Reminder: Get a Virgin America Status Match with United, AA, or Southwest Status

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I posted about this promotion right when it came out back in April, but I wanted to quickly reminder every again about this status match promotion. Through June 30th, you can get a Virgin America status match if you have elite status with United, American Airlines, or Southwest Airlines (A-List or Companion Pass status). With this new status match offer, your status will last for a few months until June 30, 2013 and you will also have an opportunity to do a status challenge to earn the desired status through the end of the year.

To partake in the status match you must email Virgin America at statusmatch@virginamerica.com with your Elevate number. If you are not a current Elevate member, you can join here. You also must include one of the following:

  • A copy or screenshot of your most recent mileage summary showing your name and current elite level.
  • Or, a copy of your membership card that identifies your name and current elite level United Airlines, American Airlines or Southwest Airlines frequent flyer program.

Equivalent status match:


Elevate Silver Status Perks:

  • Point Bonus: 25% bonus
  • Main Cabin Express seat selection: Can select at time of booking
  • Complimentary upgrades to Main Cabin Select: 12 hours in advance
  • Priority check-in, boarding, security
  • Complimentary day passes to the Virgin America airport lounge at LAX: 2 day passes
  • Priority reservation line, live chat, and email: Silver dedicated line
  • Take 25% off any non-refundable Main Cabin ticket: 1 tickets per year
  • Complimentary checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs.: 1 free
  • Waived Call Center Service Fee

Elevate Gold Status Perks:

  • Point Bonus: 100% bonus
  • Main Cabin Express seat selection: Can select at time of booking
  • Complimentary upgrades to Main Cabin Select: 24 hours in advance
  • Priority check-in, boarding, security
  • Complimentary day passes to the Virgin America airport lounge at LAX: 3 day passes
  • Priority reservation line, live chat, and email: Gold dedicated line
  • Take 25% off any non-refundable Main Cabin ticket: 2 tickets per year
  • Complimentary checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs.: 3 free
  • Waived Elevate Redeposit Fee
  • Waived Call Center Service Fee

Now, I’ve actually never taken an Virgin Atlantic flight, but the perks seem to be pretty decent, especially the 25% off a ticket that you get annually.

This status will last through June 30th, but Virgin is offering a status challenge to allow you to keep this status through the end of the year. You must fly a certain number of points by June 30th (described below). Also, if you have the Virgin America Visa Signature credit card, you can be accelerated even faster.

  • To extend Elevate Silver status: Earn 8,000 status points; If you are a credit card member, you will only need 3,000 status points
  • To extend Elevate Gold status: Earn 12,000 status points; If you are a credit card member, you will only need 5,000 status points

To maintain status, this requires only a few roundtrip flights, which is great. To learn more about the promotion take a look at this Virgin America site. Keep in mind that they state it takes 7 to 14 days to update your Elevate status, so do not delay.

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Comments

  1. If you apply by June 30th you get gold Until June 30th? That doesn’t seem very long or am I missing something?

  2. Do the Lounge Passes at LAX have to be used by June 30th? We have the Companion Pass but don’t fly thru there until October.

  3. Nice deal but useless since the timeframe is so short. I won’t sacrifice my United 1K status for Virgin benefits but it was tempting initially.

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