Virgin Atlantic Airways

Big Ben, Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Virgin Atlantic is the UK's second largest long haul airline. We have a codeshare relationship with Virgin Atlantic on their flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.

  • Type of partnership: Codeshare / Frequent Flyer
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Earning Airpoints Dollars™ 

Airpoints members on Virgin Atlantic flights will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.


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Earning Status Points

Status Points are not able to be earned on Virgin Atlantic flights.


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Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints™ members can spend Airpoints Dollars on Virgin Atlantic flights by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre.


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Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits

Elite and Gold members when travelling on an NZ flight number operated by Virgin Atlantic will also enjoy:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority baggage
  • An extra additional checked baggage allowance (one piece up to 23kg)

Airpoints Gold and Elite members, plus one guest, may access Virgin Atlantic lounges at London Heathrow and San Francisco when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number operated by Virgin Atlantic.

When travelling on Virgin Atlantic operated flights the Virgin Atlantic lounge must be used (for example, Star Alliance lounges at London Heathrow cannot be accessed when travelling on Virgin Atlantic).


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Elite partner benefits

No Elite Partner benefits apply.


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Koru benefits

No Koru benefits apply.


Earning Airpoints Dollars™ on Virgin Atlantic Airways

Accrual class

Business class^

Booking class

J, C, D, I, Z

Accrual class

Premium economy*

Booking class

W, S, H, K

Accrual class

Full economy

Booking class

V, Y, B, R

Accrual class

Discount economy

Booking class

L, U, M, E, Q, X, N, O, T

Booking classes that are not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.

^Virgin Atlantic Upper Class will earn at Business Class rates.

* Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy will earn at Full Economy rates.