Introducing a better bridge to London

 

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TAKE FLIGHT WITH MORE BENEFITS AND THE BEST CHOICES

We’ve teamed up with industry innovator Virgin Atlantic to bring you a better travel experience between the U.S. and London. So take off with Delta and Virgin Atlantic and enjoy more convenience through our aligned schedule, world-class amenities and plenty of perks along the way.

HAVE AN UPCOMING FLIGHT TO/FROM LONDON-HEATHROW (LHR)?

Please be aware that flights to/from Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Seattle and London-Heathrow now operate from LHR Terminal 3.  See the “Travel Info”  section for details.  Or, read on to learn about the many benefits you’ll enjoy as part of our industry-leading partnership with Virgin Atlantic.

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Perks All Around

Earn and redeem miles with ease on Virgin Atlantic flights. Plus, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion® members enjoy complimentary access to select* Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse locations as well as elite benefits, including baggage fee waivers, Priority Boarding, Priority Check-In, accelerated security and expedited baggage service. In addition, if you’re a BusinessElite® or Upper Class passenger, take advantage of Virgin’s Upper Class Wing at London-Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 3 for a seamless transfer from car to Clubhouse in 10 minutes, including drive-through check-in, baggage concierge and a dedicated, private security channel. 

*Terms and conditions apply.


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An unmatched network

Our combined schedule means more choice between key business markets in the U.S. and London. Take off on one of 8 daily nonstop flights between New York-JFK and London-Heathrow or 2 daily Newark flights. Additionally, we now have an aligned schedule to/from New York-JFK and new service to/from Seattle, which offers more cross-pond flexibility. Enjoy a total of 37 round-trip flights between North America and the United Kingdom each day.*

*Full schedule effective summer 2015


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Our Onboard Best

Enjoy a consistent, industry-leading experience with our combined fleet. We’re talking 180° flat-bed seats with direct-aisle access and in-seat power in BusinessElite and Upper Class, extra comfort in premium economy and personal on-demand entertainment at every seat on every U.S. — U.K. flight.

Booking Virgin Atlantic at delta.com

You can book Virgin Atlantic-operated flights between North America and the U.K. directly at delta.com. Just look for “Operated by: Virgin Atlantic” when searching for your flight.

Travel Info

Flying Between London and Boston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK or Seattle? Take note:

Delta flights between London-Heathrow (LHR) and Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), New York-JFK and Seattle (SEA) now operate from LHR Terminal 3. Delta flights between LHR and Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis (MSP) continue to operate out of LHR Terminal 4.

If you need to transfer between Terminals 3 and 4 at London-Heathrow, follow the airport signs to the free Heathrow Express train, which is located before security, outside of the airport. Note that typical travel time via the Heathrow Express is 20 minutes. Both Delta and Virgin Atlantic customer service agents are available at London-Heathrow should you need assistance.

Otherwise, ensure smooth sailing when flying a Virgin Atlantic-operated flight by:

  • Checking in online at virgin-atlantic.com or at a Virgin Atlantic kiosk or ticket counter
  • Traveling with your Medallion card if you are Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion member to enjoy elite benefits
  • Reading up on Virgin Atlantic's carry-on and checked baggage allowances
  • Taking note of where your flight departs and arrives if traveling from one of the airports listed below. At these airports, Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at a separate terminal or concourse than Delta flights or only Virgin Atlantic flights are offered from the airport. For terminal information, please check flight status via delta.com or the Fly Delta app up to 24 hours prior to departure.  
 

