Virgin America has just opened another Status Match promotion (Challenge really) for competing U.S. Airlines status customers to keep Elevate Elite Status until the end of 2017.
Virgin America has had these promotions before, sometimes as an outright match and at least this time with a tier point challenge requiring 12,000 Elevate Status Points within 90 days for Gold Status and 5,000 for Silver Status.
You can access Virgin America’s website for their status match offer here.
Virgin America is a nice airline to fly, I had a couple trips on them and found it generally pleasant. You have to see how realistic it is for your travel patterns to earn the 12,000 points for Gold within 90 days. It should be doable with a regular travel schedule.
Most airlines combine their status matches with a challenge these days. It’s rare to see outright matches for a long period of time unless it’s targeted to corporate customers or top tier members of competing programs.
This Virgin America promotion has no outlined expiration date so I recommend to get your match request in as it can be withdrawn at any time.