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New DL Double or Triple QM Promo in the works? AA fires first shot

New DL Double or Triple QM Promo in the works? AA fires first shot

Old Sep 6, 09, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Stripe View Post
For the record...

AA announced the Spring promo on March 17.
CO matched it on March 20.
DL and NW matched it on March 23.

By that calendar CO should have matched today and NW and DL will match on Tuesday. I doubt you'll see any announcements over the holiday weekend.
Thanks for looking this up. I recalled that took longer than others to get in the game, but did not remember exactly how long.
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Old Sep 6, 09, 4:55 pm
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C'mon big money (fingers still crossed).
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Old Sep 6, 09, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Denolloyd View Post
C'mon big money (fingers still crossed).
Is the corollary to that phrase, "No whammy, no whammy, no whammy"? Jeff Robertson's big money idea of rollover MQMs seems to have been an invitation to a big whammy of sorts if actually matching or even if sort of matching like DL did last time (on a delayed basis).
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Old Sep 6, 09, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Is the corollary to that phrase, "No whammy, no whammy, no whammy"? Jeff Robertson's big money idea of rollover MQMs seems to have been an invitation to a big whammy of sorts if actually matching or even if sort of matching like DL did last time (on a delayed basis).
I think this affects DM more then the rollover. I am sure they based DM on a certain percent, if they have to offer double MQM that will throw off the percents a lot.
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Old Sep 6, 09, 9:25 pm
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If DL were to join the Double MQM promo, how likely is it to apply to existing itineraries? I need to book three transcon roundtrips, and I wouldn't want to miss out by a few days.
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Old Sep 6, 09, 9:31 pm
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Since AA and UA are offering it on existing itineraries this time around, one would have to assume DL will offer it on existing itineraries as well if they match the offer. The spring offer started off as new tickets only so that's what other airlines matched.
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Old Sep 7, 09, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by timf View Post
Since AA and UA are offering it on existing itineraries this time around, one would have to assume DL will offer it on existing itineraries as well if they match the offer. The spring offer started off as new tickets only so that's what other airlines matched.
I don't know - my personal opinion is if they match it will probably be on some sort of combination of new iten and/or fare class. Remember they restricted the MQM bonus to mid+ fare classes last time. Fare class seems to be central to how Mr. Robertson thinks.
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Old Sep 8, 09, 1:49 pm
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I find it odd this thread went quiet... figured I would bring it back to life.

Any ideas on status of this promotion? If we get far enough out from AA's announcement, it kind of fizzles away like a bad fart. And nobody wants that!
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Old Sep 8, 09, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by GoCanes View Post
I find it odd this thread went quiet... figured I would bring it back to life.

Any ideas on status of this promotion? If we get far enough out from AA's announcement, it kind of fizzles away like a bad fart. And nobody wants that!
I have no new information. But if no DL match I am considering using my existing AA credit to reach ExPlat. If DL matches I have existing DL credit that would enable me to reach DM. So it matters to me, and possibly to DL management.
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Old Sep 8, 09, 4:08 pm
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yoo hoo... Delta... where are you???

I have a bunch of tickets i need to pull the trigger on and want them to be on you.....
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Old Sep 8, 09, 4:22 pm
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I truly hope they don't match... i'm trying to stay under the DM limit (to retain those extra MQM to rollover to next year)... and (especially) if they make it retroactive, I will definitely be over by the end of the year.

As it stands I still have 6-8 flights to book and will probably shift it over to US Air for the rest of the year to try to avoid DM if they match....
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Old Sep 8, 09, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by troyintn View Post
I think this affects DM more then the rollover. I am sure they based DM on a certain percent, if they have to offer double MQM that will throw off the percents a lot.
But surely they must have done some modeling of differerent scenarios of competitive reaction to the announcement of DM. If the rollout of DEQM programs at other airlines this Fall caught Jeff, et al by surprise, that doesn't say much about their internal strategic planning processes. AA was ready to rumble as soon as UA made their announcement (or was that vice versa)?
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Old Sep 8, 09, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by pbjag View Post
But surely they must have done some modeling of differerent scenarios of competitive reaction to the announcement of DM. If the rollout of DEQM programs at other airlines this Fall caught Jeff, et al by surprise, that doesn't say much about their internal strategic planning processes. AA was ready to rumble as soon as UA made their announcement (or was that vice versa)?
Vice versa... AA rolled out first.

Since CO, US, and others have not matched, I am guessing DL will not.
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Old Sep 8, 09, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by apados View Post
I truly hope they don't match... i'm trying to stay under the DM limit (to retain those extra MQM to rollover to next year)... and (especially) if they make it retroactive, I will definitely be over by the end of the year.

As it stands I still have 6-8 flights to book and will probably shift it over to US Air for the rest of the year to try to avoid DM if they match....
Just don't sign up for the promo!!!

C'mon DL, MATCH!
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Old Sep 8, 09, 8:49 pm
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If DL goes for it (on LUT fares) I'll be going from FO to GM. If not, lowly silver for all of next year
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