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What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 180 million travellers get to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents.

Redemption flights start from just 7,500 points

Did you know you can fly from Boston to New York JFK for 7,500 Virgin Points with our partner Delta? Plus applicable taxes, fees and surcharges.

Earn points and tier points

Did you know Delta are making some changes to their booking classes in First Class.  In addition there will also be a change to the earn level in E Class.

  • Delta domestic booking classes will change from F, P, A and G to J, D, I and Z. 
  • From 1st December 2018 Delta E class bookings will earn 25% points.

As a Flying Club member you can earn on all Delta operated and marketed services including the flights operated by Delta regional services; Delta, Delta Shuttle, Delta regional services (Delta Connection).* Flying Club members can earn a percentage of the miles you have flown depending on the cabin you are flying in. Please see the table below for more information.

Points earned on Delta flights

Cabin Booking Class Points earned
Business/Delta One®Domestic First J, C, D 400%
I, Z 200%
Premium Select P, A 200%
G 100%
Delta Comfort+® W 150%
S 100%
Main Cabin Y, B, M 150%
H, Q, K 100%
L, U, T, X, V,  50%
  E 25% - effective from 01 December 2018

Tier points earned on Delta flights

Cabin Booking Class Less than 3,000 miles flown More than 3,000 miles flown
Business/Delta One® J, C, D, I 40 200
Z 20 100
Premium Select P, A 20 100
G 10 50
Delta Comfort+® W,S 10 50
Main Cabin Y, B, M, H, Q, K 10 50
L, U, T, X, V, E 5 25

Tier bonus

If you're a Silver or Gold Flying Club member you can earn a tier bonus on top of your flown miles. The tier bonus will be based on the total miles in each booking class. For example, if you’re flying in Z class, you will receive a total of 200% as a Red member, 260% as a Silver member and 320% as a Gold member.

Flying Club membership tier benefits (applies to all cabin classes and ticket types)
Red Silver Gold
Standard points 30% 60%

Flying Club member benefits

How to book

To earn points on Delta:

Book your Delta flights directly online and remember to add your Flying Club membership number.

The small print

Earning points:

*This excludes any codeshare flights unless they are booked with a VS flight number. Points for these bookings will be credited according to the operating carrier, not the marketing carrier.

Please note: when booking a Delta Air lines marketed, Virgin Atlantic operated flight in A class, you will earn points as per Virgin Atlantic’s H class. Find out more about how many you will earn when booking this type of ticket.

Codeshare services that are marketed by Virgin Atlantic and operated by Delta Air lines also earn points. The points will be credited as per the operating carrier.

Points may only be earned on flights operated by Delta. Points earned retrospectively can only be claimed for up to 6 months after the date of travel. Points will be issued to Flying Club members when travelling in the qualifying international classes listed.

Tiers points will only apply if a flight qualifies for points.

If you're a member of one of our partner airlines' frequent flyer programmes, please note that you can only earn points in one scheme for any particular flight.

Additional points will not be earned for bookings that are subsequently upgraded to a higher class whereby an additional fare difference is paid.

Full partner terms and conditions

Missing points

When claiming points please keep all copies of your original tickets/e-tickets and boarding passes until the correct amount of points appear on your account. If the points do not show on your account within six weeks, please contact us to claim them back.

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Spend points

Delta reward flights start from just 7,500 Virgin Points (one way) and can be used across the entire Delta global network, including:

  • UK to US direct flights
  • Europe to US direct flights
  • All other direct flights including US domestic

Pricing on flights from UK to US differ depending on whether you’re travelling in standard or peak season. Taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges apply to all Reward flights.

For a return ticket, simply double the amount of Points.

Flying Club members can’t currently book reward seats in Delta Premium Select.

Delta reward flights (one way, direct)

UK to US non-stop flights


Standard Season

Peak Season

Route (UK to US)

Delta Main Cabin

Delta One

Delta Main Cabin

Delta One

East Coast US (Boston, New York JFK)

15,000 points

47,500 points

25,000 points

57,500 points

Central US (Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis)

17,500 points

47,500 points

27,500 points

57,500 points

West Coast US (Salt Lake City)

20,000 points

67,500 points

30,000 points

77,500 points

Standard season: 20 Apr – 18 Jun 2021, 6 Sep – 14 Oct 2021, 27 Oct – 10 Dec 2021, 6 Jan – 31 Mar 2022, 26 Apr – 29 May 2022, 6 June 2022 - 17 June 2022, 5 September 2022 - 30 September 2022.

Peak season: 26 Mar – 19 Apr 2021, 19 Jun – 5 Sep 2021, 15 Oct – 25 Oct 2021, 11 Dec – 31 Dec 2021, 1 Jan – 5 Jan 2022, 1 Apr – 25 Apr 2022, 30 May 2022 - 5 June 2022, 18 June 2022 - 4 September 2022.

Please Note: If you are visiting the UK and you are a US Flying Club member looking to book your next trip please refer to the mileage table on US version of our website.

Europe (excluding the UK) to US non-stop flights

Route (Europe to US, excluding UK)

Delta Main Cabin

Delta One

Eg. Amsterdam to Boston, Paris Charles de Gaulle to Atlanta

30,000 points

50,000 points

All other non-stop flights

For routes outside the UK and Europe, for example within domestic US, the points needed per sector is based on the distance flown in miles.

You can find the distance in miles for your flight when you search for flights. Or try this miles calculator.

Delta Reward Flights

Route based on miles flown Delta Main Cabin Delta One / First
0-500 7,500 points 17,500 points
501-1,000 8,500 points 27,500 points
1,001-1,500  11,500 points 40,000 points
1,501-2,000 12,500 points 45,000 points
2,001-3,000 15,000 points 52,500 points
3,001-4,000 22,500 points 80,000 points


27,500 points 105,000 points
5,001-6,000 35,000 points 130,000 points
6,001+ 45,000 points 165,000 points

*Other direct routes include:

Domestic US and between US and Alaska/Canada

US to Caribbean/ Central America/Hawaii/South America/Africa/Middle East &Asia/South West Pacific (Australia)

Within Asia/Northern Asia

Northern Asia to Hawaii

South East Asia to Northern Asia

Connecting Flights

If your journey requires a connecting flight or a stopover, the points needed for each sector is added together:

Route type


Delta Main Cabin

Delta One / First

UK to US, standard season

London Heathrow to JFK 15,000 points 47,500 points

US domestic, 0 to 500 miles

New York JFK to Boston

7,500 points

17,500 points

Total points


22,500 points

65,000 points


Infants under two at the time of travel and not requiring a seat (one way):

Main Cabin

Delta One / First Class

1,000 points

5,000 points

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights.

Flying Club member benefits

How to book

Please contact the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club team to check availability and book a flight.

Get in touch with the Flying Club team

The small print

Spending points:

All mileage is for a one way ticket excluding passenger taxes, duties, fee, charges and surcharges.
All reward flights on Delta Air Lines are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply and certain routes may not be available.
Redemptions can only be made on Delta Air Lines operated flights including Delta Connection® services.
Rewards cannot be booked on a Delta marketed flight operated by another carrier.


Please note – New reward bookings and/or voluntary date changes are not permitted within 72 hours of departure for the below routes

  • Africa
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
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