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 enjoy:

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

Departing London Heathrow or San Francisco: Airpoints Gold and Elite members, plus one guest, may access Virgin Atlantic lounges only when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number when operated by Virgin Atlantic. Star Alliance lounges cannot be accessed when travelling on Virgin Atlantic operated flights. 

Departing Los Angeles: As an Airpoints Elite or Gold member, Star Alliance lounges cannot be accessed when travelling on Virgin Atlantic operated flights.

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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.