10,000 Alaska Miles Bonus for Virgin America Elevate Members
Rewards Credit Cards
Avatar_160_hilary
Hilary Stockton
Google+

My Award Booking Service helps travelers book first class and business class with miles and points. As an independent affiliate of Cadence, I also have access to Four Seasons Preferred Partner, VirtuosoPeninsula Hotels PenClub, Dorchester Diamond Club, Belmond Bellini Club, Shangri-La Luxury Circle, Langham CoutureRitz-Carlton STARS, Starwood Luxury Privileges, Rocco Forte and other 5-star hotel partners, so I can book, for no extra cost, your perfect luxury hotel or luxury cruise with VIP amenities not available anywhere else. Become a client and upgrade your stay!

GOT A BLOG POST IDEA?
Have a travel question we haven't covered yet? Want to share your secrets for traveling well for less?

10000 Alaska Miles Bonus for Virgin America Elevate Members

 

10,000 bonus Alaska miles is a nice present today for Virgin America Elevate members who are also Alaska Mileage Plan members. Log into your Alaska Mileage Plan account, and you may see a 10K bonus similar to the following:

10K Alaska Miles Bonus for VX Elevate Members

 

If you're a Virgin America Elevate member from at least December 5, 2016 as well as an Alaska Mileage Plan member and haven't yet received 10,000 Alaska miles, don't worry though. Per an Alaska Airlines moderator on Flyertalk, you *will* receive the bonus, it's just a matter of time, bolding mine:

"Virgin America Elevate members who we already know to be Alaska Mileage Plan members (as of 12/5/16) have received/are getting the 10K bonus. Not everyone has received it yet, because it takes a bit of time to get through that list. There was supposed to be an email sent with it, but that's been delayed.

Virgin America Elevate members who we don't already know to have an Alaska Mileage Plan account (as of 12/5/16) will receive an email with a similar offer, via email, if they "link" their Elevate account to their Mileage Plan account. Those will go out sometime this week, probably in batches, so if you don't get it the same time as the first person who posts about it did, don't panic. If you haven't received anything by the end of this week, then its worth a phone call to Customer Care."

FAQ

Are Only Alaska Mileage Plan Members Who Linked Their Account with Elevate the Ones Who Received the 10K Bonus?

No; I had a Virgin America Elevate account but never linked it to Mileage Plan, yet received the bonus. Somehow Alaska managed to match my accounts, though--perhaps it helps having a fairly unique name.

 

Did You Have to Have Virgin America Elevate Points to Receive the Alaska Mileage Plan Bonus?

No, I have zero Elevate points and nevertheless received the 10K bonus.

 

What If I Signed Up for Virgin America Elevate After 12/5/16?

Unfortunately there's no offer at present for Alaska Mileage Plan members who signed up for Virgin America Elevate after 12/5/16.

 

What If I'm an Elevate Member from December 5, 2016 But Not an Alaska Mileage Plan Member?

If you've been an Elevate member since at least December 5, 2016, but don't have an Alaska Mileage Plan account, you may receive a targeted Alaska Mileage Plan welcome offer, in which you can choose either 10,000 Mileage Plan miles or a $100 discount code. You'll need to receive this targeted email, which again could reach different people at different times over the next several days, since the emails are batched and Alaska is dealing with some significant weather advisories in the Seattle, Portland OR and Eugene OR areas.

 

What, No Love for Loyal Mileage Plan Members Who Aren't Virgin America Elevate Members?!

Here's what the Flyertalk Alaska Airlines Communications Moderator gave as an analogy: "If you're not a Virgin America Elevate member, then you're probably feeling a little neglected right now. The only analogy I can come up with is when there is a new baby in the family. It's not that we love our firstborn any less, it's that babies are needy, and sometimes we need you to just watch that Blues Clues video one more time while we get them fed and changed and dinner on the stove."

 

What Are Great Uses of Alaska Mileage Plan Miles?

