Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Australia are fully linking their frequent flyer programs to offer global benefits to customers flying with any Virgin-banded carrier.
The three airlines have agreed to a global partnership that for the first time allows each airline’s loyalty-program members to redeem miles or points when taking flights on any of the sister-branded airlines across their respective route networks.
This new initiative will allow those earning points on any Virgin airline to be able to use them to fly to any Virgin destination throughout the world. The new benefit builds on the airlines’ 2010 move to enable earning of miles and points across the Virgin airline family.
With enough frequent-flyer miles or points on one or more of the three frequent-flyer programs – Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Flying Club, Virgin America’s Elevate and Virgin Australia’s Velocity – a Virgin customer with enough miles and/or points to redeem can fly right round the world with the three Virgin-branded airlines.
Members of Virgin America’s Elevate program can now book round-trip flights on Virgin Atlantic from New York, Boston, Chicago, or Washington D.C. to London from 15,000 Elevate points and from San Francisco to London from 25,000 points. An additional $5 in fees and taxes applies.
As of March 22, Elevate members can book round-trip flights on Virgin Australia, from 40,000 points from Los Angeles to Sydney.
Virgin America Elevate members can redeem points for travel to any of the destinations in the three carriers’ combined global network via the Virgin America Call Center at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474). For more details and to calculate rewards, guests can visit www.virginamerica.com/vx/redeem-with-partners.
A member of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club program can now book round-trip flights on Virgin America from San Francisco to New York from 25,000 miles, or Los Angeles to San Francisco for 10,000 miles. Flyers can also travel on Virgin Australia from Sydney to Los Angeles from 94,000 miles. For more information, customers can visit www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/us/frequentflyer/index.jsp.
Velocity members can learn more about earning and redemption at www.virginaustralia.com/velocity.
All of the Virgin loyalty-program awards are subject to terms and conditions, and taxes and mandatory fees apply.
For example, a New York-London booking at 15,000 Points would include $650 in taxes and fees. A San Francisco-London booking at 25,000 points would include $650 in taxes and fees. A Los Angeles-Sydney booking at 40,000 points would include $749 in taxes and fees.
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