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Just saw this http://dmn.delta.com/ace_plrs/Platinum100/

You’re very close to enjoying an elevated experience. Register before
March 31, 2014, to receive:
• 60 days of complimentary Platinum Medallion® status.
• 60 days of complimentary Delta Sky Club® membership.

To help you hold onto the perks that you richly deserve, all you have to do is book one BusinessElite® ticket and fly within 60 days of registration, and you’ll earn:
• Platinum Medallion status through February 2015.
• Delta Sky Club membership for an additional 10 months.
• 100,000 bonus miles.



I originally found it on Loyalty Lobby. He has all the details

http://loyaltylobby.com/2014/01/17/delta-platinum-fast-track-offer-platinum-status-sky-club-membership-100000-skymiles-targeted/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=delta-platinum-fast-track-offer-platinum-status-sky-club-membership-100000-skymiles-targeted
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I got the offer...
Obviously I will take them up on the offer, simply for my upcoming NYC-LAX delta flight..
But is it worth it to fly bus elite to keep the status + 100K miles?
What's the best way to find the cheapest fares in those classes (J, C, D, I, Z)?
I fly DL two-three times a year...

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I got the offer...
Obviously I will take them up on the offer, simply for my upcoming NYC-LAX delta flight..
But is it worth it to fly bus elite to keep the status + 100K miles?
What's the best way to find the cheapest fares in those classes (J, C, D, I, Z)?
I fly DL two-three times a year...
For sure, the miles alone are worth at least $1000, and you should be able to find a one way in those classes for a lot less. Use ITA Matrix to search. Dan has a main site post on using it. You can restrict it to delta and those specific fare classes.

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For sure, the miles alone are worth at least $1000, and you should be able to find a one way in those classes for a lot less. Use ITA Matrix to search. Dan has a main site post on using it. You can restrict it to delta and those specific fare classes.
i believe its only international

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For sure, the miles alone are worth at least $1000, and you should be able to find a one way in those classes for a lot less. Use ITA Matrix to search. Dan has a main site post on using it. You can restrict it to delta and those specific fare classes.
Here's an example, though with enough patience, you might find something even less than $250:

Fare 1: Carrier DL XA14ETSA NYC to ATL (rules)
Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code Z
Covers JFK-ATL (Business)
$218.61
US Transportation Tax (US)   $16.40
US September 11th Security Fee (AY)   $2.50
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)   $4.50
US Flight Segment Tax (ZP)   $4.00
 
Subtotal per passenger   $246.01
Number of passengers   x1
 
TOTAL AIRFARE & TAXES   $246.01

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i believe its only international
Not sure why you say that. IT has to be a Business Elite fare and seat. No other rules in that regard are specified. The example I just posted is booked in Z, on a flight where that puts you in a Business Elite seat.

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Not sure why you say that. IT has to be a Business Elite fare and seat. No other rules in that regard are specified. The example I just posted is booked in Z, on a flight where that puts you in a Business Elite seat.

+ 1 (AFAIK) The T&C says nothing about international.

and thanks for that ticket idea or option... seems almost like a no-brainer at that (or similar) price.
What search method did you use to find that ticket?
What are the best ways to search?

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My father just got this offer

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+ 1 (AFAIK) The T&C says nothing about international.

and thanks for that ticket idea or option... seems almost like a no-brainer at that (or similar) price.
What search method did you use to find that ticket?
What are the best ways to search?
I originally was using the codes to add fare classes, but in reality, only certain planes have Business Elite sections, so you're better off searching by aircraft.

The steps I took for the ticket above were as follows:
Select one way, input NYC as origin. For destination, in order to try the largest selection, I put in ORD then hit nearby and added all within 2000 miles, which is basically all of North America. Then click advanced routing codes, which will add a line between the origin and destination lines. There you can put in "DL / aircraft t:767" (without the quotes) to search all Delta flights on 767's. Then select see calendar of fares and choose a starting point for the calendar. Select business class for cabin and click search.

You can try it with other aircraft that Delta has Business Elite too, but you may have to play around with it to get the code right.

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When you say NYers does that mean that for flights from JFK or you have to live in New York?
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How do you qualify for the offer? I have an upcoming flight in April that I got from the glitch! I'm in class z!??????
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When you say NYers does that mean that for flights from JFK or you have to live in New York?
How do you qualify for the offer? I have an upcoming flight in April that I got from the glitch! I'm in class z!??????
Click the link in the OP and put in your skymiles #, it'll tell you whether you're eligible or not. The offer most likely has only been extended to NY residents (based on the fact that the page header says NY LOYALTY OFFER), but just because you live in NY it doesn't mean you're eligible.

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How do you qualify for the offer? I have an upcoming flight in April that I got from the glitch! I'm in class z!??????
It's targeted.
And your z class ticket wouldn't help, since the ticket needs to be purchased after registering (within 60 days) for the promotion.