If you're a member of Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club (their frequent flyer program), chances are you've recently received an e-mail from them with a 25% off promo - not on Virgin Atlantic, but on Virgin America. Virgin America is celebrating the launch of its new Boston service and cleverly is taking advantage of their "growing relationship," as they call it, with Virgin Atlantic. (This, of course, is what the legacy carriers who lobbied against Virgin America's start-up in the first place feared). The promo is for Flying Club members (though it is transferable and good for a one time use only) and provides a unique code which the user must enter when booking any Virgin America domestic flight for travel before April 1, 2009 (good for Main Cabin reservations only.) Virgin America's new Boston routes include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orange County, San Franciso, San Diego and Seattle and start at fares of $119 each way plus taxes/fees. Restrictions apply and reservations must be made on Virgin America's website only.
No Flying Club miles will be earned for flights taken under this promotion but it's not a long shot to guess that in the future this might be the case. If you didn't get an e-mail from Virgin Atlantic, it's time to make friends with someone who did! Membership does have its benefits!