We’re nearing the end of the month of mileage runs by frequent flyers hoping to qualify for elite status on an airline. If you’re working Delta’s frequent flyer program and need 10,000 miles or less to qualify, you can buy you way to an elite level.
If you’re not sure what a mileage run is, it’s a flight some of us are crazy enough to take to anywhere to gain higher status in an airline’s frequent flyer program. Whether it’s silver, gold, platinum or any other name, the higher your status—generally based on the number of miles you fly—the more perks you get. Like free upgrades, bonus miles when you fly, expedited check in and luggage, and other perks.
At the end of every year, you’ll find mileage hounds getting on planes just to gain miles and achieve a higher status in their airline’s mileage program.
But sometimes, toward the end of the year, airlines will let passengers purchase some of those, and this month, Delta will sell you those MQMs. A minimum of 2500 miles costs $595 . . . a maximum of 10,000 MQMs goes for $1,495, which is cheaper that taking a couple of round trips to Europe to get those miles.
Call Delta for details—you’ve only got a week.