Virgin America has announced a new promotion, offering 100% bonus points and 100% bonus status credits per $1 spent on the base fare for all qualifying flights booked and flown in First Class from 10/16 – 11/15. That means that you’ll earn double the regular rate of 5 points per dollar, so 10 per dollar.
In order to take advantage of the promo, you need to register here first before booking.
If you have Elevate Silver status or higher, you also earn additional bonus points. Elevate Silver members earn a 50% bonus on base points and Elevate Gold members earn a 140% bonus on base points. That means that if booking a first class ticket during the promotion periodyou will earn the following rates:
- Elevate Red – 10x points per dollar spent
- Elevate Silver – 12.5x points per dollar spent
- Elevate Gold – 17x points per dollar spent
On top of that you will also earn credit card points. If you have an American Express Platinum card you will earn 5x MR on airfare, or if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve you will get 3x UR.
Lucky at OneMileAtATime crunched the numbers and you can earn ~46% back if you book first class fares through this promo. To get to that earning rate, you would have to value Elevate miles at 2.2 cents and MR points at 1.7 cents.