Update 2: Monday, 02/13 is the last day to finalize bookings on Virgin Atlantic with Continental miles!
Update: You can no longer search for or book reward flights between the US and London on Virgin from Continental.com for dates after 02/13. You’ll have to call Continental to book. Other flights (like London-Hong Kong-Sydney) are still bookable online for now.
Originally posted on 01/18:
The Continental-Virgin Atlantic relationship will end on 02/13/12. All awards must be ticketed by that date.
If you want to try out Virgin Upper Class using your Continental miles now is the last chance. It costs 100,000 miles round-trip to fly in Upper Class between the US and Europe and of course you get access to Virgin’s famous clubhouse when flying in Upper Class.
Or you can fly all the way from JFK to Sydney (via London and Hong Kong) in Virgin Upper class for just 135,000 miles with a free stopover anywhere along the way if you’d like. You’ll need to call to book an award like that, but you can piece together availability by searching on Continental.com for reward travel on “nonstop flights only” for JFK-LHR, LHR-HKG, and HKG-SYD separately, bearing in mind that stopping over in a city along the way can help stitch together a valid saverpass award by waiting for an open date while you tour the stopover city.
Virgin Atlantic was a non-alliance partner with Continental.
Continental remains partners with the dozens of Star Alliance member airlines as well as the following non-alliance airlines: