Airline Name: Virgin America
Frequent-flyer program: Elevate
Hub: San Francisco International Airport
Virgin America does not have an award chart but allows you to look up mileage requirements using airport pairs.
This works for all partners. Redemptions on Virgin America itself depend on the ticket price.
Fuel surcharges applied?
Virgin America DOES apply fuel surcharges. They are very transparent about this on the 'Spend miles' pages.
How to find award availability?
This can be tricky with partners. I had success in the past by calling the friendly call center and let them look up monthly availability.
The best redemption is certainly Singapore Airlines with no fuel surcharges in business/first class though it's a lot of Elevate points needed (since they are worth roughly twice one mile of most airlines).
The Transfer ratio from American Express is 2:1.
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