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 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.
Here’s the email that Alaska sent out:
There were originally some issues trying to link accounts. I had the following error message pop up when I tried linking accounts when Alaska sent out this email:
Had better success today:
And after submitting the form:
The email T&Cs state that this offer would be only available for those that have not had Mileage Plan accounts before, but the second part of the message offers 10,000 miles for those that have had both accounts in good standing and is willing to link them.
Good that they have now fixed the linking issue that was prevalent earlier this month when the email went out. Just linked the accounts and waiting for the 10,000 Mileage Plan deposit.