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User currently offlineOsubuckeyes From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 753 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

As of now i am 100 mqm short of 25000 which is the minimum to get to elite on DL. I was wondering if there was some way to get 100 mqm and not have to fly anywhere, because I dont anticipate flying again till febuary or march. If anybody knows of any way possible to get those 100 mqm miles it would be a great help. Thanks

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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

If I were you, I'd go find a cheap flight anywhere just to get the 100 MQMs. Even if you fly from ATL-SAV and you will get a minumin of 500 MQMs on that leg. As for getting 100 MQMs without flying, I don't think it's possible.


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5627 times:

MQMs are only obtained by either 1) flying or 2) having a DL Gold or Platinum Amex....(spending threshold bonuses)


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

At this point in the year, you're pretty much stuck to flying. The iDine promotion (where you spend $25 at 4 participating restaurants earns you 1000 MQMs) will probably not post until after January 1 now (and that's what counts, not when you ate) and same with the Amex. Best bet is to hop on a quick round trip and get the miles.

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5594 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 3):
Best bet is to hop on a quick round trip and get the miles.

Exactly - I was going to be 3,000 MQM shy of Platinum this year so did a JFK-LAX-JFK on Saturday to secure status.



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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5588 times:



Quoting Osubuckeyes (Thread starter):
As of now i am 100 mqm short of 25000 which is the minimum to get to elite on DL. I was wondering if there was some way to get 100 mqm and not have to fly anywhere, because I dont anticipate flying again till febuary or march. If anybody knows of any way possible to get those 100 mqm miles it would be a great help. Thanks

If you are only 100 MQMs short, DL will probably give you Silver status anyway. They have done this in the past automatically with Skymiles members who were very close to the status thresholds.


User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5554 times:



Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 5):
If you are only 100 MQMs short, DL will probably give you Silver status anyway. They have done this in the past automatically with Skymiles members who were very close to the status thresholds.

This is more of an exception now as opposed to the norm.

Thornton


User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 995 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

do a run, you can go to Long Beach or San Diego for $137 all in, thats if you are in the Scottsdale area.

There are plenty of non-flying ways to get miles, but I don' think they will post in time.


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User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5510 times:

They will more than likely give it to you without you asking. If not, send them an email late Feb 2008 and you will sure have it.

User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 995 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5444 times:



Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 8):
They will more than likely give it to you without you asking. If not, send them an email late Feb 2008 and you will sure have it.

I personally doubt it, to be an FO you need 25,000 miles, he doesn't have it. If you really want it to the run. You have 27 more days to get it done.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11442 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5383 times:
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Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 2):
MQMs are only obtained by either 1) flying or 2) having a DL Gold or Platinum Amex....(spending threshold bonuses)

Alitalia, only the Platinum Amex Delta gives you MQM. The Gold one gives you only Bonus Miles, and you need to reach $ 25,000 a year for 10,000 MQM's or another $ 25,000 (means $ 50,000 on a year) for another 10,000 MQM (on Platinum only).

Quoting Osubuckeyes (Thread starter):
As of now i am 100 mqm short of 25000 which is the minimum to get to elite on DL. I was wondering if there was some way to get 100 mqm and not have to fly anywhere, because I dont anticipate flying again till febuary or march. If anybody knows of any way possible to get those 100 mqm miles it would be a great help. Thanks

As per other comments, at this stage of the year, you should fly. I'm short of 55 MQM (!) to Platinum and arrange a flight to get it. Hope they upgrade me on next saturday (LOL)

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 3):
The iDine promotion (where you spend $25 at 4 participating restaurants earns you 1000 MQMs) will probably not post until after January 1 now (and that's what counts, not when you ate) and same with the Amex. Best bet is to hop on a quick round trip and get the miles.

The iDine IIRC finished by November 30.

Quoting CMHSRQ (Reply 9):
I personally doubt it, to be an FO you need 25,000 miles, he doesn't have it. If you really want it to the run. You have 27 more days to get it done.

Agree as if they do not allow him, he will be a general member during 365 days !

Felipe



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5374 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 10):
Alitalia, only the Platinum Amex Delta gives you MQM. The Gold one gives you only Bonus Miles, and you need to reach $ 25,000 a year for 10,000 MQM's or another $ 25,000 (means $ 50,000 on a year) for another 10,000 MQM (on Platinum only).

My bad, never had the gold...didn't know there was a diff.



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User currently offlineOsubuckeyes From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5350 times:

Booked PHX-LAX-PHX so ill get it thanks guys for the replies.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5328 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 10):

The iDine IIRC finished by November 30.

Didn't know the iDine was done. Oh well...no restaurants I ate at were iDine here (either too expensive or the food was less than acceptable...)

Last year I ended up having to do a BOS-ATL-ONT-SLC-BOS daytrip to get Silver. Fortunately no run this year; I'll be ending the year with 35,000 MQMs (no mileage runs in there this year). Helped that I was flying on quite a few 150% MQM fares this year - those really add up quickly - this ended up getting me about 5-7000 extra MQMs.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11442 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
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Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 11):
My bad, never had the gold...didn't know there was a diff.

No problem, we are in a forum  Smile

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 13):
Last year I ended up having to do a BOS-ATL-ONT-SLC-BOS daytrip to get Silver. Fortunately no run this year; I'll be ending the year with 35,000 MQMs (no mileage runs in there this year). Helped that I was flying on quite a few 150% MQM fares this year - those really add up quickly - this ended up getting me about 5-7000 extra MQMs.

And mine is that i use to travel very frequently US-Brazil always on I or M (both 150%). So anchieve Platinum were not difficult, and i should say, DL upgrades are perfect on domestic routes like JFK-SEA and JFK-ATL among others !
Always work as Gold, imagine if i'm Plat  Smile

Felipe



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5206 times:

Let me just say I had 71k last year with Delta and they gave me Platinum  Wink

My brother had only 33k last year and was given gold  Wink If you only need a 100, I can guarantee you will get Silver  Smile


User currently offlineJkj777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

As a follow up/clarification to all this. If you secure Medallion Status for 2007, what does that really give you? Do you receive the status for all of 2008 with possible upgrades, etc?
If you need 100 miles and do not plan on flying until February or March, it may not be worth spending even $137 for a ticket to secure status, you think?
I had thought that if you received Medallion status for 2007, you would be available for upgrades and be able to use the shorter lines and boarding processes only until February 08.
I will reach Silver Medallion with my next flight to ATL. Will that give me Silver status for all of 2008?

I have over 150,00 miles with DL (over the past 8 years) and still am unclear on the whole process/rules, etc.


User currently offlineSpruceMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5148 times:



Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 16):
As a follow up/clarification to all this. If you secure Medallion Status for 2007, what does that really give you? Do you receive the status for all of 2008 with possible upgrades, etc?

As far as I know, yes. If you earn status in 2007, you'll have it through 2008. I crossed 25,000 MQM in early November, and benefits seem to have started within a few days of that flight (rows are available on the seat maps that previously were not).

My card arrived the other day. It says 'valid through 2/09'.

Hope that helps.

-SpruceMoose



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

The status is on expires the following calendar year. For example if you make Silver/Gold/Plat. in July you have that status through the end of the current year and all of the following year.

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