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Virgin America has announced a few changes to their Elevate program that actually look quite good for the customer! Let’s take a look at the improvements.
Changes For Virgin America Elevate
- You can now earn Silver status by completing 15 flights or by earning 20k status credits at 5 credits/$1.
New flight counter and ability to earn status on rewards bookings:Today’s announcement means that Virgin America travelers will now be able to earn status based on either the number of flights they take or the amount they spend purchasing flights – with all flight activity since 1/1/2016 included.
Elevate® Silver Members will now earn 50 percent more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 of spend, up from 25 percent. This represents a total bonus of 7.5 points per $1 spent.
- You can now earn Gold status by completing 30 flights or by earning 50k status credits at 5 credits/$1.
Elevate® Gold Members will now earn 140 percent more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 of spend, up from 100 percent. This represents a total bonus of 12 points per $1 spent.
Virgin America is also offering a status match, you can see full info about that here in this post. Looks like these changes to Virgin’s Elevate program are pretty positive especially since you can now earn elite status by flying on reward flights and if you can take part in the status match, it’s a win-win!
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