Membership tier benefits

Discover what’s waiting for you in each tier

This is where you start your Flying Club journey. As soon as you join you'll have access to all of this:

Earn Virgin Points and Tier Points on every flight

Spend points on reward flights, upgrades and companion seats

Partner brands

Points Plus Money

Earn 2 Virgin Points for every £ you spend with Virgin Holidays and 20 Tier Points for every £500, up to a maximum of 400 Tier Points per booking

And did you know...

You can manage your flights online in your account. Just remember to add your Flying Club membership number in your flight booking so you don't miss out on any points.

 

Activate your account

Once you join you'll need to activate your account to manage it online. You can do that here.

As a Silver member you'll still get all the benefits of Red, plus all of this:

Earn 30% more Virgin Points on every Virgin Atlantic flight and earn

Premium Check In and priority boarding in whichever cabin you fly on all our flights

Anytime standard seat assignment for you in any cabin, including Economy Light

Earn 3 Virgin Points for every £ you spend with Virgin Holidays and 20 Tier Points for every £500, up to a maximum of 400 Tier Points per booking

Priority baggage whenever you travel

And did you know...

If you're expecting a little one, we will cover any Tier Points that are outstanding to renew your Silver status from the date of when your maternity leave starts. Just get in touch with our customer centre.

 

Staying Silver

Earn at least 400* Tier Points in a year to stay in Silver and as a treat from us, you’ll find 2,000 extra Virgin Points in your account when you renew.

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

You've reached the top when you hit Gold status. As well as all the benefits of Red and Silver, you'll also unlock all of this:

Earn 60% more points on every Virgin Atlantic flight you take

Free exit row seat options in Economy Classic

Anytime seat assignment for you and your companions in any cabin, including Economy Light

Upper Class Check In and priority boarding, regardless of the cabin you’re flying 

Take one extra piece of hand and hold luggage

Clubhouse access every time you fly with us or Delta Air Lines® for you and one guest

Reenergise when you land at Heathrow with access to our Revivals lounge

Earn 4 Virgin Points for every £ you spend with Virgin Holidays and 20 Tier Points for every £500, up to a maximum of 400 Tier Points per booking

Earning at least 1,000 Tier Points in a year will renew your Gold status, so as an extra reward for staying Gold, you'll receive a companion ticket so you can treat your loved ones.

And did you know...

As a Gold member, you can pool your points when you link up to nine other flyers to your household account, or nominate a lucky Flying Club member of your choice to enjoy Silver membership status. And if you’re having a baby we will cover any Tier Points that are outstanding to renew your Gold status from the date of when your maternity leave starts. Just get in touch with us.

Staying Gold

Earning at least 1,000* Tier Points in a year will renew your Gold status, so as an extra reward for staying Gold, you'll be able to treat someone to a companion ticket. And if you’ve been a Gold member for ten consecutive years and earned 7,500 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic flights in that time, you’ll be made a Gold member for life. 

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

On the flight and at the airport with us

 

Red Silver Gold
Earn points on every flight* Yes Yes Yes
Additional bonus points on every flight*   30% 60%
Reward flights Yes Yes Yes
Points Plus Money Yes Yes Yes
Free seat selection ahead of your flight in Economy Light   Anytime for member only Anytime for you and your party**
Complimentary Exit row seats in Economy Classic     Yes
Extra hand and hold baggage     Yes
Upper Class Check In flying in any cabin     Yes
Premium Check In flying in any cabin   Yes  
Clubhouse access when flying in any cabin for you plus one guest***     Yes
Earn Virgin Points on Virgin Holidays and Flight + Hotel (lead booker only) Yes Yes Yes
Access to London Heathrow Revivals Lounge     Yes
Earn Tier Points with Virgin Holidays and Flight + Hotel (lead booker  only) Yes Yes Yes

*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.

Extras with us

  Red Silver Gold
Earn Tier Points on every flight including redemptions Yes Yes Yes
Tier renewal bonus   Yes Yes
Enrol your children without any age restrictions Yes Yes Yes
Household account linking up to nine flyers   Yes Yes
2,000 bonus birthday points     Yes
Complimentary companion ticket upon yearly renewal of Gold tier*     Yes
Clubhouse passes for you to keep or share when you earn 1,500 Tier Points within your membership year^     Yes
Cabin Upgrade Reward when you earn 2,000 Tier Points within your membership year**     Yes
Supplementary Silver membership for a friend     Yes
Guaranteed Economy seat on any flight     Yes
Priority waitlist for flights***   Yes Yes
Maternity and paternity membership pause   Yes Yes
Dedicated Flying Club phone line Yes Yes Yes
Gift companion and upgrade vouchers to your loved ones   Yes Yes

* 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.
*** 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.

Extras with our partners

  Red Silver Gold
Discounted access and earn points at No1 Lounges Yes Yes Yes
Airline partner airport extras     Yes
Member benefits with Virgin Hotels   Yes* Yes**

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

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

Travel on any Delta operated service in any cabin class and you’re welcome to enjoy:

  • Extra baggage (up to three pieces in Business Class)*
  • Priority check in 
  • Priority baggage
  • Priority boarding
  • Relax in any Delta Sky Club so long as you have a transatlantic sector to or from the UK on the same day within the same itinerary.
  • Complimentary access to Delta Comfort+ (based upon availability) at the gate prior to departure for all regions of travel

*Excludes flying to/from Key West airport with Delta.

