However there has been a great change. I received the following today:
“Travel professionals booking through Delta Vacations can now earn Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) for their clients on all fares including published and unpublished. Delta Vacations is the only tour operator to offer travel professionals and their clients the ability to earn all Medallion qualification thresholds on published and unpublished Delta fares in addition to earning redeemable miles. These include MQDs along with Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) based on distance flown and Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) based on segments flown. Delta SkyMiles customers earn Medallion status through a combination of MQMs for miles flown or MQSs for segments flown and their annual spending on Delta flights, which is measured by MQDs. For more information, please visit Delta’s SkyMiles Medallion Program site.” – Albert Snedeker, MLT Vacations
This is a good enhancement for a change and news I know many have been waiting for! And, when we look at the fact that under Skymiles2015, there can be times that consolidator fares will earn MORE Skymiles, this makes booking via Delta Vacations a solid option again. I also confirmed it is not ONLY for “Travel Professional” but for consumers who book as well.
There is also additional info from readers that you can request missing MQD credits for this year but YMMV. It is at least worth a try if you have missed out on some credits in 2014.- René
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