Virgin America have one of the best frequent flyer schemes around, and though being focus on the US market, there are still loads of great opportunities for UK residents to earn thousands of points. As with many of the frequent flyer schemes there are easy ways to earn points through credit cards signups, flying with their partners, or stays at specific hotels, but Virgin America frequent flyer members also have the chance of earning Elevate points with car hire.
Several of the car hire companies who are partnered with Virgin America allow rentals in various countries throughout the globe. This means that UK residents can hire vehicles in the UK, or when out of the country on holiday, and still earn Virgin Elevate points.
For UK residents planning on booking car hire in the UK or throughout the rest of Europe there is only one option, Sixt. It is possible to earn 300 Elevate points per eligible rental worldwide, or 600 Elevate points for chauffeur-driven service. Car hire for a shorter duration will mean that this promotion is more valuable. Make sure you provide your Virgin Elevate number when making a reservation.
Other options mainly focused towards the US and Mexico include the following.
Earn 3 Elevate points per eligible $1 spent + 35% off for rentals of 2 or more days, only in the US, at Avis.
Earn 3 Elevate points per eligible $1 spent + 30% off for rentals of 2 or more days, only in the US, at Budget.
Earn 2 Elevate points per eligible $1 spent + 35% off for rentals, only in the US and Mexico, at Hertz.
Earn 4 Elevate points per eligible $1 spent + 30% off for rentals, only in the US and Mexico, at National.