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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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Alaska/Virgin Delay Merger, DOJ Needs More Time + AS to Slash Virgin Mgmt Jobs

Alaska Air Group said yesterday that it will delay its merger with Virgin America, originally scheduled for September 30th, in order to allow the US DOJ additional time to review the deal. Alaska met last week with the antitrust division chief to discuss competitive concerns, though the airlines contend that their routes are mostly complementary.…

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JetBlue Matching Point Balances from Virgin America Elevate up to 75K!

This is a pretty awesome promotion from JetBlue and you’ll only need to take one roundtrip flight to get your balance matched! Even better, current JetBlue TrueBlue members are eligible! Interestingly enough, Virgin America has been matching status so you might end up using your matched Virgin America Elevate status for the JetBlue point balance…

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Delta: Alaska-Virgin Merger Has No Impact on Us, “Let’s See How They Do”, Future of Delta/Alaska Code-Share…

Delta’s new CEO Ed Bastian had some interesting comments on the planned Alaska-Virgin America merger. When asked by the Puget Sound Business Journal about the impact on Delta he shrugged and said all the routes already existed before the acquisition. “It doesn’t have any impact on Delta at all. They’ll have their work cut out…

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Richard Branson’s Letter on Virgin American Merger -“Sadness, Nothing I Could Do to Stop It”

I would be lying if I didn’t admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I’m not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I  take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it.…

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Alaska Officially Becomes 5th Largest US Airline w/ Virgin America Merger, Separate Visa Cards for Now

Well, it’s now official. Alaska has won a “frenzied bidding war” with JetBlue according to the WSJ to buy Virgin America. Alaska will pay $57/share (a +47% premium on their most current closing price), valuing the deal at $2.6B. A person familiar with the jousting said it was “a fierce back and forth between the two sides,…

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