What are Tier points?

You’ll earn points every time you fly* with Virgin Atlantic, or use our global network of partners in the air and on the ground.

Plus, every time you fly* with Virgin Atlantic or our airline partners, you’ll also earn Tier Points. And with three tiers of membership, the higher you go, the more benefits you’ll enjoy.

*Excludes Points Plus Money and reward flights.


Red tier benefits

New member

 

Red 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

  • Earn and Spend your points with Virgin Red

 

 

Silver tier benefits

400* Tier Points

 

Silver membership benefits include:

  • 30% more Virgin Points on flights

  • Premium Check in

  • Free seat assignment in Economy Light

  • Earn and Spend your points with Virgin Red

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

Gold tier benefits

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

  • Gold Reward Seats – turn any seat into a Reward Seat for double the usual points price

  • Earn and Spend your points with Virgin Red

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



Tier comparison table

Take a look below at how each tier level compares.

At the airport and onboard with us

Red

Silver

Gold

Earn points on every flight*

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Additional bonus points on every flight*

 

30%

60%

Reward flights

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Gold Reward Seat^

   

Up to 8 sectors per membership
year

Points Plus Money

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Free seat selection ahead of your flight in Economy Light

 

Anytime for
member only

Anytime for you
and your party**

Free preferred seat selection ahead of your flight in Economy Classic

   

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Anytime for member only

Free preferred seat selection ahead of your flight in Premium Economy

   

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Anytime for member only

Extra hand and hold baggage

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Upper Class Check In flying in any cabin

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Premium Check In flying in any cabin

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Clubhouse access when flying in any cabin for you plus one guest***

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Earn Virgin Points on Virgin Holidays and Flight + Hotel (lead booker only)

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Access to London Heathrow Revivals Lounge

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Earn Tier Points with Virgin Holidays and Flight + Hotel (lead booker  only)

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Extras with us

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Earn Tier Points on every flight including redemptions

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Tier renewal bonus

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Enrol your children without any age restrictions

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Household account linking up to nine flyers

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2,000 bonus birthday points

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Complimentary companion ticket upon yearly renewal of Gold tier*

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Clubhouse passes for you to keep or share when you earn 1,500 Tier Points within your membership year^

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Cabin Upgrade Reward when you earn 2,000 Tier Points within your membership year**

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Supplementary Silver membership for a friend

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Guaranteed Economy seat on any flight

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Priority waitlist for flights***

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Maternity and paternity membership pause

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Dedicated Flying Club phone line

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Gift companion and upgrade vouchers to your loved ones

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Extras with our partners 

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Discounted access and earn points at No1 Lounges

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Airline partner airport extras

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Member benefits with Virgin Hotels

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*Excludes reward flights.
**Applicable for the Gold member and any other passengers travelling on the same booking.
***Applicable for the Gold member and one other passenger travelling on the same Virgin Atlantic flight.
^ For more information, please see our Reward Seat FAQs

 

Extras with us
* Companion Rewards can be booked for Upper Class, Premium or Economy Classic. Economy Light and Economy Delight are excluded. They use the same inventory as a standard reward seat and are subject to reward seat availability in A class (Economy Classic), P class (Premium) and G class (Upper Class). Standard redemption passenger taxes, fees, charges and surcharges apply.
** Upgrade Rewards use the same inventory as a standard reward seat and are subject to reward seat availability in P class (Premium) and G class (Upper Class). Standard redemption passenger taxes, fees, charges and surcharges apply.
***Priority waitlisting excludes reward flights

^Each invitation can be used for one entry into the Clubhouse. Invitations are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can only be used when travelling on a Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines flight. Clubhouse Invitations can be used on Virgin Atlantic when travelling on reward seat bookings.

 

Extras with our partners

*Silver members will receive a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability). 

**Gold members will receive a complimentary breakfast daily and upgrade (subject to availability).

More about tiers

The only way you can move up to Silver or Gold is by earning Tier Points which you'll get 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 from 1st September 2020, we will now be giving you 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 300 Tier Points are required.

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 800 Tier Points are required.

How many Tier Points you'll earn in each cabin (one way)

Cabin Ticket type Tier Points earned
Economy Light (T) 25
Economy Classic (A*, E, Q, X, N, O) 25
Economy Classic (L, U, M, Y, B, R) 50
Economy Delight (V) 50
Premium (H, K, P*) 50
Premium (W, S) 100
Upper Class (G*, Z) 100
Upper Class (J, C, D, I) 200

*A, P and G tier points earning is only applicable to full points reward flights and companion bookings. If you upgraded from a revenue fare to a higher cabin with points, your account will be credited with the tier points and Virgin Points based on your original revenue class.

We will be making it easier to reach Silver and Gold in 2022

When the status extension period ends on 31st March 2022, we’re making it easier to move up through the Flying Club membership tiers.

You’ll now just need 300 Tier Points instead of 400 to earn or retain Silver membership status and 800 Tier Points instead of 1000 to earn or retain Gold status.

You could earn those with three return flights in Economy* over a year. Or treat yourself to two flight in Upper Class** and glide straight to Gold.

This reduction will remain in place for 12 months from 1st April 2022, so you have plenty of time to upgrade your membership.

*Three return flights if booked in Y B R L U M class, or six return flights if booked in E Q T X N O class

**Two return flights if booked in J C D I class, or four return flights if booked in Z class. FAQs Tier Points expire after 12 months

 

Tier Points expire after 12 months

So if you don’t fly enough in that time, you’ll automatically move down to the next tier. You can find out the date your tier will expire in your account. To stay as a Silver member, you’ll need to earn at least 400* Tier Points a year, and to remain Gold you’ll need to earn at least 1,000** Tier Points a year.

If you’re a Red member, no need to worry. Your membership won’t expire as long as you earn or spend Virgin Points within three years. 

 

Tier Point upgrade and renewal cycles

Red members: To upgrade from Red to our Silver tier you'll need to earn 400 Tier Points in any Upgrade Cycle. Your Upgrade Cycle is calculated from the current date of the month, to the 1st day of the same month in the previous year.

Silver or Gold members: Once you're a Silver/Gold member you’ll remain in that tier provided you earn the minimum number of Tier Points for that tier within our Upgraded Fixed Membership Period (that’s 400* Tier Points to stay Silver, 1,000** Tier Points to stay Gold). This period is calculated from one day after the date on which you achieved Silver/Gold and continues for the remainder of that month plus a further 12 months.

To remain in Silver for another Fixed Membership Period, you'll need to earn a minimum of 400* Tier Points in each Renewal Fixed Membership Period. You'll have the full 12 calendar months to retain your Silver membership status.

For each Upgrade Cycle, Upgraded Fixed Membership Period and Fixed Membership Period, your Tier Points will reset to 0. If you don't earn enough Tier Points to retain your Silver or Gold membership, you'll automatically revert back to a Silver member from Gold and a Red member from Silver.

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

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

Earning Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Holidays

You will earn 20 Tier Points for every £500 you spend on your Virgin Holidays booking, up to a maximum of 400 tier points per trip* (this is on top of any Tier Points you earn if you book your holiday on a Virgin Atlantic or partner airline flight).

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