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The Virgin America Visa credit cards have a Jekyll and Hyde personality.
But priority boarding appears to be heading to the good column and reports on FlyerTalk indicate a (sometimes) priority boarding benefit for cardholders on Virgin America flights.
It looks like credit card holders are being invited to board just after Elevate Gold / Silver members, and asked to flash their cards to the gate agent when boarding.
At this point the priority zone isn’t appearing on boarding passes, so it doesn’t look like Virgin has coded this as a hard update to its system. Which means it will be hit or miss and dependent on individual agents to deliver.
Hopefully Virgin will eventually code the benefit and make it official on boarding passes.
You can’t buy priority boarding on its own – the only way to get it otherwise is to be an Elevate elite member, sit in First Class, Main Cabin Select, or Main Cabin Express, which costs $15 – $50 and gives you a seat closer to the front of the plane but with no extra legroom.
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