2015 Choice Benefit Selection

Old Feb 20, 14, 5:06 am
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2015 Choice Benefit Selection

I apologize if this has been answered already.

I've already qualified for PM in 2015, and was hoping to select the 4 SWU's before they change in March. Does anyone know if this is possible? My only selection now is 2014 Diamond benefits, which I'm holding off on selecting until Feb 28th.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by Blainux View Post
I apologize if this has been answered already.

I've already qualified for PM in 2015, and was hoping to select the 4 SWU's before they change in March. Does anyone know if this is possible? My only selection now is 2014 Diamond benefits, which I'm holding off on selecting until Feb 28th.

Thanks!
If you earned PM in 2012 for 2013 you must spend before 1MARCH2014
If you earned PM in 2013 for 2014 then you can wait until new certs are out.
If you earned PM in 2014 for 2015 you have lots of time to wait to spend!
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:22 am
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I don't think you answered the OP's question. According to .dumb, SWUs will only be issued until February 28, and only regional upgrade certificates will be available on and after March 1. If the OP wants SWUs, he/she needs to claim them by February 28. I would think you should be able to see PM gift options online if you have already qualified for 2015, but not sure. Maybe call DL and request?

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...tificates.html
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:27 am
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Did you qualify on MQMs only? I do not think you actually have the status for 2015 yet or will receive any choice benefits until you also meet the MQD threshold
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Blainux View Post
I apologize if this has been answered already.

I've already qualified for PM in 2015, and was hoping to select the 4 SWU's before they change in March. Does anyone know if this is possible? My only selection now is 2014 Diamond benefits, which I'm holding off on selecting until Feb 28th.

Thanks!
I already have met MQM & MQD requirements for PM this year and don't seem to have the ability to select any choice benefits for 2015 yet. I met both of these thresholds a few weeks back so it's not a matter of waiting a day or two after the system logged these.

When I go to the appropriate page in delta.com, I only see my prior selections that I have already made (2013 PM/DM & 2014 PM/DM selections)
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by eturowski View Post
I don't think you answered the OP's question. According to .dumb, SWUs will only be issued until February 28, and only regional upgrade certificates will be available on and after March 1. If the OP wants SWUs, he/she needs to claim them by February 28. I would think you should be able to see PM gift options online if you have already qualified for 2015, but not sure. Maybe call DL and request?

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...tificates.html
Which still is not an answer to the question. Delta - if one earns PM or DM status for 2015 (the first MQD year) prior to Feb 28 2014, will the Choice Benefits for 2015 be available to select?In the past - the choice benefits were available for selection as soon as status was earned for the program year. In the non-MQD times, many of us with huge carryovers actually earned 2014 status in 2012 and had 2013 as well as 2014 Choice benefits to use.

I will hit MQD PM requirements as well before the end of Feb so it is relevant to me - especially the SWU versus Regional upgrades certificates.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:51 am
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Which still is not an answer to the question. Delta - if one earns PM or DM status for 2015 (the first MQD year) prior to Feb 28 2014, will the Choice Benefits for 2015 be available to select?In the past - the choice benefits were available for selection as soon as status was earned for the program year. In the non-MQD times, many of us with huge carryovers actually earned 2014 status in 2012 and had 2013 as well as 2014 Choice benefits to use.

I will hit MQD PM requirements as well before the end of Feb so it is relevant to me - especially the SWU versus Regional upgrades certificates.
See my recent reply. I have met MQM/MQD PM requirements for 2015 and delta.com will not allow me to select my 2015 choice beneifts yet. My experience may not be what everyone sees but at least it is a data point.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:59 am
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I want to do the exact same thing and haven't figured it out yet. The problem is that I want to hold off on last year's Diamond selection for the GU certs, and proceed with this year's Platinum selection for the SWUs. The online system won't let you select them out of order like this, or at least I can't figure out how. I'll call before the end of Feb, and that's probably the best choice we have right now.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by campbe79 View Post
I want to do the exact same thing and haven't figured it out yet. The problem is that I want to hold off on last year's Diamond selection for the GU certs, and proceed with this year's Platinum selection for the SWUs. The online system won't let you select them out of order like this, or at least I can't figure out how. I'll call before the end of Feb, and that's probably the best choice we have right now.
I've used Choice Benefits out of order in the past - using DM benefits for 2013 prior to PM benefits for 2012. The advantage was, gifting Gold using 2013 benefits in 2012 gives an extra year of GM for the SO.

Seems we have a new "enhancement?" On Monday I will hit the $7500 spend for PM. I want to use my CB just like you do - for SWUs, not RUs. Seems I'll be calling, too.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Bicostal View Post
I've used Choice Benefits out of order in the past - using DM benefits for 2013 prior to PM benefits for 2012. The advantage was, gifting Gold using 2013 benefits in 2012 gives an extra year of GM for the SO.

Seems we have a new "enhancement?" On Monday I will hit the $7500 spend for PM. I want to use my CB just like you do - for SWUs, not RUs. Seems I'll be calling, too.
Don't quote me on it! I only looked really quickly. I'm sure I just missed a link on selecting out of order. I'll check next week and report back
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Old Feb 20, 14, 9:00 am
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On a similar note; when can we make the 2015 selections for choice benefits ? After 2/28 ?
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Old Feb 20, 14, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by campbe79 View Post
Don't quote me on it! I only looked really quickly. I'm sure I just missed a link on selecting out of order. I'll check next week and report back
In the past it was never a problem to select choice benefits out of order. You saw all the PM and DM sets of choice benefits available for selection and just checked the box for the ones you wanted to do.

However, my understanding of the new rules is that anyone qualifying for status for the 2015 program year will only be able to select from the new choice benefits and that would mean after March 1.

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Old Feb 20, 14, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
In the past it was never a problem to select choice benefits out of order. You saw all the PM and SM sets of choice benefits available for selection and just checked the box for the ones you wanted to do.

However, my understanding of the new rules is that anyone qualifying for status for the 2015 program year will only be able to select from the new choice benefits and that would mean after March 1.
Does anyone know what those benefits will be in 2015?
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Old Feb 20, 14, 2:52 pm
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RUCs and GUCs replace SWUs. I think there were some other minor changes, maybe different collections of gift cards. There were also some special DM luggage tags.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 3:07 pm
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I too have surpassed MQMs (thank you rollover) and MQDs (thank you AmEx spend waiver) earlier this month for 2015 status. Like the others, no benefit options yet. Hope there are no surprises when the new program year information is completely rolled out .
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