Creating #VXCardEnvy

Tuesday June 24, 2014 / Posted by Jill F.

When you’re in travel mode, the last thing you want is to be bombarded with credit card offers and lengthy speeches over the intercom interrupting your favorite reality show (that is, assuming you’re on a flight with seatback entertainment) touting the benefits of the airline’s rewards card.

That’s why we decided to do things a little differently. On Tuesday, we surprised a Newark-bound flight from San Francisco with a little #VXCardEnvy, courtesy of the Virgin America Visa Signature® Card. We left the application pamphlets and boring speeches to the other guys, and instead treated a plane-full of Virgin America guests to some extra special VIP treatment starting with cupcakes at the gate and $10 Visa gift cards upon boarding.

And we didn’t stop there. We continued the delight at 35,000 feet by surprising 40 lucky guests with a surprise inside their tray table highlighting one of the many perks of our credit card. Guests were treated to prizes including 10,000 Elevate bonus points, a RED™ Sampler (a movie, meal, and a drink), two free checked bags, or $150 off a companion ticket. And guests who didn’t land in a lucky seat were still given the chance to earn prizes through our Elevate trivia contest using our chat room feature on RED.

But the best surprise went to the current card holders who’d purchased their tickets for the flight using their Virgin America Visa Card. Their entire airfare was reimbursed back to their credit card, courtesy of Virgin America.

We had so much fun we think we’ll do it again. Better apply for a Virgin America Visa card today. Who knows — we could land on your flight sometime soon!