Delta Status Challenge

Old Jul 10, 18, 5:56 am
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Delta Status Challenge

I'm new to Flyer Talk but I am hoping all you knowledgable people can help! I'm Executive Platinum with AA and want to status match to Platinum Medallion with Delta but had a question Delta could not answer. If I status match to Platinum Medallion and then want to become Diamond Medallion do I need to earn the full 125K EQMs between now and the end of December or since I would already be Platinum would I only need the delta (no pun intended) between Platinum and Diamond - 50K EQMs? Thanks for the help!
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:03 am
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If I status match to Platinum Medallion and then want to become Diamond Medallion do I need to earn the full 125K EQMs between now and the end of December
Yes. A successful Plat challenge is not a 75K head start to Diamond.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:05 am
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You would need to earn the full 125K MQM plus the full 15K MQD requirements (unless MQD requirement is waived due to foreign address)
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:13 am
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Thank you! That is what I assumed but figured I would check.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:24 am
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You don't even get PM choice benefits via status match - you need to earn PM the usual way to activate those
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:44 am
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You don't even get PM choice benefits via status match - you need to earn PM the usual way to activate those
You don't get right away. However, once you meet the challenge requirements to keep PM you get them.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 12:43 pm
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Reopening the topic wrt Delta status challenge.

It appears based on my reading that there is no restriction on which partner MQM/MQD come from during the challenge? Is that correct? I.e. I can qualify for the 2250 MQD (for Plat.) based on partner miles, rather than actual $ spent?
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Old Oct 14, 18, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by br2k View Post
Reopening the topic wrt Delta status challenge.

It appears based on my reading that there is no restriction on which partner MQM/MQD come from during the challenge? Is that correct? I.e. I can qualify for the 2250 MQD (for Plat.) based on partner miles, rather than actual $ spent?
My status challenge was successful on an Orbitz vacation package including AF flights (and the MQD calculated as a bulk fare of 20% the distance).
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Old Oct 16, 18, 12:52 pm
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Do AeroMexico segments count as MQS in the challenge or is it strictly DL similar to UA's policy?
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
Do AeroMexico segments count as MQS in the challenge or is it strictly DL similar to UA's policy?
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...ge.html/#works

Frequently Asked Questions
What flights can I earn MQMs, MQSs or MQDs on for this challenge?
MQMs, MQSs and MQDs earned on Delta- and Delta Connection-operated flights will count towards this challenge. MQMs, MQSs and MQDs may also be earned on partner airline flights that are eligible to earn MQMs, MQSs and MQDs. Visit Airline Partners to learn more about what flights qualify.

Thus make sure if an AM flight it is a flight that does qualify for points etc.






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Old Oct 17, 18, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Renes Points View Post
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...ge.html/#works

Frequently Asked Questions
What flights can I earn MQMs, MQSs or MQDs on for this challenge?
MQMs, MQSs and MQDs earned on Delta- and Delta Connection-operated flights will count towards this challenge. MQMs, MQSs and MQDs may also be earned on partner airline flights that are eligible to earn MQMs, MQSs and MQDs. Visit Airline Partners to learn more about what flights qualify.

Thus make sure if an AM flight it is a flight that does qualify for points etc.






Thank you, René
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