May the Points Be With You: Double Points and Elite Qualifying for Star Wars Day

I’m currently at Frequent Traveler University, which I’ve described as being like a Star Wars convention for frequent flyers.

That’s just mild self-amusement. Virgin America, on the other hand, goes there.

Leave it to Virgin America to invoke the holy trilogy (yes, sadly, there were movies beyond the first three).

To them, a transcontinental flight is indeed far, far away and they’ll give you double points — that count towards status — if you >register and then book and fly transcon flights between April 29 and June 11.

Oh no, they di’int..

And they want the 4th to be with you.

You can be a ruler of your galaxy when you fly far away with us on May 4, 2014, and take a #StarWarsSelfie on a Virgin America flight dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. The best photo could win Jedi Status for the year, plus a Star Wars swag bag. Flying a different day? You can still celebrate the fourth by tuning into our Ewok Cam at 1 p.m. PDT.

You’re going to have to moral choice, as a frequent flyer independent contractor, whether to take on this project.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I don’t know what you are talking about.
    A New Hope
    Empire Strikes Back
    Revenge/Return of the Jedi

    The only Star Wars movies

  2. I think the $79 fares out of Love Field are interesting. City has not confirmed they are getting the gates yet, but those fares have to be booked by the 26th…

  3. “All Jedi had was a bunch of muppets.” Great line.

    I do bet that the contractors racked up a ton of EQMs commuting back and forth to the Death Star. Probably enough to upgrade the whole family on their yearly trip to the resorts of Tatooine.

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