Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

What happened to LH and LX premium award space???

4

Recouping taxes if you fly thru LHR on award miles but don’t leave the terminal

1

Disappearing Lifemiles awards

1

Large Increases in Award Costs in Delta Skymiles

2

Cashing in Ultimate Rewards Points Instead of Transferring Them – Am I Missing Something?

3

Emirates downgraded flight

1

Alaska Airline Miles – British Airways First Class

2

ANA Mileage Club – Can’t book a ticket for my partner?

1

Mixed class itineraries no longer available on JAL using Alaska Miles

2

LH First award space on partner airlines missing

1

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (4)

Alaska miles on Virgin flight?

Alaska miles on Virgin flight?

  1. Elizabethm

    Okay so my head is spinning with all of this virgin / Alaskan craziness. Today I get the email saying if I transfer my Virgin miles I will get a 30% bonus. So here’s my question. I have three to four virgin flights booked this year in the next few months. Should I take virgin miles? Or Alaskan miles? When I go on the Alaska website it tells me I will get a 50% bonus if I use my Alaska mileage number instead of my Virgin number on a Virgin Flight. I know this seems like that’s the obvious choice but it’s so confusing with all of these various scenarios. If I take them as virgin miles and transfer I seem to get a 30% bonus. Has anyone else been through this and have any advice? On first class flights I get a 75% bonus according to the Alaska site. Help please

  2. David W

    If you booked your flights directly from Virgin America, you will earn miles based on this chart if you credit the flights to Alaska [URL]https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/virgin-america.aspx[/URL]

    If you credit to Virgin, you will earn Virgin points based on how much your base fare was and then when you transfer to Alaska, multiply points by 1.3.

    Work out the math and compare ☺️

  3. ElizabethG

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 29158, member: 29″]If you booked your flights directly from Virgin America, you will earn miles based on this chart if you credit the flights to Alaska [URL]https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/virgin-america.aspx[/URL]

    If you credit to Virgin, you will earn Virgin points based on how much your base fare was and then when you transfer to Alaska, multiply points by 1.3.

    Work out the math and compare ☺️[/QUOTE]
    Do you have any idea how to figure out “base miles”? For the Alaska chart they go by base miles, yet Virgin does not use “miles” and the folks at Virgin tell me they don’t even know how to figure base miles…..

  4. David W

    If you want to get the distance between two cities, gcmap.com is a common tool. This figure is very close to what airlines will use as the base miles between two cities.

Sign in to help answer questions.