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The Justice Department today approved Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America that was announced back in April (JetBlue was the other bidder that lost).

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Alaska must scale back its codesharing with American Airlines for the deal to be approved. This will reduce American Airlines coded pasengers on Alaska’s flights by half. The deal doesn’t have affect on Alaska’s partnership with Delta. [click to continue…]

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Virgin Americas has launched new promotion to stimulate first class bookings by offering double status credits and Elevate points for tickets issued and flown between October 16 – November 15, 2016.

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This means that you earn 10 Elevate points and status credits per USD charged during the promotional period before any possible other bonuses. [click to continue…]