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$49 MQDs short on Delta
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »
I am $49 MQDs short for status on delta with no trips scheduled before year end - any idea of the best way to get this? Any hacks ? 

Thank you

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 08:09:19 AM »
Take a $49 flight.
Spend $25k on a qualifying cobranded card, if you didn't do that yet.
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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »
Does changing to an Israeli address help? Or does that need to be when creating the account?

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »
 
Does changing to an Israeli address help? Or does that need to be when creating the account?
It works but you seem to need verification.

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 09:46:12 AM »
Curious if you'd get MQD on an economy + purchase
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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 11:15:20 AM »
Do I need to actually go on the flight if I book a $49 flight?

Does anyone know if any train tickets work as a partner?

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 11:19:46 AM »
Curious if you'd get MQD on an economy + purchase
From Delta site:
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Delta Comfort+ and Preferred Seats purchases and effective July 21, 2015 paid Premium class upgrades made through a Delta channel are included in MQDs. All other ancillary purchases or fees will not count toward MQDs.


Do I need to actually go on the flight if I book a $49 flight?
Yes. Nothing posts until travel is completed.

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 11:21:37 AM »
Do I need to actually go on the flight if I book a $49 flight?
yes, they only credit to your account after you fly...

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 12:09:35 PM »
the offered by the option to elevate by status for $299, is it worth it to get silver status for the year?

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 12:14:46 PM »
the offered by the option to elevate by status for $299, is it worth it to get silver status for the year?
its definitely cheaper to do a same day RT mileage run

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 12:25:29 PM »
its definitely cheaper to do a same day RT mileage run

From NYC? not much saving.

Is Silver status worth $299?

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 12:26:56 PM »
its definitely cheaper to do a same day RT mileage run
Depending on where he's based out of, not necessarily by much (cheapest from NYC in next 2 weeks is $170, factor in time wasted + parking / cabs and you're not much ahead)..


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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 12:29:06 PM »
Is Silver status worth $299?
Depends how much you plan on flying with DL in the next year. Probably not. Especially if you already have 1 of their cards for free luggage.

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/much-delta-silver-status-worth/

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Re: $49 MQDs short on Delta
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 01:29:08 PM »
Book a $49 flight from/to anywhere pay for e+ and don't take flight. You should get the pqds


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