Category: Virgin America

Airport lounges: How do you get in?

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When you’re walking through the airport, do you ever see people disappear behind frosted glass doors?  Do you wonder what luxury and glamour lies behind those doors, and how to get inside?  You’re not alone – airport lounges are both a valuable travel asset and also widely misunderstood.

The truth is that airport lounges vary widely. (more…)

Virgin America Elevate points earning promotion

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This could be the first shot in a series of fall frequent flyer promotions.  Let’s hope!

Virgin America’s Elevate program has announced a bonus point promotion from now until year-end, including double points for some bookings and an additional bonus of up to 25,000 points. (more…)

Airline alliances, partners and mileage earning

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One of the best things to happen to frequent flyers was the establishment of the three global airline alliances: Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance.  These alliances are where airlines come together as partners, coordinating routes, flight times and other aspects of travel that make it a more seamless experience when you’re traveling on multiple airlines.  You have a single ticket, your bags are checked all the way through, and – best of all – you can both earn and redeem miles on any of your main airline’s partners. (more…)

Understanding codeshare flights


Have you ever booked a flight with an airline, only to find out later that the flight was operated by a different airline?  This is called a codeshare, where one airline puts its airline code and flight number on a flight operated by another airline. (more…)