Are you a Virgin America Elevate member and also an Alaska MileagePlan member that had an active account in both programs on December 5, 2016?
If so, check your Alaska Airlines MileagePlan account – you most likely have 10,000 FREE MileagePlan miles sitting in there, as a thank you for being a member of both programs and in celebration of the merger of the two airlines.
To be honest, I’ve never flown Virgin America. I only had some minor activity in my Elevate account, thanks to a partnership they have with Silvercar where you get bonus miles on car rentals. For Alaska, I have occasional deposits of miles thanks to my Bank of America Alaska Airlines Signature Visa card.
Here’s a statement from Alaska:
We understand that many Mileage Plan members have questions about a surprise 10,000 mile gift that started appearing in some accounts last night, and we wanted to help put some of the mystery to rest. We can’t wait to show members of both programs what more to love looks like with Alaska Mileage Plan, and decided to kick things off with a 10,000 mile bonus award to thank our guests who have been loyal members of both Elevate and Mileage Plan. The gift process is expected to be completed over the course of next couple of days, and eligible members — which includes guests who were active in both Elevate and Mileage Plan as of December 5, 2016 — should look for an email from Mileage Plan later this week. Elevate members who don’t have a Mileage Plan account will be invited to activate one, along with details about their own special welcome offer, how to convert points, and status matching. For now, please sit tight, and we’ll be sharing more information about what members have to look forward to in the next couple of days.
Check your Alaska Airlines MileagePlan account now to see if you’ve got 10,000 miles free!
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