Say hello to SkyTeam


We fly direct to incredible places. But if there’s somewhere on your wander list that we can’t take you, we want you to have the best kind of journey all the way there. And that’s where our SkyTeam partners swoop in. 

SkyTeam is a global partnership of like-minded airlines, working together to power the most seamless travel experience, no matter where in the world you’re headed or the connections you make to get there. 

It opens up a huge network of over 1000 destinations, And if you’re a member of our Flying Club, you’ll be able to earn and redeem Virgin Points when you fly with any airline in the SkyTeam family. The sky’s the limit. 

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Seamless travel, joined up benefits 


With SkyTeam, you can book your entire trip on a single ticket, with your baggage checked all the way through to your final destination, and with extra benefits like priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, lounge access and more. 

Crew members

If you're a Flying Club Gold member, you'll enjoy Elite Plus status when flying with any SkyTeam airline. Flying Club Silver members will have access to Elite benefits.


The following benefits are available for Flying Club me­­mbers when travelling with SkyTeam partners:

Flying Club Status Red Silver Gold
SkyTeam status   Elite Elite Plus
Earn Tier Points on all SkyTeam member airlines
Earn and spend Virgin Points on all SkyTeam member airlines
Check in an additional free bag*  
Priority check in  
Lounge access    
Priority boarding  
Priority seating**  
Priority baggage handling***    
Priority airport standby**  

*If travelling with an airline that goes by weight rather than number of bags, Silver members can take and extra 10kg and Gold members can take an extra 20kg

**Not available for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members when flying with Virgin Atlantic.

***Flying Club Silver and Gold members receive priority baggage handling when flying with Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France and KLM

See “Flying with us” for SkyTeam benefits when flying with Virgin Atlantic.

Flying Club Gold members and members travelling in First and Business Class on SkyTeam airlines can access more than 750 lounges worldwide. 


SkyTeam Lounge Finder

As part of SkyTeam, members have access to the time-saving service SkyPriority. Available at more than 970 airports worldwide for all Flying Club members when flying in Business or First on SkyTeam member airlines and for Gold members in any cabin. 


Simply keep an eye out for the iconic red SkyPriority signs which guide you through airports with speed and ease. From priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, to priority lanes at ticket offices, transfer desks, security and immigration – it’s all seamless* 


Find out more about SkyPriority

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For SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus customers travelling with us, we offer the following benefits:

Benefit SkyTeam Elite SkyTeam Elite Plus
Priority check in and baggage drop off

At Premium desks


At Upper desks

SkyPriority desks at LHR and JFK

Check in an additional free bag up to 23kg
Priority security lanes*  
Clubhouse lounge access  
Priority boarding
Priority transfer desks**  
Priority baggage handling  
Priority immigration lanes*  
Guaranteed Y seat^  

*Subject to availability at each airport

**Only available at London Heathrow

^Booking outside 24 hours before departure

^Applicable Y economy fare to be paid 

SkyTeam members

Choose a SkyTeam member airline for specific benefits and to discover where they fly.

Aerolineas Argentinas AeroMexico Air Europa Air France China Airlines China Eastern Czech Airlines Delta Air Lines Garuda Indonesia ITA Airways Kenya Airways KLM Korean Air MEA Saudia Tarom Vietnam Airlines Xiamen Air

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Points customer

Earning Virgin Points & Tier Points

To earn points, remember to add you Flying Club membership number in your booking whether you book via Virgin Atlantic, a SkyTeam member airline or a third party. 

Points members

Spending Virgin Points

To spend points on SkyTeam airline flights, book directly with Virgin Atlantic. 

Already booked?

If you've already booked, you can still add your Flying Club number to your booking before you fly and earn points. If your flight number starts with VS, you can add your Flying Club number via Virgin Atlantic Manage My Booking. If your flight number does not start with VS, head to the airline’s frequent flyer programme and add your Flying Club number to your booking. 

Frequently asked questions

SkyTeam was founded in 2000 to provide the opportunity for airlines to work together to offer their customers access to a larger network and shared loyalty benefits. It flies 676 million people a year, and is dedicated to providing a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey.

The SkyTeam airlines are currently Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, ITA Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle Eastern Airlines, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines and  Xiamen Air.  

One of the very best things about our new partnership is you'll have so many more opportunities to earn and redeem Virgin points with our new partners. Because this is a partnership between SkyTeam and Virgin Atlantic, you'll also need to be a member of our Flying Club, and make sure your account is linked to your Virgin Red one. Then you can watch your combined points balance soar, ready to use for, well, anything you fancy.  

If there's anything we've learned from the last few years, it's that we're stronger together. As we return to the skies, we know we wouldn't be in the same position to take on the next stage of our journey without the amazing support of our partners Delta, Air France and KLM. As we look to the future, we're beyond excited to be forging new bonds with every member of the SkyTeam group. Because it's not only good for our business, it's going to be brilliant for our customers, both in the air and on the ground.  

Virgin Atlantic will officially enrol in SkyTeam in early 2023, at which point we will offer eligible customers, such as SkyTeam Elite Plus customers, access to our Clubhouse lounges, and in return eligible Virgin Atlantic customers can enjoy the lounges of SkyTeam and its member airlines. These benefits remain on the horizon for now, but more information will be available soon.

We're bringing our own Virgin Atlantic direct network of 27 destinations across the UK, US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Israel, as well as our already extended joint network with Delta, Air France and KLM.

Absolutely. We'll have an interline agreement with all of them, which means you can book your whole trip with connections on two (or more) SkyTeam airlines with less hassle than booking each one separately.


You only have to check in once, when you'll receive all your boarding passes, and your baggage will be transferred between flights without having to collect it and drop it off again.

No, You won't see a difference in the look of our aircraft or your experience onboard.

Elite and Elite Plus members can bring one extra bag weighing up to 23kg when flying with Virgin Atlantic

Refer to the information provided by your frequent flyer programme. When flying with Virgin Atlantic, the following benefits are not available:


  • Priority seating
  • Priority airport standby
  • Guaranteed reservations in Economy for sold out flights

You can book Reward Flights online with the following airlines: Air France, China Airlines, Delta, KLM, Korean, Middle East Airlines and Xiamen Air. Later in 2023 it will be possible to book Reward Flights online with some additional SkyTeam member airlines.