Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan & Virgin America Elevate 10,000 Bonus For Linking Accounts By January 31, 2017

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Alaska Airlines purchase of Virgin America closed last month (read more here and here) and now the airline is trying to get Elevate members to link their accounts to Mileage Plan or open one.

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines is offering Elevate members 10,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles for either linking accounts or accepting an offer to open Mileage Plan one by January 31, 2017. The offer is valid for Elevate members that had account by December 5.

You can access Alaska’s web page for this offer here.

Here’s the email that Alaska sent out:

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles EmailAlaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles Email Continue

Seems that they are having some issues. Trying to link my accounts resulted in system error:

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles Problem

Conclusion

The email T&Cs state that this offer would be only available for those that have not had Mileage Plan account before, but the second part of the message offers 10,000 miles for those that have had both accounts in good standing and is willing to link them.

Seems that Alaska and Virgin America were not able to match my Mileage Plan and Elevate accounts, although both use the same email address. Alaska was suggesting that I should accept the opening of new accounts but I would just rather link them to get the one time bonus.

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  • Isabelle

    It worked fine for me. I went for the 10 000 miles that got posted directly into my account though I had never signed up for the Alaska Mileage Plan before.

  • BatSheva

    I have had both Virgin America and Alaska accounts since 2014. I didn’t get any email from Alaska and the link in the article to access the web page for the offer only works if you have the email with the new assigned Alaska Mileage Plan offer. How can I link the two existing accounts and get the bonus being offered?

    • Dan S

      I had same experience as BatSheva – John – can you reply?!

      • They may be slow sending these emails out. I would assume that if you use the general tool to link the accounts you are also eligible for the 10K bonus miles.

  • Kevin

    You can try linking your two existing accounts here but it doesn’t seem to be working right now:
    https://www.alaskaair.com/ElevateMember/Link

  • Jill Gillham

    It worked for me. I had a little over 2K in Elevate points from a few free promotions, and am rather chuffed that it looks like I’m able to get a free one way domestic ticket on American (neither Alaska or Virgin American flies anywhere near my home) because I signed up for three e-mail newsletters.

    • Yeah. VX has had those promotions for free points when signing up for various email newsletters.

  • Kevin

    Only a few days left to claim the 10K bonus miles. If anyone is still having trouble linking accounts, try the third option (Link my Elevate account to a different Mileage Plan account) here: https://www.alaskaair.com/ElevateMember/split

    • Thanks! Need to try again before the end of the month and collect the promised 10K.