This year's Farnborough Airshow, which starts on Monday, is shaping up to be one of the most controversial for many years.
The two airlines plan for their new partnership to take off on March 30th 2014, combining slots at Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic has had a tough year, with rising fuel costs and increased competition from rivals. It recently reported losses of £80m.
The RAF's largest aircraft, Voyager, flew into Farnborough today as the Ministry of Defence confirmed all nine Voyagers have now been delivered to the RAF, on time and on budget.
Defence Minister Philip Dunne met members of the Voyager crew who had flown the aircraft from its base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
The Voyager is almost 200ft long, with an equally wide wingspan.
Since December, it has been transporting personnel and equipment between the UK and Afghanistan.
A model of the F35 has just arrived at the Farnborough Airshow.Four planes were due to be the stars of the show but have been grounded for safety reasons.
Show organisers now concede the planes will not take part in flying during the early days of the show which opens tomorrow.The F-35 is a £400 billion project that will see 2,500 of the fighters built. They will be on aircraft carriers like Queen Elizabeth to be based in Portsmouth.
Passenger Phil Jackson has only received one of his 5 bags after landing in Bogota. Day 6 into his 2 week holiday with a group of friends, he is still waiting for 3 pieces of luggage.
He should have left the capital of Columbia as part of his multi-stop trip but instead, is having to wait around to find out what will happen with his luggage. Some of his friends have moved on to avoid losing out on their pre-booked flights and trips.
It was only a couple of days ago too that he discovered that it was not the airline's fault his luggage had gone missing but was in fact due to massive problems at the baggage systems at Heathrow's Terminal 5.
Feel sick..... just received my 4 cases 2 days late from BA Heathrow to Las Vegas. Opened them all and they have been completely ransacked.