SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning California-based airline, today announced that it has selected MOGL, the leading customer loyalty platform for restaurants, as its first dining rewards partner for the Elevate® frequent flyer program. MOGL and Virgin America Elevate members will now have the option to automatically accumulate Elevate reward points when they dine out – a favorite activity for Elevate members – at MOGL's thousands of restaurants across California. Starting today, Virgin America Elevate members are invited to sign up for MOGL at virgin.mogl.com with their Elevate account number to earn 10 percent cash back on every bill from a partner restaurant – that will automatically be exchanged for Elevate points each month, at a rate of 30 points per $1 cash-back. As a bonus offer, any Elevate member who uses MOGL for a restaurant transaction through February 28, 2013 will earn double points (60 Elevate points per $1 cash-back).*
"As two California-based companies known for innovation, we're very pleased to partner with MOGL – our first dining rewards partner - to offer Elevate members a new earning option that fits their busy, connected lifestyles," said Phil Seward, Director of Loyalty at Virgin America. "Whether they are dining for business or for pleasure, we think our most frequent guests will appreciate this opportunity to convert dining experiences into Virgin America rewards. Also, as giving back to the community is a part of the Virgin brand's DNA – we really appreciated the donation platform that MOGL has created with the Meal for a Meal program and it helped to differentiate them from other businesses in the category."
The latest partnership with MOGL offers Virgin America's tech-forward guests more options for earning reward points during their business trip or leisure getaway. MOGL is the fastest-growing restaurant loyalty program on the west coast and the first company chosen to satisfy the dining category for Virgin America's Elevate Frequent Flyer Program – which also includes partnerships with some of the world's most popular travel, shopping and lifestyle brands.
Elevate is Virgin America's first-of-its-kind loyalty program, which offers guests the ability to redeem points for any unsold seat – on any Virgin America flight, at any time - with no blackout dates. Elevate offers one of the industry's most generous and easy-to-redeem flight reward programs, as few as four roundtrips or 2,500 points can earn members a reward flight.** Last summer, Virgin America announced a suite of enhancements to its Elevate program – including new Elevate Gold and Elevate Silver status levels with a host of traveler perks and enhanced social rewards for virtual check-ins. The Elevate frequent flyer program continues to grow with more than 2.6 million members and expand its partnerships - including its most recent additions of Uber and now MOGL. Elevate program details can be viewed on the airline's website at: www.virginamerica.com/elevate.
"We're thrilled to be joining forces with Virgin America. I've always admired their ability to set the bar for innovation and style in air travel, and we strive to take a similar innovative approach to dining rewards here at MOGL," said Jon Carder, CEO and Co-Founder of MOGL. "Fulfilling their need for a dining partner in the Elevate program, while providing MOGL members an additional option to earn rewards when dining out, is a major milestone for us. We're excited to welcome Elevate members to MOGL and can't wait to see how many meals we'll donate together through our Meal for a Meal program."
For current MOGL members, this partnership opens up a new option for getting 'hooked up' when dining out as they will still continue to earn 10 percent cash back in their MOGL account, but now have the option to exchange their cash for Virgin America Elevate points. Members simply go to MOGL's website and add their Elevate account number in their settings, under payment preferences. MOGL members who are not current Elevate members are encouraged to join at www.virginamerica.com/elevate. All current, as well as new MOGL members, will continue to participate and support MOGL's Meal for a Meal program, which donates a meal to Feeding America whenever $20 is spent at a MOGL restaurant (www.mogl.com/feeding-america). Additionally, MOGL's monthly jackpot cash prizes will continue to be awarded to the top three spenders at each restaurant, with the new option to convert those dollars into Elevate points ($1 = 30 points).
With outstanding service, beautiful design and a host of high-tech amenities, Virgin America has built a loyal business flyer following since its 2007 launch. The airline offers business travelers an "office in the sky" with fleetwide WiFi, power outlets and personal entertainment at every seat – including live TV like CNBC and CNN. Virgin America has swept the major travel awards, including: "Best U.S. Airline" in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for the past five years; "Best U.S. Business/First Class" in Conde Nast Traveler Business Travel Poll for the past five years; and "Best Domestic Airline" for the fifth consecutive year in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. With one of the youngest fleets in the U.S., Virgin America offers custom-designed seating, in-flight WiFi, a cabin 'moodlighting' system which transitions across 12 shades based on outside light, power outlets near every seat and the most advanced entertainment system in the skies via the Red™ platform. Every guest enjoys their own nine-inch seatback touch-screen with:
- More than 25 on-demand movies, including independent films, foreign language films and latest release blockbusters.
