Don’t get too excited.
Delta Air Lines isn’t rolling over this year’s MQD or Delta SkyMiles Amex spend to 2021.
(Whether or not they will is a question René and I are frequently asked.)
But I was (very pleasantly) surprised last night when I saw this post from fellow Boarding Area blogger Jon Nickel-D’Andrea at No Mas Coach!
Basically, Mr. Nickel-D’Andrea contacted Delta’s Twitter team to see if this year’s MQD and Amex spend would roll over to next year:
I asked the @Delta twitter machine the following question
(JN-D’A:) Hey y’all. Question in regard to MQD. Do I have until the end of 2021 to hit the credit card $250k waiver? Will the spend in 2020 also count until 2021?
And the responses were amazing. Much more than I thought…
(@Delta:) Hi there, yes that’s correct. What you spend in 2020 you will have available in 2021.
Awesome, right? I don’t know about you, but visions of rollover MQD and Delta Amex spend dollars danced through my head. (And I could hear heads exploding from the “Faux Diamonds!” and “Gamers!” and “Thin the Herd!” crowds 😉 )
But Here’s the Bad News
I contacted Delta corporate liaisons to confirm whether or not these details are true.
Apparently, the MQD rollover information was news to them, too. And incorrect.
The Delta communications rep told me there are no plans to roll over MQD and Delta SkyMiles Amex Card spend.
So What Happened?
It appears Mr. Nickel-D’Andrea received misinformation from a @Delta rep who was either confused or went rogue. (I’ll go with the former.)
Between the change fee waivers, MQM rollovers, safety policies, and more, it’s not entirely surprising someone might get something wrong. (That and people make mistakes from time to time.)
What Is Confirmed
We do know all MQM earned this year roll over to next year — which can give us an excellent jump start on 2022 Medallion status.
Of course, it would be nice if MQD and Amex Spend rolled over to next year. There are still four-ish months for Delta to change to their minds — but don’t hold your breath.
With yesterday’s announcement that they’re giving MQM bonuses for spending on some Delta Amex cards, at least we have an opportunity to stock up on MQM.
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