Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Cheapest Delta Segment
I’m very close to the next tier of Delta status and only need 96 MQMs by the end of the year that I haven’t scheduled yet. I’m looking for the absolute cheapest segment in the world since the min MQM is already 500 for any segment. Any ideas of what could possibly be the cheapest segment out there?
Where are you based? I feel like that matters more, as it isn’t really practical to book a cheap flight from like, Hanoi to Hue given the positioning costs from Albany or something.
Boston based. Do I need to fly the segment to get the MQMs? Will Delta still let you purchase MQMs?
You do have to fly the segment to get the MQMs.
You typically can’t buy them, though they typically run a very poor-value promotion to earn the next status level. I’d probably use Google Flights to find a cheap flight, or just see how your travel shakes out over the next few months. It might also make sense to just roll the miles over for next years qualification (assuming you’re at least Silver already).
That’s a good point, the silver to gold jump isn’t that significant so rolling over might make the most sense. Thank you for the replies!