Delta is rolling out a new requirement to earn Medallion Elite status next year. The Medallion Qualifying Dollar is being introduced starting January 1, 2014. But it seems you can already see the Medallion Qualifying Dollars online as Delta has announced this on Flyertalk today.
In the past I’ve earned Delta Platinum Status the easy way with my Delta Reserve card or the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American to enjoy all the benefits of Platinum status including free upgrades. But starting next year, members will be required to meet the following MQD thresholds in addition to meeting the MQM or MQS requirements:
- Silver – $2,500 MQDs
- Gold – $5,000 MQDs
- Platinum – $7,500 MQDs
- Diamond – $12,500 MQDs
Earning status on Delta is changing next year. Members will be required to earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars in order to meet Medallion Qualification levels. Delta has enhanced their website to show the MQDs as of today. Members can still get a waiver for the MQDs by making at least $25,000 in Eligible Purchases in that year on his or her Delta SkyMiles Credit Card like the Delta Reserve card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.
How many MQDs do you have this year? Would the new requirement have changed the status level you earned this year?
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