Virgin America and Alliance Data unveil new branded credit cards

Virgin America has partnered with Alliance Data Retail Services to launch a new Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card and a first-ever Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Card.

Both co-brand cards offer Virgin America customers and Elevate frequent flyer programme members a wide range of perks to make their travel experience more convenient, flexible and rewarding. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Alliance Data will partner with Virgin America to provide a full suite of credit and marketing services for the Virgin America Visa Signature Card and will use its full suite of acquisition tools along with its marketing and analytics expertise to drive cardholder transactions and further support one-to-one customer engagement.

The new Virgin America Visa Signature Card offers a free first checked bag for the cardholder and a travel companion on all Virgin America flights, $150 discount for one companion ticket every year (discount off the base fare before mandatory taxes and fees), plus 20% savings on all inflight purchases made on the airline’s touchscreen Red IFE system. The Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Card will also allow cardholders to modify their travel plans without paying change or cancel fees on Virgin America flights, in addition to the opportunity to reach Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver Status faster with up to 15,000 bonus status points every year.

Members who choose one of these two new Virgin America Visa Signature Cards will earn triple Elevate points on all Virgin America purchases, enabling them to quickly earn reward travel on the airline. As always, Elevate points are good for any unsold seat on any flight anytime, with no blackout dates or restrictions of any kind when redeeming Virgin America reward flights. Points can also be redeemed for international travel with the carrier’s five airline partners – including Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. Finally, in a new offer, Elevate points can now also be redeemed with Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s collection of holiday retreats, including his private Necker Island.

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