American Express in the U.S. has brought back their promotion with 30% additional bonus for Membership Rewards Points transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club until November 30th 2017..
Virgin Atlantic has launched an interesting 50 GBP off campaign for anyone who books via phone and quotes #ABBA (Anyone But British Airways) by July 28, 2017.
The discount is valid for travel originating from UK and seems to be valid from all fare classes (at least there are no exclusions on the T&Cs).
Virgin Atlantic Removes Unaccompanied 11 Year Old Chinese Boy From Aircraft Due To “Too Many UM’s On One Flight”
Virgin Atlantic is once again making unfavorable headlines with Chinese consumers after removing an unaccompanied 11 year old boy from a flight after discovering they exceeded the maximum amount of children without a guardian (UM’s).
In a very foolish and unprofessional manner the Virgin Atlantic staff got the boy out of the plane after discovering their own mistake of accepting too many UM bookings.
Virgin Atlantic has launched a status match program to Flying Club Silver and Gold status from select competing programs.
You need to show enough activity on city pairs that are operated by Virgin Atlantic and have one booking made on the airline to be considered per the T&Cs.
Reader Question: Delta Flight Delay, Missed Virgin Atlantic Flight & Rebooking In Lower Class Of Service On KLM
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about an issue with Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic due to a Delta flight delay (was rebooked on KLM in a lower class of service).
Airfare of the Day: Virgin Atlantic Business Class San Francisco to Manchester USD 2002 (Round Trip)
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic Business Class Excursion NonRef fares between San Francisco and Manchester, available throughout the summer.
The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday fined Virgin Atlantic for misclassifying fuel surcharges as taxes on award tickets back in 2014.
The airline had not disclosed on the award page intended to the US audience that the “taxes” also included non-tax items such as fuel surcharges that the airline retains. Virgin Atlantic was fined $30,000 of which it needs to pay only half unless it violates the rule again.
A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me a question regarding crediting a codeshare flight to Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue or Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic never had the easiest relationship especially when it came to handling the competition in the media, with Richards Branson’s Virgin label usually coming out ahead.
After it was rather quiet for some time in regards to big headlines of BA and Virgin going after each other, a current article of The Guardian suggests otherwise.
Singapore Airlines sent out an email today to KrisFlyer members alerting them to changes on elite miles earnings on Virgin Atlantic that will take place on July 1, 2016.
KrisFlyer members are not able to earn elite qualifying miles on Virgin Atlantic Americas flights starting July 1, 2016. This won’t affect earning of award miles for those flights. You can still continue earning elite miles on all other Virgin Atlantic flights.
Virgin Atlantic: Crew Stands Idle As Passenger Verbally Abuses Woman, Calling Her A “F’in Chinese Pig’!
A quarrel on board a Virgin Atlantic Flight from London to Shanghai made waves online after a woman came forward how she was verbally abused (incl racial slurs) and the crew refused to take any action.
Reader Questions: IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages, Hilton HHonors Diamond Fast Track, Good InterContinental Hotels For Royal Ambassadors, Royal Ambassador Renewal/Ambassador Renewal, SPG Suite Night Awards & Non-working Entertainment System On Virgin Atlantic Flight
Here are six reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.
Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however.
- IHG Rewards Club1473
- Hilton - HHonors1330
- Accor Hotels - Le Club1193
- Starwood - Starwood Preferred Guest1050
- Marriott - Marriott Rewards991
- Hyatt - World of Hyatt585
- American Airlines - AAdvantage491
- United Airlines - Mileage Plus446
- Travel - Other446
- Carlson Hotels - Club Carlson384
- Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles322
- Reader Question309
- British Airways306
- Etihad Airways - Etihad Guest235
- Qatar Airways - Privilege Club222