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Still hoping to reach Diamond, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status for 2015? Good newsnow through December 31, 2014, you can buy between 2,500 and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) that will post to your 2014 MQM balance and apply toward your 2015 status.

Even better, dollars spent toward purchasing MQMs will also be credited as Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs U.S.-based members only), which will be posted to your 2014 MQD balance and will also apply toward your 2015 status.

Want to learn what it means to travel for an entire year with Medallion status? Discover the benefits.

MQMs and MQDs will post to your SkyMiles account within 24 hours of purchase.

And dont forget:
  • MQMs purchased will be deposited to your 2014 MQM balance
  • MQMs purchased through this offer are non-refundable
  • Dollars spent toward MQM purchase will apply to your 2014 MQD balance
  • The maximum MQMs that may be purchased for one SkyMiles account for the 2015 Medallion year is 10,000


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Any Word on MQM Purchase this year?

Old Dec 17, 15, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
You should have received more than 8,600 MQMs from this trip.
I did. Just shy of 13,000. But I wrote the post after 25 hours of flying without break. Fixing it now. Thanks.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Ignoring the case, that's a conversion of about 17.5 RDMs to 1 MQM. Even as a DM with AmEx Reserve, you only earn 13 RDMs per dollar spent on DL fares, so in a sense this is equivalent to spending more than a dollar per MQM, which would be a high fare (even for G A P) except for last minute purchase of a very flexible ticket. Another way of looking at it is that a D1 low RT award ticket to Europe would cost 125,000 RDMs but of course not earn any MQMs (or RDMs) for at least slightly more distance flown (depending on the particular European destination and routing, but something like JFK-LHR would give a roughly comparable distance). Your MR is basically a means to convert RDMs to MQMs, albeit not at a very favorable ratio. I hope you had fun.If one needs to do a MR, it's obviously better to do it in D1 and FC.
I thought it was a great deal for being in Delta one and confirmed first on the domestic portions. I was able to do the run in a little over 30 hours and the GU's are worth a LOT more to me than what the run cost. I'd rather be in Delta one and able to sleep on a long mileage run in flat bed seats (and the ATL/BOS portion had cradle seats) than spend a few weekends doing runs and risk being stuck in coach for a long trip.
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