Are you a member of another airlines loyalty programme? The good news is that your status with them can be matched with your Flying Club status. See our table below to find out which airlines we're able to match.

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 flight if booked in Y B R L U M class, or six retrun 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

Airline loyalty programmes and tiers

Airline programme Second tier Top tier
Air New Zealand Airpoints Gold Elite Plus
Alaska MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75k
American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro Exec Platinum
BA Executive Club Silver Gold
Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold Platinum
EL Al Matmid Gold Platinum
Emirates Skywards Gold Platinum
Etihad Guest Gold Platinum
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles Gold Platinum
Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings Gold Platinum
Iberia Iberia Plus Oro Platino
Lufthansa Miles and More Senator Hon Circle
Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold Platinum
Qatar Privilege Club Gold Platinum
Scandanavian Airlines SAS Eurobonus Gold Diamond
Singapore Kris Flyer Silver Gold
South African Voyager Silver Gold, Platinum
Swiss Miles and More Senator Hon Circle
Turkish Miles&Smiles Elite Elite Plus
United Mileage Plus Premier Platinum Premier 1k
Virgin Australia Velocity Gold Platinum

Become an Instant Gold member by proving you are in the top tier of one of the above airline loyalty schemes. You'll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in either Premium Economy or Upper Class.

Become and Instant Silver member by proving you are in the second tier of one of the above arline loyalty schemes. You'll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in any cabin class.

How to match your status

Ready to get your status matched? All you'll need to do is make sure you have a Flying Club account and fill out our simple form.

Take me to the status match form

Proof of your other airline status must be given. Once received, the customer admin team will review and advise the details of what status you are eligible for.

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.

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 1,000 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 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. Please visit www.virginatlantic.com/flyingclub for full details.

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