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Old Mar 6, 11, 9:13 am   #1
 
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Lost Status. What's the quickest way back?

I was a longtime NW PE member. After the Delta takeover I jumped to Continental. I didn't like that and they pulled the United stuff. I had PE status on Delta until the end of Feb. so i started flying them again. not enough miles last year to make any status or rollover. I've flown approx. 13k this year so far. I've only had one flight since my status has expired. Whew...I really miss the perks of status. That plus the fact that I only need about 150k to make MM....well I've decided to mileage run it out. What would you guys think would be the way to get my status back the quickest?

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Old Mar 6, 11, 9:22 am   #2
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There is a thread here about an Amex 50% MQM bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards points to Delta. That may be the fastest.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 9:33 am   #3
 
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Here is my Top 10 List

(1) Fly
(2) Fly
(3) Fly
(4) AMEX transfer
(5) DELTA Platinum AMEX / DELTA AMEX RESERVE
(6) Spend
(7) Fly
(8) Spend
(9) Fly
(10) Spend
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Old Mar 6, 11, 10:14 am   #4
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Go to farecompare.com's Flyer Talk page and find the cheapest cents per mile flights from your city. Then fly like crazy.

A couple of years ago I capitalized on a fare mistake and attained platinum status in 11 days in January with Delta. Anything is possible.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:17 pm   #5
 
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quickest way to get medallion - amex transfer. less than a week.

the only way quicker would be to do the status match challenge thing.

but the amex method is guaranteed...
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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:20 pm   #6
 
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Go to farecompare.com's Flyer Talk page and find the cheapest cents per mile flights from your city. Then fly like crazy.

A couple of years ago I capitalized on a fare mistake and attained platinum status in 11 days in January with Delta. Anything is possible.
Now that is a story I would like to hear...

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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:21 pm   #7
 
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Go to farecompare.com's Flyer Talk page and find the cheapest cents per mile flights from your city.
Where is this page? I went to farecompare.com and can't locate a single page that references FlyerTalk.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:24 pm   #8
 
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Where is this page? I went to farecompare.com and can't locate a single page that references FlyerTalk.
http://www.farecompare.com/search/flyertalk.html
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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:24 pm   #9
 
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Old Mar 6, 11, 2:30 pm   #10
 
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Thanks akcae and mtkeller.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 6:23 pm   #11
 
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What would you guys think would be the way to get my status back the quickest?
A MR to SIN. From HOU via ATL NRT 21,112 BIS miles. Since you have 13K, one RT and you are Silver, two and you are Gold.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 6:46 pm   #12
 
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You could also ask a Platinum or Diamond medallion to gift you status. Or you could challenge on another airline and then have Delta match that status- all options I outlined in my blog post about coping with the loss of elite status.
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