Are you a proud United 1K who’s thinking about switching loyalty to another airline? A Virgin America or JetBlue flyer in need of extra points? Then you are in luck.
If you’re a 1K considering switching to American, the time might be now, according to the popular mileage blog The Points Guy, which is reporting a big new status match offer from AAdvantage.
There’s no word on how long the opportunity might remain in effect. It appears to be confirmed by recent reports on StatusMatcher.com as well.
The site says AAdvantage Executive Platinum status is being offered to United 1Ks, and it will kick in instantly (presumably after a brief processing period). To keep the AA Executive Platinum status active through February of 2017, you’ll have to earn 35,000 elite-qualifying miles within 90 days on American, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines and/or Qantas.
The report said program 1K switchers who become Executive Platinums qualify for four systemwide upgrades on American from any fare class. Interested parties are advisded to call AA at 888-697-5636 to make the request and start the process.
Virgin America is pulling out a powerful tool to boost bookings during the slow “dead weeks” of early winter. Those who register, book, and fly with Virgin by Feb 29 will earn 2x Elevate points. Details and registration here.
The typical earn for Elevate members is five points per $1 spent on the base fare and five status points per $1 spent on base fare. In this offer, you will earn 100% bonus points per $1 spent on the base fare for a total of 10 points but will still earn only five status credits per $1 spent on the base fare.
JetBlue’s offer of double points is even sweeter– that’s because the bonus points count toward the carrier’s elite Mosaic status. Details and registration here. To get the bonus, you must book your flight by January 31.
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