I just wrote about how BoA gave me the short end of the stick by only approving me for the Alaska Airlines Plus card that has a whopping 5k sign-up bonus. That reminded me to see if my Virgin Elevate points had been automatically converted to Alaska at the turn of the New Year. They had not. The deadline for manually transferring them is January 31, and you can do it here. The transfer ratio from Elevate to Alaska is 1:3 Alaska for each Elevate.
I’m assuming that the ratio will stay the same when they are transferred automatically, but after my Alaska ordeal I didn’t want to take any chances. Here’s the details of the transfer:
If that 50,001 number looks familiar to you, chances are you also took part in the 2016 JetBlue points match. I almost messed that one up as well, but glad I came to my senses and banked 65k Alaska miles. While it doesn’t pacify my anger against BoA, it was nice to see my Alaska balance “elevate.”