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Singapore Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Virgin America so now you can connect to your Singapore Airlines flight from Chicago, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Dallas and several other cities served by Virgin America.

To celebrate the launch of their codeshare relationship with Virgin America, the airlines have also announced a bonus miles/points promotion. Fly on any Singapore Airlines codeshare flight(s) operated by Virgin America between now and February 28, 2013, and they will award you KrisFlyer miles for the domestic leg, as well as Virgin America Elevate points for that sector as well – essentially doubling your miles. Register for this promotion here.

Even if you just have miles with one or the other airline now, this is a good opportunity to open an account with the other program since you’re not losing out on points/miles either way.

While this is limited to a relatively small population of people, I still think it is cool that they are offering a double dip into two frequent flyer programs- something that rarely happens unless there’s a glitch!

KrisFlyer/Elevate Partnership.
KrisFlyer/Elevate Partnership.

Terms & Conditions

1. Promotion is valid for passengers traveling on a Singapore Airlines codeshare flight, operated by Virgin America, between January 1, 2013 and February 28, 2013.

2. Offer is valid for US residents only.

3. Passenger must be a member of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Virgin America Elevate programs to qualify for the bonus promotion. Valid KrisFlyer and Elevate numbers must be submitted at the time you file your bonus mile/point claim.

4. In addition to the miles you’ll receive for your Singapore Airlines operated flights, Singapore Airlines will credit bonus KrisFlyer miles equal to the distance flown on your domestic sector. KrisFlyer miles will be credited to your account after you have flown. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for your miles to be credited to your KrisFlyer account. All KrisFlyer terms & conditions apply.

5. Virgin America will credit you a set number of Elevate points based upon the codeshare sector you are flying. Bonus points will credit after you have flown. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for your points to be credited to your Elevate account. All Elevate program terms & conditions apply. Please see below for the tiered bonus structure based on cabin class flown. Point values indicated are for each segment:

Tier Main Cabin Main Cabin Select First Class City Pairs
A 500 points 1,000 points 1,500 points San Francisco to/from Los Angeles, San Diego,
Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Seattle
B 750 points 1,500 points 2,500 points Los Angeles to/from Portland, Seattle
C 1,000 points 2,500 points 4,000 points Los Angeles/San Francisco to/from Fort Lauderdale,
Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia

6. All bonus mileage/point claims must be received at this link by March 15, 2013. No claims will be accepted after this date.

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