Airport

Virgin Atlantic
Departing Terminal

Delta Air Lines
Departing Terminal

*Little Red (domestic) flights depart from Terminal 2
**Little Red (domestic) flights depart from Terminal 3

 

LHR


Terminal 3*

Terminal 4

(DTW, & MSP)

Terminal 3

(ATL, BOS, JFK, LAX, & SEA)

JFK

Terminal 4,
Concourse A

Terminal 4, Concourse B

BOS

Terminal E

Terminal A

LAS

Terminal 3

Terminal 1

LAX

Terminal 2

Terminals 5 and 6

ORD

Terminal 5

Terminal 2

MCO

Terminal A

Terminal B

MIA

Central Terminal,
Concourse F

South Terminal,
Concourse H

EWR

Terminal B2

Terminal B1

IAD

Terminal A

Terminal B

YVR

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

SFO

International Terminal

International Terminal

MAN

Terminal 2**

Terminal 2

ABZ

Main Terminal, Gates 1-4

N/A

EDI

Main Terminal, Gate 6

N/A

LGW

South Terminal

N/A

GLA

Terminal 2

N/A

How to Earn & Use Miles

To earn miles for a Virgin Atlantic flight, be sure to include your SkyMiles number on your reservation, whether you are booking at delta.com or through another channel.

To use your miles for Virgin Atlantic flights, you can book directly through Delta. To book at delta.com, log in and search for flights using our Award reservation tool.

Schedule

 

New York Area (JFK) - London (LHR)

*All flights operated by Virgin Atlantic

Depart Airport

Depart Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

JFK*

07:40

LHR

19:40

JFK*

18:30

LHR

06:50

JFK

19:00

LHR

07:20

JFK*

19:30

LHR

08:00

JFK

20:30

LHR

08:45

JFK*

21:30

LHR

09:25

JFK

22:30

LHR

10:40

 

London (LHR) - New York Area (JFK)

*All flights operated by Virgin Atlantic

Depart Airport

Depart Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

LHR*

09:05

JFK

11:50

LHR

09:45

JFK

12:35

LHR

10:15

JFK

13:15

LHR

11:30

JFK

14:25

LHR*

14:00

JFK

16:40

LHR*

16:15

JFK

19:05

LHR

17:35

JFK

20:30

LHR*

20:05

JFK

23:00

Terms and Conditions

General: All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. The rules are subject to change anytime. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Offers void where prohibited by law. Offers and benefits subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Mileage Earning & Redemption: For complete details on earning miles with Virgin Atlantic, please visit delta.com/partnerairlines. For details on redeeming miles with Virgin Atlantic, please visit delta.com/awardtravel.

Priority Check-in: Diamond and Platinum Medallion members may check in using the Upper Class check-in line. Gold Medallion members may check in using the Premium Economy check-in line. Members and guests in the same reservation are allowed to check in together at the assigned check-in line. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

Priority Baggage Handling: Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will receive Upper Class priority baggage handling. Gold Medallion members will receive Premium Economy priority baggage handling. Benefit is only applicable to Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion members in the same reservation and no guests. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

Priority Security: Priority security available at select airports. At LHR, Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will be able to use priority security through the Upper Class Wing. Gold Medallion members will be able to use priority security through the Fast Track Channel. Please see Virgin Atlantic agent for more details. Members are allowed to bring one guest through Priority Security and Fast Track. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

Priority Boarding: Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members and their companions will be able to board with the Upper Class and Premium Economy passengers. Please listen to the announcement at the gate prior to boarding. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

Baggage Fee Waivers: Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members may check one additional piece of baggage weighing up to 23kg (~50lbs). Waivers are only applicable to Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion members and are not extended to guests traveling with the same reservation. For more information about carry-on and checked baggage allowances, please visit virgin-atlantic.com. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

Clubhouse lounge access: Clubhouse lounge access is available to Upper Class passengers and Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members with a same-day nonstop transatlantic flight to/from the U.K. that is operated by Delta or Virgin Atlantic. Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members are allowed to bring one guest. Diamond and Platinum Medallion members may only access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in London Heathrow, London Gatwick, New York-JFK, Newark, Washington, Boston and San Francisco Airports. Gold Medallion members may only access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in New York-JFK, Newark, Washington-Dulles, Boston and San Francisco Airports. Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.

For more details on these benefits, please visit our partnership Frequently Asked Questions.

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