The above is $4,000 in cash or just half another bundle of $20s short of what some Delta elites were mind-numbing offered as a buy MQM and MQD offer on November 5th of 2019.
Oh, how different things look today!
Beginning in 2012 and continuing during 2013 and 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018 Delta kept increasing the number for folks to simply buy their way to whatever status level they wanted to reach.
The last few years Delta has been so reprehensible with these overpriced offers to offer higher targeted offers for some and lower ones to others.
Yes – unbelievable – but true!
For those of you who have been following along, rather than donate money to Delta, myself and a group of Delta elites flew to Belgium for dinner. It was a blast and a great way to end 2019!
But I am honestly so curious if Delta is going to, over the next few weeks (or months) offer folks the chance to buy MQMs and MQDs in the middle of the pandemic?
I get that Delta is “burning” millions of dollars a day (i.e. losing way more than they are taking in) and are desperately hoping that sometime in 2021 they will switch again to profitable days. Thus any kind of “gifted” cash is welcome cash for the company.
But if they offer it – who in their right mind would buy in?
I mean on a “normal” year the prices are beyond bat crazy but during COVID even the idea of buying up status is ridiculous.
I guess totally reaching for any straw to grasp at would be that it is not practical or even possible to take a cheap round the world-ish elite mileage run in 2020 so donating cash to Delta is safer than flying now?
Even with all the BIG spend promotions Delta has rolled out with the Delta co-branded Amex cards, they were not enough this year to prevent me (for a period of time still to be determined) from downgrading my Delta Amex Reserve card and shifting my spend to other more profitable cards.
I guess I would love your input. Do you think Delta will offer MQMs for sale this year (with MQD credit along with it) or do you think this is the one year they will skip it? If they were to offer it – would you buy-in? If so, what price? Would you consider the 2019 buy-in levels or would it have to be substantially lower?
Let me know! – René
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