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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:48 pm
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New Delta Milestone splash page

Providing a whole lot of stats and recognition for Delta frequent fliers. Any of our FTers see themselves on the list?

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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:53 pm
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How does someone from Champaign, IL fly almost half a million miles on Delta?
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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:55 pm
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:02 pm
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How does someone from Champaign, IL fly almost half a million miles on Delta?
One mile at a time :-)
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by rucksack View Post
How does someone from Champaign, IL fly almost half a million miles on Delta?
He's an academic at a major research university. His specialty is dynamical systems with applications to international security. He would travel to participate in conferences, serve on professional committees, and collaborate with researchers at other institutions. In addition, he had an affiliation with a think tank in the UK.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:12 pm
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I am going to start tagging all my in flight pics with #skymileslife
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:14 pm
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There's an issue here

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MOST-TENURED SKYMILES MEMBER

Silver Medallion Member Atlanta, GA

Since joining in 1981, he has earned nearly 3.8 million miles.


So he has 3.8 million miles and is somehow not GM? Shouldn't he be annual complementary GM?
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyBravo View Post
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So he has 3.8 million miles and is somehow not GM? Shouldn't he be annual complementary GM?
Good catch.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:19 pm
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That was really fantastic. Love how they honored both customers and employees in the same piece. Very important to equate the value of both instead of focusing on them as separate groups.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyBravo View Post
So he has 3.8 million miles and is somehow not GM? Shouldn't he be annual complementary GM?
It says earned, so they are talking skymiles, not MQMs
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jboylan View Post
It says earned, so they are talking skymiles, not MQMs
Another good catch, although only earning about 3,800,000 doesn't seem so impressive if it's the total and not just his current balance.

IIRC there are folks on FT with about 3,000,000 RDMs currently available in their accounts, so they've surely earned a lot more on a lifetime basis as I suspect I have, especially if my PMNW miles count.

BTW for other stats, it's interesting that DL is using actual distance traveled and not MQMs, nor is there a "winner" for MQDs.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by rucksack View Post
How does someone from Champaign, IL fly almost half a million miles on Delta?
Well, I doubt he's there much!
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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
He's an academic at a major research university. His specialty is dynamical systems with applications to international security. He would travel to participate in conferences, serve on professional committees, and collaborate with researchers at other institutions. In addition, he had an affiliation with a think tank in the UK.
My point was that it's remarkable that someone who lives in Champaign, IL would choose to be so loyal to Delta. American is currently the only carrier that serves the regional airport (CMI) and Delta hasn't served that airport since 2010. That leaves flying out of Bloomington (BMI – a regional about an hour drive from Champaign) or flying out of Chicago (about a 2.5 hour drive). Either way, that would still require connecting to a hub to get anywhere.

Presumably he was loyal to Delta / PMNW throughout his career before they left CMI and wanted to stay loyal, but I still think it's remarkable that someone would continue to be so loyal given the changed circumstances.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:07 pm
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My stats are waaayyyyy off in the email they sent. Not that I care much.

The most glaring error is the claim that 100% of my flights were for business last year. Nope - personal trips to Mexico City, Seoul, Rome, Buenos Aires, Portland, OR x2, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 9:53 pm
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Well, now I want to try and beat the youngest MM... 120,000 so far and I'm 18; sounds doable, only like 4.2k MQM/week.
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