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Virgin America elevate amex partner change?
Hey guys, so I know Virgin America elevate is going to fully fold into Alaska’s mileagePlan. So as of right now, Virgin America is transfer partners of amex (yes at a poor 2 amex:1 elevate ratio), but after January 1st, 2018, when it becomes MileagePlan, will Elevate just disappear from Amex’s partner list, or does MileagePlan become an Amex partner. I don’t have any elevate miles, but I’m a huge MileagePlan points collector and Alaska MVP member, and right now there aren’t many transferable currencies to MP other than SPG, so if Amex does become a partner, then my credit card strategy will greatly change. Does anyone know what happens to Elevate on amex rewards? Thanks!
It’s hard to speculate but Elevate was an SPG transfer partner and post merger, they discontinued that partnership. The same thing could happen here too and it wouldnt be surprising.
[QUOTE=”David W, post: 29508, member: 29″]It’s hard to speculate but Elevate was an SPG transfer partner and post merger, they discontinued that partnership. The same thing could happen here too and it wouldnt be surprising.[/QUOTE]
Alright thanks David. Based on that looks like MileagePlan will not become an AMEX partner, but all we can do is wait and see probably. Thanks for your help, I’ll just for now assume that it won’t exist post merger.
I would bet they wouldn’t transfer. I feel like AA and MP are the programs that seem to be the most aggressive in selling miles. They can probably only maintain that if they don’t partner with a high earn credit card partner.