Double and triple Elevate points from Virgin America on select routes
Virgin America has a promotion available for either double or triple miles on 13 routes from their west coast hubs at Los Angeles and San Francisco. The promotion runs through 30 June 2013 (it started back in February; dunno why I missed it then). Registration is required.
There are eight routes where Elevate passengers will earn double miles on all flights. There are five additional routes which earn double points for the first two round-trips and triple points for additional flights. Here’s the list from Virgin America:
Reading the fine print on the offers I also see this little gem:
Bonus Elevate points earned in this offer will also qualify towards Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status.
Yup, these bonus points count towards elite status in the Elevate program, too. That’s a nice little perk, especially given that status is achieved by spend, not distance flown. Halving the cost to get there is a nice deal, indeed.
With the recent partnership between Virgin American and Singapore Air this promo also opens up the possibility to get at the SQ awards a bit cheaper than otherwise. And that’s on top of the already decent rates they offer in some circumstances.