Previously we mostly used Alaska Mileage Plan miles to redeem for Emirates A380 First Class awards, but with the no notice Alaska Mileage Plan devaluation we are unlikely to redeem for that award again. More recent awards have been for Fiji Airways Business Class and Air France Business Class, and Mileage Plan miles are also nice for Cathay Pacific First Class, Cathay Pacific Business Class, JAL First Class and JAL Sky Suite Business Class awards, since you can stop in Hong Kong (for Cathay) or Tokyo (for JAL) even on a one way award.

Did you receive 10,000 bonus Alaska Mileage Plan miles?

Related Posts

JAL Awards Now Bookable with Alaska Miles

Alaska: Why Emirates First Class Awards Increased 100 Percent with No Notice

Best Frequent Flyer Programs for Award Changes

Earn Frequent Flyer Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident?

Need Award Booking Help? Our fee is as low as $75 per ticket if you book your hotel through us.

If you enjoyed this, join 200,000+ readers: please follow TravelSort on Twitter or  like us on Facebook to be alerted to new posts. 

Become a TravelSort Client and Book 5-Star Hotels with Virtuoso or Four Seasons Preferred Partner Amenities!

  • |
  • Print
    print |
Related Articles
Comments
Leave a Comment
Comment
Facebook-logo
Hotel Rewards Credit Cards
Get Free Email Blog Updates
Popular Articles
Square_review-ana_first_class_bed
3/23/2017
  This ANA First Class 777 Review for a New York JFK to Tokyo Narita flight is part of a new trip report including Tokyo luxury hotels, restaurants and sushi bars. Having previously enjoyed JAL First Class, we were looking...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747_london_to_new_york-seat_1k
2/26/2017
  This British Airways First Class 747 Review is one of my several reviews of British Airways First Class; see all posts tagged British Airways, or for other airline first class and business class reviews, see my Airline Reviews. Since...
Square_jal_777-300er_business_class_cabin_sky_suite_review
3/29/2017
  This Japan Airlines (JAL) 777-300ER Business Class Sky Suite Review is from our recent trip to Japan, including ANA First Class, JAL Business Class review, and Tokyo luxury hotel reviews and Kyoto luxury hotel reviews. For previous posts in...
Square_persistence_pays_off_for_aadvantage_awards
3/13/2017
  Persistence often pays off, including for award tickets. I book many AAdvantage awards for Award Booking clients, because even though Alaska miles are often less expensive, have the advantage of allowing a stopover on a one way award, and...
Square_transfer_aadvantage_miles_to_amex_points_or_ultimate_rewards_points
4/16/2017
Can you transfer AAdvantage miles into AMEX Membership Rewards points or Chase Ultimate Rewards points? Reader Michael writes "I have a lot of American Airlines miles from a Citi AAdvantage card, is there a way to transfer those points to...
Square_amex_business_platinum_new_benefits-5x_on_flights_and_prepaid_hotels_with_amex_travel
3/6/2017
  The AMEX Business Platinum will add new benefits, 5X points on flights and prepaid hotels booked with AMEX Travel, effective March 30, 2017, per Flyertalk. This is better news than for the personal AMEX Platinum, which will raise its...
Square_how_to_buy_amex_membership_rewards_points
4/8/2017
  It's possible to buy AMEX Membership Rewards points, in conjunction with a points transfer. This post will discuss how to buy Membership Rewards points, how much it costs, whom you can transfer points to, and when it's likely to...
Square_rethinking_keeping_the_amex_business_platinum
3/17/2017
I'm rethinking my AMEX Business Platinum. While I'd assumed I was going to cancel it later this year, after collecting the $200 in airline incidental credit, I'm sure now that I'll keep it at least another year. Why? It's well...
Square_amex_platinum_raises_fee-adds_uber_credit
3/2/2017
  AMEX Platinum's fee is increasing to $550 effective March 30, 2017, and some new "benefits" are being added, such as monthly $15 Uber credits and 5X on prepaid hotels booked with AMEX. Meh. While I don't have the AMEX...
Square_air_france_new_york_jfk_lounge_entrance_terminal_1
3/25/2017
  This Review of the Air France Lounge New York JFK is from a 2017 visit prior to a JAL Business Class flight from New York to Tokyo Narita. See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying Japan...