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Get the details on all the priority perks that come with your Elevate Status.

We like it when you’re out of line.

  • Priority Check-In: Show your Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold Card at any Virgin America ticket counter to check in from the First Class lane.
  • Check bags free at the airport or when you check in online:
    • 1 Free checked bag for Elevate Silver members
    • 3 Free checked bags for Elevate Gold members
  • Priority Security: Flash your card or boarding pass to breeze through the Priority Security line and keep moving.
  • Priority Boarding: We don’t like to keep you waiting. That’s why you’ll always be among the first to board every Virgin America flight. Check your boarding pass for your priority boarding group.
  • Priority Baggage Handling: When you check your luggage, we’ll mark your bags with Priority tags so they’ll be among the first off the belt at your destination.
  • Virgin America Loft Access: Your Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold status gets you complimentary day passes to our official airport lounge at LAX, where you can refresh, unwind, get some work done, grab a snack, or just sit back and relax. To enter the Loft, just show your Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver membership Card or Digital ID plus a valid Virgin America boarding pass, and we'll keep track of how many annual day passes you have left. Plus, you'll receive a discount off the published fee for purchasing any additional passes once you've used up your annual allocation:
    • Elevate Silver: 2 Complimentary day passes per year; $25 per person thereafter
    • Elevate Gold: 3 Complimentary day passes per year; $20 per person thereafter
  • Each pass is good for a one person, one time access to the Lounge. Complimentary access passes are non-transferable and may be used either by the Member, or by a guest accompanying the Member. Additional Discounted passes may be purchased by the Member directly at the Loft on the day of travel, for themselves and any accompanying guests holding a valid Virgin America boarding pass.

Take the good seats.

  • Opt in for free upgrades to Main Cabin Select when there’s space available.
    • If you’re flying solo, you’ll have the chance to opt in for an upgrade while you book your flight online, through an authorized travel agent, or when booking through the Virgin America Call Center, and we’ll update your flight status with your new cabin (if available) up to two hours before departure.
    • If you’re traveling with companions, you can opt in to upgrade your seat by calling your exclusive Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold reservations line.
    • Since the upgrades are automatic, we can’t guarantee availability of any previously selected Main Cabin seats once you’ve been assigned a spot in Main Cabin Select.
    • If you’re upgraded to Main Cabin Select when you have already checked in for your flight, you’ll need to check in again online or at the airport to select your new seat in Main Cabin Select.
  • Take your pick of First Class seats by purchasing First Class upgrades in advance for you and your plus one. You can purchase advance First Class upgrades online, through our Call Center, or when you check in at the airport if there are seats available.
    • Buy upgrades up to 12 hours before departure for Elevate Silver members.
    • Buy upgrades up to 24 hours before departure for Elevate Gold members.
  • Select a seat in Express free of charge at the time of booking.
    • Get a guaranteed spot in the front of our Main Cabin and be on your way right after touchdown.
    • Make sure to select a Express seat when choosing your seat assignment online or through our Call Center.

Get more of a good thing.

  • Earn bonus reward points for every Virgin America flight you purchase.
    • 25% more points for Elevate Silver
      For example: As an Elevate Silver Member, if you book a flight for a $100 base fare:
      $100 X 5 points per $1 spent = 500 Elevate points
      Your Elevate Silver Status gets you 25% more reward points:
      $100 x 1.25 = 125 Elevate bonus points + 500 Elevate points = 625 Total Elevate points
    • 100% more points for Elevate Gold
      For example: As an Elevate Gold Member, if you book a flight for a $100 base fare:
      $100 X 5 points per $1 spent = 500 Elevate points
      Your Elevate Gold Status gets you 100% more reward points:
      $100 x 5 = 500 Elevate bonus points + 500 Elevate points = 1,000 Total Elevate points
  • Please note: Your Elevate Silver 25% bonus reward points or Elevate Gold 100% bonus reward points don’t apply to other Elevate transactions, like flights booked on other airlines, purchases with our partners, or Elevate point transfers.

Go on. Take it off.

  • Take 25% off** a Main Cabin Non-Refundable ticket, for bookings made by December 31 of your benefit year:
    • Take one 25% off code per year for Elevate Silver
    • Take two 25% off codes per year for Elevate Gold
  • Your 25% off codes can be used towards any eligible booking made with dollars, but not for reward flights booked with Elevate points.
  • We'll send an email including your personalized, single-use promo codes once you reach or renew Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold Status. Remember to save your codes so you can use them to grab a seat through December 31.

Enjoy perks with our airline partners.

As an Elevate Gold member, you can count on priority perks to make your day of travel that much easier, even when you fly on our sister airlines. Make sure to flash your Elevate Gold card to get the following benefits.

  • When flying with Virgin Atlantic, you can enjoy:
    • Priority Check-in
    • Priority Security
    • Priority Boarding
  • And on Virgin Australia, you'll get:
    • Priority Check-in
    • Priority Security
    • Priority Boarding
    • Priority Luggage Handling
    • Complimentary access to eight Virgin Australia airport lounges in Australia

And, as an Elevate Silver member, you can enjoy the following perks on international flights with Virgin Australia***:

  • Priority Check-in
  • Priority Boarding


Terms and Conditions:

*Virgin America Premium Visa Card ($149 Annual Fee): Virgin America Premium Visa Cardholders are eligible to earn up to 15,000 status points per calendar year toward reaching or renewing Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status. You will receive 5,000 status points for each $10,000 of Net New Purchases made using your card, up to a maximum of 15,000 status points per calendar year, provided that you have paid the Annual Fee and your Account is open and not in default at the time points are posted. Any status points earned on Net New Purchases made after the December billing cycle end date will be applied towards the following calendar year's status points earnings. Status points will post to your Elevate account approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the billing cycle end date in which you reach each $10,000 of Net New Purchases.

**Valid only for nonstop or connecting travel; One time use promo code is valid for non-refundable Main Cabin tickets only in fare classes N, S, L, I, M, U, E, H, B, or V. Booking must occur before the end of the benefit year; promo code expires at 11:59pm PT on December 31, 2014. Travel must occur by November 26, 2015. 2014 blackout dates are: 1/17, 1/20, 2/14, 2/17, 3/14–3/17, 3/21–3/24, 4/18–4/21, 5/23, 5/26, 7/3–7/6, 8/29, 9/1, 11/21–11/23, 11/25–11/26, 11/29–12/1, 12/19–12/23, and 12/26–12/31. 2015 blackout dates are: 1/1–1/4, 1/16, 1/17, 2/13, 2/16, 3/13–3/16, 3/20–3/34, 4/3–4/6, 5/22, 5/25, 7/3, 7/5, 9/4, 9/7, 10/9, 10/12, 11/20–11/22, and 11/24–11/25. Tickets require advance purchase of 14 days. Promo code may be used only towards newly booked travel and may not be applied to prior bookings. Promo code discount will be deducted off of base fare. Base fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $4.00 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. For service to/from Mexico, base fares do not include the U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, the U.S. APHIS fee of $5, the U.S. Customs processing fee of $5.50, a U.S. International Arrival/Departure Tax of $17.50 each way and additional taxes/fees of up to $60, including: Mexico International Departure Tax and Mexico Tourism Tax. Promo code may not be redeemed for cash. Promotion code is not eligible for Elevate points redemption bookings. Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itinerary of 1. Offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. If travel is changed or cancelled, promo code discount will become invalid. Routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice.

***Complimentary access to Virgin Australia lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Mackay and Adelaide.

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