Linking Alaska Airlines Mileage Plus and Virgin Elevate Accounts Linking Alaska Airlines Mileage Plus and Virgin Elevate Accounts

Linking Alaska Airlines Mileage Plus and Virgin Elevate Accounts

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There has been plenty of buzz around Alaska and Virgin America recently. The companies finalized the takeover of Virgin by Alaska late last year. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a concentrated effort to start fusing Virgin Elevate into Alaska Mileage. This started with the ability to transfer Virgin points to Alaska Mileage, and the 10,000 miles bonus Alaska members recently received for having two linked accounts. If you have an Alaska and a Virgin account, you need to link them to pick up your 10,000 bonus miles.

Link Alaska and Virgin

Why Should You Link Your Accounts?

Linking accounts provides you with several benefits:

  • Transfer Virgin points to Alaska at a ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Status match your Virgin status to Alaska
  • Receive 10,000 bonus miles in your Alaska account. If you don’t have an Alaska account, you will get to choose between 10K miles, or $100 discount on any Alaska flights.

How to Link Your Virgin American Elevate and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Accounts

Linking the accounts is easy; all you need to do is head over to the Alaska Mileage account linking page. Once you have signed in you will be prompted to enter your Virgin Elevate account details. Make sure to tick the option for link my accounts. Within seconds your Virgin account data will populate, and your accounts will be linked. Current Alaska Mileage Plan members will receive 10,000 miles deposited into your account, and your status will be matched if you hold Elite status with Virgin.

You will receive an email from Alaska confirming the linking of the accounts, mileage bonus, and any status match. However, it could take a couple of days before the new info and miles show up in your Alaska account.

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  • I am still getting the same error message regarding the First Name is missing when trying to link the accounts together. Any suggestions?

  • These airlines seem to be giving legacies a hard time for sure.

  • I received an email for linking the Elevate account with a new Mileage Plan account when I had already one.
    Contacted them, I have received the 10000 miles on my old account but I continue receiving emails for my new account which I never activate but that maybe they used for the 10000 miles.
    What it’s missing now it’s the merge of the two accounts.
    If I continue receiving emails also in February in my new (never activated) account I’ll contact them again.

  • This worked for me a few weeks ago.

  • I also tried the link in this post and was unable to enter a name for my Elevate account.

    I found this link:
    Which is for unlinking if they linked you to the wrong account, but there is an option for “link me to another account” and a place to enter your number so I gave it a try.

  • If one has neither an Alaskan Mileage Account or a Virgin American Elevate account, can one open both now and qualify for the 10,000 bonus miles?

  • The bonus 10K Alaska points was a welcome addition. I didn’t currently have Alaska in my miles programs.. Now I do… but I’ll need to get a signup bonus and card so I can explore them more.


  • Need to get on this Virgin/Alaska game and ditch these bad legacies.

  • After you move your VX miles to AS, can you also move them back to VX later if you want, or are they gone for good once you move your VX miles over to AS?

  • All linked up and working. I even received the bonus points as well!

  • Doesnt work for me, I get a message The request was not successful.

    See the message(s) below and make changes as needed.

    First Name is empty page can not be submitted

    That’s great except all the page allows is my Elevate # so how can I enter my first name?

  • Doesn’t work for me. When I put in my elevate # and hit submit I get an error message saying the first name is empty even though there is no way for me to edit that field.

    • Stephen Burman says:

      Same p

      • UGH SAME. I’ve spent 30 minutes finding this article to figure out what it even means to REGISTER both accounts to convert elevate points to miles. I tried to convert and it gave an error message saying “accounts not registered”.
        Uhm HELLO, you might want to include a link to a page explaining how and where to register then. And then you might want to use the SAME language when referring to the process elsewhere. call it “register” or call it “linking accounts”, not BOTH in different places.

        And now that I finally found how to LINK accounts, I can’t for the same reason, it doesn’t let me enter my name and won’t let me submit because it’s blank.

        One more company making things that should be simple confusing and difficult. So annoying.