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Virgin Atlantic and Delta partnership

Great minds fly alike

Virgin Atlantic’s partnership with Delta Air Lines® is one that truly redefines transatlantic travel. Not only do we fly to over 200 destinations in the US and Canada, we’re also the most connected transatlantic partnership with WiFi on all flights, we’re co-located at key international airports with convenient schedules and we have mutually 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.

The benefits of our partnership

  • Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are co-located at key airports like London Heathrow, New York JFK, Newark and Los Angeles LAX, arriving and departing from the same shared space for easy, seamless and stress free connections.
  • If you have a connecting flight, you can book your whole trip with one ticket and your bags will be checked right through to your end destination.
  • Choose your seat in advance without any charge in Economy Classic, Economy Delight, Premium or Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic flights and in most 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. We also have audio description on Virgin Atlantic flights for blind or visually impaired customers.
  • Get a good flight’s sleep in fully flat beds with direct aisle access in Upper Class or Delta One®.
  • If you’re travelling Virgin Atlantic Upper Class or Delta One®, you can top and tail your journey perfectly with a chauffeur driven 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. Explore our Clubhouses

*Seat assignment is not available in Delta Basic Economy.

Our joint network

Our most popular destinations, more often

Our partnership is designed to make travel planning easy and as seamless as possible. In total, we now have over 40 daily direct flights between the UK and the US, depending on the season.

With Delta, we’ll take you to our most popular destinations more often. For example, we now have nine conveniently timed, daily direct flights to New York from London Heathrow between us.

 

Connecting with Delta for even more choice to US cities

Our partnership with Delta means we can connect to over 200 of the best destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Delta also have a daily flight straight to Philadelphia and Detroit, one of the world’s best connecting airports.

Take a look at our joint network map

And now that we operate one of Delta’s three direct flights from London Heathrow to Atlanta, we can connect you to even more places, like Hawaii, Portland or New Orleans.

Discover more Delta destinations

Mutually rewarding loyalty programmes

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 Air Lines flight worldwide. The mileage, Tier Points and tier bonuses earned by Flying Club members on Delta flights are now the same as on Virgin Atlantic flights.

  • 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.
  • If you’re a Delta SkyMiles® member you can earn and spend Medallion Qualification Miles on qualifying Virgin Atlantic flights.
  • Gold and Silver Flying Club members will earn their Tier mileage bonus on Delta Air Lines flights.
  • Gold members will get additional airport benefits when flying with Delta Air Lines.

Find out more about earning and spending Flying Club miles with Delta.

Discover the benefits of Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club.

Our shared spaces at London Heathrow

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’s guide to getting between terminals.

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 from over 200 US destinations to the UK; 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 mutual rewarding loyalty programs.

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 New York JFK, Newark, Los Angeles LAX and London Heathrow 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 - 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 programs

You can easily turn miles into adventures. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Delta SkyMiles® loyalty programs 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. The mileage, tier points and tier bonuses you earn with Virgin Atlantic will be the same as with Delta. 

 

*Available on flights departing London Heathrow.

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

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Partnership flights

New York to London 9 times a day

Our partnership is about making travel planning easy for you, especially to our most popular destinations. So with Delta, we'll take you to London with nine conveniently timed, daily direct flights from New York. There are eight daily flights from JFK and one daily flight from Newark.

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 close to 40 direct flights a day between the US and UK (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 08:15 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.

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

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

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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 100% extra base flown miles on all Delta flights! Not to mention access to all Delta Sky Priority® benefits, which includes Priority Check In, Priority Baggage, Extra Baggage, Priority Boarding and Priority Security. Plus you'll receive access to Preferred Seating, and 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 50% 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 class). Mileage restrictions apply.

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Upper Class Wing

Drive Thru Check In and Private Security Channel in the Upper Class Wing makes departing a dream. ​

Check out the Upper Class Wing

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The Clubhouse

Upper Class and Delta One passengers can relax and unwind in the Clubhouse with a drink, unique dishes and a Spa treatment. 

Explore the Heathrow Clubhouse​

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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 the Revivals lounge

Other useful links

Explore Delta destinations

Our Joint Venture route map (652kb PDF)

Learn more about Delta partner benefits with Flying Club

Our other codeshare airlines

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