Virgin America is enhancing their Elevate Frequent Flyer program for the better by giving Silver and Gold Elites more bonus miles per dollar spent on Virgin America Flights and allowing individuals to earn status based on flight segments! Starting immediately, every dollar spent will be earn 50% above base points for Silver Elites and 140% for Gold Elites and both award flights and revenue flights count towards earning elite status!
Increase to Bonus Rewards points earn for Gold and Silver Members:
• Elevate® Silver Members will now earn 50 percent more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 of spend, up from 25 percent. This represents a total bonus of 7.5 points per $1 spent.
• Elevate® Gold Members will now earn 140 percent more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 of spend, up from 100 percent. This represents a total bonus of 12 points per $1 spent.
New flight counter and ability to earn status on rewards bookings:
Today’s announcement means that Virgin America travelers will now be able to earn status based on either the number of flights they take or the amount they spend purchasing flights – with all flight activity since 1/1/2016 included. Reward flights will also be counted towards achieving status. The new flight counter will make it up to 70 percent easier to maintain and achieve status with Elevate®. Members can view their flight counts in their account on virginamerica.com.
In addition to today’s fantastic news of increasing the number of miles earned for elite members, Virgin America is also adding Jet Blue Mosaic to the list of airline programs that they will status match! Individuals who have JetBlue Mosaic can be matched to Virgin America Gold status and earn all the benefits included in the Virgin America Elevate Elite program.
Finally, do not forget that Virgin America participates in E-bates, and you can earn 1% cash back on ALL virgin America purchases when using E-bates and if you sign up through my link for Ebates you will earn a $10 referral bonus just for making a single purchase of $25 or more through the Ebates portal!