Experience

Delta Air Lines

Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with Delta Air Lines – one of the world’s largest airlines.

Together Virgin Australia and Delta serve more than 170 million customers each year with a broad network of destinations to meet the needs of busy corporate and leisure travellers.

With our transpacific partnership, you benefit from an extensive integrated network with destinations across North America, Australia and New Zealand.

This means you can look forward to more convenient connections and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.

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Together Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines operate 21 flights per week between Australia and Los Angeles and from 50 destinations in Australia and New Zealand to over 185 destinations through the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Virgin Australia Cabin Classes

International Business Class

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  • Priority check-in, boarding and baggage release
  • Welcome aboard glass of champagne
  • Fully horizontal lie-flat beds with in-seat massage and extra legroom
  • Privacy screen
  • Personal video screen with full screen video on demand entertainment system
  • Personal workstation with laptop power
  • USB slot and reading light
  • A Luke Mangan designed à la carte menu, which uses the finest local produce
  • Premium selection of Australian and international wines
  • Self-service boutique bar
  • Lounge access for guest on the day of travel.

International Premium Economy

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  • Welcome aboard glass of champagne
  • Luxurious leather seats
  • Personal video screen with full video on demand entertainment system
  • Personal workstation with laptop power and USB slot
  • The best in fresh and local produce, with a selection of Australian wines and world-class liqueurs
  • Self- service bar with a selection of beverages and snacks.

International Economy Class

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  • Luxurious leather seats
  • Personal video screen with full video on demand entertainment system
  • USB slot to power personal devices
  • Delicious menu with a selection of meal and beverage options
  • Self-service snack kiosk with a selection of snacks and drinks.

Domestic

Virgin Australia offers two comfortable, stylish and innovative cabin classes on-board its Domestic Australia flights, providing wireless In-flight Entertainment, gourmet food and beverage selections and excellent customer service. Learn more about our Cabin Classes.

Delta Air Lines Cabin Classes

Delta International Business Elite

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  • 180 degree full flat-bed seats offering extra privacy and direct aisle access from every seat
  • Amenities include the Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding with an oversized, plush white comforter and hypoallergenic, down-alternative pillow and a Tumi amenity kit including MALIN+GOETZ skin care products, an eye mask, socks, dental kit, earplugs and more
  • State-of-the-art personal entertainment system featuring an extensive library of movies, TV shows, music and on-demand games with noise-cancelling headsets
  • World-class cuisine featuring an international five-course dining menu paired perfectly with fine wines selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson
  • In-seat electrical outlet and USB port
  • Sky Priority Status and Delta Sky Club®

Delta International Economy Comfort

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  • Zone 1 Priority Boarding; seats located in the first few rows of the Economy Class cabin
  • All leather seats offering more legroom and more recline than standard Economy Class seats
  • State-of-the-art personal entertainment system featuring an extensive library of movies, TV shows, music and on-demand games
  • Tasty complimentary meals, snacks and beverages, including wine, beer and spirits
  • In-seat electrical outlet and USB port.

Delta International Economy

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  • All new leather seats
  • State-of-the-art personal entertainment system featuring an extensive library of movies, TV shows, music and on-demand games
  • Tasty complimentary meals, snacks and beverages, including wine and beer
  • Power outlets available in select rows.

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer

Velocity is the global frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia, providing members with many easy, everyday ways to earn Velocity Points and enjoy fantastic rewards sooner. Not only can members earn points by flying with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines, the program also offers a large and diverse range of non-travel partners allowing members to earn Points on everyday purchases.

Delta's SkyMiles

Delta’s SkyMiles® program is an industry-leading loyalty program that rewards members with exceptional benefits. Members can earn and redeem miles on Delta’s extensive network or on partner airlines, including Virgin Australia. It is the only major U.S. airline offering a program without mileage expiration. Road warriors who travel more than most earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) to attain Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion status and with Rollover MQM’s, any miles earned above and beyond the current Medallion qualification level count toward next year’s status.

Benefit Velocity members travelling on Delta SkyMiles® members travelling on Virgin Australia
Priority Check-in
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver*
Priority Baggage
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
Priority Screening
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
Priority Boarding
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver**
Lounge Access
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
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* Only available on Virgin Australia International flights
** Only available on Virgin Australia International long-haul flights

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia Lounge

Removed from the hustle and bustle of Australian airports, the Virgin Australia lounges are the perfect place to work, socialise or unwind in comfort. Velocity Platinum and Gold frequent Flyers can enjoy lounge access when travelling in economy class on Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia operated flights.

