Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

Will I have Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse access?

Will I have Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse access?

Old Aug 22, 16, 2:02 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 62
Will I have Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse access?

Flying from ATH-JFK in Delta One, connecting to FLL in First this October. Just now learning about Virgin's Clubhouse at JFK. Would I have access to that? Or only access to Skyclub?
Layell is offline  
Old Aug 22, 16, 2:17 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MSP
Programs: Delta PM, 1MM
Posts: 3,703
You will have access only to the SkyClubs at JFK. Access to the VS Clubhouse is only for PM, DM, D1, or UC pax on flights between the US and Great Britain. So your flight from ATH does not qualify.

Edited to add: Also GM on the US side.
CarmenOM is offline  
Old Aug 22, 16, 9:45 pm
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 62
Originally Posted by CarmenOM View Post
You will have access only to the SkyClubs at JFK. Access to the VS Clubhouse is only for PM, DM, D1, or UC pax on flights between the US and Great Britain. So your flight from ATH does not qualify.

Edited to add: Also GM on the US side.
Thanks so much for your help
Layell is offline  
Old Aug 23, 16, 7:38 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: Delta DM, SPG Ambassador Platinum
Posts: 90
Guess I can piggyback this and ask a similar question... I'm flying a KLM ticketed flight SKG-AMS-LHR-BOS in January, as a DM would I have access to the VA Clubhouse in LHR?

Not sure if it matters but LHR to BOS is DL operated while the rest are KL operated.
pitpit is offline  
Old Aug 23, 16, 12:01 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC
Programs: DL PM, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC, National Exec
Posts: 6,720
Originally Posted by pitpit View Post
Guess I can piggyback this and ask a similar question... I'm flying a KLM ticketed flight SKG-AMS-LHR-BOS in January, as a DM would I have access to the VA Clubhouse in LHR?

Not sure if it matters but LHR to BOS is DL operated while the rest are KL operated.
You should have access, since you're on a DL-operated flight between the UK and LHR, and you're a DM.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge access is available at select locations to Delta One™ and Upper Class passengers and Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members with a same-day nonstop transatlantic flight between North America and the U.K. that is operated by Delta or Virgin Atlantic.
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...ntic-faqs.html
cestmoi123 is offline  
Old Feb 28, 18, 2:27 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SEA, ATL, BOS
Programs: Hyatt Globalist -> AA Executive Platinum, Spirit Lifetime Somebody
Posts: 126
The current wording of Delta's Virgin Atlantic partnership FAQ says:
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge access is available at select locations to Delta One® passengers, Upper Class passengers, and Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members with a same-day nonstop transatlantic flight between North America and the U.K. that is operated by Delta or Virgin Atlantic.
Just to clarify, since the commas make it a bit ambiguous... Delta One passengers (even with status) flying transcontinental (JFK-LAX) cannot use the JFK Clubhouse, correct? Only transatlantic D1 itineraries qualify, and only immediately prior to departure of the transatlantic flight?
hypertext is offline  
Old Feb 28, 18, 3:42 am
  #7  
LBJ
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 13,290
Originally Posted by hypertext View Post
The current wording of Delta's Virgin Atlantic partnership FAQ says:


Just to clarify, since the commas make it a bit ambiguous... Delta One passengers (even with status) flying transcontinental (JFK-LAX) cannot use the JFK Clubhouse, correct? Only transatlantic D1 itineraries qualify, and only immediately prior to departure of the transatlantic flight?
The NA - UK non-stop flight requirement for access to the VS Clubhouse applies to all of the above categories (D1, Upper Class, and Gold+ passengers). You are not entitled to access with just a domestic D1 flight, or any other D1 itins that do not include a NA - UK non-stop. Also, a Gold+ in not entitled to access on any international itin as VS is not a Skyteam member.

