Make the Most of the Summer Virgin Sale
Summer might be drawing to a close but there’s still time to squeeze in a last-minute summer vacation, and now’s the perfect time to book it with the Virgin Atlantic sale. The ‘End of Summer’ Virgin flight sale – happening now – is packed full of hot deals to the US, Caribbean, and other great destinations. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab a bargain, but you’ve got to be quick, the Virgin sale ends very soon.
The current Virgin Atlantic seat sale ends on 22nd September and includes discounted fares on Economy, Premium, and Upper Class flights. There are also a bunch of other promotional offers and perks on select flights, like free seat selection and premium check-in.
If you’ve already missed it, don’t worry. Airlines tend to run sales all the time, so there should be plenty more promotions popping up over the next year. To help you to figure out when the next one is likely to be, we’ve compiled a list of all the Virgin Atlantic sale dates in this article.
We’ve also prepared all the information you need to make the most out of the current Virgin Atlantic sale and even picked out some of the hottest deals for you. Ready? Let’s get started!
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Best Economy Flights – Virgin Flight Sale
If you want the lowest possible fares, Virgin’s Economy flights are the way to go. They might not come with all the perks of premium flight, but they do still include meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.
The September Virgin Atlantic sale has slashed the already-competitive Economy flight prices even further, with return fares to the US starting at £265. Here are our top picks best Economy flight deals available:
- From £269 – London to Boston return flights
- From £293 – London to Miami return flights
- From £292 – London to Orlando return flights
If you don’t fancy a trip to the states and you’re looking for something a little more ‘exotic’, you might prefer one of these hot Economy deals instead:
- From £289 – London to Tel Aviv return flights
- From £460 – London to Shanghai return flights
- From £459 – London to Barbados return flights
Economy flights in the summer sale are available on select dates between now and 1st July 2020, and all Economy promotional fares require a minimum of 14-days advance purchase, so don’t leave it until the last minute!
There are three kinds of Economy cabins to choose from: Economy Light, Economy Classic, and Economy Delight. Light includes only hand luggage, whereas both Classic and Delight also include 23kg checked baggage, so bear this in mind when booking.
Best Premium Flights – Virgin Flights Sale
If you’re willing to spend a little more for a more comfortable and enjoyable flight, Virgin’s Premium Economy flights are a great option. Here are our top picks for the best Premium Economy deals in the Virgin flights sale:
- From £429 – London to Tel Aviv return flights
- From £756 – London to New York return flights
- From £691 – London to Mumbai return flights
Discounted premium flight fares for outbound flights in the Virgin Atlantic sale are available on select dates between now 17th January 2020. Inbound flight discounted are available between 4th October 2019 and 24th January 2020.
As with the Economy flights, 14-day advance purchase is required to bag these premium flight deals.
Best Upper Class Flights – Virgin Atlantic Flights Sale
Some of the very best deals to be had in the Virgin sale are on Upper Class flight fares. If you’re the kind of person that likes to travel in style, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of these price drops:
- From £884 – London to Tel Aviv return flights
- From £1826 – Manchester to New York return flights
- From £2487 – Manchester to Las Vegas return flights
These are our top picks for the hottest Upper Class deals in the Virgin Atlantic flights sale. At these prices, Upper Class flights are even a pretty attractive option for budgeteers who don’t usually like to fork out on expensive fares. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly in luxury, now’s the time to try.
Paying the extra upgrades your standard in-flight seat to a roomy leather throne that doubles up as a flatbed. You also get loads of privacy in your own suite with tons of storage room and access to the stylish Virgin lounges. Plus, you’ll be served the finest food and drink on offer.
Upper Class flight deals have a longer advance purchase requirement than Premium and Economy flights. You’ll need to book at least 60 days in advance of your flights, and discounted fares are available on select dates between now and April 2020.
Best Flight & Hotel Deals – Virgin Atlantic Seat Sale
To really make the most out of the Virgin Atlantic seat sale, you can add a hotel onto your flight booking to lock in even better discounts.
Select package deals are available on ‘flight + hotel’ bookings. To bag these deals, you’ll need to be booking for two people and sharing a standard room. Here are our favorite flight & hotel deals in the Virgin Atlantic sale:
- From £449pp – 7 nights in Orlando (plus return flights)
- From £399pp – 3 nights in New York (plus return flights)
- From £399pp – 4 nights in Las Vegas (plus return flights)
- From £719pp – 7 nights in St Lucia (plus return flights)
These packages include either Economy Light or Economy Classic return flights, depending on the offer. The deals we’ve listed above depart from London, but there are some great package deals departing from Manchester too. Browse the Virgin Atlantic sale page to take a look!
Best Holiday Packages – Virgin Holidays Sale
It’s not just Virgin Atlantic that’s running a summer sale, either. Virgin also have their own dedicated holiday company, Virgin Holidays, and they’re running a sale right now too.
The great news is that the Virgin Holidays sale is actually running a little longer than the Virgin Atlantic sale. It doesn’t end until the 30th of September 2019, so you have a little longer to book your vacation.
You also have a few more destinations to choose from than you would with Virgin Atlantic. Fancy a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean? Or maybe you want to wander around the bustling streets of Hong Kong? You’ll find deals for both in the Virgin Holidays sale.
