Old Dec 3, 14, 5:57 am
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BUY MQMS. EARN MQDS.

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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Old Dec 3, 14, 8:37 am
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Insane pricing. I would need 2k MQMs to get to platinum and the asking price is 925$ for 2500 QMs. I'm not sure I can fit in a MR into my schedule.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
Pretty crazy pricing and I'm certainly not buying, but hey if DL gets somebody to bite then good for them... its essentially all profit.
I say the higher the better. Who wants more competition for upgrades? In case it's not obvious to some, this offer is not aimed at mileage running FT'er type cheapskates. It's aimed at busy execs with little time and money to burn.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by CrazyCelt View Post
Actually, PM was 75K not, 100K
Fair enough; they did lower PM for 2005 before starting DM for 2010 (IIRC).

The real old PM is still 100K, though. I made it in 2001 with 100,029 MQMs. :-)
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Old Dec 3, 14, 9:16 am
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I am short 2500 this yr for plat.

my offfer:

2500 for $725
5000 for $925
7500 for $1125
10000 for $1325

I can do the carib. for $389, enjoy lunch in the warm weather, and get 3300.

no brainer here....
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Old Dec 3, 14, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Isn't anyone biting on the offer to buy 10,000 rollover for $2095? Think of it as a Christmas present.
... for Richard Anderson.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 9:48 am
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My offer is insane

2500 for $1025
5000 for $1325
7500 for $1775
10000 for $2095

I am short >25,000 mqms for Diamond (I'm sitting at roughly 86k)
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Old Dec 3, 14, 10:00 am
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Join Date: Apr 2000
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My offer:

2500 for $625
5000 for $825
7500 for $1,025
10000 for $1,225

I'm a general member with YTD MQMs @ 16,419 (15K earned through AmEx spend).

I'm not the typical target audience for these things but wanted to share my situation with the forum.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Isn't the big news here that these purchases count for MQDs?
I was expecting that. MQDs have always been about driving more revenue, so if you're short on MQDs but high on MQMs, why not offer the purchase of MQDs? More revenue to corporate. (And, along with the general existance of this offer, yet more evidence that MQDs have nothing to do with "thinning the herd"... this is about the exact opposite... "thickening the herd".)

My offer was the high end (10k = $2095). Due to the cancellation of two EU trips and some last minute TCONs, it looks like I'll be pretty close to DM on MQD but quite far on MQM.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 10:37 am
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If someone needs MQDs, the $1225 offer for 10,000 MQMs could be worse (less useful) than the $2095 offer, depending on whether one wants status or rollover. It would be interesting if DL would give people the choices of prices.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 12:36 pm
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So you're paying $1000+ to maintain meaningless "status", while cheapo kettle just spend $100 snatching that FC seat away from your upgrade.
Yeah, sounds like a plan...
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Old Dec 3, 14, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
So you're paying $1000+ to maintain meaningless "status", while cheapo kettle just spend $100 snatching that FC seat away from your upgrade.
Yeah, sounds like a plan...
In my case I am fine with MQMs but the $1,000 would be a good deal for me if I couldn't do a mileage run and it was the only way of keeping my status.

I would have a skyclub membership even if I was only PM, so that is a decent savings right there. And even without the SC membership, the difference between an economy and business class ticket is a lot more than $1,000.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
I would have a skyclub membership even if I was only PM, so that is a decent savings right there. And even without the SC membership, the difference between an economy and business class ticket is a lot more than $1,000.
What are you talking about. Status does not guarantee you an upgrade to first/business class, nor does it get you into the SkyClub.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
So you're paying $1000+ to maintain meaningless "status", while cheapo kettle just spend $100 snatching that FC seat away from your upgrade.
Yeah, sounds like a plan...
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What are you talking about. Status does not guarantee you an upgrade to first/business class, nor does it get you into the SkyClub.
Status has different value to different folks. For example, if you're PM but $1000 gets you to DM, and you were going to buy SkyClub membership @ $450 anyway, then the $1000 is really only $550. On top of that, you get ~25000 more RDM (say, $250) and potentially 4 GUCs (worth several thousand), so yeah, it does sound like a plan.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by bennos View Post
Status has different value to different folks. For example, if you're PM but $1000 gets you to DM, and you were going to buy SkyClub membership @ $450 anyway, then the $1000 is really only $550. On top of that, you get ~25000 more RDM (say, $250) and potentially 4 GUCs (worth several thousand), so yeah, it does sound like a plan.
Fair enough. For diamond it might make sense.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 2:44 pm
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GM, but nowhere near DM 15k+ short. This was the offer I was given.

2500 for $925
5000 for $1125
7500 for $1325
10000 for $1725
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