The announcement that Virgin America points would transfer to Alaska Airlines at a ratio of 1 to 1.3 created an opportunity.
Starwood points have transferred 1:1 into Virgin America. 20,000 Starwood points yield 25,000 Virgin America points. And a 30% conversion bonus, given Alaska’s purchase of Virgin America, will mean 32,500 Alaska miles.
That was the theory anyway, and it was an opportunity which was available briefly. But now Virgin America has disappeared from the list of Starwood transfer options.
They do still appear to be a transfer option on the Marriott Rewards website.
I’ve inquired as to what’s going on here.
Update: Apparently Starwood’s twitter team says it’s a glitch.