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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by GopherMSP View Post
Link is live if you are logged in. Prices about the same as last year.

http://www.delta.com/buymqms

Mods please merge or delete if duplicated; didn't see it on the front page.

Question - does this count toward the Amex Plat fee credit?
I cannot get to the pricing options page. Probably since I have already qualified for DM. When Gary Leff said that Diamonds were not eligible to participate, I had hoped that it meant purchasing up to the DM level was not permitted.

More reason for another wry smile the next time I see DL, or someone here, imply that the airline is interested in "thinning the herd" at the higher levels.

Now, some hapless GM will be able to buy-up to PM, and be in the 40's on the UG list rather than being in the low 80's. Lucky them.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Now, some hapless GM will be able to buy-up to PM, and be in the 40's on the UG list rather than being in the low 80's. Lucky them.
But... but... but... RUCS?
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post
You can also fly to Austin, Las Vegas, or Phoenix for In n Out.
Why would anyone fly anywhere for In-N-Out? I wouldn't drive down the street for that nasty slop.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by jakers3200 View Post
Last year, my toddler & wife joined me on a mileage/ hotel run to Austin from LAX. Skipped the In 'n Out, and instead enjoyed the vegan food. Earned Delta Gold, Marriott Gold and even Starwood Gold by extension.
Your wife's a toddler? Talk about robbing the cradle!
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Here is mine (I currently have about 32,000 Delta MQM)

I am fairly certain I can earn about 40,000 MQM via flying next year. Given that does it make sense to purchase MQM
purely for the benefit of rollover? 20,000 rollover MQM plus 10,000 in Amex MQM would
get me close to Platinum next year without too much trouble.


Got the same. I'm sitting at 40,000 MQM and I'm currently debating on rolling over and earning GM mid-2019, or starting as GM with 0 MQM.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by TheHorta View Post
Why would anyone fly anywhere for In-N-Out? I wouldn't drive down the street for that nasty slop.
I have several friends who swear by it so I send Snaps of it when I go there on my west coast trips. It's good but the Culver's Pub Burger is way better if you're looking for fast food.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Pretty sure poster was asking your current MQM/MQD/MQS levels. Usually, they have not made offers to people where the buy-up won't get them to the next status level. I'm quite sure it's not personal.
That's what I get for reading fast - stats and status are pretty close.

Anyway,that would make sense. I'll end up with 90k MQM, 74 MQS, and $8k MQD with a MQD waiver for up to PM.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post
You can also fly to Austin, Las Vegas, or Phoenix for In n Out.
In n Out almost walking distance from SJC
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Paplover View Post
I made DM for 2019 last week and I have manacit’s offer. Hmm, why would I want to spend $$ to get what I already have?
I requalified for DM earlier in November: no offer for me.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:45 pm
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I have offers that match Adelphos
In my case, I'm 19,500 from GM (and met the MQD), so even if I wanted to buy up I couldn't
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:48 pm
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Offered $599/799/999/1199/1399/1599, same as Adelphos.

Even buying the max wouldn't get me to GM.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 1:27 pm
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I only need 6,230 MQM for PM (it's been a down year for my travel). I don't need MQDs and I have no way of making it on segments. Why not offer me just MQMs? Or maybe I should take a MR.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by SDQBound View Post
Got the same. I'm sitting at 40,000 MQM and I'm currently debating on rolling over and earning GM mid-2019, or starting as GM with 0 MQM.
I would guess rolling over would be the better choice if you know you can hit GM by June or July.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I requalified for DM earlier in November: no offer for me.
What took you so long?!
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Old Dec 4, 18, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by TheHorta View Post
What took you so long?!
I don't want to contribute to DL getting overconfident and too pleased with itself.
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