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Virgin America Name to Cease to Exist in 2019

After what is being called “careful consideration,” the Virgin America name will likely cease to exist as a brand sometime in the year 2019 — exactly when has not yet been determined — as part of the continued integration with Alaska Airlines, which announced the acquisition of the airline almost one year ago and was approved by the Department of Justice of the United States on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Virgin America Name to Cease to Exist in 2019

Although the two airlines will adopt the name and logo of Alaska Airlines — whose refreshed branding was unveiled back in January of 2016 — the combined airline…

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Changes: A Reminder

Alaska Airlines released some announcements three months ago today pertaining to changes within the Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program; and this article is more of a reminder of what are those changes — or perhaps you did not already know about them.

A summary of the changes which were announced include…

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Even I Received 10,000 Mileage Plan Miles From Alaska Airlines

Whenever I read what seems to be dozens of headlines at BoardingArea and elsewhere to check my account for some gift of frequent travel loyalty program miles or points, I immediately get skeptical — but I grudgingly check my account anyway to confirm my skepticism.

Not this time.

As I am usually one of the last people to receive e-mail messages from most frequent travel loyalty programs of which I am a member, I therefore am usually the last to find out even the simplest of news. No e-mail message had reached me from Alaska Airlines yet when I checked my Mileage Plan account.

Sure enough — to my surprise — there they were…

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Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles by Shopping for the Holidays 2016

Effective through Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles — in addition to the standard Mileage Plan miles earned — during the Get It In Time Holiday Bonus campaign at the Mileage Plan Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Your Chance to Win a Trip for Two in the #Twogether Sweepstakes in Celebration of the Merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America

In celebration of the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines being completed earlier today, you could be one of 600 people to win two certificates — which can be used toward round-trip economy tickets on flights flights marketed by Alaska Airlines and operated by Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon, SkyWest or PenAir to a choice of greater than 100 destinations with the #Twogether Sweepstakes — excluding flights to…

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Alaska Airlines Acquisition of Virgin America Approved by Department of Justice

The commercial aviation industry in the United States officially shrunk a little more due to consolidation, as the United States Department of Justice approved the acquisition of Virgin America Incorporated by Alaska Airlines earlier today after the completion of its review…

…but although Alaska Airlines was not required to divest any assets as a condition of clearance, the approval was under the condition of a caveat…

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Shop to Earn Thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage Miles

You can shop to earn thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage miles through their respective Internet shopping portals through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — but the earnings and amount of spend required vary between programs, which are detailed below.

Earn a one-time bonus of up to…

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