Customers booking flights with Virgin Atlantic over the next two weeks will continue to earn double points.

The carrier had been running a double points promotion to celebrate the rebranding of Flying Club Miles as Virgin Points, with the original expiry date of the offer of October 1.

Virgin Flying Club Miles rebranded as Virgin Points

But Virgin has confirmed to Business Traveller that the promotion has been extended by a further two weeks until October 15. In a short statement the carrier said:

“Our double points promotion to celebrate the launch of Virgin Points has been such a hit, we’ve decided to extend it for two more weeks to give you a final chance to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

“All you have to do is book a Virgin Atlantic flight before October 15, 2020, via our website or our contact centre, and you’ll earn double the usual points. Any cabin, any class. Our treat. Terms and conditions apply – click here for more details.”

The link above still shows an expiry date of October 1 for the offer, which we have alerted Virgin Atlantic to. Note that codeshare flights are excluded from this offer.

The launch of Virgin Points is part of a move towards a unified rewards currency for all Virgin companies, and follows a number of enhancements made to the Flying Club programme in August, including a further status extension and a new benefit which will see members able to earn tier points on reward flights.