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I wrote Why I’m Excited to be a Silver Medallion on Delta, which explained my plan to effectively earn Platinum Medallion status for two years, by rolling over a bunch of MQM’s and failing feet the MQD requirement.
As a recap, what I did was I started 2018 as a Silver Medallion and with 58,000 MQMs. During the first few weeks I earned 7,000 MQMs which will put me around 65,000 MQMs. In the last couple months, I managed to spend $25,000 on my Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, which gave me an additional 10,000 MQMs putting me at 75,000 MQMs as well as give me the Medallion Qualification Dollars waiver.
As I was able to accomplish this in March, I’ve now earned Delta Platinum Medallion status for all of 2018, all of 2019, until Jan 2020, effectively giving an extra year than I had re-qualified last year.
With this though, I was a Silver Medallion for February and have a few thoughts on the status. The biggest gripe I have is the long hold times. It could have been due to the fact that we saw several winter storms last month, but I had wait times of nearly 2 hours trying to get through to reservations.
Additionally, unlike when calling as a Platinum and you’re connected to an agent, as a Silver Medallion when you call you have to enter a bunch of prompts when calling about if you’re looking to make a new reservation, existing, using miles etc.
When it comes to flying, I was able to plan my schedule that I didn’t have any travel in February, so I can’t comment on the travel experience as a Silver Medallion, with the exception of reservation sales.
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See related on Delta Medallion Status News:
- Earn Medallion Qualification Miles for Elite Status on Delta
- Confirmed: Delta Rollover Medallion Qualifying Miles Now Posting
- Earn Medallion Status with Delta Air Lines Status Match Challenge
- Delta Increasing Amex MQD Waiver to $250,000 for Diamond Medallion Status
Any Silver Medallion members who would like to share the pros/cons of having the status? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
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