Delta and Amex Offer 25% Increase on MQMs Earn with Status Boost for 2021

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Delta and Amex Offer 25% Increase on MQMs Earn with Status Boost for 2021

If you have one of the premium Amex Delta credit cards, earning status will be easier in 2021. For 2021, American Express and Delta Air Lines are making the Status Boost benefit even more rewarding to help Card Members earn Medallion Status faster and enjoy those travel benefits that come along with it.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles and Reserve Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members will receive a 25% increase in MQM earn at existing Status Boost milestones. Delta already leads the industry with its rollover of all MQMs (Medallion Qualification Miles) from 2020 to 2021 and its extension of 2020 Medallion Status an additional year through January 31, 2022. These offers apply to the business versions of these credit cards as well. Let’s see how these new offers will work for each credit card.

Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card Members

    • In 2021, you can earn 25% more Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). Earn 12,500 MQMs for every $25,000 you spend on purchases on your Platinum Card, up to 2 times. That’s an additional 2,500 MQMs on top of the 10,000 MQMs you already earn with Status Boost in the calendar year.

    • Since this card comes with two Status Boosts each year, that means Card Members can earn 25,000 MQMs after spending $50,000 – getting them to the Status they want faster even if they’re staying at home.

Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card Members

    • In 2021, Card Members will earn 25% more Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) through Status Boost. Earn 18,750 MQMs for every $30,000 you spend in purchases on your Reserve Card in the calendar year, up to 4 times. That’s an additional 3,750 MQMs on top of the 15,000 MQMs you already earn with Status Boost.                                                      

    • Since this card comes with four Status Boosts each year, that means Card Members can earn 75,000 MQMs after spending $120,000 – getting them to the Status they want faster even if they’re staying at home.

Guru’s Wrap-up

Just yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced that it would remove most change fees on international flights originating the U.S.. It also extended fee waivers for all flights through the end of March. Now this latest promotion makes it even easier to earn and enjoy Medallion Status perks through credit card spending.

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