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Richard Branson Coming to Seattle…for Delta / Virgin Atlantic, Not Alaska / Virgin America

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Well this is awkward! Virgin Atlantic is set to launch their Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) route on March 26th with a brand new 787-9 Dreamliner, Delta previously served the route with a B767. The always fun Richard Branson will be in town to throw an invite only party at Q Nightclub to commemorate the new…

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Did American Express Remove Virgin Atlantic as a Transfer Partner?

Virgin American may end its partnership with Virgin Atlantic come November 13, 2016

American Express allows you to transfer Membership Rewards to certain airlines and hotel loyalty programs, and is one of the reason the currency so valuable. They are both a transfer partner with Virgin Atlantic (1:1) and Virgin America (2:1), among other airlines. This morning, however, it appears that Virgin Atlantic completely dropped off the page on…

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Virgin America May Be Ending Partnership with Virgin Atlantic Soon

Virgin American may end its partnership with Virgin Atlantic come November 13, 2016

The merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is pending, but the implications may be coming sooner than we thought. According to user mipaho on Reddit, Virgin American might be ending its partnership with Virgin Atlantic on November 13, 2016. Presumably, this means you will no longer be able to redeem your Virgin American miles for travels…

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Delta & Virgin-Atlantic to Codeshare with Jet Airways via London, System-Wide Redemption Opportunities Coming Soon

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It was about 11 months ago when Delta and KLM announced a codeshare agreement with India’s Jet Airways that went into place earlier this year. The agreement allows Delta and KLM customers flying from Europe and the United States to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to connect onto Jet Airways’ daily flights to New Delhi and Mumbai, with onward destinations that include…

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Whoops: British Airways Accidentally Promoted Virgin Atlantic’s Ad

British Airways' social media team accidentally shared Virgin Atlantic's post @LarkLogan/Twitter

This gave me a good chuckle, so I figure I’d share it. A few days ago, British Airways’ social media team accidentally shared rival Virgin Atlantic’s deal on Facebook. The post seemed to encourage potential customers to fly with Virgin Atlantic, and even included a “Book Now” button. Netizens quickly pointed out the “error,” and Virgin Atlantic…

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Singapore Says No More Elite Miles on Virgin Atlantic for Delta’s “Group 1” Partner

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Not a huge surprise given Delta’s $360M purchase of Singapore Airlines’ 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic back in 2012, but Singapore announced earlier this month that you will no longer be able to earn KrisFlyer Elite miles on Virgin Atlantic operated flights, departing on/after 1 July 2016, between the Americas and Europe. However, you will continue to earn KrisFlyer…

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Virgin Atlantic Takes Over Delta’s London Flight from Seattle, Delta Adds Portland-London Service

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Beginning March 26, 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London-Heathrow, replacing the flight currently operated by Delta. This marks Virgin Atlantic’s first flight in Seattle, offering passengers a greater number of seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft will be configured with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium Economy and 198 Economy seats.…

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Delta Helps Virgin Atlantic Almost Double Profit in 2015, Best Profit Ever by 2018?

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Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic announced that 2015 earnings were almost double those of 2014, thanks in part to their partner Delta, who holds a 49% stake in the company. Lower operating costs and fuel helped spur the increases, though the biggest driver was the Delta partnership – up +55% year-over-year. Under the partnership, Virgin…

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KLM & Virgin Atlantic Flirt for Valentine’s on Social Media

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What’s this all about? KLM’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have the following post – “Guess who’s in love with us? 😉 (@virginatlantic) ‪#ValentinesDay‬”. Guess who’s in love with us? 😉 (@virginatlantic) ‪#ValentinesDay‬ A photo posted by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (@klm) on Feb 13, 2016 at 1:14am PST Despite Delta’s 49 percent ownership of Virgin…

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