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Richard Branson Declares Again – Alaska Will Pay for Virgin Brand Until 2040, Even If They Don’t Use It

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At a travel conference this weekend, Sir Richard Branson continued to tell industry insiders that Alaska will need to pay him licensing fees through 2040, even with Alaska’s plans to drop the Virgin brand.  He told the same story when he was in Seattle last month to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight to the city. “When I…

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Richard Branson Coming to Seattle…for Delta / Virgin Atlantic, Not Alaska / Virgin America

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Well this is awkward! Virgin Atlantic is set to launch their Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) route on March 26th with a brand new 787-9 Dreamliner, Delta previously served the route with a B767. The always fun Richard Branson will be in town to throw an invite only party at Q Nightclub to commemorate the new…

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Alaska Mileage Plan Matches Virgin Elite Status – Now MVP Gold + Found Miles

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Wow, my Virgin America Elevate status match from early 2016 has really paid off these last several months. I originally matched as work had me flying to Vegas from New York on Virgin America and I wanted to upgrade to First (Elevate Gold members can purchase discounted First Class upgrades beginning 24 hours before departure).…

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SPG Brings Back Virgin America Elevate as Transfer Partner Online, Lucrative Bonus Possible Again

A rendering of the special "More to Love" commemorative livery for the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger.

Yesterday, there was quite a scare when Virgin America Elevate disappeared as a transfer partner from the SPG online portal. Well, according to SPG, this is just a “website error,” and the feature is once again available online. @FrequentMiler Thanks for letting us know. For immediate transfers, our phone agents are able to transfer. We're looking…

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SPG Removed Virgin America Elevate as Transfer Partner Without Notice

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Update: SPG has brought back the ability to transfer SPG points to Virgin America Elevate online. Phew! The merge between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have finally closed, and Alaska is quickly getting the ball rolling on reciprocal earning and redemptions. You can already earn Virgin America Elevate points on Alaska flights, and vice versa. Elite members from…

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Enter to Win 2 Tickets on Alaska Airlines!

Alaska Airlines is giving away 1,200 round-trip tickets to celebrat the merger.

Alaska Airlines officially closed its acquisition of Virgin America today, which means Alaska Airlines is now the 5th largest US airline. Earning and benefits reciprocity will start December 19, 2016, and the frequent flyer programs will start merging on January 9, 2017. To celebrate the merger, Alaska is launching a new campaign, called #Twogether. As part of the…

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Alaska Airlines + Virgin America Merger Officially Closes, Reciprocal Earning Starts Next Week

A rendering of the special "More to Love" commemorative livery for the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger.

It’s been a few months since the initial announcement in April, and there were a few bumps on the road, but the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is finally closing. As of today, Virgin America is officially a part of Alaska Airlines Group. Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Officially Closes The merger means…

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Virgin America May Be Ending Partnership with Virgin Atlantic Soon

Virgin American may end its partnership with Virgin Atlantic come November 13, 2016

The merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is pending, but the implications may be coming sooner than we thought. According to user mipaho on Reddit, Virgin American might be ending its partnership with Virgin Atlantic on November 13, 2016. Presumably, this means you will no longer be able to redeem your Virgin American miles for travels…

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