This is my first post, forgive me if this has been covered. Due to frequent business trips IAD/LHR in Premuim Economy, I have accumulated quite a few VS miles, and also a hearty desire to avoid London for any personal travel. I have called the VS hotline to try to book award travel on Delta several times for routes within the US or internationally from the US, each time to be told that there is no availability. I have a few questions:
1. I'm guessing that the DL award availability is different than the availability that DL releases to VS members. Is there any web based way to find out this availability without bugging the VS agent?
2. If I were to book a domestic coach ticket using VS miles, do I have to pay their fuel surcharge, or delta's?
3. Is there any logical reason that Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America don't share mileage programs? Since I'm soon moving to Los Angeles, it would be the perfect time to burn these miles on IAD/LAX flights.