Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires

Recently I flew between Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) in Delta's Business Class cabin, Delta One, for just 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and $5.60.

Here’s the series index for all posts related to this trip:

Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F review: Where I spent some time before the flightAnatomy of an Award: 45k Virgin Atlantic miles for Delta One to Argentina: How and why I chose to redeem Virgin Atlantic milesTrip Report Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires: The in-cabin experience (this post)

Delta Flight 101Atlanta (ATL) – Buenos Aires (EZE)Depart: 10

Routes You Can Fly to Southern South America in a Flat Bed for 45k Points

At the beginning of the week I wrote about how I recently redeemed 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles, transferred from Ultimate Rewards, to fly Delta One between Atlanta, Georgia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Virgin Atlantic is not in an airline alliance, but one of its partners is Delta.

That is a competitive price to fly to Southern South America in Business Class, with a type of mile that is also very easy to accrue as four out of the five major transferrable points--Ultimate Rewards, Membership Rewards, ThankYou Points, and Marriott Rewards---transfer to Virgin Atlantic.

Anatomy of an Award: 45k Virgin Atlantic Miles for Delta One to Argentina

In May I flew from Atlanta to Buenos Aires in Delta One, and only had to spend 45,000 Ultimate Rewards--transferred to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club-- to do so.

Fly Roundtrip to Japan in a Flat Bed for Just 90k Points

Did you know that it only costs 90 to 95k Virgin Atlantic miles to fly All Nippon Airways Business Class between the United States and Japan? And only 110 to 120k to fly in ANA First Class?

Those are roundtrip mileage prices. Not one way.

To give you some perspective, it costs 160k United miles to fly ANA Business roundtrip US to Japan, or 180k United miles roundtrip in ANA First.