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Gold benefits

Go on, have a bit more.

The top tier, the best of the best. Gold members earn an extra 100% of base flown miles for every flight, enjoy access to our Clubhouses, Upper Class Check In and enjoy so much more.

Golden Rewards

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  • Earn 100% bonus on base flown miles with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines
  • Earn 60 tier points and receive 2 lounge passes> you can share with anyone.
  • Renew your Gold membership with 80 tier points in your account and receive a 1 cabin upgrade for 2.#
  • Happy Birthday, receive a bonus 2,000 miles on your birthday
  • Kids' accounts - up to 6 members of your household aged 2 to 17 (Form below)
  • Supplementary Silver membership for someone 18 or over sharing your house address (form below)
  • 1 companion ticket>> on renewal of your Gold status
  • No date change fees on mileage bookings
  • Gold for life If you have earned 300 tier points on Virgin Atlantic flights within 10 consecutive years as a Gold member.+
  • Upgrades to First Class when travelling on Delta’s US domestic network.^^
  • Priority baggage handling (when travelling in Premium Economy or Economy).

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Added extras


Other benefits

Purple parking
  • Purple Parking (opens in a new window): 10% discount and earn miles for all bookings with Purple Parking~
  • Virgin Holidays: Enjoy 10% off plus 2 miles for every £1 spent
  • £10 Costa Coffee voucher card when travelling on Virgin Atlantic Little Red departing from London Heathrow Terminal 1
  • Maternity and Paternity benefits: Simply email Flying Club to apply. Please note that in order to extend membership, we require a hospital letter, newborn birth certificate or personal hospital booklet.

The small print

+ Tier points earned on partner airlines and other products will not be included.

++ Base flown miles do not include tier or cabin bonuses.

> 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 flight.

# The Flying Club cabin upgrade reward is subject to availability in the applicable Flying Club redemption booking class.

>> Terms & Conditions apply to cabin upgrades

* Our new Partnership with Delta Air Lines means that Gold members will be able to access to any of Delta's Sky Clubs (must have a transatlantic sector to/from the UK within the itinerary, when travelling in Economy Class).

** 10% discount for Gold members only

^ Benefit is offered at any airport where there is a Delta-operated flight.

^^These upgrades are subject to availability, and are not available on flights that are serviced with Delta’s Business Elite product, including travel between New York/JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.

~Apply to all bookings with Purple Parking at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow.

Stay golden

Stay golden

To keep your Gold status you need to earn at least 40 tier points in your membership year. Your fixed membership year will be 12 to 13 months, dependant on the day you reached Gold.

Tier points explained