Delta Medallion Qualifying Rollover Miles Starting To Post

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One of the great benefits of the SkyMiles program, is that they offer Rollover elite qualifying miles. Any miles earned over the required Medallion level threshold rollover to the following year. For new Medallions be sure to check out How To Qualify for Delta Medallion Status in 2016.

However, this process isn’t instant and usually takes a few weeks. I do have good news, as Diamond Medallions have begun reporting on Flyertalk that their Medallion Qualifying Miles have been rolled over for 2016.

Delta 737

If your Medallion Qualifying Miles haven’t rolled over yet, keep an eye out as they should in the coming week. Delta starts with Diamond Medallions, then Platinum Medallions, followed by Gold and Silver Medallions.

Delta has acknowledged the following: Rollover MQM balances will be reflected in SkyMiles accounts in mid to late January.

What to do if you need more Medallion Qualifying Miles:

If you are looking for a way to earn even more Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s), the Delta Reserve card gives 10,000 MQM’s and 10,000 SkyMiles after the first purchase. The Platinum Delta Amex gives 35,000 bonus SkyMiles plus 5,000 MQM’s after spending $1,000, and the Delta Gold Amex gives 30,000 bonus SkyMiles after spending $1,000 within the first three months.

Once you sign-up for the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Expres, if you then spend $30,000 on the card in a calendar year, you can earn what’s called a miles boost, which gives you 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 MQMs each calendar year when you spend $30,000 on the card. And if you make a total of $60,000 in eligible purchases you will earn an additional 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 MQMs each calendar year.

The same is true for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, if you then spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, you can earn a miles boost, which gives you 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $25,000 or more in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year. And if you make a total of $50,000 or more in eligible purchases on your card in a calendar year you can earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs.

Bottom Line

Have your Medallion Qualifying Miles posted yet? Feel free to comment below.

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  1. I spoke to a phone agent last week regarding a ticketing issue. I happened to price I had 0 mqm in my account but has about 20k that should have rolled over.
    I had enough mqm for gold but not enough mqd leaving me with silver status for 2016 but about 20k in rollover mqm.
    The agent said that mqm and mqd both reset and do not rollover anymore.
    Was I misinformed based on post above?
    Can I expect to receive my rollover mqm? If so, when?

  2. @Jack – I think you were misinformed. Your miles should rollover.

    Per Delta site —

    Rollover benefit means Medallion Qualification Miles earned in 2015 above a member’s earned Medallion threshold level will roll over to 2016 and count toward 2017 Medallion status qualification. Members who receive complimentary or gifted Medallion status are ineligible for rollover MQMs unless they earn more MQMs and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S.-based members only) than the gifted status requirement. For example, if a member is gifted Silver Medallion status in 2015 and also earns 30,000 MQMs and $3,000 MQDs in 2015, s/he will be able to roll over 5,000 MQMs since the Silver Medallion requirement is 25,000 MQMs and $3,000 MQDs.
    Rollover MQMs will post to your SkyMiles account by the end of January each year.

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