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Virgin America

California-based Virgin America aims to reinvent domestic air travel, offering a young fleet, mood-lit cabins, custom-designed leather seats, and on-demand menus. Named "Best Domestic Airline" by Condé Nast for five consecutive years, Virgin America offers award-winning service, interactive touchscreen entertainment, and Wi-Fi on every flight.

The partnership gives Emirates Skywards members more opportunities to earn and redeem miles when they fly across North America and connect to and from Emirates' US gateways.


Take Advantage Today

Earn Skywards Miles when you fly with Virgin America and redeem them for rewards flights to 23 destinations across the US and Mexico.

Take Advantage

Earn Miles


Emirates Skywards members can earn the following miles when they fly with Virgin America:

Miles Earned Per Mile Flown
First Class Main Cabin Select Main Cabin
(D, C, and J) (Z, Q, and W) (Y) (I, M, U, E, H, B, and V) (N, S, and L)
2 miles per mile flown 1.5 miles per mile flown 1.25 miles per mile flown (refundable fare) 1 mile per mile flown 0.5 miles per mile flown (lowest fare)

Spend Miles


Emirates Skywards members can redeem Miles for one-way or round-trip flights. The following table shows you how many Miles you can redeem for round-trip flights with Virgin America:

City from City to Miles needed for a Main Cabin (T) round trip Miles needed for a Main Cabin Select (A) round trip
LASLAX Las Vegas Los Angeles 15,000 22,500
LASSFO Las Vegas San Francisco 15,000 22,500
LAXSFO Los Angeles San Francisco 15,000 22,500
LAXSJC Los Angeles San Jose, California 15,000 22,500
SANSFO San Diego San Francisco 15,000 22,500
SFOPSP San Francisco Palm Springs 15,000 22,500
AUSSFO Austin San Francisco 25,000 37,500
DFWLAX Dallas Fort Worth Los Angeles 25,000 37,500
DFWSFO Dallas Fort Worth San Francisco 25,000 37,500
LAXPDX Los Angeles Portland 25,000 37,500
LAXSEA Los Angeles Seattle 25,000 37,500
PDXSFO Portland San Francisco 25,000 37,500
SJDSFO San José del Cabo San Francisco 25,000 37,500
SEASFO Seattle San Francisco 25,000 37,500
BOSLAX Boston Logan Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
CUNLAX Cancun Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
CUNSFO Cancun San Francisco 40,000 60,000
ORDSFO Chicago O'Hare San Francisco 40,000 60,000
FLLLAX Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
FLLSFO Fort Lauderdale San Francisco 40,000 60,000
LAXORD Los Angeles Chicago O'Hare 40,000 60,000
LAXMCO Los Angeles Orlando 40,000 60,000
JFKLAS New York JFK Las Vegas 40,000 60,000
JFKLAX New York JFK Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
JFKPSP New York JFK Palm Springs 40,000 60,000
JFKSFO New York JFK San Francisco 40,000 60,000
EWRLAX Newark Liberty Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
EWRSFO Newark Liberty San Francisco 40,000 60,000
PHLLAX Philadelphia Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
PHLSFO Philadelphia San Francisco 40,000 60,000
PVRSFO Puerto Vallarta San Francisco 40,000 60,000
SFOBOS San Francisco Boston Logan 40,000 60,000
SFOMCO San Francisco Orlando 40,000 60,000
IADLAX Washington Dulles Los Angeles 40,000 60,000
IADSFO Washington Dulles San Francisco 40,000 60,000
DCASFO Washington Ronald Reagan San Francisco 40,000 60,000

Important Information


Earning Miles

  • Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards Miles on all Virgin America commercial tickets.
  • Codeshare flights operated by airlines other than Emirates and Virgin America are not eligible for earning miles.
  • Mileage accruals are not available for Group Inclusive Tour (GIT) / Inclusive Individual Fare (IIT) tickets, redemption awards, or any free ticket promotions.

Redeeming Miles

  • Emirates Skywards members can redeem Skywards Miles for Virgin America flights on Main Cabin and Main Cabin Select. Miles cannot be redeemed for First Class flights on Virgin America.
  • Redemption tickets can be issued on Virgin America flights (designator code "VX") operated by Virgin America.
  • Award tickets are not valid on codeshare flights operated by any carrier other than Virgin America.
  • Redemption tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
  • Reward flights can be booked for both one-way and round-trip travel. 
  • Reward ticket coupons cannot be used out of sequence. 
  • Children traveling on reward tickets will be required to redeem the same amount of miles as an adult. Infant rewards are not permitted.
  • Rewards must be paid for and ticketed at least seven days prior to the date of travel. Flight rewards booked within seven days of travel will be subject to a fee of USD 50; those booked within 24 hours of travel will be subject to a booking fee of USD 75. 
  • Date changes on flight rewards on Virgin America will be subject to a charge of USD 25 per change, per person, provided all other Terms & Conditions of the ticket and airline have been met.
  • Cancelation of flight rewards on Virgin America must be done at least 72 hours prior to flight departure and will incur a cancelation fee of USD 75. Expired Skywards Miles will not be re-credited to the member's account.
  • Refunds on fully unused tickets are permitted at a charge of USD 75. 
  • Emirates Skywards Program Rules apply.