If you were a member of both Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and Virgin America’s Elevate program as of December 5, 2016, you might want to go check your Alaska balance.
It seems that the recent merger between the two airlines is working out quite nicely for members of their loyalty programs.
Not only are members able to transfer Elevate points into Alaska’s Mileage Plan at a 1/1.3 ratio, but now they are rewarding loyalty by giving dual members 10,000 Alaska Miles!
Also, Elevate members who haven’t yet joined the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will be offered 10,000 miles or a $100 discount code if they join before January 31, 2017.
Becoming a member of a loyalty program can pay off, even if you aren’t sure you will ever use the points. I became an Elevate member during their Friends with Bennies promotion to get 500 free points, even though I had no real plans to use them. I’m so glad I did, because now I get 10,000 free Alaska Miles!!!
Thanks to OMAAT for the heads up.
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