Last Updated:
May 8, 2024

Easiest Way to Use Virgin Atlantic's Reward Seat Checker

If you're having trouble figuring out the best way to use your Virgin Atlantic Points, look no further. We've built a free tool to help you search like a pro.

Without a doubt, the best way to fly Delta One using points & miles is by using Virgin Atlantic points. Not only can you earn Virgin Flying Club miles through flying on Virgin, and its partners, but also as a 1:1 transfer partner through: American Express, Bilt Rewards, Capital One, Citi, Chase, and Marriott Bonvoy.

While it might be incredibly easy to earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (or at least transfer credit card points over), it's not as easy to find availability to use your points and miles. Previously, you had to search multiple dates individually to find the flights you want, however Virgin recently launched the Reward Seat Checker, which is a tool that gives you a calendar view of award availability.

How it Works

The Virgin Atlantic Reward Seat checker allows you to input select routes, weather you'd prefer to fly on Virgin Atlantic or with Delta One, and on what month. There are, however, limitations in the number of airports you can choose to fly to and from.

Let's use the example of flying from CDG (Paris, France) to JFK (New York, USA), with a stopover in London Heathrow (Virgin Atlantic's hub). Perhaps you have Virgin Miles that you want to use on your trip back, and you don't know how to use them. When you go to Virgin's Reward Seat Checker, you're only given three options for the origin (LHR, MAN, EDI), with a ton of different options for the destination. However, this complex stopover routing wouldn't be possible with the standard tool that's given to you.

The Hack

There is, however, a way around this limitation (of only being able to originate-end your trip in a UK based airport). Once you've done your search, you're able to modify the different parameters in the URL to change the airports, so you're able to see completely hidden availability on routes that wouldn't organically be searchable with the Reward Seat Checker.

By simply changing the ?origin=LHR to ?origin=CDG (and same thing with the destination) you're able to now search Virgin Atlantic's entire network of flights in a calendar view.

How to Search Availability

At AwardTravel we've built a free tool (below) that helps you do this search between any two airports without playing with the URL.

Award Flight Search

We hope this tool helps you find a great use of your Virgin Atlantic miles.

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Without a doubt, the best way to fly Delta One using points & miles is by using Virgin Atlantic points. Not only can you earn Virgin Flying Club miles through flying on Virgin, and its partners, but also as a 1:1 transfer partner through: American Express, Bilt Rewards, Capital One, Citi, Chase, and Marriott Bonvoy.

While it might be incredibly easy to earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (or at least transfer credit card points over), it's not as easy to find availability to use your points and miles. Previously, you had to search multiple dates individually to find the flights you want, however Virgin recently launched the Reward Seat Checker, which is a tool that gives you a calendar view of award availability.

How it Works

The Virgin Atlantic Reward Seat checker allows you to input select routes, weather you'd prefer to fly on Virgin Atlantic or with Delta One, and on what month. There are, however, limitations in the number of airports you can choose to fly to and from.

Let's use the example of flying from CDG (Paris, France) to JFK (New York, USA), with a stopover in London Heathrow (Virgin Atlantic's hub). Perhaps you have Virgin Miles that you want to use on your trip back, and you don't know how to use them. When you go to Virgin's Reward Seat Checker, you're only given three options for the origin (LHR, MAN, EDI), with a ton of different options for the destination. However, this complex stopover routing wouldn't be possible with the standard tool that's given to you.

The Hack

There is, however, a way around this limitation (of only being able to originate-end your trip in a UK based airport). Once you've done your search, you're able to modify the different parameters in the URL to change the airports, so you're able to see completely hidden availability on routes that wouldn't organically be searchable with the Reward Seat Checker.

By simply changing the ?origin=LHR to ?origin=CDG (and same thing with the destination) you're able to now search Virgin Atlantic's entire network of flights in a calendar view.

How to Search Availability

At AwardTravel we've built a free tool (below) that helps you do this search between any two airports without playing with the URL.

Award Flight Search

We hope this tool helps you find a great use of your Virgin Atlantic miles.

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