Hey everyone, I am new to the forum and I would greatly appreciate any advice you can provide. My goal is to achieve Delta DM status this year. I currently have 2,000 MQM. I just signed up for the Delta Reserve Amex so that is another 10,000 MQM. I am not going to spend over 15K on my credit card this year so I will not get the bonus MQM. My airport is CMH. I will be traveling to Japan once this year on business and once to Hong Kong for vacation. For those two trips, I just want to fly normally with limited stops. However, for the remainder of the year I have no problem taking crazy international flights and returning the same/next day to get MQM. By the way, I want to achieve DM status through MQM and not through segments. Can you please help???????? I have no idea how you guys book flights with a zillion layovers that cost $500. I tried booking on Kayak a trip from CMH to ATL to NRT and from NRT to ATL -CMH and that was $1,800. I want to give up already...... I have nothing to do this upcoming weekend so feel feel to plan my trip for me and I will go wherever need be to get miles. The only caveat is that I cant get to the airport until 6/7pm on Friday and I need to be home by Sunday night for work the following day. Thanks!