Virgin seems to have its finger on the pulse of what travelers want, like satellite TV and flattering in-cabin lighting and that extends to its rewards program too.
Users earn five points for every dollar spent on Virgin flights but can accumulate points in more fun ways as well. For example, join Gilt Groupe and get 500 points with your first purchase or earn 25 free points simply by "checking-in" using Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter at a Virgin America terminal, gate or baggage claim. With as few as 2,500 points, users start flying free.
There are also no blackout dates or restrictions on reward flights and miles don't expire as long as your account is active within an 18 month period.
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