The latest announcement from Virgin is great news for anyone accumulating airmiles with Virgin. Only recently, I rejected flights with KLM, because I couldn’t earn useful miles, but that is all about to change. So if you aren’t aware, here’s the latest on the joint venture between Virgin and KLM.
KLM/Air France has announced its intention to purchase 31% of Virgin Atlantic. This may be a marriage made in heaven, and you are invited. So, what do you need to know?
Subject to legal agreements and regulatory approvals, these nuptials may conclude by the beginning of 2019 or earlier. You have time to plan your travel.
The 2014 Joint Venture with Delta Airlines resulted in more opportunities to earn and redeem Flying Club miles. It also enhanced Flying Club tier benefits.
It is thus safe to assume that this new partnership will offer similiar benefits to both Virgin and KLM guests.
The official line
Indeed, Virgin confirms that the partnership will ‘further enrich Flying Club with earning and redemption opportunities and Flying Club tier benefits on Air France and KLM‘. Great news for anyone wanting to take advantage of some of the great deals that KLM offers to wide range of destinations.
This wedding could result in you earning more miles from more destinations. It will allow Virgin Atlantic to offer 300 direct daily flights from 28 UK and European destinations to 32 North American destinations. Passengers then can connect to a further 250 exciting destinations in North America on Delta Airlines.
Do you support this wedding?
I think this announcement is great news as it means an opportunity to earn more Flying Club miles from two airlines that fly to destinations not currently offered by Virgin, whilst also opening up new routes to those who attempt to remain loyal to one or two key airline groups.
Well what do you think of this announcement? Will you be rushing to join the party?