Virgin Atlantic to fly to Atlanta!

Virgin Atlantic is coming to Atlanta! (Photo: Mark Harkin)

Virgin Atlantic is coming to Atlanta! (Photo: Mark Harkin)

Nearly every frequent traveler in Atlanta has been waiting and wondering about this ever since Delta bought 49% of Virgin Atlantic. 

The great news came out today: Virgin Atlantic will finally fly nonstop between Atlanta and London Heathrow. 

And Delta will fly nonstop from Los Angeles to London Heathrow.

On October 26, Virgin Atlantic will begin operating one of Delta’s three daily round trips between Atlanta and London. (With the codeshare, you buy your ticket from Delta, but fly on Virgin.) On the same day, Delta will begin flying one of two daily nonstops between LAX and Heathrow operated by Virgin.

Delta Virgin Atlantic

Virgin will fly an Airbus A330 on the ATL-LHR route and operate from Heathrow’s Terminal 3. (Delta’s ATL-LHR flights will continue to use Terminal 4.)

Delta will use a Boeing 767-300ER on the LAX-LHR flight.

Check out some pics of Virgin’s famous Upper Class on the A330 right here. 

Flights go on sale today!

–Chris McGinnis

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  • lee laurino

    what the photos don’t show you is the that the crew treats you like a human being not just a filled seat

  • lee laurino

    flew prem economy to London and was almost the same as ff bus class (last year)

  • ATLHistoryGeek

    What makes their FC/BC so great? Looking at the pictures – with the exception of the purple mood lighting – it looks more crowded and cramped than the 777s of Delta. It’s better than the 757s being used from ATL – most of Europe with the incline/legs under the seat in front of you seats though.

  • BluAtlGyrl

    I echo Lance’s question – any idea when we’ll be able to use our Skymiles for upgrades on Virgin – if ever?

  • leelaurino

    BEST NEWS EVER at least when you pay for an upgrade it is worth it….

  • Lance J Richards

    Yes, but when can DL pax start getting upgrades with miles or SWUs on Virgin?