Virgin Atlantic offering 12% discount for serving and ex-serving military
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Virgin Atlantic offering 12% discount for serving and ex-serving military

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Found 30th Mar
Whilst looking at travel deals recently I noticed that Virgin Atlantic were offering an exclusive 12% off their flights for all serving and non serving members of the Armed Forces.


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Whilst this may not benefit all it will at least help some. Good to see the big companies supporting our Armed Forces.
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beaufinder133 m ago

I thought they it was illegal to price discriminate


Mate get a grip. No different to them offering a worker discount. Never heard of a student discount either? Heat added
Edited by: "Chickenlipz69" 30th Mar
About bloody time too. I’m not a serviceman nor have I ever been but we could take a note out of the US on this and appreciate our troops for the job they do a bit more in this country.
That's great of Virgin to finally recognize these heroes who have agreed to give up their lives so our children's safety is assured.....

Thank you
beaufinder12 h, 21 m ago

I thought they it was illegal to price discriminate


Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.
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Thanks for sharing @Miked87 - I'm sure it'll help some of our users

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I thought they it was illegal to price discriminate
beaufinder133 m ago

I thought they it was illegal to price discriminate


Mate get a grip. No different to them offering a worker discount. Never heard of a student discount either? Heat added
Edited by: "Chickenlipz69" 30th Mar
Cheers for sharing this will definitely look into it. Heat added
I've used Thomas Cook and First Choice who have given 10% armed forces discount but had to be booked over the phone.
Any Armed forces? Or just UK.
About bloody time too. I’m not a serviceman nor have I ever been but we could take a note out of the US on this and appreciate our troops for the job they do a bit more in this country.
That's great of Virgin to finally recognize these heroes who have agreed to give up their lives so our children's safety is assured.....

Thank you
beaufinder12 h, 21 m ago

I thought they it was illegal to price discriminate


Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.
danielgrothaus51 h, 26 m ago

Any Armed forces? Or just UK.


I'm not sure I'm UK and they have always given a discount. All they have ever asked for is my service number. Always worth asking.
Is there a code or word to quote when calling as your screenshot seems to suggest?
I’ve used kuoni before and they give 10% off their package holidays which is a decent saving.
Its to save on landing fees as you have to parachute in
Fair play Virgin. Although I think all companies should follow suit and recognise what our armed services do.
Eddiebear2 h, 12 m ago

I'm not sure I'm UK and they have always given a discount. All they have …I'm not sure I'm UK and they have always given a discount. All they have ever asked for is my service number. Always worth asking.


Presumably anybody who pauses before saying they number gets immediately hung up on
BA also do 10% through Defence Discount Services. If you are serving or ex forces, its worth joining.
b4rrydoyle4 h, 4 m ago

Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. …Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.


Why should it be removed? Its just a stupid comment, I'm sure their are worse on here and other forums.
b4rrydoyle9 h, 59 m ago

Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. …Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.


I didn’t say it to discriminate I just thought it was illegal.
Where I work the canteen were not allowed to charge the apprentices less than the fully paid staff
beaufinder11 h, 44 m ago

I didn’t say it to discriminate I just thought it was illegal.Where I work …I didn’t say it to discriminate I just thought it was illegal.Where I work the canteen were not allowed to charge the apprentices less than the fully paid staff


It's the era of not wanting to offend anyone so you'd think that what you called price discrimination shouldn't exist.

However, certain groups in society are offered benefits and rightly so. Student discount (as they're broke), armed forces discount too as they offer so much and risk their lives it's only fair we give something back to them.
b4rrydoyle12 h, 14 m ago

Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. …Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.


Some people are happy that they are giving their lives to keep them safe but not at the expensive of a 12% discount ..... Lol what is right with this world anymore.
Does this include their family members?
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donnaworsley28 m ago

Does this include their family members?


Yes, it’s a discount on the total cost of the flights you purchase
This offer has been around for a few years now, along with BAs 10% same deal.
this is part of the military covenant and is available via the MOD discount site Defence Discount Services, available to both serving and veterans.

before anyone posts crap about this, the NHS also has similar discounts
beaufinder16 h, 43 m ago

I didn’t say it to discriminate I just thought it was illegal.Where I work …I didn’t say it to discriminate I just thought it was illegal.Where I work the canteen were not allowed to charge the apprentices less than the fully paid staff


No different to any other staff discount, like Vodafone’s employer advantage discount, whirlpools, Dell and many more.
About time a large corporation acknowledged the brave men and women who risk there life every day to give us our freedom.. Heat added..
paulhicks31930th Mar

Fair play Virgin. Although I think all companies should follow suit and …Fair play Virgin. Although I think all companies should follow suit and recognise what our armed services do.


This company are affiliated to the Forces and a surprisingly large number of companies offer discounts defencediscountservice.co.uk/ The discount from Virgin Atlantic is actually offered through DDS defencediscountservice.co.uk/off…827
Edited by: "mikewot" 1st Apr
b4rrydoyle30th Mar

Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. …Unbelievable, you call helping out our armed forces discrimination. Disgusting comment that mods should be remove.


Grow up, they choose to join the military.... Yes the ladies and men risk lives but no different to other people around the world.
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