You Can Now Use the Alaska Companion Certificate on Virgin America Flights
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One of the best perks of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card is that you can get a companion certificate every year. With this perk, from $121 ($99 base fare plus taxes and fees from $22), you could get good value out of a card that comes with an annual fee of $75. And now with the Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger well underway, the latest step is that you can now use that companion certificate on Virgin flights.
Since Virgin flights are now searchable on Alaska’s website, you can use your companion certificate as you normally would. Keep in mind that the certificates are valid for any economy ticket, and the companion can earn elite miles in addition to upgrading their seat.
This is just the latest step in the Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger. Overall, the combining of the two airlines has been a relatively slow process since the deal was finalized in December. Since the merger closed, you can now link your accounts, transfer Virgin Elevate points to Alaska miles at a 1 to 1.3 ratio and a timeline for elite benefits going forward has been released. So this move, while it may seem minor, signifies another step in the integration of the two carriers.
As a reminder, the Alaska Visa Signature credit card comes with a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days.
H/T: One Mile at a Time