Virgin America just launched their fall Feel The Earn-promotions. You can earn double Elevate points for Main Cabin Select and First class fares that are both booked and flown between September 10 and December 31, 2013.
Complimentary or paid upgrades to Main Cabin Select and First class are not eligible for bonus points.
Virgin America has a separate staggered promotion for bonus Elevate points that is based on the number of base points earned from flights that are booked and flown between September 10 and December 31, 2013.
You can earn maximum of 25,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 on Virgin America flights during the promotional dates. Note that only base points (no promotional bonuses) count towards this requirement.
The bonus points that you earn from these two offers also count towards the Virgin America Elevate Silver or Gold status.
You can access Virgin America’s web page and register for this promotion here.
Virgin America’s own awards are priced dynamically based on the price of the flight. The value of an Elevate point is capped 2.15 cents (last time I checked). This doesn’t take into account the number of points you would earn from the flight by paying for it.
Airlines often have sales and promotions during the slower fall travel season. Virgin America’s offer, however, doesn’t have any exclusions and covers all the fall holidays including Christmas travel.
Here are the terms and conditions of all these offers:
Please note: Only one registration is required to participate in this offer.
The typical earn for Elevate members is 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare. To qualify for this offer, guests must a) be enrolled in Elevate prior to registering for the offer, b) register for the offer prior to their travel date and c) correctly add their Elevate account number to their reservation prior to their first travel date. Any changes or cancellations might result in disqualification from the offer. All travel not normally eligible for earning reward points, including Elevate reward bookings, are excluded from this offer. Bonus Elevate points cannot be transferred between accounts and will only be earned if the member has entered their Elevate membership number in their booking. If the member has chosen to earn points or miles with a partner airline loyalty program, these flights will be excluded from this offer and no bonus points will be earned on your travel with Virgin America.
1 First Class and Main Cabin Select Double Points:
In this offer, you will earn 100% bonus points per $1 spent on the base fare, for a total of 10 points per $1 spent on the base fare for all qualifying flights booked and flown between September 10, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Qualifying flights can be made to any Virgin America destination in First Class (J, C, D Fare Classes) or Main Cabin Select (W, Q, Z Fare Classes) only. Complimentary upgrades made by Virgin America, or paid upgrades to First Class or Main Cabin Select within 24 hrs of departure do not qualify for this offer. Only tickets that are ticketed on a Virgin America prefix (‘VX’) and operated on Virgin America will qualify for this offer subject to these terms.
2 Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Points:
In this offer, you will earn a fixed amount of additional bonus points calculated according to the total base points (Qualifying Points) earned between the date of registration for the offer and December 31, 2013 (Offer Period). Qualifying Points includes all base points earned at the standard rate of 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare for Virgin America operated flights only, booked and flown between September 10 and December 31, 2013 in First Class, Main Cabin Select or Main Cabin. The Qualifying Points amount excludes any promotional or bonus points earned in addition to the base points, including but not limited to route-specific bonus offers, cabin-specific bonus offers, Elevate Gold or Silver Status bonus offers, and bonus points earned through this offer. Qualifying Points also excludes all points earned from Elevate program partners including but not limited to airline partners, the Virgin America Visa® credit card, rental car companies, hotels, and any other partners who offer the accrual of Elevate Points to Elevate members who use their benefits or services. The total bonus points awarded will be calculated according to the member’s Qualify Points earned during the Offer Period as detailed above, up to a maximum award of 25,000 bonus points. Bonus Points will be posted to the members account within 4 weeks after meeting each Qualifying Points threshold. Bonus points may be posted to member’s accounts in multiple, incremental transactions, but total points posted will not exceed the total bonus points amount earned according to highest Qualifying Points threshold reached by the member subject to these terms.
3 Bonus Elevate points awarded in this offer will also qualify towards Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status, and will be included in the member’s 2013 Membership Qualification Year status points balance. All other Elevate program terms and conditions apply, as detailed at http://www.virginamerica.com/frequent-flyer/elevate-member-guide.html.
4 Points required to redeem an Elevate travel reward on Virgin America will be publicly available on a seat and flight-specific basis and are subject to change. Domestic reward bookings are subject to a security fee of $2.50 per segment, payable by credit card or Virgin America credit file. The Passenger Facility Charge and Segment Fees are waived for domestic reward bookings. For international reward bookings, Virgin America guests are responsible for the taxes and fees up to $150 per person incurred from international travel. These taxes and fees are subject to change at the discretion of each country’s government and also vary from country to country depending on the origin and destination. Reward redemptions for Partner Airline flights are subject to availability and capacity control. Partner Airlines may limit the number of reward seats available on any flight and may prohibit travel on certain days. Partner Airline reward flight redemptions do not include any applicable passenger taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, which may cost up to $2,000 and which will be charged to and payable by each guest. The amount of such fees is subject to change and are payable at the time of booking.