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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.

Earn miles 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% miles.

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.

Miles earned on Delta flights

Cabin Booking Class Miles earned
Business/Delta One®Domestic First J, C, D 400%
I, Z 200%
Premium Select P, A 200%
G 100%
Delta Comfort+® W 150%
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 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 miles 30% 60%

How to book

To earn miles on Delta:

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

Missing miles

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

Claim missing miles

The small print

Earning miles:

*This excludes any codeshare flights unless they are booked with a VS flight number. Miles 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 miles 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 miles. The miles will be credited as per the operating carrier.

Miles may only be earned on flights operated by Delta. Miles earned retrospectively can only be claimed for up to 6 months after the date of travel. Miles 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 miles.

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

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

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Spend miles

Spend your miles on our standard and peak season Delta reward flights, starting from just 30,000 miles return. Peak season reward flights are available at 20,000 miles more, whichever cabin and wherever your adventure takes you.

All miles shown in the tables below are for a roundtrip. For a one-way ticket, simply half the amount of miles. If a journey requires a connecting flight or stopover to reach the destination, miles are charged for each sector.

Standard season Delta reward flights (round trip)

Route (to/from UK) Delta Main Cabin Delta One®
US East Coast (BOS, JFK, PHL) 30,000 95,000
US Central (ATL, DTW, MSP) 35,000 95,000
US West Coast (PDX, SLC) 40,000 135,000
Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights.
Standard season travel dates: 17 April - 21 June 2018, 7 September - 12 December 2018, 7 January - 3 April 2019, 23 April - 21 June 2019, 9 September - 12 December 2019

Peak season Delta reward flights (round trip)

Route (to/from UK) Delta Main Cabin Delta One®
US East Coast (BOS, JFK, PHL) 50,000 115,000
US Central (ATL, DTW, MSP) 55,000 115,000
US West Coast (PDX, SLC) 60,000 155,000
Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all reward flights.
Peak season travel dates: 22 June - 6 September 2018, 13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019, 4 April - 22 April 2019, 22 June - 8 September 2019, 13 December - 31 December 2019

Delta Reward Flights

Route Delta Main Cabin Business / First
US to Caribbean, Central America & Mexico 35,000 60,000
US to Hawaii 40,000 75,000
US to South America 45,000 90,000
Within the US and between the US and Alaska/Canada 25,000 45,000
US to Africa / Middle East & Asia 80,000 120,000
US to South West Pacific (Australia) 100,000 150,000

From Europe to US

From US to Europe

60,000 100,000
Within Asia / Northern Asia  25,000 45,000
From Northern Asia to Hawaii 40,000 70,000
From South East Asia to Northern Asia 45,000 70,000
Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights.

Infant Reward Flights

An infant under two at the time of travel and not requiring a seat, will be charged the following miles for a round trip. 

One-way journey's would require half the miles. 

Economy Class Delta One Delta First Class
2,000 10,000 10,000

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

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 miles:

All mileage is for a return 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.

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