Virgin Atlantic Points Value UK: How Much Are They Worth?

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Virgin points are worth as low as 0.5p for economy and as much as 2p for First and Business class flights.
Last Updated 2022-06-23 By R.Flowers III
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Virgin Atlantic Points will have the best value when redeemed towards premium and upper class flights with Virgin Atlantic and their airline partners.

Along with booking award flights, points can be used for chauffeur service, Virgin Atlantic's popular clubhouse spas, and with a handful of spending partners featuring airlines, hotels, Virgin Group partners, and more.

How to earn Virgin points

The best way to earn Virgin Atlantic Points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across both Virgin Atlantic credit cards and American Express Membership Rewards credit cards.

Virgin Atlantic credit cards

Virgin Atlantic offers two credit cards that you can use to earn points on everyday spend: Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card and the Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card. Both cards offer a solid return on your spend and grant an annual award based on your status in the Flying Club program.

Credit Card Benefits Annual Fee
  • Intro Bonus: 15,000 bonus points
  • Earn 3 Virgin points for every £1 you spend with Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays
  • Earn 1.5 Virgin Points for every £1 you spend on everyday card purchases
  • Once you spend £10,000 on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card during the calendar year, you will be able to choose from one award based on your elite status within the Flying Club program
  • Receive complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi which connects you to 1 million hotspots worldwide
£160
  • Earn 1.5 Virgin points for every £1 you spend with Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays
  • Earn 0.75 Virgin Points for every £1 you spend on everyday card purchases
  • Once you spend £20,000 on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card during the calendar year, you will be able to choose from one award based on your elite status within the Flying Club program.
£0

American Express credit cards

Membership Rewards Points earned with AMEX UK can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio. This means that 1,000 AMEX points can be converted to 1,000 Virgin Points.

This opens up a handful of additional credit cards you can use to quickly build up your balance of Virgin Atlantic Points.

Credit Card Benefits Annual Fee
  • Intro Bonus: 30,000 Membership Rewards points
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on amextravel.co.uk
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Complimentary access to over 1,400 airport lounges across more than 140 countries worldwide
  • Receive up to £300 in Global Dining Credits, up to £100 in statement credits per year with Harvey Nichols, and a £200 onefinestay credit
  • Enjoy complimentary status with top hotel chains and car rental agencies
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your family
£575
  • Intro Bonus: 20,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • Earn 3 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on purchases made directly with airlines
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Every time you spend £5,000 you will get 2,500 bonus Membership Rewards points, up to 12,500 bonus points per year
  • Take advantage of 4 complimentary Priority Pass airport lounge visits every year giving you access to over 1,300 airports globally
£0 the first year, then £160
  • Intro Bonus: 10,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on the card
  • Shop with confidence online, on the high street and on your travels with built-in shopping and fraud protection for you and your Supplementary Cardmembers
£0
  • Intro Bonus: 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on everything else
  • When you spend a cumulative £10,000 during any calendar month, you will receive 10,000 Membership Rewards bonus points.
  • Complimentary access to over 1,400 airport lounges across more than 140 countries worldwide
  • Enjoy a £200 Annual Travel Credit and a £200 onefinestay credit
  • Enjoy complimentary status with top hotel chains and car rental agencies
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you, your family and employees with supplementary cards
£650
  • Intro Bonus: 20,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Every quarter that you spend £20,000 on the AMEX Business Gold Card UK, you'll earn 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points
  • Get up to £100 in statement credits towards Dell Technologies purchases
£0 first year, then £175 annually

How much are Virgin points worth in pounds?

Virgin Atlantic Points are worth around 0.5p each for economy flights and as much as 2p each for First and Business class flights. This means that 10,000 points are worth anywhere from £50 to £200.

With Virgin Atlantic, the higher and more costly the flight, the better value you'll get out of your points. It's best to set a personal minimum redemption value and stick to redeeming points for that value or higher.

Virgin points value UK

Redemption options Redemption value
Premium and upper class cabin bookings with Virgin Atlantic and their airline partners 1p - 2p
Economy flights with Virgin Atlantic and their airline partners 0.5p - 0.6p
Virgin Brand redemptions 0.5p - 0.55p
Eurostar e-Voucher 0.4p

Redeeing points for award flights

Virgin Points will have the best value when redeemed for premium and upper class award flights with Virgin Atlantic and other airline partners. Booking economy rewards, especially inexpensive ones, will give your points around 0.5p to 0.6p in value.

Virgin points truely shine when it comes to booking premium and upper class awards which can get you anywhere from 1p to 2p. This is what you should try to strive for if you're building up points with Virgin Atlantic.

You can earn and redeem Virgin Points with the following partners:

  • Air France/KLM
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Delta Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • *Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) - earn only

Only award flights on Delta Airlines can be booked through the Virgin Atlantic website. You'll need to call in to book with all the other airlines.

You can check availability using other websites (such as searching ANA availability on United's website).

Listed below are a few popular redemption options with Virgin Atlantic that can get you some value out of your points.

