Redeem Delta SkyMiles Global Upgrades on Virgin Atlantic

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Great news for Delta Diamond Medallions, beginning July 15, SkyMiles Diamond Medallion members may use Global Upgrade Certificates for all fare classes except E, to upgrade to Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on flights marketed by Delta.

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Per the rules for redeeming on Virgin Atlantic:

  • Valid on Delta-marketed, Virgin Atlantic-operated flights for use globally on published Economy Cabin fares booked in W, Y, B, M, S, H, Q, K, L, U, T, X or V class to Upper Class.
  • Global Upgrades on Virgin Atlantic flights must be confirmed 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Global Upgrade Certificates may not be used to waitlist for a Virgin Atlantic-operated flight.

As a reminder about Global Upgrades, which are available on all Delta routes and Regional Upgrades are available on the same routes as Medallion Complimentary Upgrades and effective July 21, 2015 for nonstop flights between JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO. Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates have a higher priority than Medallion Complimentary Upgrade requests. Both can be used on all paid published Main Cabin fares except for E class (Basic Economy) on Delta-operated flights. View all fare rules and restrictions.

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Bottom Line

This is a great positive change for Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion members, and one that I’m personally excited to take advantage of.

Hat Tip: One Mile at a Time

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