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AMEX Plat Airline Credit and Elevate Your Status
I’m in an interesting situation and need some help. I miscalculated my MQDs to get to silver on Delta for next year and am $140 short. I called Delta to see if I had any other option other than to pay the $299 for Elevate Your Status but I had no luck.
I’ve been thinking about opening an Amex platinum card for awhile now to get Delta Sky Club access and was wondering if I opened one today and used it to pay for elevate your status would it count towards the 2018 airline credit on the card. That way I’m only technically paying $100 to bump myself up to silver.
I’m going to be flying Delta about 30 times for business this year and on a lot of off peak times. Last year I would’ve been upgraded on almost all of my flights.
Do you think the strategy to open up the platinum today and use the 2018 $200 airline credit would work?
If not, do you think in my case it’s worth paying the $300 for elevate your status? Like I said, I travel off peak and many of my flights last year I would’ve been upgraded.
Will a Delta Elevate your status purchase count towards the AMEX airline credit?