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Virgin Boards BA’s “Too Fat to Fly” Passenger after QM2 Refuses Boarding

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…

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Delta’s LHR Flights Moving to Virgin’s Terminal 3!

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…

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Delta/Virgin – Terminal Move, SEA Flight, & Other Promises & Interesting Data Points from the Joint Application

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…

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First Virgin-Atlantic Upper Class Business Flight Booked with SkyMiles!!!

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…

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Delta SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic Flights…A Potential Future Possibility & VS to Join SkyTeam?

Remember the days back in the early 2000’s when you were able to redeem SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic flights? The opportunity may some day return if today’s rumors of Virgin Atlantic joining SkyTeam are to be believed. Richard Branson, who has until now kept Virgin out of the alliance system (and called them anti-competitive), preferring…

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Earning Miles for Car Service – 2 Options & 1,000 Bonus Miles

While on a “web browsing break” at work, I was presented with the Earn 1000 Airline Miles advertisement below (scary how well the marketers know me, must be time to clear my cookies). I clicked on over and saw that they are offering the following – After your first ride you’ll earn 1000 points/miles. It’s…

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