Some of our favorite vacation packages on offer include:
- Singapore vacation packages from £837pp
- Florida vacation packages from £479pp
- Caribbean vacation packages from £686pp
- Mauritius vacation packages from £1012pp
All of the prices are based on two adults sharing a standard room and include return economy flights. Durations vary, but many of the best deals are for between 3 and 7 nights.
Bag Even More Savings with these September Virgin Promotions
Throughout September, Virgin Atlantic is running a few other lesser-known promotional offers on top of the summer sale, which we’ve listed below. Make sure to take advantage of these 3 promotions to get even more bang for your buck!
Rest of World Promotion
The ‘Rest of World’ promotion will save you an extra £100 on package holiday bookings to Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Delhi, and Johannesburg if you book online before 16th September 2019.
All you have to do to take advantage of the promotional offer is to enter the code ‘PROMO100’ on the guest details page before you checkout and the saving will be applied to the total cost of the holiday excluding a few extras like tax and other surcharges.
Bear in mind that the offer is only valid on travel up to the end of July 2020 and where the total price includes a flight.
Sao Paulo Promotion
If you plan on booking a holiday to Sao Paulo, you can also save an extra £150 as long as you book by the 16th of September. Terms and conditions are similar to the Rest of World promotion in that the price has to include a flight and the discount is only available online.
The offer is valid for travel between 29th March 2020 and the end of August 2020. The promo code for this one is ‘SAOPAULO’ – so make sure you enter that on the guest details page!
Economy Delight Promotion
The Economy Delight Promotion gets you an extra £30 per person when you book an Economy Delight flight for return routes booked before 16th September 2019.
Unlike the other promotions above, you don’t need a promotional code for this one. It’s automatically applied to all applicable deals. Just browse the sale page and look out for deals marked with the Economy Delight Promotion.
Virgin Atlantic Sale Dates – When is the Next Virgin Atlantic Sale?
If you’ve missed this summer sale, you’re probably wondering when the next Virgin Atlantic sale is.
If you’ve already searched for ‘when do Virgin have sales?’ or anything similar, you’ll have noticed that it’s almost impossible to find a complete list of Virgin Atlantic sale dates online.
That’s because Virgin doesn’t provide a calendar of the Virgin Atlantic sale dates in advance. To make things even more difficult, they don’t even keep a record of previous sales dates on their blog either.
To try to figure it out, I trawled through the web and looked at press releases marking Virgin sales for the last year or two. I used that information to put together a calendar of all the Virgin Atlantic sale dates I could find. Hopefully, this will provide a good indication of the times of year that Virgin is likely to run future sales.
Note: this calendar is a little rough around the edges. There’s no guarantee that Virgin will run sales on these dates in the future. It’s just the best indication of past sales dates that I could find.
Calendar of Virgin Atlantic Sales Dates
1st January 2019 – 31st January 2019 (Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale)
- London to Miami Economy Return – £275
- London to Boston Economy Return – £278
- London to Las Vegas Economy Return – £323
19th March 2019 – 19th April 2019 (Virgin Atlantic Spring Sale)
- London to Miami Economy Return – £305
- London to Seattle Economy Return – £568
- London to Orlando Economy Return – £314
24th May 2019 – 28th May 2019 (Virgin Atlantic Bank Holiday Sale)
- Manchester to Barbados Economy Return – £426
- Manchester to St. Lucia Economy Return – £468
- Manchester to Jamaica Economy Return – £520
1st June 2019 – 30th June 2019 (Mileage Sale)
- Buy 10,000 – 29,000 miles – 20% bonus
- Buy 30,000 – 69,000 miles – 30% bonus
- Buy 70,000 – 150,000 miles – 40% bonus
10th July 2019 – 16th July 2019 (A350 Upper Class Sale)
- London to New York Upper Class Return – £1275
22nd August 2019 – 22nd September 2019 (Virgin Atlantic Summer Sale)
- London to Boston Economy Return – £269
- London to New York Economy Return – £272
- London to Tel Aviv Economy Return – £289
23rd November 2018 – 26th November 2018
- London to Dubai Economy Flights – £339
- London to Barbados Upper Class Flights – £1,649
- London to Jamaica Upper Class Flights – £1,089
Virgin Holidays Sale Dates – Next Virgin Sale
Virgin Holidays keep their cards even closer to their chest than Virgin Atlantic. It’s tough to find any record of any Virgin Holidays sale periods at all and they don’t seem to put a lot of effort into press releases to promote them. As such, I haven’t been able to compile a list of Virgin Holidays sale dates.
That being said, they definitely do run seasonal sales – their summer sale is going on right now. As Virgin Holidays are part of the same conglomerate as Virgin Atlantic, it’s safe to assume Virgin Holidays sale dates will overlap with Virgin Atlantic, so base your assumptions on the calendar above.
Final Thoughts on the Virgin Atlantic Sale
That about covers all there is to know about the Virgin Atlantic sale. All that’s left to do now is to go book your flights and enjoy your vacation!
There are some amazing deals in the summer sale (found here), so you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for you. If you missed out this time, make sure to take a look at the Virgin Atlantic sales dates calendar and check back again – there’s always another sale right around the corner.