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GopherMSP Dec 3, 18 4:35 pm

2018 Elevate Your Status is Live
 
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?

KDCAflyer Dec 3, 18 4:39 pm

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...2a6d34b90.jpeg
This is what I got. Seems a lot cheaper than last year.

ethernal Dec 3, 18 4:54 pm


Originally Posted by WWads (Post 30495510)
This is what I got. Seems a lot cheaper than last year.

I think it varies depending on what it gets you (e.g., PM -> DM is expensive, no status -> silver is cheap).

Adelphos Dec 3, 18 5:12 pm

I read the FAQ on the website and still don't have an answer... Do MQM purchased through this promotion count towards rollover for 2019?

manacit Dec 3, 18 5:49 pm

I'm $729 MQD away from DM and already at the MQM threshold, but the cheapest option DL will sell is 1,000 MQM, 3 MQS and $2,399 MQD for $2,399.

I already have plans through December to fly that much, but it comes off as kind of odd that I have to over-buy $1,500 in MQD that won't roll over..

WhiskeyBravo Dec 3, 18 5:53 pm


Originally Posted by Adelphos (Post 30495640)
I read the FAQ on the website and still don't have an answer... Do MQM purchased through this promotion count towards rollover for 2019?

This is directly from the terms listed on the page linked to by the OP
" Any MQMs purchased that exceed the amount needed to achieve Medallion Status for 2019 will roll over and count towards your 2020 Status. "

CPMaverick Dec 3, 18 5:53 pm


Originally Posted by ethernal (Post 30495565)
I think it varies depending on what it gets you (e.g., PM -> DM is expensive, no status -> silver is cheap).

I had the same prices in the screenshot, going from GM->PM

Pretty expensive if you only need 1000 MQM, but a pretty good deal for say, 5000+ MQM.

Duke787 Dec 3, 18 6:08 pm


Originally Posted by manacit (Post 30495762)
I'm $729 MQD away from DM and already at the MQM threshold, but the cheapest option DL will sell is 1,000 MQM, 3 MQS and $2,399 MQD for $2,399.

I already have plans through December to fly that much, but it comes off as kind of odd that I have to over-buy $1,500 in MQD that won't roll over..

Currently sitting at 100k/$13.9k -- decided a couple months ago not to go for DM and instead bank the rollover for PM next year expecting a bit less travel (at which point I booked away in one direction of RDU - SYD over to UA with confirmed upgrade instead of taking RDU - SYD on DL in both directions).

Got the same as you for PM ---> DM which is hilarious because the lowest offer only gets me there on MQD, doesn't get me there on MQM so what would be the point...

divrdrew Dec 3, 18 6:11 pm

I'm well over on MQDs due to a China Southern trip over the summer. About 15,000 MQM short, but doesn't look worth it for me. I'll just roll over the miles and get a head start on next year.

audidudi Dec 3, 18 6:17 pm


Originally Posted by manacit (Post 30495762)
I'm $729 MQD away from DM and already at the MQM threshold, but the cheapest option DL will sell is 1,000 MQM, 3 MQS and $2,399 MQD for $2,399.

I already have plans through December to fly that much, but it comes off as kind of odd that I have to over-buy $1,500 in MQD that won't roll over..

The cheapest option DL will sell you needing $729 MQDs is 1000 MQMs + 3MQSs +$999 MQDs = $999. I don't know where you're seeing your figures!

manacit Dec 3, 18 6:27 pm


Originally Posted by audidudi (Post 30495853)
The cheapest option DL will sell you needing $729 MQDs is 1000 MQMs + 3MQSs +$999 MQDs = $999. I don't know where you're seeing your figures!

As mentioned earlier in the thread, I believe offers are different depending on what tier you'd be buying up to (and maybe other options). It's not the same for everyone. I am seeing my figures on the Delta website.

Here's what mine looks like:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b0d3c52abb.png

I may have just gotten a new prescription, but I am pretty sure there is nothing for $999.

MSPeconomist Dec 3, 18 7:16 pm

I'm shocked that DL is selling over 10,000 MQM this year.

I'm also wondering whether they're being careful to make offers only to those for whom it could result in higher status. They did this the first year and there were complaints from people who didn't read carefully, and then it seemed that DL was only making offers if acceptance could make a difference, versus only becoming rollover or going poof.

SJC ORD LDR Dec 3, 18 7:44 pm

I got a rock. I guess DL doesn't want me to give them thousands of dollars. Oh well.

MSPeconomist Dec 3, 18 7:58 pm


Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR (Post 30496071)
I got a rock. I guess DL doesn't want me to give them thousands of dollars. Oh well.

What are your current stats for the year?

Paplover Dec 3, 18 8:08 pm

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? :)


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