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Is my Virgin Atlantic Flight upgradeable?

July 8, 2019 | Miles, Tips | No Comments

Virgin Atlantic 787 aircraft

Finding ways of upgrading is one of the hottest topics for both the amateur and professional frequent fliers. But all too often, you call the airline and ask about an upgrade only for them to say “You can’t upgrade this flight”. Frustrating, right. Well this post will give you all the information you need to have a better chance of upgrading your Virgin Atlantic flight. 

Maintaining a mileage balance

July 1, 2019 | Miles | No Comments

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse London Heathrow

What do I mean by maintaining a mileage balance… well, put simply, it’s just keeping a small stash of miles that you can use for spending at short notice. My miles balance mainly supports on the day airport upgrades. This partly goes against the earn & burn rule but can be useful if you are a very regular flier.

If you need more than one seat, but the amount you need are not available, book as many as you can and keep watching for more. Waiting for them all to appear is extremely risky because there’s no guarantee of more appearing and someone else could take the existing seats at any time. If you […]

Unlike British Airways, Virgin Atlantic do not have a set pattern of releasing reward seats. The seats can appear at any time from when the flight goes online at 330 days before the day of travel, and the day of travel itself. It’s widely rumoured that Virgin do not add the reward seats automatically, but […]