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A Delta Million Miler brag tag on baggage.

Achieving Million Miler status is a pretty big accomplishment. Each time you accrue a million miles on an airline, the carrier gives you a gift of some sort.

Delta gives you annual Silver at 1M or Gold status at 2M & 3M or Platinum at 4M (depending on how many millions of miles you’ve earned) and some luggage or jewelry.

United, meanwhile, steps it up. While UA may not give you premium luggage or shiny bracelets, they gift both you and a companion annual elite status. American gives you miles and upgrades.

Nice, right?

Is it time for once Delta copy United and American — and up their Million Miler game?

If you hold elite status with an airline other than Delta, today is the day to begin a Delta Medallion status match challenge. Once you match status and meet certain challenge thresholds for MQM (Medallion Qualification Miles) or MQS (Medallion Qualification Segments) and MQD (Medallion Qualification Dollar) spending, you’ll hold Delta status the rest of this year and all of next Medallion year — which ends on January 31, 2021! But today is critical in the status match challenge calendar. I’ll tell you why in a minute. What Are the Status Match Requirements? There are three requirements to qualify for a status match challenge — and you must meet all of them. Per Delta: You have not received a Status Match or complimentary Medallion Status in the past three years, unless the complimentary Medallion Status was through your Million Miler Status. You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline that was earned through…

Wednesday, May 18, 2016   by John @laptoptravel Sample Overnight Itinerary Summer Fare Calendar Available Dates in July and August Following up on our recent Mileage Run post, San Francisco to Dublin, we offer a Caribbean Summer Sale and Mileage Run for our American Airlines AAdvantage readers and followers. If you do not follow us yet on Twitter, then please click here to start!  That will keep you ‘in the loop’ with the latest Mileage Run tweets. Today, I found that American Airlines is aggressively pricing cheap fares to Puerto Rico.  I have been tweeting many of these, but wanted to offer this fantastic SUMMER DEAL here, since it covers two full months and has so many available dates for travel; plus it these can be simple Mileage Run itineraries or full vacation fares. I did a similar run not too far back and I paid about $70 more for the flights.…

Saturday, March 5, 2016    by John @laptoptravel So following up after our incredible “Houston to Hong Kong $589 and 17246 EQMs at 3.4CPM (Potential of 34492) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run” post from a couple of weeks ago, I am featuring another another American Airlines Mileage Run for you AAdvantage members (or wannabees.) Here is a chance to escape the winter blues in New York and hop on a plane to Miami and spend a night and the next day to enjoy the sunshine, warmth and beach before you have to return. A worthy Mileage Run, I hope you would agree.  This one is priced at a CRAZY $72 for New York’s JFK airport to Miami.  You can do a same-day, if you really want to, but why I ask. Although you are flying in ‘Q’ fare class you still earn your Elite Qualifying Miles as shown: In addition, Executive Platinum…

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  by John @laptoptravel Here is a chance to fly one of the longest non-stops from the USA.  American Airlines operates their Boeing 777 Wide-Body aircraft for the Dallas to Hong Kong flight on this Mileage Run.  You originate in Houston (Hobby Airport) and change planes in Dallas (DFW) It is also a chance to get as many as 34,492 Redeemable AAdvantage Miles (depending on your status) You will earn 17,246 Elite Qualifying Miles with American and if you are already an Elite with their AAdvantage program you can earn bonus miles as follows: Elite Mileage Bonus Benefits Executive Platinum    100% Platinum    100% Gold     25% This could be a great time to contact American Airlines and request a status challenge, if you have not already achieved status with the airline.  Currently the only way I know of to begin, or…

Sunday, January 3, 2016 by John @laptoptravel It looks like we are off and running in 2016 with some amazing Mileage Runs for the readers and followers of RenesPoints and Elite Mileage Runs. Midwest magic starts in Omaha today with this American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Mileage Run. Omaha to Jakarta, Indonesia is just a ton of miles and you can get it for as cheap as $772.  I love this run since you get to enjoy the magnificent Cathay Pacific product from Hong Kong to Jakarta and then Japan Airlines from Jakarta to Tokyo (NRT). I did find dates all over the place, but this one route on March 28th is the rock bottom cheapest deal!  At $772 you are paying 3.6 Cents Per Mile (CPM.) Also if you have Elite Status already with American, look out because you are going to get a ton of EXTRA AAADvantage Miles. Let’s…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 by laptoptravel Well, in fairness to our just posted Seattle to Dallas Delta Mileage Run we just posted, let’s play the flip side of that story. Here is a Seattle to Dallas Mileage Run via American Airlines (Hello AAdvantage Members) AAdvantage American Airlines Mileage Run I have been monitoring prices changes and fare wars over the weekend, and especially between American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Let’s capitalize on some of these created opportunities. If you might be considering the AmericanAir product going forward (perhaps a SkyMiles bailee?) or simply an AAdvantage member seeking lots of EQM’s then for less than $400 (Hello perfect FlexPerks deal) then grab this one up now! There is no way I believe this is going to last. This is very nice if you just like to fly! You leave Saturday, fly all day Saturday and Sunday and get back just past…

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