Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® or 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs.
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.
Follow @MileCards on Twitter for the latest updates and new offers
Foreign Transaction Fee Waived
Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?
Leave a comment below -- we'll reply shortly -- no need to use your real name. Or, use the email form at the top of the page for private advice.
"These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered."