Unlock Virgin Red: How to link your Flying Club account

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by Limara Salt
29 April 2022

With travel back on the cards, people want to move around as smoothly as possible. If you’re a Virgin Red and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club member, it makes sense to link your accounts so the points you earn and spend are in one place. But how?

Welcome to Unlock Virgin Red: a place where you can learn all the best tips and tricks to get the most from your Virgin Points. We want to help you maximise your hard-earned points so you can spend them on the things you love, and our handy How To guides will help you to do just that.

Everyone loves to get away, and if you’re a Virgin Red member (and there are many reasons why you should be) you can save up those precious points to help pay or upgrade your flights. By linking your Flying Club account and Virgin Red accounts, you can take the points you earned with your everyday spending and use them to spend on something a little special, like booking a holiday.

What is the Flying Club?

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is a free membership that allows you to earn and spend Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic flights. Memberships are split into three tiers - red, silver and gold - and each provide various rewards and opportunities to get more from your travel. 

New member - Red membership benefits include: 

  • Earn Virgin Points when you fly 

  • Points Plus Money on flights 

  • Spend Virgin Points on Reward Flights 

  • Access to a whole host of partner brands 

400* Tier Points - Silver membership benefits include: 

  • 30% more Virgin Points on flights 

  • Premium Check in 

  • Free seat assignment in Economy Light

* From 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 300 Tier Points are required. 

1,000* Tier Points - Gold membership benefits include: 

  • 60% more Virgin Points on flights 

  • Upper Class Check In 

  • Access to our Clubhouses and London Heathrow Revivals 

  • Extra luggage allowance, no matter which cabin you fly 

* From 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 800 Tier Points are required. 

Flying is the easiest way to earn Virgin Points, and you can spend them on everything from upgrades and trips with our travel partners, to donating to a good cause.

You can also move between Flying Club tiers by earning Tier Points, which you'll earn when you fly. The more you fly, the more Tier Points you'll earn. And it can be easier than you might think to reach the next level, as you earn Tier Points on every reward flight too.

400* Tier Points could be: 

  • 1 flexible Upper Class return flight, or 

  • 2 flexible Premium return flights, or 

  • 4 Economy Delight return flights 

* From 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Only 300 Tier Points are required to reach Silver membership.

1,000* Tier Points could be: 

  • 2 returns and a one way in Upper Class, or

  • 5 flexible Premium return flights, or

  • 10 Economy Delight return flights

* From 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Only 800 Tier Points are required to reach Gold membership.

How do I link my accounts?

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You can link your Virgin Red and Flying Club accounts by simply adding your Flying Club number in the ‘Link accounts’ section of your Virgin Red 'Account'.

What's next?

You can now view your points balance on both your Virgin Red account and your Flying Club account, making it easier to earn points from flying and save them for flying.

As a Flying Club member, you can also earn points via Virgin Atlantic’s airline partners - such as Delta Airlines, Air France and KLM - from purchases with retailers like John Lewis & Partners and Apple, or by buying extra points.

You can also spend your points on chauffeur-driven airport transfers, flight upgrades, donating to a good cause or anything that takes your fancy from our Virgin partners. Let’s not forget about all of the Virgin Experience Days options available on Virgin Red.

Whatever you choose, the opportunities are endless when you’re a member of Virgin Red and Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.

For more tips and tricks about making the most of your Virgin Points, read the rest of the guides in our Unlock Virgin Red series.