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Today I start my last mileage run for this year (be sure to follow me on twitter for updates along the way). I have locked in all the MQM’s I need and am now banking as many as I can to end up just shy of Diamond Medallion status. I have my new shiny Delta AMEX Reserve card and have made a charge that has posted. I am now just waiting for my MQM’s to post. When you HOLD a Delta AMEX card, it is the calendar year that matters. All charges up to 31DEC2012 will count toward this year. It has to POST by the 31st, but other than that, you are good to go even if your statement prints and closes in January some time, the charges in December count for 2012 for your status.
Now as you can see with a new card they are hedging the wording a bit as just when you will get the MQM’s. In the past it has always been the same as with existing card holders. If you can get a charge to post by 31DEC you get credit on this year. Now, they are saying 2-4 weeks. So does that mean you will get the MQM’s on this year or next year? It is hard to say for sure. The bottom line is that unless you are willing to either buy MQM’s at 2x the price of an AMEX card, or fly 10,000 MQM’s by year end, you are just about out of time to get your points and have them post! – Rene
EDIT: My MQM’s just posted. I applied for my card on 11NOV2012 and points hit my Skymiles account (also data point, statement has NOT yet generated!)
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