Convert Virgin America Miles Into Alaska Miles At A 1:1.3 Ratio; Check Your Account For 10K Bonus Miles!

You can now convert Virgin America miles to Alaska miles at a 1:1.3 ratio here. Points transfer instantly.

There are lots of great uses for Alaska miles.

Note that this is a one-way street. The only reason to transfer now is to redeem an award with Alaska. Otherwise you can let your points stay on the Virgin America side and wait until you need Alaska miles or until they forcibly transfer all points over to Alaska.

In other news, people that had a Virgin America account as of 12/5 also got a nice surprise in their Alaska account. Here is the gift I found in my account:

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If you only have a Virgin America account and not an Alaska account you should get an email asking you to open an Alaska account to claim your choice of 10K miles or $100 off a flight.

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38 Responses to “Convert Virgin America Miles Into Alaska Miles At A 1:1.3 Ratio; Check Your Account For 10K Bonus Miles!”

  1. high end hobo Says:
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    Also you can book VX online at AS site now with AS miles.
    Maybe you can do a write up about that and explain good uses with stopovers etc

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  2. Zack Says:
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    I opened a virgin America account on friday, should I expect the email with the bonus offer?

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  3. Mendy Says:
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    I’ve had a virgin America since before 12/05, but didn’t receive any surprises

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  4. Thenewguy Says:
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    In my opinion VA points are the most underrated points out there. A flight round trip from EWR to LAX is 10,000-20,000 points ($100-$200). Nice side perk of that Starwood’s/JetBlue business (the one with 75,000 points)

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  5. Hannah Says:
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    Is there anything I lose by transferring? In the past I’ve used virgin points to book tickets. Will anything change now if I convert to Alaska points?

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  6. Abc Says:
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    I have both don’t see extra 10k bonus

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  7. ng Says:
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    i have a Virgin america and alaska account open for a while but no bonus.
    do i have to make a transfer to get the bonus?

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  8. Ew Says:
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    I have a Virgin America account but didn’t get the 10k offer… 😢

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  9. coralsnake Says:
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    Nice! just checked and I too had a 10k miles present in my AS account.

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  10. dov Says:
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    I don’t see that an email from alaska or virgin offering 10k miles.
    i had the virgin account and no alaska account.

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  11. noah32 Says:
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    I have both accounts VX and AS. Just checked my AS account – no miles:(

    Do they have to be linked somehow?

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  12. Points Hunter Says:
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    When do you think we can use Alaska flight $50 discount code and companion pass on VX flights? It’s still not allowed yet at the moment

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  13. SPC Says:
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    +1 @Mendy

    had both accounts as of 12/5, no 10k bonus

    not complaining though, still converted SPG to AS via VX

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  14. Mike Says:
    14

    I have had both for years and no bonus. Strange

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  15. John Says:
    15

    @Mendy:

    didn’t either

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  16. josh Says:
    16

    Dan – what is the source for info that all accounts from prior to 12/5 are getting the points? I haven’t seen that elsewhere and based on other comments (plus my own account) that seems to not be the case…

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  17. Denverite Says:
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    Thanks for the link, I couldn’t find where to link accounts on either sites. Thanks to your advice, I’ll hopefully be booking in J on CX to Tel Aviv for less than 39k SPG(which transferred VX and then to 62.5k on AS), Thanks again!

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  18. Yelped Says:
    18

    I got the 10k miles in my account!! Will check my wife’s account soon.

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  19. Tuck Says:
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    Checked my Alaska account today and received the 10k bonus. Then converted my VA points to Alaskan and received an email showing the 1:1.3 rate. Here is the link I used to convert.
    https://buy.points.com/marketing/alaska-blw/landing-page/
    Just now received email message which says:
    You’ve successfully converted your Elevate® points into Mileage Plan&trade miles, which can be used for travel to over 800 destinations worldwide.

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  20. Aaron Says:
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    Got the 10k for transferring only 50 miles

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  21. yankel Says:
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    I got 10k. It might have something to do with card holders

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  22. lindnuck Says:
    22

    I had a VX account with points and I received the 10k bonus without asking, and was able to do the conversion to AS with the remaining points.

    My wife had a VX account with 0 points. She did not receive the 10k bonus to AS.

    So those here reporting they didn’t get the bonus, perhaps it was because they did not have any points in their VX accounts?

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  23. ng Says:
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    the 10K points just came in

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  24. HesderGuy Says:
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    My wife and I both got 10K each! They posted yesterday

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  25. thingy Says:
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    Is it better to wait for email before creating Alaska account?

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  26. dhammer53 Says:
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    I got the 10,000 miles deposited in my Alaska account.

    I do not have either credit card.
    My Virgin account had Zero miles in it. I opened it last April when the promo was going on. I opened it just in case I was going to participate in that promo.

    I’ve had an Alaska account for several years, and it’s now 10,000 miles richer.

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  27. HeavenlyJane Says:
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    Sweet mother of Moses, I have a bonus in my Alasak account!

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  28. Ben Says:
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    Hi Dan,

    Quick question, what is the best way to buy 17k SPG or 50k Marriott points now? I missed the end of year sale by SPG and now points are being sold at around 3 cents a point….

    Please help!

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  29. puzzlefighter Says:
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    How long does the email take to show up? How can I even be sure they are going to send it? I didn’t see any box, button, or field to indicate that I wanted them to do that.

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  30. MisterBlack Says:
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    Dan- can we create a new Virgin account and still get the offer for 10k Alaska miles?

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  31. Mileagejunkie Says:
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    I had a Virgin account but no Alaska. I created an account as soon as you posted this and just got an email that I was credited 10k!

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  32. nechama Says:
    32

    Both my husband and I received the offer today around noon 🙂

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  33. nem Says:
    33

    Is it necessary to transfer the points from V to AS ?

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  34. Anonymous Says:
    34

    Just got an email from Alaska as well asking me to activate my new Alaska account. Was not part of Alaska before.

    This seems to be apply for everyone who had a VA account.

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  35. Anonymous Says:
    35

    Miles posted instantly. Got invitation today

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  36. Anonymous Says:
    36

    Would you suggest I choose the $100 or 10k miles?

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  37. Daniel Says:
    37

    Got invitation to activate my Alaska account. Had some kind of issue in the activation process. I can’t seem to get past that step since it says I have an account already (which I didn’t). When I logged in with my new information I don’t have the 10k miles in there. I’m currently on hold with Alaska.

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  38. isaac Says:
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    is the 10k points a better value than $100 discount?

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