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justforfun Mar 12, 03 4:08 pm

MQM vs. nonMQM
 
I have just booked a M-class fare JFK-ATH.

If I understand correctly, I will earn 1.5x MQM. In Delta's Membership Guide, it also states that coach tickets(class non-specific) will earn actual miles flown. Are there two separate balances for MQM and non-MQM miles? And if so, which balance indicates the actual miles I have available for awards? Thanks for you help.

Marq Mar 12, 03 4:12 pm

Your actual miles towards rewards will equal miles flown (500 min). Your MQM, will equal 1.5 times mile flown. This ONLY impacts your ability to reach Medallion status. Your Million Miler balance will increase by miles flown but, if you had made the flight after 4/30, you would get 1.5 times Million Miles also.

marc

mk92 Mar 12, 03 4:13 pm

MQM is relevant only for medallion qualification and has nothing to do with miles available for redemption. So, you will earn actual miles flown in terms of miles available for redemption.

justforfun Mar 12, 03 4:55 pm

thanks for the help. it means that in just two of these JFK-ATH returns, I'll regain my silver. but after reading all the comments about the changes, not sure I want to. And as luck would have it, the other airline I have miles with is BA!

felis Mar 13, 03 1:21 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by justforfun:
thanks for the help. it means that in just two of these JFK-ATH returns, I'll regain my silver. but after reading all the comments about the changes, not sure I want to. And as luck would have it, the other airline I have miles with is BA!</font>
Yes, you are one of the winners with the new system.... You get elite level quicker...


RobertS975 Mar 13, 03 6:09 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by felis:
Yes, you are one of the winners with the new system.... You get elite level quicker...

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Actually, there are no winners under the new system. As that immortal line in the movie "War Games" states, " The only way to win is not to play at all."


GoCanes Mar 13, 03 8:07 am

"Actually, there are no winners under the new system. As that immortal line in the movie "War Games" states, " The only way to win is not to play at all.""


Thanks Profesor Falken... now I will have that tune from that movie in my head all day long...

http://www-public.rz.uni-duesseldorf...mes/strange.au

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[This message has been edited by GoCanes (edited 03-13-2003).]

Blank Sheet Mar 13, 03 8:55 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by justforfun:
I have just booked a M-class fare JFK-ATH.</font>
Can I come along? I miss Athens and the islands. Please take the precaution of being low profiled at this time. Usually the Greeks differentiate between the US government and it's citizens but with the November 17 trials going on and the Iraq situation I'm being told by my friends there that American sediment is not good. Athens is the place of regular site of war protests so reading this site http://www.ekathimerini.com/ is advised.

justforfun Mar 13, 03 2:13 pm

thanks for the advice. anit-american sentiment can get rather volatile there. I don't even want to go into what the opinion on 9/11 was. but being greek-american, i can blend in rather easily.


LexPassenger Mar 14, 03 3:45 pm

We were in Athens in November, 2001... the odd opinions about 9/11 were amazing!

It is, however, highly ironic that roughly the same proportion of Greeks attribute the attacks (ignorantly, to be sure) to Israelis/CIA as ignorant Americans attribute them to Iraq.

Seems willful ignorance knows no bounds, particularly when cynically manipulated by politicians with an agenda.

Enjoy Greece.

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