Following coverage of the British Airways and Qatar Airways sales over the last couple weeks, today I’ll be looking at the Virgin Atlantic winter sale that is currently running.

There are sale fares available in all classes with some particularly outstanding business class prices that I’ve expanded on below. While the sale is due to run for another three weeks, availability on key routes and dates is likely to disappear so I wouldn’t hang around.

Here are the headline prices:

Economy deals

  • New York – from £371
  • Boston – from £308
  • Orlando – from £396
  • Los Angeles – from £420
  • Las Vegas – from £427
  • San Francisco – from £446
  • St Lucia – from £476
  • Barbados – from £465
  • Antigua – from £462
  • Dubai – from £312
  • Hong Kong – from £486
  • Johannesburg – from £589


  • Boston – from £367
  • Orlando – from £371
  • New York – from £386
  • San Francisco – from £489
  • Las Vegas from £543
  • Barbados – from £482

Premium Economy Deals

New York – from £750

  • Boston – from £754
  • Miami – from £760
  • Las Vegas – from £776
  • Orlando – from £786
  • Los Angeles – from £823
  • Dubai – from £584
  • Delhi – from £731


  • Las Vegas – from £734
  • New York – from £724

Upper Class

  • New York – from £1389
  • Boston – from £1389
  • Miami – from £1759
  • Orlando – from £1668
  • Los Angeles – from £1889
  • San Francisco – from £1889
  • Antigua – from £1525
  • Barbados – from £1495
  • St Lucia – from £1498
  • Dubai – from £1493
  • Shanghai – from £1943


  • Boston – from £1289
  • New York – from £1339
  • Orlando – from £1699
  • Atlanta – from £1692
  • Barbados – from £1834

Visit the dedicated sale page to view a full list of destination pricing. 

Phenomenal business class deals from Dublin

While the headline prices for Upper Class are pretty good for direct non-stop flights, the real bargains can be found out of Dublin.

You can pick up return business class flights to numerous North American destinations for just £1,100-£1,200!

Here’s an example of flights I found to San Fransisco in March:

VS winter sale exDUB 1 to SFO

And here are flights to Los Angeles in May:

VS winter sale exDUB 2 to LAX

Bear in mind that a 7-day stay is required in order to access these prices.

Note: As the screenshots suggest, these deals can’t be booked online with Virgin directly.

If you do want to book online, these deals are available and bookable on Expedia or ebookers.

How to book

You can find full details on the official Virgin Atlantic sale page here.

Book by 8th February 2018

In terms of any restrictions on these sale fares, you can find a full list of T&C’s via this link. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the ‘Terms and conditions’ tab).

Unfortunately, I can’t provide a list of blackout dates/travel by dates because these seem to vary hugely across individual destinations.

Quite why Virgin feels the need to have so many different blackout periods and excluded dates is a bit of a mystery…


Some of the Upper Class pricing available from Dublin is superb. Considering that direct business class flights from London to Los Angeles/San Fransisco regularly exceed £2,500, paying £1,200 is an excellent deal. If you can find dates that work for you, I would jump on it.

We do tend to highlight predominately first/business class bargains on Tricks of the Trade – whatever that might entail. However, if you prefer no-nonsense direct flights, without stopping at a European airport along the way to slash the pricesthis is the sort of sale that you should be paying closer attention to. 

You can find more details and pricing on the Virgin sale page here.

What do you make of the Virgin sale pricing?


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