Fly from the U.S. to Europe on Virgin Atlantic

The most straightforward redemption is to use Virgin Atlantic Points to fly between the U.S. and Europe. Depending on origin and destination, economy tickets cost as low as 20,000 points, premium economy as low as 35,000, and upper class as low as 95,000 points.

Virgin Atlantic charges high fuel surcharges on its award flights, so you'll want to compare the cash price along side the award cost to make sure it's worth redeeming your Virgin Points.

Do note that the cost of flights with Virgin Atlantic can change depending on the season. So tickets may be higher during what Virgin Atlantic calls the off season. You can get the full details on their peak and off-peak pricing on the Virgin Atlantic Reward Flights page.

Fly Delta One Suites

My personal favorite use of Virgin Points is redeeming them for flights on Delta One. You can redeem 50,000 to 75,000 points to fly one-way on Delta's excellent business class product to several popular destinations.

Finding award flights can be a little challenging and may take some mild searching, but it's well worth it.

If you're not based in the UK, you'll have a better chance of finding award flights by changing the region to 'United Kingdom - English' or by going directly to https://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en to search for availability.

Other great flight redemptions

There's a handful of other redemptions that can grant you some sweet spots when using Virgin Points. Just note that you'll need to call in to book these reservations if they're not on Delta.

  • All Nippon Airways (ANA) - First Class to Japan
  • Virgin Australia - Travel within Australia
  • South African Airways - Travel within Africa
  • Air New Zealand - Travel To Oceania From New Zealand

Virgin Red

Virgin Red is the main rewards portal for Virgin Atlantic. Through this portal, you can redeem your Virgin Points towards a long list of redemptions starting at just 200 Virgin Points.

This includes:

  • Food, Beverage, Wine
  • Vue Cinema Tickets
  • Flight Promotions/Discounts
  • Experiences
  • Merchandise
  • Donations

The value you get out of purchases made through Virgin Red will heavily vary. If you have points to burn, it's worth scrolling through the long list of redemption options they provide.

I also recommend checking out the flight promotions and discounts that they list. You can use the filter option and select Travel to show these deals.

Redeeming points with hotel partners

Virgin Points can be used to book hotels through Kaligo.com. You can redeem your miles for Kaligo e-vouchers through the Flying Club helpline. Each voucher is worth 1 night and the cost in points will depend on the type of hotel room:

  • 1 Night at Standard Category - 20,000 Points
  • 1 Night at Premium Category - 30,000 Points
  • 1 Night at Luxury Category - 40,000 Points

Each category is determined by Kaligo, so you'll want to check out their website to see which hotels fall under each category.

Eurostar e-Vouchers

Virgin Points can be redeemed for e-Vouchers that can be put towards rides on Eurostar. There's two redemption options:

  • 12,500 Points = £50 Eurostar e-vouchers
  • 25,000 Points = £100 Eurostar e-vouchers

Redeeming points with Virgin brands and services

The Virgin Group has a bunch of different services that you can redeem your points for. These services are:

  • Virgin Holidays - Bucket list trips and vacation packages
  • Virgin Limited Edition - Luxury destinations and once in a lifetime trips
  • Virgin Experience Days - Gifts, helicopter rides, and more
  • Virgin Wines - Get wine delivered to your doorstep
  • Virgin Galactic - Redeem Points for a chance to go to space (yes, actual space)
  • Virgin Active - Gym/Fitness (South Africa Only)
  • Virgin Gift Card - Pick up a gift card that can be used for Virgin services

You can check out The Virgin Group page to get the full details on each of these services as well as several other services they offer that can earn you Virgin Points.

Convert Virgin points to pounds

Use the Virgin Atlantic Points Value Calculator to determine the cash value of Virgin Points based on redemption. This will help give you an idea of how much your points are worth

Enter any amount of Virgin Atlantic Points to calculate the value in pounds.
Points
Redemption Estimated Value
Premium and upper class bookings with Virgin Atlantic and their airline partners £0 - £0
Economy flights with Virgin Atlantic and their airline partners £0 - £0
Virgin Brand redemptions £0 - £0
Eurostar e-Voucher £0

Pay Virgin points or cash calculator

Use the Redemption Value Calculator to determine the exact value of your points based on the cost of a redemption in cash versus the cost in Virgin points plus any taxes/fees/surcharges. Based on the value, you will then be able to decide if the redemption is worth it or not.

Cost of Redemption In Cash
Enter how much the redemption will cost you if you paid cash.
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Cost of Redemption In Virgin Points
Enter how much the redemption will cost you in Virgin Points including any taxes, fees, or surcharges you would have to pay.
Cost in Points
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Taxes, Fees, & Surcharges
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Redemption Value
This is how much your Virgin Points would be worth based on the values entered above.
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FAQ

How much are Virgin Atlantic Points worth in the UK?

Economy flight redemptions offer an average of 0.5p while Premium and upper class flights offer anywhere from 1p to 2p each. This means 10,000 points can be worth anywhere from £50 to £200.

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