Pretty great if have (or will soon apply for) a Reserve card but don’t hold any status — right?
I’m so excited about this MQD and MQM run — because there’s finally something for Atlanta-based Delta travelers to enjoy!
First class upgrades. Preferred seats. Free first checked bags. Preferential treatment.
These are some of the big perks airline elite status gives its members.
But are the time, money, and effort of pursuing elite status worth the investment for leisure travelers? Or can chasing status be part of the fun?
This morning the world learned that United — being United — made yet another bonehead move to drive frequent flyers to Delta, that is, dumping distance miles as part of the elite equation.
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.
Is it time for once Delta copy United and American — and up their Million Miler game?
For those needing MQM, you might want to jump on this deal I found valid for only one weekend!
Bad news if you were hoping maybe Delta would ditch first class monetization and Medallion complimentary upgrades become more frequent.
There’s a lot of good stuff about the Amex Offer for Air France flights. Here’s why you should add it — especially if you’re a SkyTeam flyer.
Discovering a great mileage run deal from your home airport or city is always fantastic.
But what if you live somewhere like Omaha, Bismarck, or Casper — and most of the good runs begin in Chicago, New York, Vegas, or somewhere in California?
Take a positioning trip to wherever your mileage run starts!
While not ideal, it may be your only choice. (Don’t forget Adam at Juicy Miles can personalize an MQM or MQD run for you!)
“But that’s more time and money!” you may fear.
Money? Maybe not. Or at least, not as much as you think. Using some points and credit card benefits, it can be done.