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

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Points have an average value of 1.2 cents per point meaning that 10,000 points have a rough cash value of $120.
Last Updated 2022-07-10 By R.Flowers III
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Virgin Atlantic Points will have the best value when redeemed towards award 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 credit cards.

Virgin Atlantic is a direct transfer partner of several major U.S. credit card rewards programs including American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards. This makes it extremely easy to earn a lot of Virgin Atlantic points.

Citi ThankYou Rewards

Citi ThankYou Rewards points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club at a 1:1 ratio meaning that a transfer of 1,000 Citi points would give you 1,000 Virgin Points. Do note that you must be a Citi Premier® Card holder in order to transfer ThankYou points to Citi's full list of partners, including Virgin Atlantic.

Here are the best credit cards for earning ThankYou points:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For Everyday Spending & Travel
  • Intro Bonus: 80,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn an unlimited 3X points on restaurant, supermarket, gas station, hotel, and air travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Receive an annual $100 credit on any $500+ hotel stay booked through the ThankYou.com portal
  • As a Citi Premier cardholder, transfer ThankYou Points to all of Citi's airline and hotel partners
$95
Best For 2% Back
  • Intro Bonus: No current offer.
  • Earn 2% on every purchase with unlimited 1% back when you buy, plus an additional 1% as you pay for those purchases
  • No annual fee
$0
Best For Automatically Maximizing Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: $200 cash back
  • Earn 5% back on your top eligible spend category each billing cycle, on up to the first $500 spent (then 1%)
  • Earn an unlimited 1% back on all other purchases
  • No annual fee
$0
Best For 10% Point Rebate
  • Intro Bonus: 20,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 2X points on the first $6,000 spent at supermarkets and gas stations per year, then 1X.
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Purchases made to the card will be rounded up to the nearest 10
  • Redeeming your ThankYou Points will earn you 10% of your points back into your account
$0

American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio. This means every 1,000 AMEX points you transfer will give you 1,000 Virgin points.

Here's the best credit card offers for earning Membership Rewards points:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel
  • Intro Bonus: 80,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000, then 1X)
  • Earn 5X points on prepaid hotels booked through American Express Travel
  • Earn 1X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Global Airport Lounge Access including Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Club Lounges (when flying Delta), Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and Priority Pass Lounges
  • Over $1,400 in annual credits which includes airline incidentals, Uber Cash, digital entertainment, Fine Hotels + Resorts and The Hotel Collection, and more
  • Enroll in complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status and Hilton Honors Gold status
Earn 100,000 Bonus Points for the same $6K spend using our Referral Link!
$695
Best For Restaurants & U.S. Supermarkets
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 4X points at restaurants and on up to $25,000 in annual U.S. supermarket purchases
  • Earn 3X points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Up to $120 in Uber Cash credit each year
  • Up to $120 in dining credits each year
$250
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel
  • Intro Bonus: 120,000 Points
  • Earn 5X points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com
  • Earn 1.5X points on select business purchases and on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per year
  • Earn 1X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Global Airport Lounge Access including Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Club Lounges (when flying Delta), Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and Priority Pass Lounges
  • Over $1,400 in annual credits which includes Dell, Adobe, Indeed, CLEAR, and more
  • Get 35% points back when you redeem points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with AMEX Travel
  • Enroll in complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status and Hilton Honors Gold status
$695
Best For Business Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 70,000 Points
  • Earn 4X points on the 2 select categories where your business spent the most each month
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Get 25% points back when you redeem points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with AMEX Travel
$295
Best For Small Business & Miscellaneous Purchases
  • Intro Bonus: 15,000 Points
  • Earn 2X points on the first $50,000 in purchases per year, then 1 point per dollar thereafter
  • No annual fee
$0

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio meaning that every 1,000 Chase points you transfer to Flying Club will give you 1,000 Virgin points.

Here's the best credit cards for earning Ultimate Rewards points:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 10X points on hotels and car rentals booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on travel worldwide and dining at restaurants
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • $300 statement credit for travel purchases charged to the card each anniversary year
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
  • Up to $100 towards a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS application fee
  • 50% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 5X points on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on dining, online grocery purchases, and on select streaming services
  • Earn 2X points on other travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $50 credit every cardmember anniversary good towards hotel stays booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 10% bonus points based on how much you spend the prior cardmember year
$95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 100k Bonus Points
  • Earn 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$95

How Much Are Virgin Points Worth?

The Point Calculator value Virgin Points at 1.2 cents on average for economy flights with Virgin Atlantic. This means that 10,000 points has a rough value of about $120.

Virgin Points Value

Redemption option Redemption value in cents
Award Flights (Research, First/Business Class) 2
Award Flights (Average) 1.2
Eurostar e-Voucher 0.4 pence (ÂŁ0.04)

Virgin Atlantic Flights

Virgin Points will have the best value when redeemed for award flights with Virgin Atlantic and other airline partners. This will give you an average of around 1.2 cents per point.

While that may be the average, it's not hard to get a higher value, especially when booking upper class cabins with Virgin Atlantic and select partners.

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 where in the U.S. you're flying from, 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.

Do note that 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.

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.

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 = ÂŁ50 Eurostar e-vouchers
  • 25,000 Points = ÂŁ100 Eurostar e-vouchers

Virgin 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 Dollars

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 dollar value.
Points
Redemption Estimated Value
Award Flights (Research, First/Business Class) $0+
Award Flights (Average) $0
Eurostar e-Voucher ÂŁ0
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