Alaska recently offered 10,000 bonus miles to anyone who had both an Alaska Mileage Plan and Virgin America Elevate account, and then linked them. They seem to still be doing that for some and anyone may be able to take advantage of this. If you are not yet a member of the Alaska Mileage Plan they have a fantastic new member bonus going on where you can earn 5,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles.
You just need to enroll here between March 23 and April 30, 2017, and complete an Alaska or Virgin America flight by September 30, 2017.
To qualify, the member must book a ticket eligible for earning Mileage Plan miles, and must credit it to their Mileage Plan account. You can receive the bonus a maximum of one time, and it’s not valid with any other Mileage Plan enrollment bonus.
Alaska has a long list of great airline partners where you can redeem miles for premium cabin travel. 5,000 miles is enough for a one-way ticket covering up to 700 flown miles. This is about $75 or so worth of free miles.
Flight Deal on DAL to LAX Nonstop Flights: $135 R/T on Virgin America
Speaking of Virgin America who is now owned by Alaska Airlines they are offering an amazing flight deal from DAL to LAX.
Virgin America has round-trip flights from Dallas (DAL) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $135. These are NON-STOP and only $68 each-way. These are for flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday in late April and May. This deal will end soon so act on it now and you will be earning miles that will eventually turn into Alaska Mileage pLan miles!
The year started out with a big surprise for many members of Alaska Air’s Mileage Plan. They received an email saying they could link their mileage earning program to Virgin America and get a free 10,000 miles added to their account and the elite status. I was not signed up with Alaska Airlines when I heard about this offer so I quickly signed up and I was also able to get the free 10,000 miles and elite status match.
If you are a Virgin America Elevate member you can go here to the Alaska Mileage Plan. This follows Alaska’s takeover of Virgin America which closed a few weeks ago and gives a look at what their combined their loyalty programs will look like.
After I signed up I received an email saying:
Your Virgin America Elevate status is paying off on Alaska Airlines.
You’re now an MVP member. Your new benefits start with your choice of 10,000 bonus miles or $100 off any Alaska-operated flight when you activate your account.
Once you activate your account, you can get 30% more miles when you convert your Elevate points to Mileage Plan miles and then redeem your miles on Alaska, Virgin America, and our global airline partners. Want to know more about your membership? Take a video tour of Mileage Plan and learn more about our generous benefits. The elite benefits you will enjoy are:
» 50% bonus on base miles earned
» Complimentary seat upgrades to First Class and Premium Class upon availability
» Two free checked bags for you and a companion
» Priority check-in and boarding
» Discounted Alaska® Lounge membership
You should notice the 10,000 bonus miles appearing in your accounts with the description “SPECIAL SERVICES ELEVATE MEMBER OTO 10K BONUS.”
I did have some trouble getting the form to work online and process correctly so I had to call in to the customer service number for Mileage Plan but that only took a few minutes. It was absolutely worth the trouble for MVP status with Alaska Airlines and 10,000 free miles. With the 30% bonus on transferred miles from Virgin America I plan on transferring them all to Alaska.