Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Many Delta Awards
Just as the calendar turned over in 2021, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club very quietly changed its redemption scheme for flights operated by Delta. Long-haul and premium cabin travelers will be disappointed to find out their points won’t take them nearly as far anymore. However, there’s a silver lining in these changes for domestic and other short-haul flyers.
The Only Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats
Since the start of the pandemic, some airlines adopted policies limiting the number of passengers allowed onboard—including blocking middle seats. Unfortunately, all but one of these airlines have rolled back these policies since the beginning of December. To help you keep track, we’ve compiled all of the airlines that ever blocked middle seats and the current timelines for when this flyer-friendly policy will end.
Great Delta One Suites Award Availability Starting at Only 50,000 Miles!
Fly to Asia. Fly to Europe. Fly almost anywhere Delta operates its Delta One Suites product, and all starting from just 50,000 miles per person and minimal fees. If you’re itching to travel again, you may be a lot closer to your next business class redemption than you think.
Delta Extends Elite Status, Sky Club Memberships, Credit Card Benefits Due to COVID-19
Delta just announced that it’s extending Medallion elite status, Sky Club memberships, credit card benefits, drink vouchers, and more in response to COVID-19 — becoming the first US-based airline to extend elite status.
Delta Award Flash Sale to South America
Delta has announced its latest SkyMiles award flash sale, and this month it is to select destinations in South America. Trips start from 36,000 miles round-trip and are valid on bookings in Main Cabin and Comfort+. If you like the sound of a trip to South America, you will have to hurry since the sale is only valid through March 14, 2018.
Musical Shares Between Delta, Air France, And Virgin Atlantic
It seems that we could see some major changes coming to the transatlantic market after various ownership announcements with Delta, Air France, and partner airlines. First, Delta announced that they will be taking a 10% stake in Air France KLM for €375 million. Second, Air France-KLM announced they were buying a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic for £220 million. And last, China Eastern is buying a 10% stake in Air France-KLM for €375 million. So where could all these changes lead?
Delta Introduces Biometric Boarding In Washington D.C.
Recently we reported that Delta would be trialing biometrics for boarding and lounge access. The trial is now live at Reagan International Airport (DCA) in Washington DC. In the new trial, Delta customers are now using their fingerprint to board flights.