Earning Delta MQMs The Easy Way

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Did you know that if you have the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express or the Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card and spend within certain thresholds per year, you can get a big boost towards your Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs)? This can really help you earn Delta status much faster which is one reason I carry the card/s! I try to hit these thresholds every year.

Earning Delta MQMs The Easy Way

Let’s take a look at the benefits of the Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card in particular.

Miles Boost

  • Earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 15,000 bonus miles after you reach $30,000 in eligible purchases.

About Miles Boost

Miles Boost®Earn 15,000 Medallion®Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 15,000 bonus miles after you spend $30,000 on purchases on your  Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card  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.

Complimentary Delta Sky Club® Access

Check First Bag Free

2 Miles Per $1 with Delta

  • 1 mile for everything else.

Priority Boarding

  • Priority Boarding and 20% savings in statement credit on in-flight purchases

No foreign transaction fees

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Bottom Line

All told, a member 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 Credit Card for a total of 60,000 MQMs each year (not including the initial 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.


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  1. $60K on Delta Amex cards for a POS Delta status? There are far better ways, better cards for that spending. Product pusher!!!!

  2. I wouldn’t go as far as calling delta status POS. But really it makes no sense to get the Delta Reserve. When with the platinum you get free entry to every delta sky lounges and many more benefits for a hundred dollars more. I have the delta skymiles gold for the check bags and priority boarding and I don’t have to go crazy spending on just that one card.

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