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There are many ways to get to Delta elite status quicker. Thanks to a little help, I am on my way to Platinum status with Delta right now. My flight tonight will put me over the Delta 75,000 MQM threshold and I’ll earn another year of Delta Platinum Benefits with Delta. But I have to admit, I had a little bit of help to put me over the 75,000 MQM threshold.
Delta’s 75,000 MQM Threshold To Earn Platinum Status
With my recent application for the Delta Reserve Card From American Express and subsequent approval, I earned an additional 10,000 Delta MQMs that put me close to the 75,000 threshold. My flight tonight will put me over the top by a few hundred MQMs. This was a little earlier than expected because the 10,000 MQMs earned from the Delta Reserve card posted this morning.
Delta Platinum Status Earning Flight
I’ll make Platinum status by a hair, 82 miles to be exact. But I couldn’t have crossed this milestone this soon without a little help from the Delta Reserve card. Now I have a shot at making Diamond status on Delta. If I don’t get to the 125,000 MQMs required for Delta Diamond status, any MQMs earned over 75,000 will be carried over to next year for an earlier start on Diamond status.
Update: I still have a ways to until I cross the milestone. Plenty of time for a cocktail or two.
Celebrating With Have One On US Coupon
This is a very special occasion that Delta wanted to recognize. To celebrate reaching the Platinum Elite status milestone, Delta provided me with a very special one-time use Have One On Us certificate.
This certificate will be redeemed at least once onboard my Delta flight for one of the best cocktails in the sky. Anyone can receive a Have One On Us certificate as a Delta elite member by taking a few steps I outlined in a previous post.
There are many ways to get to Delta elite status quicker. Applying for and meeting the spending requirement on the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express is just one way to get to the next Medallion Qualifying threshold quicker. With the Delta Reserve card, you’ll earn 10,000 MQMs after your first purchase.
With the miles boost from spending $30,000 on the credit card in a calendar year, you’ll earn an additional 15,000 MQMs. Better yet, if you spend an additional $30,000, you’ll earn an additional 15,000 MQMs for a total of 40,000 MQMs in your first a calendar year of being a card holder. Even if you fall short of the elite qualifying threshold you are going after, any MQMs earned over the threshold will be carried over to next year for an earlier start at Delta Elite status.
How many of you that have or will cross the Platinum threshold are you going for Delta Diamond status this year?
The alternative is to stay under the 125,000 Diamond status MQM threshold in order to carry over MQMs for the next elite qualification year. The Diamond status will get you a 125% bonus, complimentary access to the SkyClub, and a higher priority on the upgrade list.
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