VA Status Earn - LHR > GLA?

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adygry

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jul 2015

Total posts 21

VA Status Earn - LHR > GLA?

adygry

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jul 2015

Total posts 21

I've got to get from LHR to GLA (or EDI) and I want to maximise my VA status earn using a partner airline. I'm VA Plat, but so far can only find BA flights on that route. Is this going to be the one occasion when I'll have to earn QF status (I'm on the bottom tier) or can anyone suggest otherwise? Thanks!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Unless you want to fly EY LHR/AUH/GLA? Points junkies have been known to do worse...

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Sorry LHR/AUH/EDI; EY does not fly to GLA.

Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Feb 2014

Total posts 90

Unfortunately for you, Virgin Atlantic (Little Red) no longer fly the domestic routes.  BA have monopoly unless you're prepared to fly Ryanair or EasyJet from other LON airports.

Ksmith

Member since 05 Sep 2011

Total posts 28

It is possible to earn Virgin Atlantic miles by taking Virgin Trains, they operate London Euston to Glasgow and London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. Don't think you'll manage to collect any status for Virgin Australia I'm afraid.

If flying via AUH isn't crazy enough, you could also fly LHR - JFK - EDI, as Delta have a seasonal service to Edinburgh, and I believe they are also starting JFK - GLA next summer. 

ads086

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Apr 2014

Total posts 43

If you do end up having to fly, why not take out a Miles&Bonus account from Aegean. They're a OneWorld carrier with much lower status tiers than most.

virginconvert

Member since 18 Jul 2013

Total posts 7

I think you mean Star Alliance.

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