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Need Medallion Qualification Dollars or MQDs: MQD Requirement for Medallion Status

Need Medallion Qualification Dollars or MQDs: MQD Requirement for Medallion Status

Old Nov 5, 14, 5:04 pm
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$9 MQD's short...do I make it?

Hi all...I'm $9 short of Gold for next year (miles are ok). What's DL's grace amount? Is there any? Anyone know of a $20 RT from LA?
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:11 pm
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Time for a mileage run! May I suggest SIN or JNB?
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:13 pm
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Could we just write a check to DL I wonder?
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:13 pm
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right, take a quick trip, easiest way....
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:14 pm
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by kstew View Post
Hi all...I'm $9 short of Gold for next year (miles are ok). What's DL's grace amount? Is there any? Anyone know of a $20 RT from LA?
Really doubt they'd give you GM with you being just short. Is it better to rollover the miles, or are you way above GM to that end? I'd but the cheapest thing you can -- do you have upcoming flights that you can purchase an EC seat for? That would put you over.

Otherwise, if it really matters, take the cheapest shortest flight you can find!
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:16 pm
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I was 18 MQM short a few years back, called and asked a couple different departments and was told, without question, there was no wiggle room on the minimums. I wound up purchasing the minimum number of MQM one could purchase.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:17 pm
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PFFT, I'm 1k miles short of gold after a trip next month, so I am doing a MR from TPA-ATL back the same day, LOL. $200 hamburger here I come! I'll be at ATL for 3 hrs. I don't know what's come over me? Gold seems like it is much better than FO so there I go.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:19 pm
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Dec 3, LAX-OAK same day turn for $103. You can even get into work (mostly) on time:

DL 4833 LAX 6:50AM OAK 8:14AM 1h 24m Canadair RJ 900

DL 4833 OAK 9:28AM LAX 10:50AM 1h 22m Canadair RJ 900
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:23 pm
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Last year I might have rolled over, but I need one more year of Gold (Elite Plus) with Delta while I move over to Flying Blue. Delta has really jacked up the prices on my normal LAX-BKK route (at least for my JAN trip), and working for a non-profit, I can't justify the increase with the powers that be. Flying Blue will get me to status without the MQD's.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:24 pm
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Some might say get the cc and do the $25K spend. $9 bucks lol. I will be short 220 miles after my milesboost posts. I have to figure out a shuttle flight.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by CabinCaptive View Post
Dec 3, LAX-OAK same day turn for $103. You can even get into work (mostly) on time:

DL 4833 LAX 6:50AM OAK 8:14AM 1h 24m Canadair RJ 900

DL 4833 OAK 9:28AM LAX 10:50AM 1h 22m Canadair RJ 900
Thanks! This is a big help...I was just wondering about short-hauls.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kstew View Post
Thanks! This is a big help...I was just wondering about short-hauls.
Yep! Try ITA Matrix and search LAX to a bunch of different places, and use the code "dl" for non-stops.

Try OAK, Sacramento, Fresno, Las Vegas. Anywhere close that's not a hub. MAYBE you'd get lucky with SLC but not likely. I bet 100 is the lowest you might find.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:37 pm
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Guess that great deal you got on your last flight was $9 too good
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Old Nov 5, 14, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by richardinmotion View Post
Time for a mileage run! May I suggest SIN or JNB?
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(Yes...this LoL is coming from a guy who is accumulating 70,000 MQMs in this one month of November...)
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