Virgin Global Frequent Flyer Alliance

Virgin Global Frequent Flyer Alliance

Virgin airlines are teaming up to let globetrotters fly all around the world the Virgin way.

Richard Branson has revealed that Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and V Australia/Virgin Blue are offering customers the chance to earn miles and points when flying with their sister-branded airlines.

Speaking at the National Business Travel Association International Convention and Exposition, Richard Branson explained that loyalty program members from Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin America and V Australia/Virgin Blue can now redeem flight points on any of the carriers frequent flyer programs.

This will help ensure flyers can enjoy the innovative Virgin experience as they travel all around the world.

Richard Branson said: "Virgin is known around the world for its legendary in-flight service, but now it is even more rewarding to fly with our global airlines."

Virgin Atlantics Flying Club members can now earn Flying Club miles/status points; Virgin Americas Elevate members can earn Elevate points; and V Australia/Virgin Blue Velocity members can earn Velocity points wherever they are flying on a Virgin-branded carrier around the globe.

We always strive to offer Virgin Atlantics Flying Club members easier ways to earn miles and better rewards. I am sure that earning and redeeming on all Virgin airlines worldwide will be highly valued by our members," said Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic.

"This new frequent flyer program further allows us to reward travelers who prefer to fly with, and remain loyal to, the Virgin branded airlines and we hope this offers an added incentive to do so."

Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer David Cush added: "Virgin-branded airlines are famous for reinventing the category and offering travelers a better flying experience with unrivalled value, brilliant service and innovative amenities.

"Travelers around the world seek out Virgin airlines for this reason, and were pleased to partner with our award-winning sister airlines to allow our loyal guests to earn Virgin frequent flyer credits wherever they are flying in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific or Australia.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive Officer John Borghetti commented: "We hope that the new agreements will encourage more travelers from around the globe to enjoy a customer experience that is second to none.

"Our goal is to deliver a better class of service and this latest partnership will help us deliver more rewards to the savvy travelers who rightly expect more from an airline."

Head over to Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, V Australia or Virgin Blue to find out more and book flights.

Greg Rose

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