Today, Mileage Plan and Elevate continue to operate as separate programs. Mileage Plan members will continue to hold miles in their Mileage Plan accounts and Elevate members will continue to hold Elevate points in their Elevate accounts.
Now, Mileage Plan members can earn Mileage Plan miles on Virgin America flights, and Elevate members can earn Elevate points on Alaska Airlines flights.
Elevate members have been invited to activate a new account in Alaska's award-winning Mileage Plan, gaining access to our global partner network of over 900 worldwide destinations. Upon activating your new Mileage Plan account, you will be able to convert your Elevate points into Mileage Plan miles at a rate of 1.3 Mileage Plan miles per Elevate point, which can be used to access award travel on Alaska Airlines and Alaska Global Partners. And, Elevate Silver and Gold members have been status matched into Alaskas Mileage Plan, unlocking generous benefits like complimentary upgrades on Alaska flights.
Mileage Plan members now have the ability to redeem Mileage Plan miles for Virgin America flights.
Longer term, well be evaluating how to bring these programs together to deliver our loyal customers the most value. We look forward to bringing you more news in the coming weeks.