Virgin Atlantic Airways
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
Earning Airpoints Dollars™
Airpoints members on Virgin Atlantic flights will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.
Earning Status Points
Status Points are not able to be earned on Virgin Atlantic flights.
Spending Airpoints Dollars
Airpoints™ members can spend Airpoints Dollars on Virgin Atlantic flights by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre.
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.
Elite partner benefits
No Elite Partner benefits apply.
No Koru benefits apply.
|Accrual class||Booking class|
|Business class^||J, C, D, I, Z|
|Premium economy*||W, S, H, K|
|Full economy||V, Y, B, R|
|Discount economy||L, U, M, E, Q, X, N, O, T|
Earning Airpoints Dollars™ on Virgin Atlantic Airways
J, C, D, I, Z
W, S, H, K
V, Y, B, R
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.