How to match your status

Ready to get your status match? All you need to do is have a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account, then simply fill out the form and we do the rest.

Flying Club gives members the very best Virgin Atlantic has to offer. Always.

Airline loyalty programmes and tiers

Become a Flying Club Gold member in an instant, by proving you are in the top tier of one of the below airline loyalty schemes. You'll also need to have a future revenue or redemption flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in either Premium or Upper Class, and not have held a Flying Club status previously. 

Become a Silver member with proof you match a similar tier of one of the below airline loyalty schemes. You'll also need to have a future revenue or redemption flight booked with Virgin Atlantic, which can be in any cabin, and to not have held Flying Club status previously using status match. 


Airline programme

Second Tier

Top Tier

American Airlines AAdvantage

Platinum Pro

Executive Platinum

BA Executive Club



Cathay Pacific Marco Polo



EL Al Matmid



Emirates Skywards


Gold and Platinum

Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings


Platinum or Gold

Iberia Iberia Plus



Lufthansa Miles and More


Hon Circle

Pakistan International Airline



Scandanavian Airlines SAS Eurobonus



Singapore KrisFlyer



South African Voyager


Gold, Platinum

United Mileage Plus

Premier Platinum

Premier 1k


More about Flying Club

Earning Virgin Points is easy through Flying Club on Virgin Atlantic and their 27 partner airlines. Uniquely, Virgin Points never expire, and you earn Tier Points on your reward flights and Virgin Atlantic Holidays bookings as well, which go a long way to making sure you maintain your status and reap the rewards.

Gold members enjoy Upper Class check in and private security in London Heathrow, access to our award-winning Clubhouses and Revivals Lounge, 60% more Virgin Points on all Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Atlantic Holidays bookings, as well as SkyTeam Elite+ recognition extending your benefits across their partners to over 1,000 destinations.

Silver members get 30% more Virgin Points on all Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Atlantic Holidays bookings, free extra checked luggage, Premium check-in, priority boarding, and a range of additional benefits, including SkyTeam Elite recognition. 


Fancy more points?

Our bonus points offer is live! Ends midnight 18th February 2024
Choose any round-trip route between now and 30th June 2024 and bag a bonus 2,000 Virgin Points on each Economy trip, 5,000 in Premium and 10,000 in Upper class.

Plus with a Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card, you can boost your points balance every day and race towards rewards, companion vouchers and more. Not only that, customers taking out a Reward+ Credit Card before the Monday 4th March will receive double points on spending up to £5000 or up to 14th April 2024, whichever comes first, alongside 15,000 points on their first purchase made within 90 days of taking our the card.


To qualify for this offer, you must be an existing member of Flying Club, or enrol in the Flying Club programme online or via our Customer Centre. 

You must have a future revenue or redemption flight booked with Virgin Atlantic.

Proof of your other airline status must be provided. Once received, the Customer Team will review and advise the details of what status you are eligible for, and you will be notified of your new Flying Club status via email.

Your status will be upgraded 72 hours before your qualifying flight. Status matches are only valid if the member has their Virgin Atlantic flying club number entered into their qualifying booking.

Cancellation of your qualifying booking will result in your status match being cancelled and your status will revert to red.

Your Flying Club Gold or Silver membership will be valid from 12 months from the date the account is upgraded. 

Gold members will need to earn 1000 tier points in the membership period to retain Gold status. 

Silver members will need to earn 400 tier points in the membership period to retain Silver status. 

This offer is not available to Flying Club members who have previously held Flying Club Gold or Silver status via status match. This offer cannot be transferred to any other traveller. 

Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time if deemed necessary. Approval for the Gold and Silver membership is at the discretion of Virgin Atlantic.

Standard Flying Club terms & conditions apply. 

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