When do Virgin Atlantic release reward seats?

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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 rather via a manual back office process. That means there also is no set times in the day where the seats can appear

If you’re looking for Virgin Atlantic reward seats, you should check the website on a regular basis and book the seats as soon as you see them.

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat.
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class


  • 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 anytime.
  • If you need multiple seats in a cabin, and there’s none or limited numbers available, book the next cabin down because you can always upgrade again later by simply paying the difference in miles & taxes.
  • Remember that you can still book reward seats on the day of travel, at the airport, subject to availability.
  • You can hold reward seats for up to 72 hours by calling Virgin. This is useful if you want to transfer points from a credit card, or buy miles for the transaction.
  • Be flexible!
  • Be persistent!

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