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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.
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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