Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic’s 49% shareholder, is adding a new UK route for Summer 2019.
From 23rd May, it will fly daily from Edinburgh to Boston.
The service will use a Boeing 757 and depart Edinburgh at 10.55, landing at 13.02. The return leaves Boston at 22.15, landing at 09.25 the following day.
Seats will be bookable using Virgin Flying Club miles via the Virgin Atlantic website, although it has to be said that getting the website to pull up Delta flights is not easy on routes not also served by Virgin itself.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
(Want to earn more Virgin Points? Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)