Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue Partner Up

by  Carolyn Balk | Mar 24, 2011
Virgin Atlantic Airways tailfin
Virgin Atlantic Airways tailfin / EdithRum/iStock

Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue have announced that they'll be joining forces to offer customers more travel options for transatlantic flights between the United States and the United Kingdom. The new partnership, effective immediately, means a streamlined journey to Virgin Atlantic hubs in Glasgow, London (Heathrow and Gatwick), and Manchester from JetBlue hubs in New York (JFK), Boston, Orlando, and Washington, DC (Dulles) — and, subsequently, from JetBlue’s numerous domestic and Caribbean destinations, including Baltimore, Chicago, and San Juan (Puerto Rico).

The alliance between the airlines means purchasing a single itinerary will offer seamless travel with both JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic, creating a less hectic journey. Travelers now only need to check-in once at their initial airport to drop off their luggage and receive their ticket, whereas before travelers had to check-in twice. JetBlue already has similar successful collaborations in place with other large airlines like LAN Airlines, Aer Lingus, South African Airways, and American Airlines.

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