Delta Million(s) Miler(s)

Old Oct 21, 2023, 5:52 am
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Delta Million(s) Miler(s)

Any clarification on if/how million milers will be calculated with the upcoming delta changes? If for ‘example’ someone was close to million miles.. will they ever reach it post changes?
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 11:19 am
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Post changes, actual flight miles on "DL and partner" flights will be added to your MM number and used for MM qualification in the future.

Depending on how close to MM you are, you might want to consider a cheap premium cabin ticket (which now would earn more than 100% MQM) before the end of the year, especially now that 1MM gets "annual" GM status.
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 1:43 pm
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The days of mileage runs that were the "cheapest for the farthest" will end Dec 31st, 2023. I have 3 transcons line up between now and end of year to get maximum miles as Im pretty close to 1MM myself. After this it will be premium cabin and C+ purchases to keep up with the new spending levels. Do a couple mileage runs while you can to get the max benefit with the waning days of the Medallion Qualification Miles... RIP MQMs
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Hepsaint
The days of mileage runs that were the "cheapest for the farthest" will end Dec 31st, 2023. I have 3 transcons line up between now and end of year to get maximum miles as Im pretty close to 1MM myself. After this it will be premium cabin and C+ purchases to keep up with the new spending levels. Do a couple mileage runs while you can to get the max benefit with the waning days of the Medallion Qualification Miles... RIP MQMs
You mean cheap premium cabin runs (for extra MQM). If you are close to a MM level, it can still make sense to book purely cheapest for the farthest if you are willing to fly coach (used to do this for DM when it still had $25K Amex MQD Waiver). DL has Main awards on DTW-FAI for 19.4K miles roundtrip currently (earns about 7K miles).

Cheap premium cabins runs on partners can still make sense for MQD earn next year (I'm seeing some options for MQD earning at 3+ times spend for next year). Will probably combine one or two these next year with MQM to MQD conversion to get DM for one last time.

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Old Oct 21, 2023, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
Post changes, actual flight miles on "DL and partner" flights will be added to your MM number and used for MM qualification in the future.

Depending on how close to MM you are, you might want to consider a cheap premium cabin ticket (which now would earn more than 100% MQM) before the end of the year, especially now that 1MM gets "annual" GM status.
Or get a DL Platinum/Reserve Amex and charge $25/30k on it to IRS before 12/31/23 and get a full refund in March/24. This will give you 10k/15k MQMs without leaving your house. You also get full RDMs in addition to the MQMs.
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle
Or get a DL Platinum/Reserve Amex and charge $25/30k on it to IRS before 12/31/23 and get a full refund in March/24. This will give you 10k/15k MQMs without leaving your house. You also get full RDMs in addition to the MQMs.
And if you are a DM with rollover, just find the MQM needed and hit the spend for an extra year of DM for 100k MQM
Any rollover beyond 1k to 99k is worth less than 100k or multiples of 100k - the extra MQM go to dust almost while the 100k chunks get status
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by brg
And if you are a DM with rollover, just find the MQM needed and hit the spend for an extra year of DM for 100k MQM
Any rollover beyond 1k to 99k is worth less than 100k or multiples of 100k - the extra MQM go to dust almost while the 100k chunks get status
Please don’t forget the 75k(PM)/ 125k(DM) deduction on 1/1/24 so a 100k extension requires a 12/31/23 MQM balance of 175k/225k. Great to minimize any 1/1/24 surprise by spreading the word now.
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle
Or get a DL Platinum/Reserve Amex and charge $25/30k on it to IRS before 12/31/23 and get a full refund in March/24. This will give you 10k/15k MQMs without leaving your house. You also get full RDMs in addition to the MQMs.
What's the lowest % charge you can do this? 1.78%?
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Old Oct 21, 2023, 8:40 pm
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What's the lowest % charge you can do this? 1.78%?
1.87%.
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 4:19 am
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Another question. If you are a Silver at 1 MM do you become Gold next year with the new rules?
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 4:57 am
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Yes, you'll be Gold as a result of your MM status.
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle
Please don’t forget the 75k(PM)/ 125k(DM) deduction on 1/1/24 so a 100k extension requires a 12/31/23 MQM balance of 175k/225k. Great to minimize any 1/1/24 surprise by spreading the word now.
So in a scenario where I've already re-clinched 24 diamond. Current mqm around 260,000 and diamond spend min. How would my scenario work for 25/26 with the new scheme?
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 7:09 am
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So in a scenario where I've already re-clinched 24 diamond. Current mqm around 260,000 and diamond spend min. How would my scenario work for 25/26 with the new scheme?
You will rollover 135k MQM and can choose between extension/MQD/RDM or a combo thereof.
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle
You will rollover 135k MQM and can choose between extension/MQD/RDM or a combo thereof.
thanks for the reply. I guess I'm unclear on how exactly those 3 exact scenarios look.
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 12:04 pm
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I'm currently at 1.9M MQM with 60k MQM flight scheduled for EYO, ending up with 360k rollover MQM.
What should be my strategy for 2024 rollover?
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