visit some of their discounted destinations.
The terms for this offer are pretty simple:
1. Flying Club reward flights are subject to the payment of applicable taxes, charges, fees and surcharges. The exact amount will be advised at the time of booking online or via our Contact Centres.
2. Offer valid for travel in Economy Class. Little Red flights are also included. 25% discount applies to normal redemption levels only. Any existing promotion based on membership tier is excluded from the discount.
3. This offer is for full mileage reward seats only, and cannot be combined with Miles Plus Money fares.
4. CombiFares are permitted.
5. The 25% reduction in mileage offer can be booked on different routes as long as both routes are included in the promotion e.g. London – San Francisco and Los Angeles to London.
6. Once the booking has been ticketed, amending the route is not permitted.
7. Date changes can be made (normal charges apply).
8. Credit card upgrades can be applied to this offer.
9. All Virgin Atlantic Reward seat travel is strictly subject to availability. Some flights may have no availability on certain routes, and popular dates e.g. Weekends, school and public holidays.
10. Passengers are not entitled to earn Flying Club miles or tier points.