Is Instant Gold Status with Virgin Atlantic back?

Back on April 9 I posted an offer for free instant Virgin Atlantic Gold status.

Enroll at this link for instant Gold status in Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.

Benefits of Gold, Virgin Atlantic’s top tier, are detailed here.  Basically benefits apply primarily when actually flying Virgin — bonus miles, lounge access and priority checkin even when flying economy, extra baggage, and Heathrow fast track.  You can also nominate a Silver.  And there are reciprocal benefits with Virgin Blue, VAustralia, ANA, and Singapore.

This puppy won’t last long.  I believe it’s intended to incentivize folks buying higher-priced business class transatlantic fares, who already have status in another program, but was made available to all comers.

Those that used the link received Gold status, and it seems have been able to keep it.

The link was taken down, however, after word of it spread.

Points, Miles, and Martinis though pointed to the link yesterday and it does seem to be live. Give it a try and sign up and post in the comments if your new account shows Gold status immediately.

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  1. Just tried the link and my result is: “You are currently a Flying Club Red member.” Looks like it isn’t working anymore.

  2. I forgot all about this offer from last time. I registered through the link last time and got my Virgin Atlantic membership information. Nowhere did it say that I’m gold member, so I thought the link didn’t work. When I saw your post, I checked again and signed up for a username and password (with the membership number). I logged in and it said I’m a gold member, so I guess the last link worked. Thanks so much!

  3. The link never went “dead.” When the deal “died,” it just stopped automatically upgrading you to Gold.

  4. No Love here either. I received the “It appears you are already a member” message. Still Silver

  5. 05/05/10: Got an e-mail saying my Virgin Gold status would be reverting to “Red” b/c I’m not a “qualified customer.”

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