I really like the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse in LHR airport and had a report ready from my last visit when for some reason my photos for about 3 days went “poof”. Needless to say I am going back and it is a very nice spot to relax when departing London.
As has been widely blogged about by One Mile at a Time as well as Rapid Travel Chai (and others) Delta is moving all operation from T4 to T3. Most bloggers were excited about this change because it meant Platinum Medallion or higher, even in coach, could access the VS Clubhouse. Not so fast. Notice the update from Delta today:
- As of September 14, 2016, Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will no longer have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse if not traveling in Delta One™ or Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion Members traveling in Delta Main Cabin or Virgin Atlantic Economy cabin will be directed to use No1 Lounges, Heathrow located in Terminal 3.
- Delta’s Arrivals Lounge in Terminal 3 will be closing on September 20, 2016. So, starting September 14, 2016, all Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will receive complimentary access to the Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge upon arrival at London-Heathrow Airport regardless of cabin of travel. The Revivals lounge will also be complimentary for Delta One™ and Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers.
So much for that fun to look forward to. Delta elites are NOT going to enjoy the amazing Virgin lounge, but are off to the No1 3rd party lounge. Oh goodie.
Tell me, why does Delta own 49% of VS again? #KeepDescending Delta! – René
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