MQM's or MQS's

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  1. Kissamj

    Kissamj New Member

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    Hey community,

    What have you found, is it easier to meet the MQM or MQS requirements for the medallion status levels?
     
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  2. traveltoomuch

    traveltoomuch Silver Member

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    In non-Delta programs, MQM (or equivalent). I do a fair number of transcons and intercontinental flights.

    Generalizing, MQM usually requires fewer hours on planes and in airports. If I were trying to get status from MQM/MQS runs, I'd choose long-hauls every time.
     
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  3. MrLincoln

    MrLincoln Gold Member

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    It depends where you live and where you fly. I used to make 1K on segments (more than 150 of them) when I lived in the Midwest and worked in Washington. And when I lived in the coasts I did it on distance instead.
     
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  4. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Mine is MQM. But like the rest have said, it really depends on individual situation.
     
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  5. bigx0

    bigx0 Gold Member

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    Keep in mind also, MQMs in excess of your level roll over to next year. MQSs do not roll over.
     
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  6. AMPfromBNA

    AMPfromBNA Silver Member

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    MQM is much preferred IMO. Significantly less time in the gatehouse, boarding, and deplaning.
     
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  7. Gargoyle
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    I mostly fly long haul, so I typically hit PM on about 45 segments. That would only put me to silver on MQS.
     
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    What's "preferred" is whatever fits the bulk of your flying patterns.

    Unless you just hop planes to earn medallion status and a handful of pesos.
     
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  9. zinderois

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    Hello there,

    am new to this site and seem lost as to how to start a thread. So I figured I would ask someone who has a ton of messages:)

    I am a Delta frequent flyer, but can not seem to keep up with their program changes. I am short 34 K miles to reach Diamond status again for 2017. Any idea who can guide me on what kind of ticket I need to purchase to get that many MQM's in one shot? Delta customer service reps were useless and could not help.

    Cheers.

    Zinderois.
     
  10. bigx0

    bigx0 Gold Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "what KIND of ticket"? Heck, if you live on the East coast and money is no object then buy a round trip first class ticket to Singapore. That will give you 34K in one shot.
     
  11. Pizzaman
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    That's an awful lot of MQMs on one ticket. It's doable, but I think you might be better off breaking it up into chunks.
     

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