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Redeem Starpoints For Inaugural Virgin America Flight, 4 Night Stay, Gold Status & More!

Written by Charlie

Here is a great chance to use your Starpoints for an inaugural Virgin America flight to Australia, Gold status, 4 nights in a hotel, and more!

An interesting and potentially valuable way to redeem Starpoints is through the SPG Moment auctions. I have written many times how you can get incredible stays with these packages, often for less than a basic room at that hotel would cost!

Redeem Starpoints For Inaugural Virgin America Flight & More!

inaugural Virgin America

Here is another really interesting auction item. It is for 2 tickets in Main Cabin Select for roundtrip travel from Los Angeles to Honolulu on the inaugural flight! The flight departs on May 5 and returns on May 9. To make it even better, you will also stay for 4 nights in a hotel while getting great food and experiences – as well as Virgin America Elevate Gold status for 2 people for a year.

With the purchase of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines, that could mean you may even be able to enjoy some kind of Alaska status if the programs merge before your status expires.

The package has incredible value! With just putting the actual prices on 2 of the items, here is what it is worth:

  • 2 Main Cabin Select roundtrip tickets – $3,496 total
  • 4 nights at the Sheraton Waikiki – $1,401 total
  • Just with those two items, the package is worth almost $5,000 – plus you get a lot more!

This is what you get with this package:

SPG Moment Auction Link

  • Round-trip flights for two (2) on Virgin America in Main Cabin Select on the inaugural flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu departing 5 May and returning 9 May 2016
  • Elevate Gold status for two (2) with Virgin America for one (1) year
  • Four-night (4-night) stay at the Sheraton Waikiki, checking in 5 May and checking out 9 May 2016
  • Daily breakfast for two for two (2) while staying at the Sheraton Waikiki
  • Exclusive access for two (2) on a chartered catamaran cruise
  • Exclusive five-course (5-course) wine pairing dinner for two (2), in a private cabana, by Sheraton Waikiki chefs at RumFire, Executive Chef Matthew Naula


The bidding is currently at 40,000 Starpoints (the starting bid) and the bidding ends on April 22 at 11AM EDT. I really do not know how high it will go but since it is for specific dates out of a specific airport, it may not go as high as it could if it was more open. If you want to go to Hawaii, this is probably a great way to take advantage of a complete package!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.