Delta and Virgin Atlantic give you access to more benefits and a seamless travel experience from beginning to end when flying between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
We are committed to your safety and that of our employees so we have raised our standards at every point of your travel journey by implementing measures to keep you safe and give you more peace of mind. Delta and Virgin are currently operating from Terminal 2 at London-Heathrow (LHR), meaning simpler departures, transfers and arrivals.
Since travel looks a little different now, we're here to help you prepare for your trip, so you know what to expect on your next flight. Our trusted partner Virgin Atlantic has taken similar steps, though their policies may vary.
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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 Private Security Channel at Upper Class Wing or Upper Class Check-In. 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: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge access is available at select locations to Delta One® passengers, Upper Class passengers, and Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members with a same-day nonstop transatlantic flight between North America and the U.K. that is operated by Delta or Virgin Atlantic. Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members may access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in London-Gatwick, New York-JFK, Newark, Washington-Dulles, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco Airports. Gold Medallion Members may only access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses within the U.S. (New York-JFK, Newark, Washington-Dulles, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco Airports). Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members are allowed to bring one guest. While access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in London-Heathrow is not available to Gold Medallion Members, these Members may enjoy access to No1 Lounges, Heathrow at LHR’s Terminal 3opens in a new window. Please travel with and be prepared to show proof of your Medallion status to the Virgin Atlantic representative to receive these benefits.
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Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and Delta have launched their expanded joint venture offering a greater choice of routes and loyalty options when traveling between Europe, the U.K., and North America.
The new partnership provides customers with more convenient flight schedules and a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience, whichever airline people fly. The partnership also provides the flexibility to book flights on any of the four carriers through their respective mobile apps, websites, or via travel agents. Customers will enjoy award-winning service, top-tier premium cabin products and complimentary food, drink and seatback in-flight entertainment in all cabins on all trans-Atlantic flights
Delta is building on its position as the leading global carrier in Boston and New York with the launch of two new international routes – nonstop service from Boston's Logan International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Gatwick Airport will begin next summer in partnership with Virgin Atlantic.
London-Gatwick will be the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe. In New York, the additional flight adds to Delta and Virgin's combined eight daily flights to London-Heathrow – and three additional daily flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester – from Delta's JFK hub.
Delta and its joint venture partners together offer their customers the most transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States.