Last edited by LBJ; Feb 28, 18 at 3:51 am
LBJ is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 3:17 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Jax, FL, USA; Sheffield, UK; Aarhus, DK
Programs: *G, VS Silver, HH Diamond
Posts: 616
Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
The NA - UK non-stop flight requirement for access to the VS Clubhouse applies to all of the above categories (D1, Upper Class, and Gold+ passengers). You are not entitled to access with just a domestic D1 flight, or any other D1 itins that do not include a NA - UK non-stop. Also, a Gold+ in not entitled to access on any international itin as VS is not a Skyteam member.
I can't tell if I'm reading this correctly (I think I am). I have a LHR-ATL-FLL route in Delta One. Because of that alone I should be able to use the Virgin Clubhouse in Heathrow before the outbound flight even without status with Delta?
AStarr is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 3:22 pm
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Antonio
Programs: DL DM, Former AA EXP now AY Plat, NW Plat, Former CO Gold, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 19,081
Originally Posted by AStarr View Post
I can't tell if I'm reading this correctly (I think I am). I have a LHR-ATL-FLL route in Delta One. Because of that alone I should be able to use the Virgin Clubhouse in Heathrow before the outbound flight even without status with Delta?
Correct. Plus Skyclubs in ATL and FLL.
flyerCO is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 3:50 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Jax, FL, USA; Sheffield, UK; Aarhus, DK
Programs: *G, VS Silver, HH Diamond
Posts: 616
Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Correct. Plus Skyclubs in ATL and FLL.
I may be a bit too overjoyed by that especially if the Clubhouse is everything it's supposed to be... the best lounge experience I've had so far was the Icelandair lounge in KEF before it was renovated. My lounge standards are low. So. My hopes are high.
AStarr is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 6:45 pm
  #11  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 24,280
They should be - it's probably one of the best business class lounges in the world, if not the best.
If you take a car to LHR, make sure to use the Upper Class Wing, you contact them with the car info in advance and they drive you into a private area. It's fantastic.
ijgordon is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 7:17 pm
  #12  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Programs: Delta-pm, Hilton-Diamond, Marriott-PP
Posts: 271
Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
They should be - it's probably one of the best business class lounges in the world, if not the best.
If you take a car to LHR, make sure to use the Upper Class Wing, you contact them with the car info in advance and they drive you into a private area. It's fantastic.
So is this 100% confirmed that flying delta one out of Lhr and not virgin upper class allows one the access to this dropoff point? I could find nothing in writing mentioning delta one passengers being able to do this, just virgin upper class.
flying_donkeys12 is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 7:27 pm
  #13  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Antonio
Programs: DL DM, Former AA EXP now AY Plat, NW Plat, Former CO Gold, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 19,081
Originally Posted by flying_donkeys12 View Post

So is this 100% confirmed that flying delta one out of Lhr and not virgin upper class allows one the access to this dropoff point? I could find nothing in writing mentioning delta one passengers being able to do this, just virgin upper class.
Yes. The private drop off is the same location you checkin inside the terminal. You just get dropped off at the door outside instead of walking through door inside.
flyerCO is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 8:28 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Jax, FL, USA; Sheffield, UK; Aarhus, DK
Programs: *G, VS Silver, HH Diamond
Posts: 616
Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
They should be - it's probably one of the best business class lounges in the world, if not the best.
If you take a car to LHR, make sure to use the Upper Class Wing, you contact them with the car info in advance and they drive you into a private area. It's fantastic.
Now I'm just sad I have a morning departure time... by necessity, too. I'll put a reminder in about the Upper Class Wing. Don't think I've ever gone by car to Heathrow ... usually I'm off the Express and up to Terminal 2 and that's it. I don't think I've actually been to any of the other terminals ever. I'm probably staying at the Hilton T4 the night before and usually just walk over. Might have to indulge the car thing for once. For the experience.
AStarr is offline  
Old Apr 26, 18, 10:12 pm
  #15  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 24,280
Originally Posted by flying_donkeys12 View Post
So is this 100% confirmed that flying delta one out of Lhr and not virgin upper class allows one the access to this dropoff point? I could find nothing in writing mentioning delta one passengers being able to do this, just virgin upper class.
Yes, you google "Virgin upper class wing" and this is the seond link:
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...lass-wing.html

Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Yes. The private drop off is the same location you checkin inside the terminal. You just get dropped off at the door outside instead of walking through door inside.
Yes, but there's something nice about having your car pull up in a private walled-off area, with practically no-one around, having an agent come out to greet you, take your checked bag out of the boot/trunk and you never have to deal with it until you arrive in the U.S. Of course the private security channel is great too, but I'd say the drop-off is probably 40% of the experience... (Of course sitting in traffic on the M4 could clearly detract from that, I only do this when I know traffic shouldn't be too bad. Otherwise, HEX/Tube.
ijgordon is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: