Virgin Atlantic announced this morning that Little Red, its domestic airline, will officially be closing next year. The statement noted that “Little Red has not been able to make a positive contribution” to the company. The airline just recently launched in March 2013.  Virgin stated that they will instead be focusing on their transatlantic routes in partnership with Delta… Read full article

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The last several weeks have had pretty great SkyMiles saver award availability from JFK and BOS to London on Virgin Atlantic, both in Business (Upper Class) and Economy. The trend seems to be continuing into August, though you’ll have to ignore the error prone award availability calendar. Most often, the calendar shows saver or low… Read full article

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Here it is, my first in-flight amenity kit dating back 11 years ago. The crazy thing is that this kit was provided in economy class!  My college friends and I purchased Virgin Atlantic tickets to Europe in 2003 when they (along with BA and American) were running a buy-one-get-one free promotion during the international travel slump in… Read full article

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Virgin Atlantic recently spent $168 million on a “transformative” redesign of their meal trays. Virgin Atlantic’s management team hired design firm MAP to recreate the economy meal service experience to “make eating on an airplane a little bit more like eating in a restaurant with multiple courses served in different waves.” The designers did a… Read full article

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This week Virgin Atlantic kicked off a test in which check-in and gate agents are using Google Glass and the Sony Smartwatch 2 to streamline the check-in process for passengers. The test is taking place at LHR Terminal 3 and being used to greet each Upper Class passenger by name, provide real time flight status, and… Read full article

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Geez, it’s just been one complication after another in the saga for one French passenger trying to get home to France from the US. It all started when (British Airways – “You’re Too Fat to Fly”) British Airways informed a French family that their son was too fat to fly home from Chicago (ORD) to France… Read full article

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Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced this morning an updated joint venture schedule as well as news that Delta would be relocating Delta’s “important business market” flights to Virgin’s Terminal 3 at Heathrow from Sky Team’s Terminal 4 as of April 2nd. This means access to the Virgin Clubhouse for all Delta BusinessElite passengers. Here’s the full… Read full article

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Now that the Delta and Virgin Atlantic joint venture has received DOT approval, I thought it would be interesting to compare the day one announced changes to those promised in the joint DOT application. I’ve also included some of the more unique tidbits found while perusing the full 101 page PDF application. The airlines announced that… Read full article

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This is part one of a thirteen part trip report from my travels to the UK, Malta, and Mallorca. This trip reports includes my visit to the Newark Clubhouse, which also happened to be my first visit to any Clubhouse. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Newark (EWR) Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Newark (EWR)- London Heathrow (LHR) on… Read full article

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I’m writing this post live from the Virgin Atlantic Newark Clubhouse as I’m about to board flight VS 18 (DL 4381) to London Heathrow. I was able to book my business class low level award thanks to the new Delta – Virgin-Atlantic partnership. I’ll have a full trip report for both the Newark Clubhouse and… Read full article

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I’m already seeing the benefits of the Delta / Virgin-Atlantic tie-up, I was able to book a roundtrip Business award for 100,000 SkyMiles flying Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class to London and Delta Business Class back home.  A few caveats, finding a Virgin-Atlantic Upper Class flight from JFK was a fruitless endeavor. Economy class was… Read full article

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