2 September 2016
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines® have developed a fantastic partnership, working together to offer you flights from the UK to more than 200 destinations across North America. New cabin experiences have also been introduced across many of Delta's aircraft, ensuring a comfortable transatlantic experience.
The Virgin Atlantic and Delta Partnership
The Virgin Atlantic and Delta partnership brings shared access for Upper Class and Delta One passengers to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, Upper Class Wing and the Private Security Channel in London Heathrow, and the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and Delta Sky Club® (including Sky Deck) in New York JFK. Plus Flying Club Gold members and Delta Diamond Medallion Members can use the Fast Track security lane and the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow, with Platinum Medallion Members also having access to the Fast Track Security Lane. All Virgin Atlantic flights and key Delta flights to New York JFK, Boston and LA all operate out of London Heathrow Terminal 3, ensuring your journey is as seamless as possible.
Mutual loyalty programme
If you're a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Member, you can earn miles on any Delta flight. Similarly, if you are a Delta SkyMiles® member, you can earn and spend Medallion® Qualification Miles on eligible Virgin Atlantic flights. Flying Club Silver members will earn an additional 50% bonus base miles and Flying Club Gold members will earn an additional 100% bonus base miles.
Introducing Virgin Atlantic's Boeing Dreamliner 787
Enjoy incredible views with electronically-dimmable cabin windows – the biggest on any commercial aircraft. Dynamic mood lighting and cleaner, higher humidity air all contribute to reducing jet lag and improving your in-flight experience. On-board Wi-Fi, and Smoother Ride Technology further enhance your flight experience, while the new Dreamliner has a 60% smaller noise footprint – noticeable both inside and out. Economy seating uses the best award-winning long-haul seat that's ever been designed, ensuring quality throughout all cabins.
Flying Virgin Atlantic and Delta
Flying with both Virgin Atlantic and Delta provides comfort in every cabin. Below are just some of the highlights of each airline's cabins:
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
- Enjoy the effortless comfort of complimentary chauffeur driven car* transfers to and from the airport.
- At London Heathrow, breeze through the Private Security Channel within our Upper Class Wing.
- Take time out in our incredible Clubhouse**, choosing from varied dishes and fine wines.
- Onboard, relax or socialise at the Upper Class bar.
- Stretch out in your super comfortable Upper Class suite.
- Stay connected with inseat laptop power and onboard WiFi***.
- Finish off your imaginatively designed meal with cheese and port.
- Enjoy a great night’s sleep in your spacious, fully flat bed, with the help of your Relax Pack.
- On landing in the morning at London Heathrow, get ready to take the day on at our Revivals† lounge.
*Chauffeur driven car service available at most destinations with selected Upper Class fares (J, C, D & I class). Mileage restrictions apply. ** Lounge facilities vary at each destination. *** Available on selected flights for a fee. † Open daily 5.00am-1.30pm.
With a Delta One™ ticket, customers can:
- Jet through the airport using our Sky Priority® service, which includes expedited security, Premium Boarding and baggage handling.
- Curl up or stretch out beneath plush Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding on 180-degree flat-bed seats. Bedding includes an oversized white comforter and hypoallergenic, down-alternative pillows.
- Dine on regionally tailored, chef-curated meals, paired with wines selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, winner of three James Beard awards. Or, power through the flight with fresh-brewed Starbucks® coffee.
- Eat or drink, work or relax, with complimentary access to premium lounges.
- Say goodbye to dead batteries and plug in on board with a 110-volt power outlet and a USB port at every seat.
- Sleep well with a noise cancelling headset, a pillow, blanket, earplugs, TUMI eyeshades, and striped socks. Then, freshen up with Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 and grapefruit-scented Deluxe Hand and Body Lotion with aloe vera and oatmeal, mouthwash, a toothbrush and Crest toothpaste, found in one of two new TUMI amenity kits*.
*Amenity kit offerings vary by market.
Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy
- Speed through the airport thanks to special priority check in and boarding.
- Relax preflight with a glass of welcome bubbly and newspaper in our dedicated cabin.
- Recline on your wide leather seat with headrest, footrest and 38in (over 96cm) seat pitch.
- Enjoy your choice of three delicious main dishes, upgraded with china crockery, cutlery and linen.
- Finish your meal with an after dinner liqueur.
- Snooze or freshen up on night flights with the help of your Relax Pack.
- Stay connected with inseat power and onboard WiFi*.
- Help yourself to tempting snacks whenever you like.
*Available on selected flights for a fee
- Upgrade to Delta Comfort+ within the Delta Main Cabin. Benefits include:
- Access to Sky Priority boarding*, so your travelers will be one of the first on board. And, with a seat at the front of the cabin, they’ll be one of the first off the plane.
- More legroom, for more space to work or relax.
- Complimentary wine, spirits and regional beers, plus premium snacks. Need to power through? Starbucks® coffee is now available on every flight2.
*Inclusive of boarding only. No other Sky Priority amenities apply. For additional program rules, please visit delta.com/skypriority. Dedicated overhead bin space for your bag is not guaranteed based on flight capacity.
**Premium snacks available on flights over 900 miles and select routes under 900 miles. Starbucks®, beer, wine and spirits available on flights over 250 miles. Must be 21 or older to enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
Virgin Atlantic Economy
- Start your holiday by easily managing your booking at virginatlantic.com. Choose your seat in advance* via fast online or mobile check in
- Relax onboard in your comfy seat with 31in (over 78cm) seat pitch. Or buy even more space with an Extra Legroom or Exit Row seat
- Choose from three tasty meals, plus complimentary drinks and snacks throughout
- Settle in with the latest and greatest award winning entertainment
- Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi**
- Know the kids are looked after with special movies, meals and activity books
- On night flights, freshen up with your Relax Pack, sip a soothing hot chocolate and take a snooze
- Enjoy our intuitive, personal service throughout
*You can choose your seat for free within 24 hours of departure, or from £30 in advance of this.
**Available on selected flights for a fee.
Delta Main Cabin customers enjoy:
- Pretzels, peanuts or Biscoff® cookies and complimentary Starbucks® coffee or non-alcoholic beverage of choice on flights over 250 miles; select flights offer EATS menu selections for sale. Meal service on most long-haul international flights.
- Sleep kit (eye shades and ear buds) available on most long-haul international flights.
- Ability to select an available seat at purchase. Preferred Seating available for purchase to all non-Medallion® Member customers, excluding those traveling on Basic Economy fares, starting at 45 days prior to departure in all markets.*
- Options to purchase beer, wine and spirits on board flights over 250 miles, complimentary on most long-haul international flights.**
*Customers that purchase a Basic Economy fare will travel in Delta’s Main Cabin and experience the same superior on board experience as customers that purchase a Main Cabin fare. To view complete details, terms and conditions of Delta’s Basic Economy product visit delta.com/maincabin.
**Must be 21 and over for alcoholic beverages; please drink responsibly. Terms and conditions apply.
We've listed some of our favourite tailor-made itineraries to North America below. Remember, we can tailor-make any luxury holiday so if there is something specific you would like to see or do, or you would like us to provide some specialist inspiration for you, just contact us.