Virgin America Partners With Silvercar for Elevate Member Points

virgin americaVirgin America has partnered with Silvercar, a car rental firm offering a fleet of WiFi-enabled, premium Audi A4s. 

Starting today, Virgin America's Elevate frequent flyer members will earn 2,500 Elevate points on their first and fourth Silvercar rentals, as well as four points for every $1 spent with Silvercar. 

Travelers can now reserve a Silvercar via the Silvercar app or at Upon arrival at the destination airport, they just scan a QR code located on the windshield of the Silvercar to unlock the vehicle - and drive to their final destination. Upon return of the Silvercar, travelers receive their receipt on their smartphone.

"Our discerning travelers expect access to the latest conveniences to fit their busy lifestyles," said Luanne Calvert, vice president of marketing communications at Virgin America. "Our new partnership with Silvercar allows us to provide our guests with a more high-tech, high-style and connected travel experience whether they're on the ground or 35,000 feet in the air."

The new partnership with Silvercar will provide Virgin America's guests with more options for ground travel during their business trip or leisure getaway. All Silvercar rentals include free in-car WiFi, Sirius XM satellite radio and Bluetooth.

"We have a great affinity for Virgin America as they offer a tech-friendly experience for travelers that goes above and beyond the norm," said Luke Schneider, CEO, Silvercar. "Silvercar was created to make car rental and travel not only easier, but an enjoyable experience. Virgin America does the same for air travel."

Virgin America and Silvercar share markets in Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin.