AA vs DL Million Mile Club

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  1. euromannn
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    Hi,
    I'm trying to decide which these MM clubs is best to join?

    AMerican or Delta.

    AA appears to allow every point count towards the MM club while Delta could not full details other than EQM or MQM terminology.

    AA MM:
    - permanent Gold status upgrade
    - 8 500 upgrade segments

    Delta MM;
    - One year Gold upgrade..the CSR thought


    Would like to know posters thoughts as bonuses to CC', brokerages, etc are my primary ideas to achieve MM status.
     
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  2. deant
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    Don't know too much about the Delta program but AA does count ALL miles - including CC sign up bonus' etc. You need 1M lifetime miles for lifetime Gold and 2M lifetime miles for lifetime Plat. I believe, but I may be wrong, that AA is the only program that does this.

    Since credit cards, brokerages etc are your primary way to get miles then I would suggest going with AA.
     
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  3. Gargoyle
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  4. Wandering Aramean
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    I'm pretty sure that 1MM on Delta is Silver for life, not Gold.
     
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  5. Gargoyle
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    Almost correct. They changed the wording a few years ago, 1MM on DL is no longer lifetime silver, it's "complimentary annual silver", meaning in theory they could drop your benefit any time they felt like it.
     
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  6. euromannn
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    Also, AA 2MM gives free Admiral club give free lounge access.

    Seems that the AA program is easier to attain for MM level. Now just have to decide if the routes are compatible for you're trips. One nice feature about Delta there just changed to0 no expiration on miles while AA isa 18 months.

    I think AA can also end it's Gold upgrade at 1MM so almost like a complimentary.

     
  7. FlyMeToTheLooneyBin
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    Well, actually, you get lifetime Platinum status which gives you Admiral's club access when you travel internationally on OneWorld carriers. It doesn't give you free lounge access when you're on a domestic ticket.
     
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    DL requires one million MQMs (DL terminology for status miles) which are roughly defined as all SkyTeam BIS miles (including the 500 mile minimum per segment), the 50% class of service bonus for FC, business, and expensive coach fares (Y, B, M). and MQMs that are awarded from spend on an AmEx DL Plat or DL Reserve credit card. (These are different from the one mile per dollar spent on DL credit cards, which are credited as redeemable miles.)

    DL MM gives "annual" Silver, no longer called lifetime, as someone else has pointed out. For 2 MM, it's annual Gold. There is NO one year Gold upgrade and the CSR should have referred you to an agent specializing in the SkyMiles program.
     
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    And to further clarify, the PLT status on AA would give you access to those OneWorld carrier's business class lounges when traveling as well, not just the Admiral's Club.

    IMHO this is much better then access to the Admiral's Club. I'll take BA at LHR, CX at HKG, or JL at NRT any day over any AA offering. ;)
     
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    Just to set the record straight regarding Delta Million Miler Status, as this is from the horse's mouth:

     
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    Liking the AALifetime over any programs annual!
     
  12. euromannn
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    Thanks. I just signed up for Fidelity 50k/$100k miles and picked AA.
    I'll be at 217,000 in AA next week.......

    Need lots of creative ideas on getting more AA MM miles as I'm Credit Card maxed ( 2 in past 3 months).

    I might if I get greedy try for the Citi AA business VISA(75k miles0 but I keep hearing if you have no real business
    the documentation makes it tough getting Citi approval on a business card.

     
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    I got the Citi AA Business Visa by putting down my own name, SSN, etc., as I've sold some stuff on E-bay over the last year. This counts as a business. Just be honest and don't make up anything and you should be good.
     
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    No Lifetime program beats that of the New MileagePlus.
     

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