Category Archive: Virgin America

Mar 25

Alaska And Virgin America Announce More Details

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With Alaska Airlines having defeated JetBlue in a battle for Virgin America, it’s time for the integration to begin. Most of the nuts and bolts take place behind the scenes, but they’ll give you details along the way about the stuff that matters to you. The big one for now is that the Virgin America …

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Jan 12

Alaska Airlines: Free 10,000 Miles Or $100 Credit

Rule #1 of collecting miles is simple: Always sign up for every free program, no matter how little you get for it. And normally, it’s not much. Most programs start you off with 500-1,000 points or miles, or something else worth a nominal amount. A Big Freebie from Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines, on the other …

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Oct 23

Two Airline Programs That Will Give You Free Points

Nothing like free points to get the fingers typing. Here are two programs that will do so: airberlin Despite their lack of capital letters, I really like the airberlin program. airberlin is one of the largest airlines that you’ve never heard of, as the second largest in Germany and a member of the oneworld alliance, …

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Oct 18

JetBlue (2-Day) And Virgin America (Today Only!) Offering Fare Sales

Note: I’ve swiped today’s post from the one I wrote at InsideFlyer. The bit about Virgin America at the bottom is all shiny and new, however. JetBlue is known for its two-day flash sales, but the sales are traditionally limited. They might target a certain destination or limit themselves to JetBlue Getaways. It’s rare that you get …

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Oct 14

500 More Free Points from Virgin America – Takes 15 Seconds

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Okay, it may take 30 seconds. But here’s the deal: Virgin America is really, really good about giving free points. There are constantly offers to get points to sign up for the program, transfer points or sign up for the newsletter. Today, I’m going to talk about the newsletter. 500 Free Elevate Points Virgin America …

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Aug 17

Yes, The Airlines Are, In Fact, Watching You…

In case you were wondering whether the airlines know what’s going on when people attempt to game promotions… Yes. Yes They Do. But sometimes they have a little fun with it. About six weeks ago, I discussed a JetBlue promotion where the airline decided that if it couldn’t beat ’em, it would match ’em. After …

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Jun 24

JetBlue Will Match Your Virgin America Points Balance

Every once in a while, an airline or hotel decides to do something that makes absolutely no financial sense. Today was JetBlue’s turn. The Points Match Forget a status match. Today, JetBlue announced a points match. Got points with Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer program? Good. JetBlue will match them. At least they were smart …

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Apr 09

One Good Way To Get Miles, One Bad Way

The Good My favorite hotel credit card is from a company whose properties I rarely stay at: The Intercontinental Rewards Club Mastercard. Intercontinental Hotels is the parent of, among others, the luxury brand after which it is named and the various Holiday Inn brands. The card comes with bonuses based on where you spend, a …

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Apr 07

Bits and Pieces from around The Travel Industry

One of the nice things about the travel industry is that, when there aren’t any great mileage promotions, there’s always something interesting going on. Or, in this case, a bunch of something interestings…   You Can Travel Like a Millennial (But Do You Want To?) I’ll say up front that I’m not a Millennial. I …

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Apr 04

Just Another Manic Monday

I try not to write too much about industry financials, because those conversations inevitably get deep into the weeds, but the past few days have been too odd to ignore. Starwood After volatile romances with both Marriott and Anbang Insurance of China, Starwood finally ended up with Sarah, Plain and Tall. The courtship began as …

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