Emirates and Virgin America Enter Frequent Flyer Partnership

Emirates becomes the fifth airline to join Virgin America’s frequent flyer program.

Emirates and Virgin America have entered a frequent flyer partnership allowing members of both airlines’ loyalty programs to earn and redeem points or miles for travel across both networks, according to a report by Business Traveler USA.

Emirates Skywards members can earn miles on Virgin America and redeem miles for travel with either airline. Members of Virgin America’s Elevate can earn miles when flying to any of Emirates 135 destinations and redeem those miles on either airline.

“Through our partnership with Emirates, we’re able to offer enhanced international travel options; Emirates’ network can take Elevate members to the Middle East and beyond,” said Phil Seward, Virgin America’s director of guest loyalty.