Benefits Of Delta’s Stake In Virgin Atlantic

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Delta has purchased a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic and has announced more details of the partnership.

Key Benefits

1) Virgin Atlantic customers will now enjoy a vast network of connecting North American destinations while Delta customers will gain an additional six daily frequencies between London to New York

2) SkyMiles and Flying Club loyalty programs that will offer up to 125% tier bonus miles* to frequent fliers on all Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights – not just those within the codeshare agreement

3) Reciprocal Delta Sky Club and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse access at applicable airports for Upper Class and BusinessElite passengers and Flying Club Gold members and SkyMiles Platinum and Diamond members

4) Priority check-in, boarding, baggage handling and additional baggage allowance on all Virgin Atlantic and Delta operated flights worldwide – not just those within the codeshare agreement – for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class and Flying Club Gold members as well as Delta BusinessElite and SkyMiles Gold, Platinum and Diamond members

Bottom Line

The ability to earn on all Virgin Atlantic flights will open up new routes to Delta Business travelers. In addition, Delta top elites can access Virgin lounges. Good news for the Delta Business Flyer.

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  1. This comes in handy for a biz elite flt in August from jfk-lhr. @deltaassist just confirmed I can also access VA clubhouse in jfk ! Do you know of any VA arrivals facility in Lhr and if this agreement would cover it? If not, yotel is better than nothing. :-). Thanks!

  2. Does the purchase of Virgin Atlantic tickets count towards MQD (spend) requirement for SkyMiles?

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