Virgin America and Rocketrip said they have announced a new partnership to serve their shared customers.
Business travelers can now convert their Rocketrip rewards into frequent flyer points with Elevate, Virgin America´s loyalty program. Rocketrip users can also earn extra points for enrolling in Elevate and for flying Virgin America on business trips.
Rocketrip motivates business travelers to save money on trips by rewarding them with points that can be redeemed for gift cards, cash cards and now Virgin America perks. For every trip planned, Rocketrip generates a personalized “Budget to Beat” based on real-time prices for flights, hotels, trains and rental cars. When employees book under budget, they split the savings with their company and earn Rocketrip points.
Business travelers can now convert Rocketrip points into Elevate points. If they redeem 5,000 Rocketrip points they will be granted Elevate Silver Status and if they redeem 10,000 points they will earn Elevate Gold Status. Elevate Silver and Elevate Gold Status perks include seat selection at booking, complimentary upgrades, free checked bags, priority check-in, security and boarding, and much more.
Rocketrip is the first commercially available travel management platform that rewards employees for saving money on business travel. Rocketrip´s algorithms integrate a company´s travel policy with real-time trip pricing and availability to create a personalized Budget to Beat for each trip. It is based in New York City and has received funding from Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, Crunchfund, Y Combinator and angel investors.
Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007.