- 18 channels of live TV and 6 channels of cached TV, including: CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, FOX, CBS, NBC and more.
- 4,000 song music library and the ability for guests to create a custom play-list in-flight.
- A videogame library.
- Interactive Google Maps, so guests can track their journey at eight levels of zoom.
- Onboard seat-to-seat chat messaging.
- World's first on-demand food and drink ordering system with a menu named best in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure.
Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. (IAD), Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, Washington D.C.'s Reagan National (DCA) and Newark (EWR) – starting April 2, 2013.
For video and photos of Virgin America aircraft and cabins: http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/photos
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. The airline's base of operations is SFO's sleek and sustainable Terminal 2. The airline's new aircraft offer interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat. Virgin America was the first airline to offer Gogo™ InFlight Internet on every flight and hosts the largest in-flight entertainment library in the U.S. skies, via the touch-screen Red™ platform. Elevate's more than 2.6 million members can earn reward points and get exclusive deals from a growing range of hotel, car rental, shopping and lifestyle partners including the Virgin America Visa Signature credit card. In March of 2012, Virgin America completed a frequent flyer alliance with all three Virgin airlines. For more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
Based in San Diego, Calif., MOGL is the fastest-growing restaurant loyalty program on the west coast, hooking its members up with cash for dining out at their favorite restaurants, while donating meals to people in need. The company seamlessly offers cash-back to consumers every time they use their own registered debit or credit card at thousands of MOGL restaurants throughout California. No coupons, punch cards, check-ins or hassles; members simply eat out and cash in! MOGL celebrates a simple philosophy: reward customers for their loyalty and they'll reward you back. Through its Meal for a Meal program with Feeding America, MOGL supports local communities by donating a meal to someone in need when MOGL members dine out. To date, more than 230,000 meals have been donated. MOGL is the proud recipient of the Best Food APP of 2012 by Food & Beverage Magazine, as well as named one of the Best Mobile Startups of 2012 by LAPTOP Magazine. To learn more, visit MOGL.com or download the MOGL app for iPhone or Android. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
*MOGL/Virgin America Reward Points Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for new and existing Elevate® members and new and existing MOGL users. Must be both a member of Elevate and MOGL to exchange cash-back earned on MOGL for Elevate reward points. May not be combined with any other discounts, referral codes or promotions. All cash-back earned during the calendar month is automatically exchanged for Elevate reward points and transmitted to Virgin America by the 5th of the month. Any cash-back credited to MOGL member's credit or debit card prior to January 24, 2013 shall not be eligible for exchange to Elevate reward points. Cash-back accumulated but not credited back to member as of January 24, 2013 shall be eligible for exchanged for Elevate reward points. Once cash-back has been exchanged to Elevate reward points and the points show in the Elevate account, MOGL shall have no further responsibility for those exchanged points and members shall look solely to Elevate for any issues regarding Cash-back points exchanged to Elevate reward points. Once Cash-back has been exchanged to Elevate reward points it cannot be re-exchanged to Cash-back earned on MOGL. Double point promotion is only valid for points earned between registering Elevate account number with MOGL and February 28, 2013. Review MOGL terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions for the Elevate program apply. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Virgin America redemption flights. Elevate points cannot be redeemed for upgrades. Visit virginamerica.com/elevate for more information.
**Elevate Points Redemption Terms and Conditions: Points required to redeem an Elevate travel reward on Virgin America will be publicly available on a seat and flight-specific basis and are subject to change. Domestic reward bookings are subject to a security fee of $2.50 per segment, payable by credit card or Virgin America credit file. The Passenger Facility Charge and Segment Fees are waived for domestic reward bookings. For international reward bookings, Virgin America guests are responsible for the taxes and fees incurred from international travel. These taxes and fees are subject to change at the discretion of each country's government and also vary from country to country depending on the origin and destination.
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