Is it possible to fly Virgin America First Class between California and New York on one $3,334 paid fare and earn enough Virgin America Elevate points for one free Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flight between California and London?
Virgin America’s Elevate ‘Feel the Earn’ promotion makes it look possible. And you will earn Virgin America Elevate Silver elite status too.
This post looks at the Virgin America Elevate Feel the Earn promotion offer for 2x points on Main Cabin Select fares and 3x points on First Class fares for Virgin America flights from October 6 to December 19, 2014.
Virgin America Elevate First Class Triple Points promotion
3x First Class and 2x Main Cabin Select Points Oct 6 to Dec 19, 2014
Normal base earning for Virgin America Elevate is 5 points per $1 in airfare.
Virgin America First Class flights earn 15 points per dollar during the promotion period.
One of the major award chart value spots with Virgin America Elevate points is a round trip award on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class for 50,000 Elevate points. $3,334 spent on Virgin America First Class earns a round trip on Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class.
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class LAX-LHR round trip is around a $5,000 airfare or 50,000 Elevate points.
Are you in a position to fly around the USA on $3,334 in First Class airfare for a $5,000 award ticket? You do have to pay about $910 in award taxes to fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from SFO to LHR round trip.
There will also be Silver elite benefits for your 2015 Virgin America flights.
In addition to triple and double miles, there is an additional elite points component offer from Virgin America Elevate ‘Feel the Earn’.
Virgin America Elite Bonus Points
If you spend $3,000 on Virgin America flights, you earn 15,000 qualifying points at the rate of 5 base points per $1 spent on Virgin America fares. You will receive an additional 10,000 bonus points award.
Virgin America Elevate Silver Elite membership is earned with 20,000 qualifying points. $3,000 in spend by December 19 earns 25,000 qualifying points.
Elevate Silver members receive:
- 25% bonus points (6.25 points per $1).
- One free checked bag.
- 25% off nonrefundable Main Cabin ticket (1 ticket per year).
- Free seat selection at booking.
- complimentary upgrades to main cabin select.
I wouldn’t suggest spending $3,000 for a First Class flight across the USA, except when it is a huge discount on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to London.
Terms & Conditions:
* Please note: Only one registration is required to participate in this offer.
The typical earn for Elevate members is 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare. To qualify for this offer, guests must a) be enrolled in Elevate prior to registering for the offer, b) register for the offer prior to their travel date and c) correctly add their Elevate account number to their reservation prior to their first travel date. Any changes or cancellations might result in disqualification from the offer. All travel not normally eligible for earning reward points, including Elevate reward bookings, are excluded from this offer. Bonus Elevate points cannot be transferred between accounts and will only be earned if the member has entered their Elevate membership number in their booking. If the member has 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. This offer is not combinable with any other Virgin America earn promotions. If 2 offers are applicable for one guest the most generous points offer will be applied.
1 First Class triple points and Main Cabin Select Double Point:
In this offer, for First Class travel, you will earn 200% bonus points per $1 spent on the base fare for a total of 15 points per $1 spent on the base fare for all qualifying flights booked and flown between October 6, 2014 and December 19, 2014. For Main Cabin Select travel, you will earn 100% bonus points per $1 spent on the base fare, for a total of 10 points per $1 spent on the base fare for all qualifying flights booked and flown between October 6, 2014 and December 19, 2014. Qualifying flights can be made to any Virgin America destination in First Class (J, C, D Fare Classes) or Main Cabin Select (W, Q, Z Fare Classes) only. Complimentary upgrades made by Virgin America, or paid upgrades to First Class or Main Cabin Select within 24 hrs of departure do not qualify for this offer. Only tickets that are ticketed on a Virgin America prefix (‘VX’) and operated on Virgin America will qualify for this offer subject to these terms.
2 Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Points:
In this offer, you will earn a fixed amount of additional bonus points calculated according to the total base points (Qualifying Points) earned between the date of registration for the offer and December 19, 2014 (Offer Period). Qualifying Points includes all base points earned at the standard rate of 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare for Virgin America operated flights only, booked and flown between October 6 and December 19, 2014 in First Class, Main Cabin Select or Main Cabin. The Qualifying Points amount excludes any promotional or bonus points earned in addition to the base points, including but not limited to route-specific bonus offers, cabin-specific bonus offers, Elevate Gold or Silver Status bonus offers, and bonus points earned through this offer. Qualifying Points also excludes all points earned from Elevate program partners including but not limited to airline partners, the Virgin America Visa® credit card, rental car companies, hotels, and any other partners who offer the accrual of Elevate Points to Elevate members who use their benefits or services. The total bonus points awarded will be calculated according to the member’s Qualify Points earned during the Offer Period as detailed above, up to a maximum award of 25,000 bonus points. Bonus Points will be posted to the members account within 4 weeks after meeting each Qualifying Points threshold. Bonus points may be posted to member’s accounts in multiple, incremental transactions, but total points posted will not exceed the total bonus points amount earned according to highest Qualifying Points threshold reached by the member subject to these terms.
3 Bonus Elevate points awarded in this offer except the bonus points awarded for triple points in First Class and Double points in Main Cabin Select will also qualify towards Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status, and will be included in the member’s 2014 Membership Qualification Year status points balance. All other Elevate program terms and conditions apply, as detailed at https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/elevate-frequent-flyer/member-guide
4 Points required to redeem an Elevate travel reward on Virgin America will be publicly available on a seat and flight-specific basis and are subject to change. Domestic reward bookings are subject to a security fee of $5.60 per segment, payable by credit card or Virgin America credit file. The Passenger Facility Charge and Segment Fees are waived for domestic reward bookings. For international reward bookings, Virgin America guests are responsible for the taxes and fees up to $150 per person incurred from international travel. These taxes and fees are subject to change at the discretion of each country’s government and also vary from country to country depending on the origin and destination. Reward redemptions for Partner Airline flights are subject to availability and capacity control. Partner Airlines may limit the number of reward seats available on any flight and may prohibit travel on certain days. Partner Airline reward flight redemptions do not include any applicable passenger taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, which may cost up to $2,000 and which will be charged to and payable by each guest. The amount of such fees is subject to change and are payable at the time of booking.
Virgin America Elevate – Feel the Earn promotion registration.