7 incredible ways you can now use your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles

Feb 13, 2020

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Starting today, you can now earn and burn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM. We have taken a deep dive into the ins and outs of this new partnership, but here we breakdown some of the best new ways you can now use your Virgin Atlantic miles.

Virgin Atlantic miles are easy to earn in the U.K. making these changes all the more exciting. From credit cards, to the Shops Away shopping portal, Tesco clubcard and transferring from American Express membership rewards, you won’t struggle to rack up your miles.

Once you have those miles in the bank, here are 7 fabulous ways to use them. All prices shown are for one-way tickets on off-peak dates. Add 10,000 miles for peak pricing and double the amount for a return ticket.

1. St Maarten in business class – 48,500 Flying Club miles

Fly direct to AvGeek paradise!

(Photo by Joel Carillet / Getty Images)
(Photo by Joel Carillet / Getty Images)

2. Reunion, Seychelles, Mauritius in business class – 61,000 Flying Club miles

Head off to dreamy Indian ocean island delights.

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

3. South Africa in premium economy – 30,000 Flying Club miles

South African routes tend to be harder to redeem on and prove popular, so greater options and good prices are a huge win.

(Photo by SL_Photography/Getty Images)
(Photo by SL_Photography/Getty Images)

4. Buenos Aires or Santiago in premium economy  – 34,000 Flying Club miles

These destinations are far away and fabulous and BA will charge up to 70,000 Avios for the same ticket.

Photo Taken In Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo by Fabian Schmiedlechner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Fabian Schmiedlechner/Getty Images)

5. Tahiti in economy – 31,000 Flying Club miles

This is about as long-haul as you’re going to get, so if your mission is to reach the other side of the earth, this could be the one for you.

Air France Boeing 777 F-GSPY Aircraft at PPT Tahiti
(Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy)

6. Kilimanjaro in economy – 12,000 Flying Club miles

KLM stops at Kilimanjaro (JRO) on the way to Dar es Salaam (DAR). Fulfil your mountaineering dreams, like I did in 2008!

Nicky at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
Nicky at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

7. Tel Aviv in economy – Flying Club miles

With TLV at the further end of Virgin’s zone 2, the tickets are a snip at 9,000 miles, and if you depart from Paris or Amsterdam, the taxes look incredibly from just £60 one-way.

Image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy
Image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

Bottom line

There are hundreds of new ways to now use your Flying Club miles, from more options on the same routes, to completely new destinations. You can save taxes by starting your journey in Amsterdam or Paris, or swallow the additional taxes and tag on a flight from all the regional UK airports that KLM and Air France fly to without adding an extra mileage cost on top.

To fully understand the new options, check out our full guide to the latest changes.

One thing is for sure, the world just got bigger for Flying Club members.

Featured photo courtesy of Getty Images

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