Virgin Atlantic is not a member of an alliance, but it does have some useful partner airlines.
You can redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points for award flights on any of the following airlines:
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
- Air France
- Singapore Airlines
- Air New Zealand
- South African Airways
- All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- Hawaiian Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has different award charts for each partner airline. In most cases, the award charts show round-trip award prices but one-way awards are permitted for 50% of the required points (except ANA awards, which may only be round-trip). See the Virgin Atlantic website for a full list of partner airlines and award charts (or click on your preferred airline from the above list).
If you’re thinking about transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Flying Club, there are a few “sweet spots” in this program. For example, these awards of interest to Australians can be good value:
- Hawaiian Airlines from Sydney to Honolulu
- South African Airways from Perth to Johannesburg
- ANA from Sydney to Tokyo
- Air New Zealand from Australia to New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines from Australia or New Zealand to Singapore
- Delta from Sydney to Los Angeles
- Air France Premium Economy from Singapore or Hong Kong to Paris
However, beware that awards are priced as individual, point-to-point sectors. If you use multiple flights to get to your destination, this will be charged as the sum of every individual flight in the booking.
Get assistance with redeeming Flying Club Miles
If you’d like expert, personalised assistance with redeeming Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points for flights, the Award Flight Assist team may be able to help.