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Is Alaska Mileage Plan the Silver Widget Everyone Always Wanted?

The news that Delta Air Lines will implement a revenue requirement in addition to normal mileage and segment requirements next year to qualify for Medallion status has created quite a stir across the interweb. Message boards, blogs, and the Twitterverse are buzzing with spirited discussions back and forth on this change. Some love it, some hate, and others are indifferent. One thing is certain, it is a change that will lead some Delta elites to look elsewhere. You know how I feel about this. I am not personally troubled by the thought of a revenue requirement for elite status, and I am not changing my flying patterns or mileage earning preferences because of it. However, that does not mean that I…

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A Few Extra MQMs from Hertz and Delta

I posted recently about an offer from Hilton HHonors for 250MQMs, and now Hertz is in on the action. Earn 250 redeemable miles and 250 MQMs for rentals of 3 days or longer. Rent with CDP #165385 & PC #175512. Terms and Conditions: Offer valid on qualifying rentals of 3 or more days for pickup through November 30, 2012. MQMs cannot be earned on bonus miles. MQMs are used for Medallion Status qualification, and are based on calendar-year activity. For 2012 Silver Medallion status, members must earn 25,000 MQMs; 50,000 MQMs for Gold Medallion status; and 75,000 MQMs for Platinum Medallion status. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit HT to Delta Points.

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Earn 250 Delta MQMs With Hilton Stays

This just in from Delta. Bonus MQMs….. makes an appearance from time to time… I seem to remember more lucrative offers at times in the past, but I’ll take what I can get. “Get to your next Medallion status faster with Hilton HHonors™ and Delta. Sign up for this offer and you’ll earn 250 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s) to elevate your Medallion status. Plus earn double miles and get to Award Travel faster when you book and complete a two-night stay between now and December 15, 2012 at any participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.* Be sure to select Delta as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles™ partner in your HHonors profile to qualify for this offer. With two times…

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Home From Atlanta…Back to Atlanta….Home Again….and Then Atlanta Will Be Home

Sorry for the wacky title, I just didn’t know what else to type at 10:30pm on Saturday night. As you know, I was in Atlanta this past week on business, returning Thursday evening. Delayed flights…….blah. I made it in pretty late, and had to be at the office early Friday. In short…I’m a little behind on my blog work. I know, I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I will be returning to a normal posting schedule soon, and I really appreciate your tolerance as MrsMJonTravel and I work through the transition to a new home in a new town. I expected my last trip to Atlanta to be my last time there as a non-resident, but I’m actually…

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New TSA Setup for Delta Flyers in Boston

I just received an email from Delta Air Lines with some good news for those of us who are Medallion and fly Delta from Boston from time to time. “We reconfigured the airport lobby to better serve you. Now, you’ll notice separate check-in counters and security areas for Delta Sky Priority® and Delta Shuttle®, as well as a dedicated security line for TSA PreCheck.  As a Medallion® member, you’ll always enjoy access to the Sky Priority lane. You also may use the Delta Shuttle lane when taking advantage of our convenient, daily shuttle flights to New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) or Washington, D.C.-Reagan National (DCA).  If you haven’t already, be sure to opt in to TSA PreCheck, a screening initiative that could simplify the security process. Just update your Secure Flight…

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The Email Nobody Wants – Your Upgrade Is Now Confirmed

Wait…. what the heck did he just say?!?!?! OK….let me explain. I love me some first class. It’s just that for this trip, I’m accompanied by MrsMJonTravel. Next week, I’m taking a long planned and routine business trip to Atlanta. MrsMJonTravel and I decided to go down for the weekend at our expense, so I changed my flight to Saturday, and then booked her ticket separately. I was able to request a companion upgrade for her, but unlike my other primary airlines, AA and US, companions do not clear with the elite passenger at Delta, they clear after all other elites have been upgraded. Delta’s domestic upgrade policy for elite Medallions is pretty generous overall, but this is one area…

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