Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic is the UK's second largest long haul airline. We have a codeshare relationship with Virgin Atlantic on their flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.
Type of partnership: Codeshare and frequent flyer agreement
The Air New Zealand flight numbers operated by Virgin Atlantic are:
- NZ4162 and NZ4164 San Francisco to London
- NZ4161 and NZ4163 London to San Francisco
Earning Airpoints Dollars™
Airpoints members can earn Airpoints Dollars on Virgin Atlantic flights when booked with a flight number beginning with VS (Virgin Atlantic) or NZ.
For earning rates, check the partner airline flights tab of our Airpoints calculator.
Eligible Business Class: C, D, J, I, Z
Eligible Full Economy: V, W, S, K, H, Y, R
Eligible Discount Economy: B, L, U, M, E, Q, X, N, O, T
Booking classes not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.
Virgin Atlantic's Business/First Class is called Upper Class. If you're travelling in Upper Class you'll earn Airpoints Dollars equivalent to the Business Class rate. If you're travelling in Premium Economy class you'll earn Airpoints Dollars equivalent to the Full Economy rate.
Earning Status Points
Status Points are not able to be earned on Virgin Atlantic operated flights, including Air New Zealand codeshare flight numbers.
Spending Airpoints Dollars
Airpoints™ members can spend Airpoints Dollars on Virgin Atlantic flights by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre.
Please note that reward ticket availability is limited and managed at the discretion of the operating airline.
Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits
Airpoints Gold and Elite members, plus one guest, may access Virgin Atlantic lounges at London Heathrow and San Francisco when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number operated by Virgin Atlantic.
When travelling on Virgin Atlantic operated flights the Virgin Atlantic lounge must be used (for example, the Star Alliance lounge in London Heathrow cannot be accessed when travelling on Virgin Atlantic).
Elite and Gold members when travelling on an NZ flight number operated by Virgin Atlantic will also enjoy:
- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage
- An extra additional checked baggage allowance (one piece up to 23kg)
Elite Partner benefits
There are no benefits available for Elite Partner members travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights.
There are no benefits available for Koru members travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights.
Terms and conditions
Certain booking classes on partner airlines are not eligible to earn Airpoints Dollars or Status Points. On a partner airline flight, Airpoints Dollars and Status Points may be earned on a flight by flight basis rather than a journey basis. Booking class eligibility and earning rates are subject to change without notice and any changes will apply based on the date you travel. This information does not apply to other airline code shares.
Refer to the Airpoints™ terms and conditions for more information.