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Flying Club

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Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
Alliance
Website
virgin-atlantic.com
Phone
1 800 365 9500

Earning

Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Flexible Transfer Card
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express 1:1 1-2 days
Chase 1:1 Instant
Citi 1:1 1 day
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 7-10 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Flying Club.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Redeeming

Airline Type Pricing Type
PrimaryZone
PartnerZone

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Strategy to Spending Points

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 36 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees USD
Close-in
Phone Booking
Change Award 50
Cancel Award 50

Fees may be lower for flights originating in the UK.

Key Airlines and Resources

Primary Airlines Code City Name
Virgin Atlantic (VS) LHR London Heathrow
LGW London Gatwick

Partner Airlines

Virgin America
Virgin Australia

Resources

Virgin Atlantic Airways | Flying Club
FlyerTalk Forums

Elite Status

Qualification

Tiers (2) TP
Silver 15
Gold 40

Tier Points (TP)
Usually calculated through some combination of miles and/or base fare

Elite Benefits

Benefit Silver Gold

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