SPG Announces New Partnership With Virgin America


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 Starwood announced a partnership with Virgin America where you can now convert your Starpoints at a 1 to 1 ratio and Elevate members can now earn 2 Elevate Points per $1 spent on qualifying stays at all Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

SPG Announces New Partnership With Virgin America

SPG® Members Can Now Convert Starpoints® into Elevate® Points at a 1-to-1 Ratio and Elevate Members Can Earn Two Points for Every Dollar Spent on Starwood Hotel Stays

SPG Announces New Partnership With Virgin America

SPG & Elevate: The Best Of Both Worlds.

Starwood Preferred Guest members can now transfer Starpoints to their Elevate account. With moodlighting, a unique on-demand menu in the Main Cabin, WiFi and no blackout dates, SPG members are set to experience why Virgin America is named “Best Domestic Airline” by Travel + Leisure Magazine and “Best U.S. Airline” by Conde Naste Traveler.

1 Starpoint = 1 Elevate Point

With no minimum Starpoint transfer requirement for Platinum members, as few as 1500 points for Gold, and 2500 points for Preferred members, transfer as many as you need for your next reward trip on Virgin America.

As an added benefit, Elevate members can now earn 2 Elevate Points per $1 spent on qualifying stays at all Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Learn more at www.virginamerica.com/cms/elevate-frequent-flyer/partners/hotel-partners/starwood-hotels

Terms and Conditions 

With Virgin America, you can transfer up to 79,999 of your Starpoints® into Elevate® Points at a 1-to-1 ratio. And for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction you’ll earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints, which will be automatically added to your transfer up to a maximum of 94,999 Elevate points per eligible transfer.

For complete details about the Elevate program, visit www.virginamerica.com/elevate.

There is no minimum point transfer requirement for Platinum members. Gold members have a minimum point transfer of 1,500 Starpoints and Preferred members have a minimum point transfer of 2,500.

Transfer maximums are based on a combination of member Starpoints and the Starwood Preferred Guest airline transfer transaction bonus.  Only one airline transfer transaction per member per program per 24 hour period is allowed; multiple transfer transactions within the same 24 hour period will reject.  Both the Starwood Preferred Guest and airline frequent flyer program accounts must have identical member names in order to complete this request; different names will cause the transfer to reject.

Point transfers are not reversible. Please allow up to 48 hours for the transfer to be completed. Transferred points don’t qualify toward Elevate status. Once transfer is complete, login into your Elevate account at virginamerica.com and follow the procedure for redeeming your Elevate points or call Virgin at 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN (877-359-8474) Award travel booked over the phone is subject to a $20 booking fee. Virgin America reserves the right to change Elevate program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or Elevate points that you have accumulated. Virgin America is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. Standard Terms and Conditions of Elevate Membership apply, to see details visit https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/elevate-frequent-flyer/member-guide

Please note that airline transfer awards to Virgin America Elevate may require up to 7-10 business days handling and processing time.

Bottom Line

It’s always good to have more options. With SPG’s airline transfer partners, you get a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 points transferred so this is something to look at if you are a frequent Virgin America flyer.

If you’re looking for a way to earn even more Starpoints, you may want to consider the Starwood credit cards, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way. Feel free to reach me at theweeklyflyer@gmail.com

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