Upgrade Eurobonus flights with SAS

SAS customers can now bid on an upgrade to SAS Plus or SAS Business, including on flights booked using EuroBonus points. For some time now, SAS has offered its customers the opportunity to bid on an upgrade to Plus or Business. Now, SAS customers who have booked a EuroBonus Award Trip, in other words a journey booked using EuroBonus points, can also bid on an upgrade.

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Delta keeps tags on your luggage

Delta Airlines have introduced a new industry-leading service via mobile phones which allows customers to keep track of their checked bags on its flights. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) bag tags are added to all checked luggage enabling customers to receive real-time updates on the whereabouts of their luggage from check-in to the arrival carousel.

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More long-haul options for Scottish passengers with Virgin Atlantic and Flybe

Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have extended their partnership to offer Scottish customers all the advantages of Virgin's Manchester route network, making it easier to transfer to long-haul flights. Flybe's Glasgow to Manchester route is now included in their codeshare deal so passengers in Scotland can connect to and from Virgin Atlantic flights, with one boarding pass and have their bags checked through for the entire journey.

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Experience upgraded comfort with Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic

The joint venture partnership between Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic gives customers even more choice and attractive benefits when choosing to fly trans-Atlantic. Together, Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer up to 39 nonstop flights from the UK to destinations including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

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Delta’s Basic Economy fare now available for flights from the UK

Delta Air Lines and partner airline Virgin Atlantic passengers flying to the USA now have even more choice when flying Delta from the UK with access to Delta’s Basic Economy fares. With Basic Economy, customers will enjoy Delta’s world class service in a Main Cabin seat but with a restricted ticket and a charge for checked baggage. Customers can still expect complimentary snacks, meals, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, free access to plenty of entertainment with  over 1,000 hours of movies and shows on Delta Studio®, and on-board WiFi and messaging for a small fee.

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SAS launches Go Light to the USA

From 14th December 2017 SAS travellers can choose SAS Go Light on all SAS flights from Scandinavia to the United States which offers a lower price when travelling with carry-on luggage only. SAS Go Light was successfully launched on European routes in 2015 and will now be rolled out to all SAS flights from Sweden, Denmark and Norway to New York, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. SAS Go, SAS Plus and SAS Business will still be offered on-board US flights.

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Virgin Atlantic expand Manchester operations for 2018

Virgin Atlantic has announced its biggest ever season of flying from Manchester Airport, with nearly 40,000 extra seats available to book in summer 2018 as part of an expanded UK flying programme with partner Delta Air Lines.

Flights to both New York JFK and Atlanta from Manchester are being upgraded and will be operated by both the A330 and the largest aircraft in Virgin Atlantic’s fleet, the Boeing 747, which has a huge 455 seats per aircraft.

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Turkish Airlines US laptop ban is lifted

Turkish Airlines have announced they are exempt from the American ban on laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in flight cabins. Effective immediately, the removal of the restrictions allows passengers flying to the US to carry all electronic devices on the aircraft, as enhanced security measures issued by America’s Transportation Security Administration have been met.

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New security measures for US-bound flights

New security requirements are being introduced on all international flights to the United States. The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to enhancing overall passenger screening, conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas and deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.

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Say a big hello to more of the US from Manchester with Virgin Atlantic

This spring Virgin Atlantic, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, is delighted to announce the expansion of US flights from Manchester. The USA will now be more accessible than ever before, thanks to three brand new direct routes to New York, San Francisco and Boston.

Commencing in summer 2017, Virgin Atlantic will be the first ever carrier to provide direct services between Manchester and the northern Californian city. Operating three times weekly, the flights will connect the region with world famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf.

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