Redeem Flying Club Miles on Delta!

Starting July 3, 2013 you can now redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying club miles on Delta flights anywhere in the world! We were all waiting to see if Delta purchasing a 49% stake in VA would reward us with this option and it did. Click here for more information on their website.

There are 45 gateways that you can connect to Virgin Atlantic to the UK and they are listed below.


Some added benefits noted are that you can earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles on Delta flights even if not connecting through VA.

For the first time with an airline partner, your Flying Club Gold membership will earn you 100% extra base flown miles on all Delta flight

If you’re a Flying Club Silver member, you’ll receive 50% more of the base flown Flying Club miles when traveling on any Delta flight. Click here to get free silver status on VA.

If you’re flying Upper Class you’ll enjoy access to Delta’s Sky Priority benefits plus Delta Sky Club® access when connecting to a Virgin Atlantic flight.

Below is the redemption chart of Flying Club miles for Delta flights and can also be found here:

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Although the miles redemption seems a little high, this is a great new change and just in time since I just applied to my new Virgin Atlantic Credit Card. We will see how  the ease of booking flight on Delta with VA miles will be.

4 Comments on "Redeem Flying Club Miles on Delta!"

  1. GetToThePoints | June 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Reply

    Any cute way to do a fancy points transfer from another program through VA to get extra Skymiles? Kind of like the Amex points to VA to Hilton deal last year.

    • Giddy for Points | June 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Reply

      As far as I know, you can’t transfer flying club mi to Skymiles, you can only redeem miles through code share flights. Although you can transfer AMEX, Ultimate Rewards, & SPG starpoints to Virgin Atlantic at 1:1, there doesn’t seem to be another fancy pants transfer that I know of.

  2. Still not easy to actually browse for and book Flying Club reward flights. Like what’s the best way to find deals for vacations where I can use these miles effectively?

    • Giddy for Points | August 14, 2013 at 6:59 am | Reply

      The T&Cs say that all reward flights on Delta are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply and certain routes may not be available. So theoretically you should just be able to search on for rewards. I’m not sure what the routes that may not be available and you have to call VA to redeem. Also the flight has to be Delta metal, not another carrier and it is only available for round trip.

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