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For a long time, Singapore Airlines owned a 49% stake of Virgin Atlantic. While Virgin Atlantic never has been part of one of the “big three” alliances, they did have a pretty close partnership with Singapore Airlines for a long time.
Ultimately Singapore Airlines sold their 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic to Delta, which in part explains the joint venture between Delta and Virgin Atlantic.
But there are still some signs of the partnership between Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
For example, you can still earn and redeem Singapore KrisFlyer miles for travel on Virgin Atlantic, and vice versa.
In many cases they even still have lounge sharing agreements. For example, at New York JFK, Singapore Airlines Suites Class passengers have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
Anyway, last night I posted about Virgin Atlantic’s new flights to the US, and how much additional Upper Class award space this is resulting in.
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