Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Elite Status Guide

Get the most out of the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club program, Elite status, benefits, and Avios for award flights, upgrades, and other elite perks with our in-depth Virgin Atlantic Flying Club guide!

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Elite Benefits Guide

Intro to Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic is headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, UK and was founded in 1984. They’ve been flying for 40 years and offer International and domestic flights to over 30 destinations from their primary hub in London Heathrow (LHR) and secondary hub in London Gatwick (LGW).

Virgin Atlantic Alliance Partners

Virgin Atlantic is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, allowing you to earn Avios and book award travel on their partner airlines:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • XiamenAir

Virgin Atlantic Partner Airlines

Virgin Atlantic also has non-alliance partners which they codeshare with. You can book flights on these partner airlines with your Virgin Atlantic Avios.

  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon ANA
  • Scandanavian SAS
  • Virgin Australia
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Hawaiian Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Elite Status

Virgin Atlantic offers elite status for their frequent flyers. The Flying Club program offers 3 tiers of elite status.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Elite Requirements

Flying Club Requirements

Elite Tier Requirements
Red Free membership
Silver 400 Tier Points
Gold 1,000 Tier Points

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Elite Benefits

How to earn Virgin Atlantic Avios

Earn Avios by Flying with Virgin Atlantic

Flying Club members can earn Avios every time they fly with Virgin Atlantic. You can also earn miles flying on Virgin Atlantic’s alliance and partner airlines. Becoming a Flying Club member is free, you can sign up here.

Once you’re a Flying Club member, you will earn miles based on the cabin, your fare class, your elite tier, and the actual distance you fly. The farther you fly, the more Avios you earn.

In order to see how many miles you'll earn flying with Virgin Atlantic, you'll need to use their Earning Calculator. You can find that and learn more here.

Virgin Atlantic Elite Elite Bonus

Elite Tier Miles Modifier
Red Base rate
Silver 30% more
Gold 60% more

Earn Avios with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Credit Cards

Virgin Atlantic offers 2 personal Flying Club credit cards issued by . They can be a great way to earn miles and additional benefits. All Virgin Atlantic Flying Club cards offer cardholders these perks:

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Credit Card Offers