Delta Buy MQM for QY 2018


Old Dec 5, 17, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by havepointswilltravel View Post
$301 short of required MQD for Silver. Mostly rollover MQMs. BIS cheap fares to South east Asia and Africa. Got a simple mileage run to put me over.
End of year rollover is expected to be 85000.
It would be a shame to lose that much rollover when you're close to the MQD requirement for FO. I hope you have a fun weekend trip somewhere where the ticket costs just a bit more than $300.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by puddinhead View Post
I got this email - I have a trip booked at the end of the year in PE (AF) to Europe and BE (KLM) coming back. So I'll be over for the year in MQM's and I have enough MQD$. Ticket cost $3,100 ($2,400 MQD$). Doesn't look like a good offer...
Got that same e-mail, except mine was 7,500 MQM, 12 MQS and $1,195 MQD for $1,195. I'm way over on MQM as it is but I'll be short on MQD and don't care enough to pay the ~$800 or so that remains after my final couple flights for the year are flown. Even paying for an upgrade to F won't get me there. If I wasn't fully booked up I'd make a run on AF, KLM or VS or even one of the Asian partners to get the MQD via mileage percentage but I just don't have the time.

I'm always just barely reaching or falling short of MQD because I fly a ton of cheap $200 or so fares so I might plan an early PE run to JNB on VS next year to get a huge head start on MQD. That alone should get me about $6,000 MQD for $1,600. I'll have plenty of rollover MQM this year at least.
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Old Dec 6, 17, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by z06mir View Post
1,000 MQMs: $595
2,500 MQMs: $795
5,000 MQMs: $995
7,500 MQMs: $1195
10,000 MQMs: $1395

I'm a current GM, qualified silver for 2018 for now but will easily get my last 1,200 MQMs on a trip next week. Lower prices than most, but still wouldn't buy it.
This is the offer I got too. I'm a 2017 Platinum, currently calculated as Silver for 2018, but will reach 2018 Platinum with upcoming trips before the end of the year, and have an AmEx waiver.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 12:26 pm
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Interesting price change for me pre- and post-Platinum qualification. FYI, I qualified on flights and didn't end up buying MQMs.

Anyway, I was missing ~2,500 MQMs to keep Platinum and this was my offer:
1,000 MQMs - $795
2,500 - $995
5,000 - $1,295
7,500 - $1,595
10,000 - $1,895

Now I made Platinum and this is my current offer:
1,000 MQMs - $1,695
2,500 - $2,195
5,000 - $2,495
7,500 - $2,795
10,000 - $2,995

This is fascinating because at the surface it would say that Delta is charging a whole lot more for potential DMs vs. potential PMs (which is obvious), but I'd argue that they should factor that into the pre-qualification math because I could've bought bought 10k before, qualified, and still rolled over 7.5k MQMs for $1,895 instead of qualifying with a flight and buying 7.5k MQMs for $2,795.

In other words, if you are on the cusp of qualifying to a higher tear and would consider buying MQMs anyway, just go ahead and buy pre-qualification.
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