Delta Airlines - Don't Get Mad About MQM Qualifying Change -Get Even. Book Refundable First Class Tickets (on your AmEx card) and then Cancel. Stick Delta with the Fees
Nice policy change from Delta. Let's send a message by running up Delta's credit card fee: issue the most expensive first class, fully refundable ticket then cancel it three days later.
Delta will pay the transaction fees twice (3% x 2). In fact, I would suggest that consumers do this every time they are screwed by the airlines. Here's the new policy Thank you for being a Diamond Medallion® Member and for your continued loyalty. We are always looking for ways to improve the Medallion experience by listening to feedback.
Because we want to ensure our most well-traveled Members can take full advantage of all the benefits of Diamond, a change is being made to how you qualify for 2019 Diamond Medallion Status. As a Credit Card Member, we want you to be aware that starting January 1st, 2018, the Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) Waiver for Diamond Medallion Status is increasing.
The MQD Waiver for Diamond Medallion Status is currently earned by spending $25,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year on a SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. It is being adjusted to $250,000 in a calendar year.
Reason of review: Not as described.
Monetary Loss: $1000.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
I didn't like: Crazy change to the medallion program.