First, to match the offer Alaska Airlines has promoted (as the battle between the partners continues to heat up) Delta has improved the 2x Skymiles offer to include 2x Medallion Qualifying Miles as well.
I reached out to Delta to see if you have already flown under the current promotional period if you could retro-actively get credit for the 2x MQMs and was told NO this was not being offered. This is only good from this day forward but it is a LONG promotion (ends 31OCT2014) so be sure to SIGN UP and we will have to look at this promo when factoring the CPM or cost per mile for mileage runs that connect via these cities.
Speaking of mileage runs, there are some good ones right now from MIA to LAS as well as SAN and vice versa. Be sure to do some ITA Matrix searches and see what could work for you. Some are very nice for back to back trips to collect over 10,000 MQMs for under $500!
Lastly the targeted FREE Silver Medallion status for 90 days offer has also improved that is lower BIS or but in seat miles are needed if you can register for this promotion. – René
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