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Go for Diamond, or rollover miles to MQD?

Go for Diamond, or rollover miles to MQD?

Old Nov 11, 2023, 12:11 pm
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Go for Diamond, or rollover miles to MQD?




I know Diamond MQDs are a stretch for me - one way I could get the MQD is to try to generate an international business trip in December. But even so, isnít it worth more to start 2024 with 4K to 5K MQD via the rollover conversion? Would help for Diamond for 2025Ö
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 12:28 pm
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Given that the ranks will remain bloated next year, why bother?
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 2:32 pm
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I think the DM choice benefits are worth more than $4k MQDs. But only you know what your travel plans are next year, so if it's between making DM this year and PM next year, compared to making PM this year and DM next year, I would probably pick next year, especially if there's a possibility you may hit DM by October since you'll get a couple extra months of DM doing it that way.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by emma dog
Given that the ranks will remain bloated next year, why bother?
I agree with you and since MM status will be the #3 metric for domestic upgrades starting 1/01/25 (I donít believe that OP is a MM), there will certainly be at least one DM/MM who will get the 1 remaining upgrade if itís even available. Wasted effort for OP to strive for DM.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by DrMilano
I agree with you and since MM status will be the #3 metric for domestic upgrades starting 1/01/25 (I donít believe that OP is a MM), there will certainly be at least one DM/MM who will get the 1 remaining upgrade if itís even available. Wasted effort for OP to strive for DM.
Yep. This is actually the reason Iím not trying to become DMÖ Iíll hit it by spend by October next year, but I expect absolutely nothing for hitting the tier as an ATL flyer. Im only at 400k miles on DL.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 10:05 pm
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What does it look like for you next year, when you add everything up? Meaning the 4-5K MQDs youíll get from the rollover MQM conversion, predicted MQDs from flights, 2.5K per Delta card, and how much spend you have (hopefully on a Reserve card)?

Personally, Iíd just put a bunch of spend on a Reserve card, do that business trip next year, and make DM for whatever is left of 2024, and 2025 also. More bang for your buck, I think.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by DrMilano
I agree with you and since MM status will be the #3 metric for domestic upgrades starting 1/01/25 (I donít believe that OP is a MM), there will certainly be at least one DM/MM who will get the 1 remaining upgrade if itís even available. Wasted effort for OP to strive for DM.
I think you meant starting 1/01/24

Who doesnít love an upgrade? We have refreshed our Complimentary Upgrade priority for 2024, which includes Million Miler Status moving up in the hierarchy for complimentary upgrades to the #3 priority position.
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