There's truly fantastic Virgin Atlantic business class award space between Seattle and London. Virgin Atlantic takes over the route from Delta on March 26, and will operate it with a Boeing 787-9. Flights are timed wonderfully for connecting...Show More Summary
Earlier this year Virgin Atlantic announced they would be add flights between London and Seattle, operated by a Boeing 787-9. The route was originally slated to begin as of May 1, 2017, but Virgin Atlantic will now be taking over the...Show More Summary
Delta owns a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic (which they bought from Singapore Airlines), and uses that to their advantage on transatlantic flights. They have a strong joint venture, and have done a good job partnering to create a seamless experience for their customers. Show More Summary
Top Tips for Arrival Lounges More airlines offer them, e.g. Virgin Atlantic, American, Cathay, Lufthansa, BA, Etihad, ANA. Else they give you access to others, Sing Air using Virgin’s Heathrow T3 Revivals & Plaza Premium in Heathrow T2. Join Plaza Premium to access over 160 lounges, Or you can pay and use when you land. […]
From a Slipped Disc reader: We have a group from school in South West London, who are travelling to the USA on a performing arts tour this October, and are flying Virgin Atlantic. This will be the trip of a lifetime for some of these talented kids, but at the moment they’re getting kicked in […]
The airline company plans to hand out copies of The Great Hot Air Balloon Adventure to families taking night flights.
Results from a field experiment.
Delta made a nice change to allow us to use our Diamond Global Upgrade certs from our Choice Benefit on Virgin Atlantic as of the 15th of July. This was truly great news as well as the fact that you could request chauffeur car service (per Delta.com) to the airport. Show More Summary
Wow, Delta SkyMiles has just made a very nice further improvement to their Diamond Global Upgrades. As of a couple of years ago, Delta lifted the fare restrictions on their systemwide upgrades, which can now be used on even discounted...Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic's A350-1000s will debut at Heathrow in 2019 to 'strengthen' routes to U.S.
Virgin Atlantic has its 747-400 replacement finally lined up. And it won't be the A380s it previously ordered. The A350-1000 will serve that role, raising questions about the future of the A380 order and the carrier's growth plans in general. The post Virgin Atlantic’s A350 order: Singing the industry tune appeared first on Wandering Aramean.
Jets are scheduled for delivery starting in 2019; will be deployed initially at Heathrow to strengthen company's trans-Atlantic network
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion order which will help the British-based airline modernize its fleet. The airline, 51 percent-owned by its billionaire founder Richard Branson and 49 percent-owned by U.S. Show More Summary
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic is set to announce an order for at least 10 of Airbus's biggest twin-engined plane, the A350-1000, on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, industry sources said. An order of that size would be worth more than $3.5 billion at list prices. Show More Summary
The Virgin Atlantic MasterCard is back with one of the better sign-up bonuses I've seen on the card, for up to 90,000 bonus miles. It has been a while since we've seen this sign-up bonus -- the last time I wrote about it was in lateShow More Summary
This is another fare alert for an incredible deal from Miami to Johannesburg, South Africa at $459.66 round trip with Air France tickets flying Virgin Atlantic and Air France. The catch is I had to call in and have the Delta/Airfrance...Show More Summary
Simply by telling pilots their fuel consumption is being monitored, Virgin Atlantic saved millions.
Not a huge surprise given Delta’s $360M purchase of Singapore Airlines’ 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic back in 2012, but Singapore announced earlier this month that you will no longer be able to earn KrisFlyer Elite miles on Virgin Atlantic operated flights, departing on/after 1 July 2016, between the Americas and Europe. Show More Summary
New route comes as Delta and partner Virgin Atlantic tweak trans-Atlantic schedules.
As I wrote about on Sunday, Virgin Atlantic will be launching daily Boeing 787-9 flights between Seattle and London Heathrow in 2017. While it wasn't initially explicitly stated, my assumption was that Virgin Atlantic will be replacing...Show More Summary