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Reminder - 2019 CHOICE Benefits must be selected by Jan31

Reminder - 2019 CHOICE Benefits must be selected by Jan31

Old Jan 2, 20, 2:51 am
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Reminder - 2019 CHOICE Benefits must be selected by Jan31

Reminder -

2019 Choice benefits must be selected by Jan31. Do not select Skyclub or Gold/Silver status. These expire at end of the status year which is also Jan 31. RUC/GUC expire one year from selection but must be selected by Jan 31.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 12:45 am
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BUMP - Friendly reminder Jan 31 is coming soon. FTers don't let fellow FTers lose out on Choice Benefit selections!
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Old Jan 11, 20, 12:47 am
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already have calendar alerts set for 24, 27, and 30 Jan ... I’ll make a decision before the last alert pops up
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Old Jan 11, 20, 1:12 am
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If I don't need GUCs earlier, I like to select them so that they're good for next year's MLK long holiday weekend travel, which means after about the 23rd or so. It's a Monday holiday so the date varies.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 10:42 am
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Just a reminder, Jan 31 approaching soon. I need to pick mine as well.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 10:52 am
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"If you achieved Platinum or Diamond Medallion status for the 2019 flying year, you have until Jan. 31, 2020."

I always second guess myself on the rules and timing and get paranoid I'm going to lose my benefit. The 2019 Choice Benefits were earned flying during the 2018 calendar year, correct? So, because I earned PM status in August 2019, I have until 1/31/2021 to make my selection.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by BradleyFlyer View Post
"If you achieved Platinum or Diamond Medallion status for the 2019 flying year, you have until Jan. 31, 2020."

I always second guess myself on the rules and timing and get paranoid I'm going to lose my benefit. The 2019 Choice Benefits were earned flying during the 2018 calendar year, correct? So, because I earned PM status in August 2019, I have until 1/31/2021 to make my selection.
Yes. The way to read the statement you posted is "you achieved PM/DM for the ENTIRE calendar flying year 2019", which would require that you earned the status during 2018.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Yes. The way to read the statement you posted is "you achieved PM/DM for the ENTIRE calendar flying year 2019", which would require that you earned the status during 2018.
Thank you! I knew that was the case, but somehow my brain is unable to get past the timing every year. Maybe it just surprises me that so many people have unused benefits earned at least 13 months ago.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 5:17 pm
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Got an email today telling me that I hadn't selected all of my choice benefits, but I definitely have. What a tease.

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Old Jan 23, 20, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
Got an email today telling me that I hadn't selected all of my choice benefits, but I definitely have. What a tease.

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Got the same, but knew DL IT was laughing at me!
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Old Jan 23, 20, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by BradleyFlyer View Post
I always second guess myself on the rules and timing and get paranoid I'm going to lose my benefit. The 2019 Choice Benefits were earned flying during the 2018 calendar year, correct? So, because I earned PM status in August 2019, I have until 1/31/2021 to make my selection.
The selection page is pretty clear, so if you're ever not sure, just go there: https://www.delta.com/choicebenefits...enefits.action



e.g. I have one PM and one DM benefit that I need to select in the next week.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
Got an email today telling me that I hadn't selected all of my choice benefits, but I definitely have. What a tease.

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Same. I even went back in to double check in case I missed something.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:39 am
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I just selected my upgrade certificates; I have an irrational nervousness about waiting for the absolute last day.

Posting now to get this reminder back towards the top of the queue.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 10:32 am
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selected mine yesterday
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:51 pm
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Did mine today, while wondering whether the Wuhan virus does/should influence selections. Will we be doing less international travel during the next year, so that GUCs and even DL vouchers that expire in a year are less valuable while RDMs never expire (until you do).

I too am afraid to trust myself to wait until the very last minute.
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