Virgin America Targets JetBlue Point Matchers with Discount

Did you take advantage of that incredible JetBlue point-match offer back in June? If so, check your email, because you might have received a special offer. Yesterday, Virgin America sent out a batch of emails apparently targeting Elevate members who took advantage of this JetBlue point-matching offer. Specifically, Virgin America’s trigger seems to be travelers who…

Get a 2-for-1 Virgin America Voucher at This Saturday’s SF Giants Game

Update: Upon further inspection of the terms and conditions, it appears that these vouchers are not limited to travel within the Western Region. The text below has been updated to reflect this change. The San Francisco-based airline Virgin America is teaming up with its hometown baseball team to offer fans discounted travel. The first 40,000…

Score 999 Elevate Points in Honor of Virgin America’s 9th Birthday

Virgin America is celebrating it’s ninth birthday today, and the San Francisco-based airline has a present for you: a special promotion where Elevate members can earn 999 Elevate bonus points just for enrolling, booking and flying between now and September 30, 2016 — if you’re not already an Elevate member, you can still create an account in order…

American, United and Virgin Match JetBlue Mint Transcon Fares

In June 2014, JetBlue revolutionized the transcontinental premium-class market by launching JetBlue Mint. Not only does JetBlue Mint provide an exceptional product, but it’s also priced well below the competition — just $599 one-way or $1,198 round-trip. TPG himself was one of the early adopters of JetBlue Mint and has preferred it ever since. Once JetBlue Mint caught on…

Virgin America Adding More Flights from the West Coast to Newark

First Southwest announced upcoming service between EWR and Puerto Rico, then Alaska Airlines shared its plans to fly to EWR from three new West Coast cities and several other carriers announced new routes to the airport. Now Virgin America is expanding its service to Newark with new round-trip transcontinental flights. Starting on November 18, 2016, the carrier…

JetBlue’s Expanding Mint Service Between Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale

JetBlue has been increasing its efforts to attract customers in search of a more relaxing long-haul flight at a lower cost. With its fully lie-flat seats, JetBlue’s Mint product makes for an enjoyable flight — and also happens to be one of TPG’s favorite ways to fly from coast to coast. In April, JetBlue announced massive Mint class expansions by operating more than 70 daily…

Earn 50% Bonus Points on Virgin America Flights through August

If you’re planning to book a flight on Virgin America this summer, this current promo could be an easy way to earn some extra Elevate points. Now through August 31, you can earn 50% extra points on all Virgin America-ticketed flights. To be eligible, you must be a member of the Elevate program and register…

Strategies for Meeting Your Elite Status Goals in 2016

With the halfway point of 2016 fast approaching, it’s crucial to have your elite status qualification strategy nailed down. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares some of the top tips for meeting revenue, segment and elite-qualifying mile requirements. We are coming up on the midpoint of 2016, so with almost half of…

Alaska Airlines Might Keep Virgin America Brand After Merger

Love the Virgin America brand? We have some good news for you: Alaska Airlines might retain the Virgin America name after the merger. Love the Alaska Airlines brand? Don’t worry, it would be kept as well. During a speech to The Wings Club yesterday, Alaska Airlines’ CEO Brad Tilden discussed the possibility of keeping both brands post-merger. In the months…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…