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London Calling! Virgin Atlantic Award Sale: 30% Off Economy

Just got an email about a Virgin Atlantic award sale that might have you packing your bags: 30% off award bookings on economy till May 11. Bookings are good till the end of schedule as far as I can see, so options abound. You could easily add an Avios booking from London to continental Europe. The prices listed are round trip. Don’t let the taxes on the main page scare you as they range around $130 for coach going TO London.

Remember, the trick with award tickets to Britain is to fly to Britain, but they fly home from another country to avoid the crazy departure fee.  I’d suggest using the Dub-BOS route and picking up a ticket on Jetblue to get home from there as AerLingus and Jetblue are code-shares and you’ll be able to check your luggage straight through.

Virgin has a great economy product, so just for entertainment I gave some dates a try.

Woo hoo! This baby is booked!

I played around with a number of other dates and There’s lots of availability in both economy and premium economy. If you truly hate flying coach, Virgin allows an auction style “buy-up” to premium for around $400 each way.

Now, I’ll bet you’re thinking, “That’s great, Deal Mommy, but I don’t happen to have 12,500 Virgin Atlantic miles lying around.” Well, Virgin Atlantic happens to be a 1 to 1 transfer partner to Chase Ultimate Rewards, certain ThankYou points, and American Express, so you just might.

Can you use this award sale? Please share how in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “London Calling! Virgin Atlantic Award Sale: 30% Off Economy

  1. Laura

    Taxes are still huge if you need, say, 3 tickets. I just cancelled a Virgin Atlantic o/w award travel for 3 people (for other reasons) and was SO happy to see a $700 refund… I just can’t justify their high taxes.

  2. Laura

    To clarify my earlier comment: we were traveling from LAX to London, so taxes (as well as the award miles needed) are always higher when you depart from the West Coast instead of the East Coast.

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