An introduction to Virgin America Elevate – Award Chart, Award Availabilty, Fuel Surcharges & Destinations

Posted on June 24, 2014 by in Airline Reviews

Airline Name: Virgin America

Frequent-flyer program: Elevate

Hub: San Francisco International Airport

Award Chart

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.

Destinations: 23

Anchorage
Austin
Boston
Cancún
Chicago
Dallas
Dallas/Fort Worth
Fort Lauderdale
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York City
Newark
Orange County
Orlando
Palm Springs
Philadelphia
Portland
Puerto Vallarta
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San José del Cabo
Seattle
Toronto
Washington, D.C.

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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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