NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi today announced eligible US cardmembers can now transfer an unlimited number of their ThankYou Points to Virgin America Elevate® points at a rate of two-to-one. With Virgin America reward flights starting as low as 2,500, points to destinations across the U.S. and Mexico including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Cancun, and later this year, Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui, eligible Citi cardmembers now have even more options when it comes to redeeming their points.
The only California-based airline, Virgin America has received a number of major awards since its launch in 2007 for the quality of its service and innovative onboard amenities including being named both the "Best U.S. Airline" in Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for the past seven consecutive years and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years. The inflight experience has been designed from the ground up with the guest in mind and features signature moodlighting, the Red® inflight entertainment system and power outlets at every seat and a touch screen on-demand menu which remains unique in the U.S. airline industry.
“Our goal is to give our cardmembers more choice and flexibility to use their ThankYou points in ways that fit their lifestyle. The inflight experience offered on Virgin America is unique, and we are pleased to now offer our cardmembers the ability to transfer their ThankYou Points to Virgin Elevate points to experience it,” said Mary Hines Droesch, Global Head of Citi Rewards.
Also, from now until 11:59 p.m. ET on October 21, 2015 eligible Citi cardmembers can get on board with ThankYou Rewards’ newest Points Transfer partner and receive 25% bonus Elevate points when they transfer a minimum of 1,000 ThankYou Points. This means that for every 2 Citi ThankYou Points transferred, cardmembers will receive 1.25 Elevate points.
“We look forward to welcoming Citi cardmembers on board Virgin America with this new points offer. They will be flying in style in our mood-lit cabins with fleetwide WiFi, custom-designed leather seats, power outlets, and a video touch-screen at every seatback offering guests on-demand menus and countless entertainment options. With no blackout dates or restrictions on Virgin America reward flights, flyers can redeem points on any flight at any time across our network, including our upcoming services to the Hawaiian Islands,” said Stuart Dinnis, Director of Loyalty at Virgin America.
To transfer ThankYou points to Virgin America’s Elevate points, call 1-800-ThankYou or log in at www.thankyou.com/transfer.
With the addition of Virgin America’s Elevate program to the ThankYou Rewards program, eligible Citi cardmembers can now transfer their ThankYou Points to 14 hotel and airline loyalty rewards programs and travel to more destinations around the world.
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About Virgin America
Known for its mood-lit cabins, beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the "Best U.S. Airline" in Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for the past seven consecutive years and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years. For more: www.virginamerica.com