Tagged: Silver Elevate

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Virgin America Silver Status Recap for 2015

Virgin America is still my preferred US domestic airline. During 2015, I was upgraded from Main Cabin to Main Cabin Select on 8 out of 19 of my flights which translates to a 42% upgrade rate. This seems very high for a mid-tier status whereas other airlines would most likely...

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Virgin America Elevate: Silver Status

Virgin America offers a frequent flyer program called Elevate. Passengers earn points based on the fare amount they paid for their flight rather than the traditional earning rate of the # of miles flown. The earning rate is 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare (excludes taxes). For example, a...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 5

Part 5: Returning Home AUH-JFK Etihad EY103 Suite Class: I was ready for a comfortable flight back to the US after touring around Dubai for 36 hours. I arrived to the airport early to make sure I could take advantage of the lounge and I didn’t want to miss this flight. It was scheduled...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 2

Part 2: North America Flights SFO-JFK Virgin America VX24 Main Cabin Express: I started the trip from Palo Alto by taking Uber to Caltrain then BART to SFO. I had already checked in on my iPhone 6 and had my boarding pass in Passbook. Whizzing through the PreCheck security line I was at...