For the first time in Virgin Americas’s history, the airline is offering triple points for all first class flights – and the full bonus offer includes double points for Main Cabin Select and additional bonus award/status points for all flights
Virgin America says you can “push your points to the limit” with their latest offer for travel through Dec. 19, 2014. Members can earn triple Elevate points for first class and double points for Main Cabin Select and can “push your points even further” with up to 25,000 more bonus points based on your total qualifying points earned for Virgin America flights in all cabins from now through Dec. 19, 2014.
To sweeten the deal even further, the bonus points you earn (not the triple or double points on your base spend, but the bonus of up to 25,000 points) will count toward reaching or renewing Elevate Silver or Gold status.
You must register for the bonus prior to your travel date and remember to include your Elevate account number when booking your flight. Triple points equals a 200 percent bonus per $1 spent on the base fare for a total of 15 points per $1 spent and double points equals a 100 percent bonus per $1 spent for a total of 10 points per $1. Qualifying flights are on any Virgin America destination in first (J, C, D fare classes) and Main Cabin Select (W, Q, Z fare classes).
Here’s an example of what this means:
Traveling Dec. 1 from San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) in first class and retuning Dec. 10:
- Regular: 23,760 points
- Points promotion: 110,040 (including 15,000 bonus points)
- Where that many points could take you: Roundtrip San Francisco to New York JFK in first class (essentially buy one, get one free)
The additional bonus points will be earned according to the total base points earned during the offer period (does not include any bonus points or points from partners).
Total qualifying points / Bonus award/status points earned:
2,500 / 1,000
5,000 / 2,500
10,000 / 5,000
15,000 / 10,000
20,000 / 15,000
25,000 / 25,000
Elevate Silver membership is earned at 20,000 status points and Gold is earned at 50,000 status points.
Go HERE to learn more.
INSIDE|Point: You will not get the bonus points if you fail to correctly input your membership number when booking the flight and you will not earn any bonus credit for flights taken before the offer began Oct. 2. And if you have 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. With a little planning, and if you have upcoming travel on Virgin America (perhaps, Thanksgiving?), you can assure elite status with this offer.