Miles Boost Great Way To Earn Delta MQMs

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Did you know that if you have the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express and spend within certain thresholds per year, you can get a big boost towards your Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles? This can really help you earn Delta status much faster which is one reason I carry the card! I have had the  Delta Reserve card for a couple years now and I try to hit these thresholds every year. In fact, I recently hit my second threshold and received an email from American Express letting me know that I’ve earned an additional 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 bonus miles for spending $60k on the card within the calendar year.

Miles Boost Great Way To Earn Delta MQMs


Earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 15,000 bonus miles after you spend $30,000 on purchases on your Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express in a calendar year.

Earn an additional 15,000 MQMs and an additional 15,000 bonus miles after you spend $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Delta Reserve Card in a calendar year.

Miles Boost Great Way To Earn Delta MQMs

Bottom Line

All told, a cardholder could theoretically earn 30,000 MQMs from the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (consumer) and then also earn another 30,000 MQMs from the Delta Reserve for Business card (Option to view the business cards is on the right hand side) for a total of 60,000 MQMs each year (not including the signup MQM bonus members will receive for each card). That requires a lot of spending on the cards, but it will earn someone Delta Gold status from their couch without stepping foot in a Delta plane which is pretty amazing.

Don’t forget that when it comes to Delta co-branded credit cards, the Delta Reserve American Express provides complimentary Sky Club access as well which is a great perk. The card also puts you at a higher priority for upgrades on your medallion level (over non-Delta Reserve Card Members within Medallion level and fare class.)

You can read more about earning MQMs here in this post, How I Plan to Earn Delta Platinum Medallion Status through 2020.


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