Virgin America to Start Charging for ViaSat Wi-Fi Service

Earlier this month, Alaska Airlines confirmed that it would be acquiring Virgin America — a deal worth roughly $4 billion. And while we don’t know too much about the acquisition as of yet, we do know one change that Virgin will be making to its product before the acquisition is near finalization. Starting later this month,…

Virgin America is Now a Transfer Partner of SPG

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express The Starwood Preferred Guest program is continuing its expansion — this time, by adding a new transfer partner in Virgin America. This is an interesting addition,…

Top Card Offers, Virgin America Acquisition, Alaska Airlines Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Deal Alert: New York City to Maui from $479 Round-Trip on Virgin America

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

JetBlue is Giving Away 500 Free Flights to New Flyers in NY and CA

JetBlue’s fighting back after losing the recent Virgin America acquisition to Alaska Airlines. The New York-based carrier just launched a new “Calling All JetBlue Virgins” campaign, presumably as an attempt to attract Virgin America fans who haven’t yet flown with JetBlue. The airline will be giving away 500 round-trip flights to “JetBlue virgins” in New York and California, in other words,…

Richard Branson Isn’t Happy About Virgin America Merging with Alaska

In a blog post titled “On Virgin America,” Richard Branson shares his opinion about today’s merger news. Basically, he isn’t thrilled: I would be lying if I didn’t admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I’m not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin…

Everything We Know About Alaska’s Plan to Take Over Virgin America

Early this morning, Alaska Airlines confirmed its plans to acquire Virgin America in a deal worth some $4 billion. What in the world makes Virgin America worth such a high amount? Alaska does its best to explain… Who, What, When, Where Assuming regulator approval, Virgin America will be property of Alaska Airlines by this time…

Alaska Airlines Confirms Deal to Acquire Virgin America

Alaska Airlines just confirmed its plans to acquire Virgin America in a post on… Instagram. According to a CNBC report, Alaska will purchase Virgin for $57 per share in a deal that’s valued at roughly $4 billion in total, including debt, beating the top offer of bidding war partner JetBlue. That’s a HUGE jump over…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…