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ICYMI: Travel News Roundup for Friday, April 28, 2017

Here’s all the news that caught my eye this week – let me know if you learn something new!

Airlines + Miles

Starting Monday, Alaska Airlines lounges in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles will no longer allow Priority Pass cardholders to bring guests into the lounge. [Travel Codex]

Alaska flights to/from Seattle are moving to Terminal 2 at SFO starting next week. [Flyertalk] They also announced they will be moving both Virgin and Alaska flights to Terminal 7 at JFK later this year, joining their partners British Airways, Qantas, and Icelandair. [Travel Codex]

Gogo bought more capacity on a satellite over the Pacific Ocean, which it will relocate to provide enhanced in-flight wifi coverage for the West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, and transpacific flights. [Runway Girl Network]

Canadian airline WestJet says it’s going to launch a low-cost carrier. [Cranky Flier] Continue reading

Comparing the Alaska Airlines $120 Companion Fare Code vs. Virgin America $150 Companion Discount Code

Yesterday, the news broke that you could now redeem your Alaska Airlines companion fare code for flights on Alaska Airlines and Virgin America.  That is great news, especially if you have 1 or more companion fare codes and if Virgin America serves the routes you want to fly.  I’ve written about the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare Code a few times:

The overlooked part of the news from yesterday is that Virgin America has their own less-than-amazing companion discount code.  No one ever talks about that code, but I am going to compare the Alaska Airlines companion fare code to the Virgin America companion discount code and show you which code is better.

First things first, if you have the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card (personal or business version), you will get the companion fare codes.  To locate those codes, log into your Alaska Airlines account and click Valid under Discount and Companion Fare Codes.  You will see all the companion fare codes listed, their expiration date (travel must be booked by that date) and the terms and conditions of the companion fare code.

Alaska Airlines Comanion Fare Codes

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Receive 5,000 Virgin America Elevate Miles for Creating a New Account Before 9/24 (Targeted Offer)

Good evening everyone.  I received a targeted offer from Virgin America in the form of a postcard that offers me 5,000 Virgin America Elevate miles for creating a new Virgin America account.  This is strange because I already have a Virgin America account, I status matched to Virgin America Elevate Gold elite status, and I was recently approved for the Comenity Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Credit Card.  Apparently, Virgin America still does not think I have a Virgin America account.  The small print on the front of the postcard says that this offer is only available for those living at the address printed on the postcard, but you are welcome to create a new Virgin America account and see if you get the 5,000 bonus Virgin America Elevate miles.

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How to Request Missing or Lost Virgin America Credit Card $150 Discount Companion Code

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I played tourist in San Francisco and rode a bright yellow GoCar around the city, down Lombard Street and up to Coit Tower, then I had a delicious dinner at Boudin’s at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Anyway, I have an important post for anyone with the Comenity Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Credit Card.  I was recently approved for this credit card during my June 2016 App-O-Rama.  As a cardmember perk, you get a companion code discount worth up to $150 off a Virgin America flight every year you pay the $149 annual fee (Virgin America’s version of the Alaska Airlines companion pass).

Virgin America $150 Discount Off Companion TicketThe terms and conditions of the discount companion code say that the code will be emailed 6-8 weeks after you paid the annual fee.  I paid the annual fee longer than that, but I did not receive the email from Virgin America (it could have been mistakenly deleted, went to spam, or just never sent – I don’t know what is more likely).  In this post, I will show you how to request the missing or lost Virgin America discount companion code.

Virgin America $150 Discount Off Companion Ticket Terms

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Citi AT&T Access More, US Bank Korean Air & Comenity Virgin America Credit Card Art and Info

Good morning everyone, happy Wednesday!  Sorry for not writing during the last few days, I was in Pismo Beach riding ATVs on the sand dunes over the weekend and busy earlier this week.  Sneak peek: I have a great upcoming blog post about what to do with 50,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points that doesn’t involve flying on JetBlue – stay tuned!  In this post, I will share some interesting pieces of info about 3 of my new credit cards that I was recently approved for during my June App-O-Rama.  If you haven’t done so already, please read the first credit card post: Bank of America Amtrak, Alaska Airlines Biz & Barclays Lufthansa Credit Card Art and Info.  Here is a look at these 3 new credit cards:

  • Citi AT&T Access More World MasterCard
  • US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa Signature Credit Card
  • Comenity Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card

Here is the front and back of my Citi AT&T Access More World MasterCard.  The word “access” is somewhat transparent and allows light to travel through the credit card.  Like most Citi credit cards, the card number is on the back of the card and there are no raised letters or numbers.

Here is the approval letter that came with the credit card.  The letter covers the sign up bonus details and says my Experian credit score is 766 (which is slightly higher than my Experian credit score of 759 that came with my Bank of America welcome letter).

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