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Virgin Atlantic and Delta partnership

Great minds fly alike

A smarter partnership

Redefining transatlantic travel

Virgin Atlantic with Delta Air Lines® is an airline partnership that truly redefines transatlantic travel. Not only do we fly to over 200 US destinations as well as other global destinations; but we’re the most connected transatlantic partnership with WiFi on all flights, we’re co-located at key international airports with convenient schedules and have mutua rewarding loyalty programmes.

And onboard both airlines, you’ll experience intuitive, personal service, award winning entertainment, innovative products and stylish comfort in some of the best premium cabins in the sky.

Fly seamlessly

  • Virgin Atlantic and Delta are co-located at key airports like London Heathrow, New York JFK, Newark and Los Angeles LAX for easy, seamless connections.
  • Book your whole trip with one ticket and your bags will be checked through to your end destination.
  • Enjoy little extras in Virgin Atlantic Economy like amenity kits, kids’ meals and K-ID backpacks, movie snacks and wine, beer and spirits on transatlantic flights - at no extra charge.
  • Choose your seat in advance without any charge in Premium Economy, Upper Class and in all Delta cabins.
  • Settle down to the latest and greatest TV, movies, music, games, streaming and more on your own seatback TV with Vera – our inflight entertainment system and Delta Studio® on Delta flights. There’s also audio description on Virgin Atlantic for blind or visually impaired customers.
  • Get a good flight’s sleep in fully flat beds with direct aisle access in Upper Class and Delta One®.
  • Experience intuitive, personal service where the crew on both airlines will take care of your needs, from welcoming you onboard and bringing you an extra pillow to warming milk for babies. 

Top and tail your journey

If you’re travelling Virgin Atlantic Upper Class or Delta One®, you can top and tail your journey perfectly with a complimentary chauffeur car* and exclusive lounge access, designed to relax, inspire and refresh. Experience everything Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses and Delta Sky Club® have to offer at many of our international destinations. 

Rewarding mutual loyalty programmes

You can easily turn miles into adventures. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Delta SkyMiles® loyalty programmes give you more benefits every time you fly, including priority boarding, exclusive lounge access, reward flights and more. And you can easily earn and spend miles on any Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight worldwide.

Expect to be rewarded equally whether you fly Virgin Atlantic or Delta. The mileage, tier points and tier bonuses you earn with Virgin Atlantic will be the same as with Delta.  

* Chauffeur service available at most destinations with selected Upper Class fares (J, C, D & I class). Mileage restrictions apply.

Partnership flights

London to New York 9 times a day

Our partnership is designed to make travel planning easy and as seamless as possible. So with Delta, we’ll take you to our most popular destinations including New York with nine conveniently timed, daily direct flights from London. There are eight daily flights to JFK and one daily flight to Newark.

In total we have over 40 daily direct flights between the UK and the US (depending on the season). The flight schedules below reflect our winter timetable.

London Heathrow to New York (JFK and EWR)

Operated by: Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:
Virgin Atlantic LHR 08:50 JFK 12:00
Delta LHR 10:30 JFK 13:54
Virgin Atlantic LHR 11:30 JFK 14:40
Delta LHR 12:30 JFK 15:57
Virgin Atlantic LHR 14:35 JFK 17:45
Virgin Atlantic LHR 16:00 JFK 19:15
Delta LHR 17:15 JFK 20:45
Virgin Atlantic LHR 20:05 JFK 23:15
Virgin Atlantic LHR 16:00 EWR 19:10

New York (JFK and EWR) to London Heathrow

Operated by: Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:
Virgin Atlantic JFK 08:15 LHR 20:10
Virgin Atlantic JFK 18:30 LHR 06:30*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 19:00 LHR 07:00*
Delta JFK 19:30 LHR 07:35*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 20:00 LHR 07:55*
Delta JFK 20:30 LHR 08:45*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 21:30 LHR 09:30*
Delta JFK 22:30 LHR 10:30*
Virgin Atlantic EWR 21:20 LHR 09:10*
*Arrives the following day.

More choice to US cities

You can connect to even more US, Canadian, Mexican and Caribbean destinations from Atlanta as we now operate one of Delta’s three direct flights [LFP1] from London Heathrow to Atlanta. Delta also fly straight to Detroit daily – one of the world’s best connecting airports and to Philadelphia.

Benefits of our partnership

Rewarding loyalty programmes

Earn and spend miles on Virgin Atlantic and Delta across the world, and it doesn’t matter who you fly with to get miles and tier points. Then you can turn your many miles into a million adventures. 

  • If you’re a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club member you’ll earn miles on any Delta flight.
  • If you’re a Delta SkyMiles® member you can earn and spend Medallion Qualification Miles on qualifying Virgin Atlantic flights.
  • If you’re a Flying Club Gold member, you’ll receive 100% more of the base flown Flying Club miles when you fly with Delta. If you’re a Silver member, you’ll receive 50% more. 

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Earn Flying Club miles

If you’re a Flying Club member, you’ll earn miles on any Delta flight anywhere in the world, even if you’re not connecting from a Virgin Atlantic flight. 

More about earning miles

Spend Flying Club miles

There are so many ways you can spend your Flying Club miles; reward flights, upgrade your revenue ticket and take someone away with you. 

More about spending miles

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Flying Club Gold

With 60% more miles on each flight with us, every journey in Gold is an adventure. Experience our Upper Class Check In, exclusive Clubhouse access, the Heathrow Revivals lounge and more.

More about Gold

Flying Club Silver

With 30% more miles and Premium Check In on every trip even with Delta, discover adventures in Silver that make each journey even more rewarding.

More about Silver

Shared spaces

Co-location for a more seamless journey

We’re co-located at Heathrow Terminal 3, so all Virgin Atlantic and Delta flights from London Heathrow arrive and depart from the same shared space. This will help make your journey and catching your connecting flight easier and stress free. 

Transferring between terminals

If you’re catching a Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight from another airline, please follow the purple signs for ‘Flight Connections’ where a bus will take you to Terminal 3. This is a free service departing every 6 to 10 minutes. Please allow about 20 minutes to travel between terminals.

For more information on connections and transfers, please visit Heathrow Airport – Getting Between Terminals.

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Arrive in style

Glide right up to the Upper Class Wing at Heathrow Terminal 3 in a complimentary chauffeur driven car*. Available to Upper Class customers and Flying Club Gold members. Delta One® customers are welcome to arrive by taxi or in their own car. 

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Upper Class Wing

Drive Thru Check In and Private Security Channel in the Upper Class Wing makes departing a dream. Then relax and unwind in the Clubhouse with a drink, unique dishes and a Spa treatment. You’ll also get priority boarding and baggage. 

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Arrive revived

On arrival back at Heathrow Terminal 3, you can make use of the Revivals lounge to reinvigorate and re-energise after your flight. A power shower, suit pressing service, a hot cooked breakfast and newspapers will set you up for the day.

Discover Upper Class

* Chauffeur driven car service available at most destinations with selected Upper Class fares (J, C, D & I class). Mileage restrictions apply.

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Explore the US

Our partnership with Delta means we can connect to over 200 of the best destinations in the US and Canada.

See our joint venture network map (652KB PDF)

Join Flying Club

Become a Flying Club member and earn miles on every flight. Then turn those many miles into a million adventures.

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