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Alaska Airlines releases their earn rate on Virgin America Flights
Today was a big day for Alaska Airlines news. They announced several things that I will get into, but I wanted to take a look first at some news that relates to their merger with Virgin America. The merger created the 5th largest airline in the country and has formed an interesting meld of corporate environments. I really like how Alaska is handling the entire process – they are treating the customer as their friend and advocate. HOW CRAZY IS THIS?! I don’t really even know how to handle it. But I like it. Emphasis on the customer, their experience, and loyalty are all acknowledged with how they announce new information. Alaska Airlines releases their earn rate on Virgin American flights and I think it’s quite attractive.
This news couldn’t come at a better time…I just matched to Alaska Airlines MVP GOLD 75!!!!!
How many Alaska Air miles will you earn flying on Virgin America?
This chart will tell us.
How does that compare to Alaska Air metal?
I don’t think we could have asked for any better than this, and really I think it’s exactly what I had hoped for. An equal earning potential ( at least from my first assessment) flying on either Virgin America or Alaska Airlines.
I’ll get into how they’ve enriched their partner earning ( which is incred ) on my next post, but Alaska is really sugaring the pie IMO. These two companies have very different cultures and product offerings, but the thing they have in common: LOYAL CUSTOMERS. Alaska and Virgin America customers LOVE their airlines, and if you’ve ever flown them you can understand why. It’s nice to see an airline sticking with the one mile flown, at least one mile earned program as well. I’m looking forward to my goal of MVP GOLD 75 next year =)