Virgin America is offering up to double Elevate points for tickets booked and flown between January 20 and March 31, 2015.
There are always quite a few terms associated with Virgin America promotions, and this one is no exception.
To qualify for this promotion you must:
- Book your ticket between January 20 and March 31, 2015
- Register prior to travel
- Take an eligible Virgin America marketed and operated flight prior to March 31, 2015
The following routes are eligible for the promotion:
San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin (AUS), Boston (BOS), Cancun (CUN), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DAL), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Cabos (SJD), New York City (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Seattle (SEA), and Washington, DC (DCA / IAD). Additional qualifying routes include flights between Dallas (DAL) and New York City (LGA) or Washington, DC (DCA), between New York City (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS) or Palm Springs (PSP) as well as flights between Boston (BOS) and Las Vegas (LAS.)
Elevate members ordinarily earn 5x base points per dollar spent (though Elevate Silver members earn a 25% bonus and Elevate Gold members earn a 100% bonus).
Through this promotion all members would earn an additional 5x points per dollar spent. Each Elevate point can be redeemed for ~2.2 cents towards the cost of a ticket on Virgin America, so for non-elite members that’s like a return of ~22% on your Virgin America travel on eligible routes.
It’s probably not worth switching any business to Virgin America to take advantage of this promotion, though if you’re flying them anyway there’s no reason to leave any points on the table.
(Tip of the hat to Points, Miles & Martinis)