The Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM) sweep has happened for Delta, a bit quicker then last year. I concluded 2010 with about 19k MQM rollover. With the additional work trips this year to launch our new application, a bit more then last year! I am not complaining! I have mixed thoughts on the Roll over program in general – I can understand the marketing behind it, after you hit the tier, why keep flying an airline, but it aims to continue to build business after thresholds have been met.
After being a 1K with United for a few years, I am still learning Delta benefits, UA maintained a 1K website, 1K email address, and a 1K phone line where the person stayed on the line until full resolution. It’s the small things I remember, though even UA pushed Global Services a bit more before I departed Chicago.
Last year was an incredible year of flying – with less then 4 flight cancellations for the year, and most flights on time, if not early. Congrats to Delta on being the number one mainline carrier (just behind AirTran) for on time performance in December. Article - http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2012/01/05/slideshow-airlines-with-the-best.html
On 31 December 2011 – Compared to 130 flights a year while in Chicago, happy for the long hauls!
January, reset down to zero, within a day or two, just shy of 10k MQM to make Platinum for 2013!