Question on award pricing

Old Jul 20, 20, 12:20 am
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Question on award pricing

I'm looking at ATL-LHR on DL metal in upper class and it's quoting 47.5k miles + USD 647.50.

Shouldn't it be 50k + USD 5.60?

I've booked several TATL flights with that pricing.

It's showing a DL flight number, so I can't figure this one out. That pricing makes sense only if it's on Virgin metal.

What am I missing please?
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Old Jul 20, 20, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by saaveraward View Post
I'm looking at ATL-LHR on DL metal in upper class and it's quoting 47.5k miles + USD 647.50.

Shouldn't it be 50k + USD 5.60?

I've booked several TATL flights with that pricing.

It's showing a DL flight number, so I can't figure this one out. That pricing makes sense only if it's on Virgin metal.

What am I missing please?
Delta flights to the UK annoyingly uses similar fuel surcharges to Virgin UK routes...
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Old Jul 20, 20, 9:05 am
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No wonder there's so much availability on DL.

Guess 86k DL miles to travel on Virgin is the way to approach this route.

I think you can do 50k SQ miles, but that's currently unavailable for booking?

Thanks

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Old Jul 20, 20, 1:18 pm
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Amsterdam & Paris are cheaper alternatives, both are easy to get to London although the cost will eat in to your saving in taxes & then there’s the extra time travelling.
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