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I wrote earlier this morning about my 4 favorite changes to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program (along with one big negative).  Overall, I am pretty pleased with the changes – anytime an airline rewards program announces “changes” to their program and it’s not a huge disaster, I count that with a sigh of relief 😛

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Linking Virgin America and Alaska accounts

While I’ve seen the news about linking of Virgin America and Alaska Airlines accounts happening on January 9th, I have not seen any official notice of individual accounts being linked, though it’s possible that I’ve missed the announcements.

Nevertheless I got an interesting email today

But… my accounts are linked

I got an email from Virgin America earlier today with the subject line of “Daniel, it’s a match.  Now get set to reap the rewards!”

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Inside, it gave the standard messages about the program and how excited we should all be.

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It mentioned that on January 9th, all Virgin America customers will get a new Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number, but somehow they had already matched my numbers out (redacted above).  I assume through some sort of combination of name / address / personal info.

Interestingly, a few other people that I talked to did NOT receive this email, so I’m not sure why I did…. I’d imagine that it will go out to others over the next few days.

In case you’re curious, the “please let us know” link goes to a page on alaskaair.com that lets you enter in your information if they got it wrong (in my case they did not)

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Unfortunately it doesn’t look like there’s a way to have you link your account if you didn’t get this email, and I probably would not worry about it – I’m sure the tech folks at Alaska will get this straightened out

Did you get an email like this linking your Virgin America and Alaska Airlines accounts together?

 

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