This time of year usually brings a number of annual rituals: Thanksgiving; Black Friday; Cyber Monday. And “Elevate Your Status,” the promotion during which Delta allows their elite frequent flyers/Medallion program members to purchase MQM, MQS, and MQD in order to help retain their current status levels — or jump to a higher tier. (Here’s what prices were in the past.)
And now we have our answer.
This year, Delta is suspending its tradition of selling MQM, MQS, and MQD. The airline made the announcement on its website.
Frankly, I’m a little surprised. Yes, Delta graciously extended its Medallion members’ elite statuses for a year and will roll over all MQM to 2021. But the airline needs money — and there may be some elite flyers wanting to advance to the next Medallion tier ASAP.
Sure, people can take mileage runs — a practice which may become more complicated with reduced flights and lockdowns reintroduced. But MQD are a stumbling point for some people — especially those trying to reach Diamond but can’t take advantage of MQD runs this year.
So one could reasonably think Delta would try to cash in a bit and sell their virtual wares.
What do you think?
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