Virgin Atlantic to launch Las Vegas, Orlando flights

By Chris Chamberlin, July 17 2014

Virgin Australia partner Virgin Atlantic is set to launch seasonal flights to Las Vegas and Orlando next year.

Kicking off on June 25 2015 are direct flights from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Orlando, Florida, which run through July’s end.

From Scotland to the Sin City, Virgin Atlantic’s Glasgow to Las Vegas flights will run from September 10 2015 through and October.

Flights will run weekly on a Boeing 747-400 aircraft with 14 ‘Upper Class’ (business) beds, 66 seats in premium economy and 375 seats down the back.

In partnership with Delta Air Lines, travellers to these destinations can also fly with Virgin Atlantic to the likes of New York and Los Angeles before jetting onwards with Delta on a codeshare flight.

Delta will also place its code on the seasonal Virgin Atlantic flights, which sees SkyMiles members able to earn elite Medallion status through all of segments, miles and dollars.

Virgin Atlantic recently axed its Sydney-Hong Kong flights, although Velocity members can still earn those all-important points and status credits when travelling with the airline on other routes.

That said and despite both Delta and Virgin Atlantic being partners to Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program, you won’t be able to pick-up Velocity points or status credits when travelling on a Virgin Atlantic/Delta codeshare.

If flying on a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, you’ll need to be booked on a ‘VS’ flight number – or a ‘VA’ flight number where available – to earn with Virgin Australia.

With Delta, the ‘VS’ code earns nothing with Velocity – so grab a seat on the native ‘DL’ code if you can.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

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This is a great opportunity for me to LHR.A one hour air time flight from Tahoe.No Lax or SFO. Small securtiy lines,slightly less flight time.No lounge but its Vegas.

Thanhks Chris.


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