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Virgin Atlantic and Delta partnership

Great minds fly alike

A smarter partnership

Redefining transatlantic travel

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to be working in partnership with Delta Air Lines®. We call it our ‘smarter partnership’ because together we offer more than simply competitive fares and a large network.

So as well as connections to over 200 destinations in North America, you enjoy convenient flight schedules, reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and warm, personal service.


A journey designed around you

  • Enjoyable little extras in our Economy cabins like amenity kits, kids’ meals, movie snacks and complimentary beer, wine and spirits on transatlantic flights.
  • Free of charge seat selection in Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy, Upper Class and all Delta cabins.
  • Refreshing, undisturbed sleep thanks to fully flat beds with direct aisle access in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class and Delta One™**


Intuitive, personal service

We look after you as individuals: hospitality is part of the culture of both of our airlines.


The latest and greatest entertainment

The best movies and TV, not just the biggest. Plus fascinating speakers and TED talks to explore.


Innovative ways to begin and end your journey

Luxurious, innovative pre and post flight lounges and transfer options designed to inspire and refresh. All Virgin Atlantic and Delta flights now depart from Heathrow Terminal 3, ensuring your journey is more convenient and seamless than ever before.


Rewarding mutual loyalty programmes

You can earn and spend frequent flyer miles on any Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight worldwide, whichever programme you belong to. And enjoy reciprocal access to both airline’s lounges at certain membership levels.

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American connections

Our partnership opens up over 200 destinations in North America including Indianapolis, Columbus, Nashville, New Orleans and San Diego, as well as connections to Canada and the Caribbean.

Great for creating multi-destination holidays. And our combined schedules on popular routes make holiday planning easy.

Destinations we can connect you to

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Seamless service

You can book your entire itinerary with one ticket, and your bags will be checked through to your final destination.

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Flying Club benefits

You'll earn Flying Club miles on any Delta flight making it even easier to redeem awards. If you’re flying Upper Class you have access to Delta Sky Priority services and Sky Clubs when connecting from or to a Virgin Atlantic flight.***

** Delta’s 757 aircraft flying the London Heathrow-Philadelphia route does not have direct aisle access.

***Upper Class passengers will only be entitled to Delta Sky Priority® benefits and use of the Delta Sky Clubs® if they are travelling in First or Delta One™ classes on the Delta operated flight.

Partnership flights

Flying 9 times daily between London and New York

Our partnership is about making travel planning easy for you, especially to our most popular destinations. So with Delta we offer a total of nine, well timed, daily direct flights between London and New York. 

That’s eight daily flights between London Heathrow and New York JFK, and one daily flight between London Heathrow and Newark.

And in total, we operate up to 43 direct flights a day between the UK and North America, depending on the season.

Flight schedule: London to New York

Operated by: Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:
Virgin Atlantic LHR 09:05 JFK 11:40
Delta LHR 10:30 JFK 13:39
Virgin Atlantic LHR 11:30 JFK 14:30
Delta LHR 12:35 JFK 15:46
Virgin Atlantic LHR 14:00 JFK 16:40
Virgin Atlantic LHR 16:05 JFK 19:00
Delta LHR 17:30 JFK 20:39
Virgin Atlantic LHR 20:10 JFK 23:05
Virgin Atlantic LHR 16:15 EWR 19:20

Flight schedule: New York to London

Operated by: Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:
Virgin Atlantic JFK 08:05 LHR 20:10
Virgin Atlantic JFK 18:30 LHR 06:45*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 19:00 LHR 07:20*
Delta JFK 19:30 LHR 07:50*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 20:01 LHR 08:00*
Delta JFK 20:30 LHR 08:45*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 21:30 LHR 09:40*
Delta JFK 22:30 LHR 10:40*
Virgin Atlantic EWR 22:00 LHR 10:05*

*Arrives the following day.

Exciting new services

We're excited to announce our new direct flights to New York, Portland and Los Angeles. And we're thrilled to be introducing three new routes from Manchester to Boston, San Francisco and New York. 

New direct service launches

Operated by Departing Arriving
Delta Glasgow New York
Delta London Portland
VA Manchester Boston
VA Manchester San Francisco
VA Manchester New York
VA London Los Angeles

Direct flights between London and Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit

Virgin Atlantic now operates one of Delta's three direct flights from London Heathrow to Atlanta so we can connect you to further US, Canadian, Mexican and Caribbean networks.

Delta also flies daily and direct to Detroit, of of the world's best connecting airports. And Delta now operates a direct, daily service from London Heathrow to Philadelphia.

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More choice to US cities

If you're flying to Atlanta, Boston and JFK, you can fly either Virgin Atlantic or Delta, giving you lots of choice and flexibility.

Benefits of our partnership

Mutual loyalty benefits

With our partnership, you can earn and spend miles on both airlines across the world.

  • 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 eligible Virgin Atlantic flights.
  • If you’re a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold member, you’ll get 100% more of the base flown Flying Club miles when you travel on any Delta flight. If you’re a Silver member you’ll get 50% more.

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Earn Flying Club miles

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

More about earning miles

Spend Flying Club miles

With the Delta network, on top of our already great network, there’s now a huge selection of new destinations on which you can spend your miles.

More about spending miles

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Gold membership

For the first time with an airline partner, your Flying Club Gold membership will earn you 60% extra base flown miles on all Delta flights! Not to mention access to all Delta Sky Priority® benefits, which includes Priority Check In and Extra Baggage. Plus you'll receive access to Delta's Sky Clubs® when you are connecting onto a transatlantic flight on the same day.

More about Gold membership

Silver membership

If you’re a Flying Club Silver member, you’ll receive 30% more of the base flown Flying Club miles when travelling on any Delta flight.

More about Silver membership

Shared spaces

Helping you enjoy a smooth journey



All Virgin Atlantic and Delta flights from London Heathrow arrive and depart from Terminal 3 (T3), offering the ultimate seamless service.




Transferring between terminals

If you are connecting to a Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight, please follow the purple signs for ‘Flight Connections’ where a dedicated bus will take you to Terminal 3. This service is free, departing every 6 to 10 minutes. Please allow roughly 20 minutes for journey time between terminals.

For more information on flight connections and transfer options available, please visit Heathrow Airport’s dedicated transfers information page.



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Sharing our Upper Class services at London Heathrow T3

We now offer use of our Upper Class Wing, Private Security Channel and Clubhouse to Virgin Atlantic Upper Class customers, Delta One™ customers and Flying Club Gold members.

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Arrive in style at the Upper Class Wing

If you're travelling Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, you can enjoy our complimentary chauffeur driven car service.** If you're travelling Virgin Atlantic Upper Class or Delta One™, you can choose to take advantage of the Upper Class Wing by arriving in your own car or taxi.

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Breeze through the airport

Enjoy Drive Thru Check In and our Private Security Channel, so you can focus on work, not your travel itinerary. Work or relax at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. You'll also get priority boarding and baggage.

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Your arrival back in London

On arrival back into London Heathrow, get straight back to business at the Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge, with a hot shower, delicious breakfast and clothes pressing/mending service. When you’re ready to go, if you’ve booked a chauffeur car**, it’ll be waiting to take you to your final destination.

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Upper Class experience*

Not to mention, breezing through our Private Security Channel, giving Delta travellers more time to relax in our flagship London Heathrow Clubhouse, or Revivals Lounge to freshen up after a long flight.

Explore our Upper Class experience

** 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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Opening up America

Our partnership with Delta means we can connect you to over 200 destinations across the United States.

See our joint venture network map (652KB PDF)

Join Flying Club

Become a Flying Club member and earn miles whenever you fly.

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