Delta and Virgin Atlantic announce details of partnership

Ever since Delta bought 49% of Virgin Atlantic last year we have been waiting for the deal to close.

Delta has now closed the deal and both parties have announced the details of their partnership.

Most interesting are the rules to use Virgin Atlantic for Delta Skymiles redemptions. Here is the Virgin Atlantic Route map. Delta traditionally allows you to mix partners on redemptions so flying a leg on Virgins Upper Class would be an awesome upgrade instead of using Delta or rarely available Air France.

Even more awesome would be if Delta 'forgets' to charge fuel surcharge for Virgin Atlantic. As we highlighted a short time ago Virgin Atlantic has reduced/abolished many fuel surcharges for it's own program. Maybe it's a omen for things to come. Award redemptions should be available from on June 29th. Keep those Skymiles handy!