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Delta Lounge

Delta Sky Club® members can relax, unwind or do business in stylish, comfortable surroundings at more than 50 airport Clubs—some of which have been recently renovated—and 30 partner lounges worldwide.

Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand frequent flyer members can earn and redeem points and status credits on selected services with both airlines. Additional benefits for eligible members include lounge entry, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.

Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines Lounge Eligibility

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Location Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Mackay, Coolangatta, Sydney, Perth U.S., Tokyo-Narita, Manila, Sao Paulo, Santiago
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* Only available when flying on Delta International flights. 

A generous baggage allowance of 2 x 32kg of baggage is offered on all Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines flights across the trans-Pacific. Premium Economy and Business class guests will receive 2 x 32kg of checked baggage. This will be the baggage allowance for all sectors on the ticket, including the domestic AU and US sectors.

Bags are checked through to your final Delta Air Lines destination, offering you a seamless customer experience. Find out more about checked baggage for long haul international flights.

Virgin Australia Cabin Baggage

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Departing Australia

Virgin Australia and Delta codeshare on each other’s services. Guests must check their itinerary to ensure they check-in with the operating airline.

Guests departing from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne can check-in 3 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time. Check-in counters close 60 minutes prior to the flight’s scheduled departure time for Premium Economy and Economy guests and 45 minutes for Business Class guests.

Virgin Australia offers a transfer service between terminals in Sydney and Brisbane. Guests booked on a single ticket in or out of an Australian port and connect through Sydney or Brisbane to an international flight, will receive this service free of charge using the ticket provided in their transfer wallet and pass issued at Virgin Australia check-in. Bags will be checked through to the final destination and boarding passes will be issued for the entire journey.

Guests connecting from other Australia ports through Melbourne who are already holding a boarding pass for their international flight and onward US domestic sectors can proceed directly through security to the boarding gate.

Guests who do not hold a boarding pass for their international flight can proceed to the Virgin Australia International check-in desk.

Arriving Australia

On arrival in Australia, all Virgin Australia and Delta guests must clear immigration and customs.

Guests arriving at Sydney International (T) and connecting to a domestic flight are provided with a complimentary bus service to the Domestic Terminals (T2) located approximately 2 kms away.

Guests can proceed to the Virgin Australia Transfer Lounge after clearing customs to check-in for their Virgin Australia domestic flight. The bus operates every 10-20 minutes and takes approximately 15 minutes.

Guests arriving at Brisbane International and connecting to a domestic flight are provided with a complimentary train service to the Domestic Terminal located approximately 2 kms away.

Guests can proceed to the Virgin Australia Transfer Desk located in the International Terminal after clearing customs to check in for their Virgin Australia domestic flight. Once checked in, guests can proceed up to the escalator to level 3 and follow the Airtrain signs. The transport pass must be presented to the Airtrain attendant.

Guests arriving at Melbourne International Terminal connecting to a domestic flight can follow the signs to the Virgin Australia Domestic check-in after clearing customs.

Please select your city to view a transfers map.

Departing Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or other North American cities

Virgin Australia and Delta codeshare on each other’s services. Guests must check their itinerary to ensure they check-in with the operating airline.

Guests on a Virgin Australia operated flight, check-in at LAX Terminal 3 at the Virgin Australia check-in counter.

Guests on a Delta operated flight check in at LAX Terminal 5 at the Delta check-in counter.

From other North American cities, guests booked on a single itinerary will be issued their boarding passes, and their bags will be checked through to their final destination on the Virgin Australia network.

Upon arrival in LAX, guests travelling on flights operated by Delta should check monitors and proceed to their departure gate. Guests travelling onward on flights operated by Virgin Australia should transfer from T5 to T3 by taking a 5-minute walk or catching the inter-terminal shuttle. After going through security at T5, guests can check the monitors and proceed to their departure gate.

 

Arriving and transiting through Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

All Virgin Australia flights to Los Angeles arrive in Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). All Delta flights to Los Angeles arrive in Terminal 5 (T5).

On arrival, all guests proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to go through U.S. Immigration procedures, claim their bags and clear customs at LAX. Guests with connecting flights proceed to the transfer desk to re-check bags.

Guests arriving on a Delta-operated flight in t% should clear security and enter the departure lobby before proceeding to their departure gate.

Guests arriving on flights operated by Virgin Australia in TBIT can transfer to T5 by taking a 5-minute walk or catching an inter-terminal shuttle. Once in t%, guests go through the security checkpoint and can proceed to their departure gate.