Great news – if you’ve ever opened a Virgin America Elevate frequent flyer account, you should have just gotten 10,000 free Alaska Airlines miles, even if you don’t have a current MileagePlan frequent flyer account open with Alaska Airlines.
Check your inbox/spam/trash/etc for an email from:
You should have gotten a message like this:
Which basically spells out everything pretty clear as day.
If you didn’t get this message – I’d definitely contact Alaska Airlines about it and make sure you do.
Alaska Airlines MileagePlan miles are some of the most valuable in the industry – 10,000 miles is actually enough for a roundtrip somewhere in the States 700 miles or less each way, or a one-way for distances up to 2100 miles.
In fact, the value of Alaska Airlines miles is actually rated by OneMileAtATime as higher than any other extant airline loyalty program right now: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/value-miles-points/