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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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).

Virgin America SPG Partnership

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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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…]