Whichever cabin you fly with Singapore Airlines, you’re welcome to these extras:

  • An extra piece of hold luggage up to 20kg.
  • Business Class check in
  • Priority baggage
  • Priority boarding
  • Enjoy Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounges in the following airports worldwide: 

Adelaide, Bangkok, Brisbane, Delhi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, London Heathrow, Manila, Melbourne, Perth, San Francisco, Sydney and Taipei

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Kuala Lumpur will be closed from 21 March 2020 to 03 April 2020

  • In Singapore, First/Business Class you’re are also invited to relax in the SilverKris Lounges in Terminal 1 and 2. Economy Flying Club Gold travellers are invited to the KrisFlyer Gold Lounges in Terminals 2 and 3.
  • Flying Club members must present a physical card to gain access to partner lounges

When you travel on Codeshare flights operated by Air New Zealand, whichever cabin you fly you’re welcome to these extras:

  • An extra piece of baggage
  • Business Class check in
  • Relax in the Air New Zealand lounges Sydney, Rarotonga, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown
  • Priority baggage
  • Flying Club members must present a physical card to gain access to partner lounges

Whichever cabin you fly with Virgin Australia, you’re welcome to these extras:

  • Business Class check in
  • Priority boarding
  • Lounge access
  • Priority baggage
  • Flying Club members must present a physical card to gain access to partner lounges

You’ll find lounges in the domestic terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

And it can be easier than you might think to reach the next level, as from 9th November 2021 you will also earn Tier Points on your Virgin Holiday bookings!

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).

For example, if you spend £4000 on a holiday with Virgin Holidays, flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight in Economy Classic you could earn up to 260 tier points* in total.

*Virgin Holidays Tier Point earn applies to lead booker only.

All Flying Club members travelling can also earn Tier Points when you fly with Virgin Atlantic as part of your holiday. The table below shows how this works:

Spend Lead booker Tier Point earn Other Flying Club members on booking
Spend £4000 with Virgin Holiday, flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight in Economy Classic  160 Tier Points for Virgin Holiday spend plus 100 Tier Points for Virgin Atlantic flight (based on return flight in L, U, M, Y, B or R class) 100 Tier Points for Virgin Atlantic flight (based on return flight in L, U, M, Y, B or R class)

Tier points

Flying Club has three membership tiers – Red, Silver and Gold. On this page you'll discover the benefits in each tier, and learn a little more about how Tier Points work.

Red

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

 

Silver

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.

Gold

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.

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.

From March 2020 we have extended all Flying Club Silver and Gold memberships and vouchers by 24 months so you have longer to earn the required tier points and maintain your status.

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 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Flights

On our flights you'll earn a percentage of the base flown points depending what ticket you have. Make sense? See below for the percentages and how they work.

Economy

Economy Light: 25%

Economy Classic: 50-150%

Economy Delight: 150%

Premium

Standard (classes H & K): 100%

Flexible (classes W & S): 200%

Upper Class

Standard (classes I & Z): 200%

Flexible (classes J, C & D): 400%

How many points will you earn on Virgin Atlantic flights?

London to New York - Base miles flown: 6,914

Ticket type % of base flown miles Amount of points a Red member will earn
Economy Light (T): 25% 1,729
Economy Classic (O, N, X, Q, E): 50% 3,457
Economy Classic (L, U, M): 100% 6,914
Economy Classic (Y, B, R): 150% 10,371
Economy Delight (V): 150%  10,371
Premium (standard H, K): 100% 6,914
Premium (flexible W, S): 200% 13,828
Upper Class (standard I, Z): 200% 13,828
Upper Class (flexible J, C, D): 400% 27,656

If you're a Silver member, you'll receive the same number of points as a Red member, plus a 30% bonus. So you just need to apply the ticket percentage to the base flown miles, and then add another 30%. This is what that might look like:

London to New York - Base miles flown: 6,914

Ticket type % of base flown miles Silver bonus Amount of points a Silver member will earn
Economy Light (T): 25% 30% 2,247
Economy Classic (O, N, X, Q, E): 50% 30% 4,494
Economy Classic (M, U, L): 100% 30% 8,988
Economy Classic (R, B, Y): 150% 30% 13,482
Economy Delight (V): 150% 30% 13,482
Premium (standard H, K): 100% 30% 8,988
Premium (flexible W, S): 200% 30% 17,976
Upper Class (standard I, Z): 200% 30% 17,976
Upper Class (flexible J, C, D): 400% 30% 35,953

If you're a Gold member, you'll receive the same number of points as a Red member plus a 60% bonus. So you just need to apply the ticket percentage to the base flown miles, and then add another 30%. This is what that might look like:

London to New York - Base miles flown: 6,914

Ticket type % of base flown miles Gold bonus Amount of points a Gold member will earn
Economy Light (T): 25% 60% 2,766
Economy Classic (O, N, X, Q, E): 50% 60% 5,531
Economy Classic (M, U, L): 100% 60% 11,062
Economy Classic (R, B, Y): 150% 60% 16,594
Economy Delight (V): 150% 60% 16,594
Premium (standard H, K): 100% 60% 11,062
Premium (flexible W, S): 200% 60% 22,125
Upper Class (standard I, Z): 200% 60% 22,125
Upper Class (flexible J, C, D): 400% 60% 44,250

Introducing Virgin Red

Virgin Red is Virgin’s brand-new rewards club - built to revolve around you. When you join Flying Club you can then activate your Virgin Red account, where you can unlock more ways to earn and spend points across the Virgin family and beyond. From Everyday Treats to Extraordinary Experiences, explore all ways you can be rewarded with Virgin Red.

Join Virgin Red