Flyingclub, Virgin Atlantic's frequent flyer program has been recently redesigned to provide more incentives for first time flyers. New members can join the flying club red from their first flight.
As you accumulate more frequent flier miles, you can reach flying club silver and ultimately flying club gold levels.
Unlike with many other airline frequent flier programs, once you reach flying club silver you will never be downgraded. To qualify, members need to make the equivalent of one Upper Class one-way flight. Flying club silver will get you priority status, Premium Economy check-in when flying Economy, priority waitlisting, express handling of rewards and exclusive offers.
Flying club gold benefits include Upper Class check-in regardless of traveling class, 24 hour access to theater and sporting ticketing with no booking fee and the ability to design your own awards.
The flying club has many partner airlines, hotels and car rental companies which will let you earn points. Airline partners include American West, Air New Zealand, British Midland, Delta, Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, Midwest Express and Singapore Airlines.
At the time of booking and whenever you are checking in, mention you are a flying club number to receive proper credit.
You can use your Flyingclub points for free upgrades, free flights, free companion flights, or redeem them on partner airlines, for hotel stays and car rentals.
How to Join
The frequent flyer program is free to join. You can sign up online at www.virgin-atlantic.com and receive your membership number right away, or pick up a paper application.
Special features for children & infants
If you are traveling with kids, the airline offers a number of services that will make your and your kids' trip more comfortable. Some of the features for children aboard the planes include:
- Special children’s meals
- Aviator’s snack boxes (on the return sector) containing fruit, chocolate bar and crisps or similar snacks.
- KiDs brightly colored record bag.
- Dedicated children’s visual channel ‘Blast’.
- Nintendo games channels on aircraft.
- Unaccompanied minors program, including ‘Virgin Aunties’, for groups of unaccompanied minors on selected routes.
- Baby changing facilities on all aircraft.
- ‘Skycots’ – bassinets for infants under 1 year old.
- Infant care chair (child safety seat specifically designed for airline use) pioneered by the company for children aged six months to three years.
- Complimentary baby items.