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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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Automated Flight Attendants on Virgin Atlantic? Yes, According to this SNL Skit…

The Virgin Group is known for doing things a bit differently and SNL poked fun at the idea of automated flight attendants on the show this past Saturday night. In the skit, two automated flight attendants made some pretty hilarious mistakes while serving the first class cabin on-board a Boeing 747. Customers would order drinks from…

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Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red to End Service

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…

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