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If you have elite airline status on British Airways, American Airlines, United, Emirates, Etihad, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific or South African Airways and a future flight booked on Virgin, they will give you 12 months of elite status in their Flying Club to match the level you have in these airline programs.

For Gold status your flight must be in Premium Economy or Business Class
For Silver status your flight can be in any cabin.

This status match is new for Virgin Atlantic and will fast track you to silver or gold status in their flying club which is their loyalty scheme.

What do you get as a silver flying club member?

Premium Economy checkin, priority standby.
Access to No.1 Traveller Lounges.
Free economy seat assignments 14 days prior to departure.

What do you get as a gold flying club member?

Lounge access (with 1 guest traveling with you) when flying Virgin Atlantic
One free spa treatment in the Heathrow lounge.
A 10% discount on paid treatments and arrivals lounge access (no guests).
Extra baggage allowance plus premium checkin, boarding, and security (at London Heathrow and Gatwick). Similar baggage, checkin, boarding and security when flying Delta.
2,000 miles on your birthday.
Gifting silver to a household member.
One companion ticket.
No date change fees on awards.
Free seat assignments.

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To take advantage of this status match, email Flying.Club.Support.UK@fly.virgin.com with a copy of your current frequent flyer elite statement/details along with your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account number plus your future Virgin Atlantic booking.

This offer is not applicable for SkyMiles Diamond and Medallion members.

What is Virgin Atlantic like to fly on?

Virgin Atlantic is a great airline with a solid product, particularly transatlantic. It does however have a limited number of routes. You may be interested in my comparison of British Airways Vs Virgin Atlantic for transatlantic travel. I have also reviewed Virgin in Upper Class.