Earlier this year Delta announced they’d be adding a revenue component to their status program. That means in addition to earning a certain number of MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) you also have to earn a certain number of MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars), ensuring you’re spending an average of a minimum of 10 cents per mile to reach the threshold. However, if you have a co-branded Delta credit card that requirement can be waived by spending $25,000 on it in a calendar year.
While the revenue requirement only kicks in on January 1, 2014, it looks like Delta added a “Medallion Qualifying Dollars” tracker to their website overnight. My guess is they’re just trying to get people used to the concept of MQDs and have them start thinking about it, whether that comes in the form of booking expensive tickets for next year or applying for a co-branded SkyMiles credit card.
My total is just where I like it. 😉