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Continental Club Guide: Converting Virgin Atlantic Miles To Avios

by Continental Club on March 26, 2013  |  9 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , ,

AviosMany loyalty programme members are now used to the idea of being able to use their points and miles for rewards in other programmes, and also being able to transfer loyalty currencies between programmes.

Converting Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles to Avios, the currency of the British Airways Executive Club (and Iberia Plus, and the standalone Avios programme) is something that a significant number of Continental Club readers look for help with from us.

Virgin Atlantic New Livery

As the two largest ‘network’ airlines based in the UK, and each with a large frequent flyer programme, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are both deeply involved with other travel and non-travel partners.

So, if you’re sitting on some Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles and you’d like to send them over to British Airways, then the good news is that you can. The bad news is that you can’t do it directly; you need to make use of a third party programme with which both airlines are associated. And the worse news is: it’s not particularly good value.

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