Only need 6969 miles to 1 million 😉

Old Dec 16, 19, 4:10 am
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Only need 6969 miles to 1 million 😉

I did a quick calculation and I blew air out of my nose when I saw how many miles I needed to hit 1 million.

I’ve been flying with Delta for 10 years since getting out of college.

Job 1: 2009 - 2012
Job 2: 2012 - present

2009 - 2016: Platinum
2017 - 2018: Diamond
2019: Platinum until Oct

Delta’s MQD’s are hard to get for me because my company flies the cheapest ticket.

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Old Dec 16, 19, 8:14 am
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nice, nice
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Old Dec 16, 19, 9:14 am
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Only need 298,270 miles to hit 4 million!

Started my travel life some 31 years ago. Dedicated to United initially as I was based at ORD, then to USAir when relocated to the Dayton area. That was a short lived friendship. Moved to Delta with CVG 28 years ago and haven't looked back! Expect to hit the 4 million mark in 2021!
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Old Dec 16, 19, 1:30 pm
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Giggity!
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Old Dec 16, 19, 10:08 pm
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I figure when one hits such a milestone Data should give them a certificate for a two hour massage with at least half of the time spent on one's butt and back after all those BIS hours.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 7:17 am
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Congrats! I too am just shy of 7000 to hit Million Miler. I flew Delta almost exclusively for 10 years, before switching to another carrier. This year I've been trying to find the best flights to maximize mileage to hit the million. Found a RT on Delta from MIA to PVG for $500 that really helped last month. Getting close!
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Old Dec 17, 19, 12:06 pm
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I made 1MM when the merger combined my NW and DL accounts. Got a nice Hartmann roller that isn’t something I use.
Hit 2MM on DL 3 years ago and got a Tumi hard side spinner which is nice. But the most important perk for me is the ‘annual’ ST gold. Kind of a soft landing when I drop my paid flying down. Also, I’m amazed at how many DL staff (at least those who look at a profile) are impressed by and comment on/thank me for 2MM. Just last week, the SC agent who checked me in at HNL wished me well on attaining 3MM^
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Old Dec 20, 19, 12:54 am
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Sorry about the late replies guys!

I understand Iím just a baby when compared to you. Itís nice to see some dedicated flyers even though Delta likes to make program enhancements.

itís amazing to see an almost 4 million miler.

I already looked into gifts. I think the Hartmann bags is still an option, however thereís a Tiffanyís gift (not gift card) that my wife is eyeing.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by DL Platinum View Post
Only need 298,270 miles to hit 4 million!

Started my travel life some 31 years ago. Dedicated to United initially as I was based at ORD, then to USAir when relocated to the Dayton area. That was a short lived friendship. Moved to Delta with CVG 28 years ago and haven't looked back! Expect to hit the 4 million mark in 2021!
This is SAD yet impressive!!! I practically live in Delta and SkyTeam planes and I know how hard it is to amass 1M butt in seat miles, especially in economy, let alone 3.7M miles. I'd be divorced 3.7 times over.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 7:50 am
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Well, here, no dog, no cat, no wife (anymore), multiple ladies who like these miles

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Old Dec 21, 19, 8:37 am
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After 10 years of flying every other week or so and amassing a measly 1.2M miles, I find it hard to fathom 5MM. Hats off and shedding a tear for you, amigo.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:57 pm
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After 10 years of flying every other week or so and amassing a measly 1.2M miles, I find it hard to fathom 5MM. Hats off and shedding a tear for you, amigo.
Three more decades and you should be approaching 5MM.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 1:45 pm
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What benefit is it to be a million miler? Without looking it up, I think one gets a gift and possibly permanent silver status.

I flew Delta a lot but then stopped. I am 200,000 miles short. At my current rate, I won't hit 1 million for 30 years. If I go back to Delta, I will become a million miler in a couple of years.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by A318neo View Post
What benefit is it to be a million miler? Without looking it up, I think one gets a gift and possibly permanent silver status.

I flew Delta a lot but then stopped. I am 200,000 miles short. At my current rate, I won't hit 1 million for 30 years. If I go back to Delta, I will become a million miler in a couple of years.
This, plus some DL employees thank you for being a MMer.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by wlau View Post
This is SAD yet impressive!!! I practically live in Delta and SkyTeam planes and I know how hard it is to amass 1M butt in seat miles, especially in economy, let alone 3.7M miles. I'd be divorced 3.7 times over.
Well, it's not really all BIS miles as that includes MQM bonus on certain fare classes and credit card MQM bonus.

Case in point:



My flight diary, even though not entirely accurate because i lost access to my AOL email, so I couldn't upload flights i had prior to my gmail account being used.


I would think a more accurate BIS estimate is around 75% of what your million miler miles are, including DL ST partners, unless of course you fly a significant amount of paid international J, which then it will be less.
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