Virgin America Eliminates Award Fuel Surcharges On Virgin Australia

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    Virgin America Elevate is an interesting frequent flyer program given that's it's a hybrid between being revenue based and zone based on the redemption side. In other words, when you redeem Virgin America Elevate points for travel on Virgin America, the number of points required is directly correlated to the cash cost of a ticket. However, if you're redeeming points for travel on a partner airline, they have an award chart. One of Virgin America's airline partners is Virgin Australia, which is the airline with the most saver level business class award space between the US and Australia. The only "catch" when it comes to redeeming Elevate points on Virgin Australia is that they've imposed huge fuel surcharges. For example, a roundtrip business class award between Los Angeles and Sydney has cost about ~$850 in taxes and carrier imposes surcharges. The post Virgin America Eliminates Award Fuel Surcharges On Virgin Australia appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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