Delta Silver Medallions Have New Benefits on Virgin Atlantic

May 24, 2019

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As part of Delta’s joint venture with UK-based Virgin Atlantic, the two airlines offer reciprocal benefits to one another’s frequent flyers. These benefits have been offered to elite frequent flyers since the two airlines announced their partnership. However, Delta’s entry-level elite frequent flyers, Silver Medallions, were, for the most part, excluded from receiving those reciprocal benefits.

Silver Medallions were previously only offered the option to check an additional piece of luggage at no additional cost, beginning in November 2018. Now, Delta is expanding reciprocal benefits offered to Silver Medallions on Virgin Atlantic flights. Effective May 21st, Silver Medallions will receive the following benefits when traveling on Virgin Atlantic, according to Delta’s site:

  • Priority Check-in at Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy check-in counters
  • Priority Boarding on Virgin Atlantic flights regardless of cabin
  • Existing Benefit: Additional piece of checked luggage at no additional cost

On Virgin Atlantic, priority boarding will take place following Upper Class passengers and those needing additional assistance. Priority boarding is also offered as a benefit of Premium Economy and Economy Delight fares on Virgin.

Existing benefits offered by Virgin to higher-tier Delta elite frequent flyers are unchanged. Delta Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions will continue to receive the following benefits when flying with Virgin Atlantic:

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York-JFK (Image by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

To take advantage of these benefits on Virgin Atlantic flights, all travelers will need to do is ensure they provide their Delta SkyMiles number when booking a flight.

Featured image courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

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