Virgin America Elevate Most Partnerships Ending On September 30, 2017

Virgin America Elevate today made an announcement that it would end most partnerships effective September 30, 2017.

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Elevate program itself will cease to exist at the end of the year and will be merged to Alaska’s Mileage Plan.

Bloomberg News: “Branson Hints at New U.S. Airline Venture After Alaska Spat”

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Seems that Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Alaska Airlines are having disagreement how long Alaska is required to pay licensing fees due to the purchase of Virgin America.

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Branson argues that they should be compensated until 2040 while Alaska is not willing to pay any fees after Virgin America brand is retired sometime in 2018.

New Offer For Dormant Virgin America Members: 5,000 Alaska Mileage Plan Miles For The First Flight Activity

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Virgin America Elevate has sent an email to some of their dormant members (myself included) offering 5,000 Alaska Mileage Plan Miles for new members taking their first flight.

This offer isn’t as attractive as the last which offered 10k Miles but at least this time around I got an email and was actually targeted.

Virgin America Elevate Program To End On December 31, 2017

Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America last year (read more here) and has allowed linking of Mileage Plan and Elevate accounts soon after (read more here).

The End Of Elevate

Alaska Airlines made an announcement today that Virgin America Elevate program would cease to exist on December 31 and from January 1, 2018, Mileage Plan would be the combined program. Virgin America brand is expected to disappear sometime in 2019.

LAST CALL: 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 the airline sent out emails earlier this month to get Virgin America Elevate members to either open Mileage Plan account or to link to an existing 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 accounts opened before December 5, 2016.

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.

SPG & Virgin America Partnership Ending On January 6, 2017

Alaska’s purchase of Virgin America closed earlier this month (read more here) and Alaska Airlines informed members about changes to its Mileage Plan program last week (read more here).

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SPG made an announcement that their partnership with the Virgin America Elevate program will end on January 6, 2017. Members can continue converting Starpoints or credit their stays to Alaska’s program after this date.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan & Virgin America Elevate Program Integration Begins (Airline Too)

Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America has now closed and the airline (Alaska) sent out information for Virgin America Elevate members about the coming changes (very little information yet).

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Starting on December 19, 2016, Elevate members can start earning points on Alaska Airlines flights and and vise versa. More changes are coming on January 9 when Elevate members can have their status matched with Alaska and both can start using miles on each others flights.

Alaska’s Purchase Of Virgin America Gets Justice Department Approval

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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.

Virgin America Elevate Double Status Credits & Elevate Points In First Class October 16 – November 15, 2016

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.

Rocketmiles Virgin America 3,000 Bonus Elevate Points For First Booking By October 31, 2016

Rocketmiles has launched a new first booking promotion for Virgin America Elevate program members.

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You can earn 3,000 bonus Virgin America Elevate points  for the first booking made by October 31, 2016 (the actual stay can be later), in addition to the 500 to 6,000 points that you earn each night.

Virgin America 500 Free Elevate Points For Virgin Sports Email Sign Up By September 30, 2016

Virgin America has yet another offer for free 500 Elevate points and this time for signing up with Virgin Sports.

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You have to sign up by September 30, 2016, to receive the 500 Elevate points (that will eventually turn to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles).

Virgin America 500 Free Elevate Points For Virgin Hotels Email Sign Up By September 30, 2016

Virgin Hotels is offering 500 free Virgin America Elevate points for signing up for their email newsletter by September 30, 2016.

Virgin America 500 Free Elevate Points For Virgin Hotels Email Sign Up

Virgin Hotels is as loosely affiliated with the Virgin brand as Virgin America that is soon becoming Alaska Airlines (and Elevate points will turn into Mileage Plan miles eventually).

Hilton HHonors Virgin America Up To 6,000 Elevate Points For Stays In Hawaii September 1 – January 31, 2017

Hilton HHonors has new promotion for Virgin America members that stay at any of the participating properties in Hawaii September 1 – January 31, 2017.

Hilton HHonors Virgin America Up To 6,000 Bonus Elevate Points September 1 - January 31 2016

Elevate members can earn 2,000 to 6,000 points depending on the length of their stay (minimum 2 nights).

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