First let’s get to this week’s SWAG winner and that is:
P T who says: “If I were planning a huge amount of travel next year I would definitely do runs for the status.”
Congratulations, PT! I will contact you soon to get your Solar Power Brick to you as well as your other SWAG!
Now on to my recap for the year of how I did. I did have a number of paid flights for the year, some in coach and some in 1st class. Over all, as you can see by my MQD numbers, while being almost a Delta Diamond twice over, I am NO DELTA360 HVC customer. But I am AOK with that.
How did my mileage run numbers end up for the year? They were big (I think I got a little carried away). I flew on just MRs, get this, 109,755! And, I spent a grand total, out of my own pocket for all those MQMs, $3,937. So my all in for the year MR cost per mile was just 3.6. Not just that, but from flights, issues and other accumulations due to my MRs I earned over 300,000 Skymiles worth at least $3,000 if I were to pay with miles at one cent each. Thus, my personal out of pocket cost for all this travel to earn over 100,000 MQMs was just $937! Not too bad if I may say so myself.
Did I have other costs? Sure, there was gas, food and such but I did not keep track of all of that. Even if that set me back say $1000 more it was well worth what I got back this year.
I will rollover 105,000+ MQMs into the 2014 earnings year and thus only need 20k more plus $25k spend on my Delta AMEX Reserve personal and business cards (add $900 in fees to my total for the year from those two) to be Diamond Medallion until FEB2016. That just works and I should have that goal reached by 01MARCH2014 at the latest if not sooner. Then I can turn my attention to just what I want to do for the 2015 flying year. 🙂 – René
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