Delta/Virgin Atlantic Business Class From $1,787/£1,350 (UK – New York)

Manchester appears to be the center of a mini fare war between American Airlines and Delta/Virgin Atlantic and this is great news for UK-based travelers. I'm running two back-to-back posts today which separate out the Delta/Virgin and American Airlines fare to make each a little easier to read and digest - this post details the Delta/Virgin Atlantic fare so, if you're looking for the American Airlines fare follow this link.

Delta & Virgin Atlantic Add & Swap Routes Between The US and UK

Delta and Virgin Atlantic may not be part of the same worldwide alliance but they've been very strongly connected ever since Delta took a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic back in 2013. It wasn't long after the tie-up with Delta that Virgin Atlantic started to withdraw from a lot of its non US/Caribbean routes to focus on the leisure sector between the US and the US.

Virgin Atlantic Launching New Route To Seattle

There's been no announcement from Virgin Atlantic and, as far as I can tell there haven't even been any rumors of this in the travel press but, according to the latest schedule update, Virgin Atlantic is launching a new non-stop flight between London and Seattle in 2017.
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Virgin Atlantic Reward Seat Sale: Europe-USA From 12,250 Miles

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is holding a Reward Seat Sale and they're doing a particularly bad job of advertising it. The promotion doesn't appear anywhere on...

Virgin Atlantic Delays Deployment of 787-9 On Dubai Route & Norwegian Updates Gatwick 787-9...

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner News: Virgin Atlantic delays its aircraft deployment on the Heathrow - Dubai route while Norwegian shows its hand with planned 787-9 routes from Gatwick to all over the US.
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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: New York (JFK) – Paris (CDG) $2,200 R/T

I've been looking for a decent Virgin Atlantic Upper Class fare for some time (you may have noticed I haven't posted a single Virgin Atlantic airfare deal before today) and, while $2,200 R/T may not be fantastic compared to some of the amazing Business Class deals we've seen across the Atlantic in 2015, this is definitely one of the better Virgin Atlantic Upper Class fares I've spotted for a while.

Virgin Atlantic 747 Services Ending Sooner & Vueling Adds Another Gatwick Route

Virgin Atlantic are clearly in a hurry to send their Boeing 747-400 aircraft to the boneyard. Originally the last Virgin Atlantic 747 services out of Heathrow were scheduled for 17 & 19 April 2016...but that was brought forward to 20 & 21 February in August of this year. Now the airline has announced that its last 747-400 flights out of Heathrow will take place on 12 & 13 January 2016.
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Airline News Roundup: US Airlines Face Lawsuits, New A350 First Class, Qantas Gets HBO...

A round up of some of the latest news from the airline industry that I've noticed over the past few days - some may...
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Delta And Virgin Atlantic Opening a Lounge Bar in London

Back in April, Amex announced that they're opening a private lounge for cardholders in London's O2 Arena and now, it seems that Delta and Virgin...

Virgin Atlantic To Provide Satellite Based “High-Speed” Internet

Virgin Atlantic isn't an airline that automatically springs to mind for most US based travellers. Although they fly out of eight major US cities...

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