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Old Nov 14, 12, 3:43 pm   #106
 
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someone on another page explained the rationale behind this as they don't care who buys the cheap seat, but without the cheap seats bought, the expensive seats cannot be sold, so it's like musical chairs, gotta fill the cheapies before raking in the cash.
Not at all true: they can set fares to increase over time, so anybody who buys at the last minute pays the high fare, whether or not any cheap fares were purchased. They aren't required to sell X number of cheap seats first.

However, they have an estimate of how many expensive seats they'll sell last-minute, so they want to sell the rest of the plane as cheap seats in advance rather than letting them fly empty.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 4:49 pm   #107
 
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No that's wrong. If the plane is wide open and the airlines aren't colluding there's no way they will maximize revenue by keeping the fare as High as they could if the plane were fuller

They can try to charge but if there are empty planes some airline will cave for an L fare equivalent.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 6:16 pm   #108
 
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It's back -- https://dn.delta.com/skymiles/purchasemqms/buy/landing

Price...... # of MQMs Sample Roundtrip MQMs
$395..... 2,500 Atlanta/Albuquerque
$595.... 5,000 Minneapolis/Anchorage
$795..... 7,500 New York/Frankfurt
$995..... 10,000 Portland/Amsterdam
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Old Nov 14, 12, 6:59 pm   #109
 
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Was there a way to buy 3000 MQMs? 2500 is too little and 5000 is too much
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Old Nov 14, 12, 7:43 pm   #110
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2012 Promotion Details

Wow! Y'all are fast. As promised this year's Buy MQMs promotion information is now available. For the all details visit www.delta.com/buymqms - we know how popular this was last year. The promotion officially starts at 12:00am CST on 11/15/2012. Enjoy!
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Old Nov 14, 12, 8:26 pm   #111
 
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To the folks at Delta -- this is a HUGE value-add for me, and would like to thank those that keep this moving, and helped keep me in plat for the last year.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 8:56 pm   #112
 
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Was there a way to buy 3000 MQMs? 2500 is too little and 5000 is too much - SHORT ANSWER NO
Transaction Terms:

Minimum/Maximum MQMs per transaction, per recipient: 2,500 / 10,000
MQM increments of 2,500
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Old Nov 14, 12, 9:10 pm   #113
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It's back -- https://dn.delta.com/skymiles/purchasemqms/buy/landing
Price...... # of MQMs Sample Roundtrip MQMs
$395..... 2,500 Atlanta/Albuquerque
$595.... 5,000 Minneapolis/Anchorage
$795..... 7,500 New York/Frankfurt
$995..... 10,000 Portland/Amsterdam
Interestingly DL is valuing DM status 125k MQM at 12500$ by this calculation
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Old Nov 14, 12, 9:25 pm   #114
 
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I'm in for 10k. With some planning, hoping to stop a few MQMs shy of Diamond this year so this helps enormously. Diamond should be cake in 2013 with this sweetener!
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Old Nov 15, 12, 12:05 am   #115
 
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Wow! Y'all are fast. As promised this year's Buy MQMs promotion information is now available. For the all details visit www.delta.com/buymqms - we know how popular this was last year. The promotion officially starts at 12:00am CST on 11/15/2012. Enjoy!
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Good promo. I am sitting on the sidelines. Ending the year with 49,976 MQMs as current GM ... with 25K before February, I will be GM again but for a year longer!
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Old Nov 15, 12, 12:30 am   #116
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It's back -- https://dn.delta.com/skymiles/purchasemqms/buy/landing

Price...... # of MQMs Sample Roundtrip MQMs
$395..... 2,500 Atlanta/Albuquerque
$595.... 5,000 Minneapolis/Anchorage
$795..... 7,500 New York/Frankfurt
$995..... 10,000 Portland/Amsterdam
Medallion Qualification Miles Once Again For Sale — No “Mileage Run” Required!
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The good news is that — when compared to last year — the opportunity to purchase Medallion Qualification Miles has been extended by approximately a month. Last year, the period of time was at the end of November through December 15, 2011; whereas this year the period of time for this promotion is effective between November 15, 2012 and December 31, 2012 — triple the amount of time for you to purchase Medallion Qualification Miles.

The bad news is that the cost of each transaction has increased across the board by $100.00 as compared to last year.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 1:01 am   #117
 
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Awful pricing especially considering last year. I certainly haven't seen any positive additions to the medallion perks, maybe they get their market research data from Neil Newhouse
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Old Nov 15, 12, 4:49 am   #118
 
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You must be new here

Good promo. I am sitting on the sidelines. Ending the year with 49,976 MQMs as current GM ... with 25K before February, I will be GM again but for a year longer!
+1 but I end with 49602 and have 26K booked for January.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 5:19 am   #119
 
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Wow, first it was for charity.
Then last year DL decided to keep the money for themselves.
It was so successful last year they felt the need to raise the price even more!

#greed
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Old Nov 15, 12, 6:32 am   #120
 
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I am gonna have to sit this one out mainly because my mileage requirement is above 11k, segment requirements are barely 5 for now
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