Here we are: our first official mileage-status run for the new Delta 2025 SkyMiles program. Because it’s all about the Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) for Delta SkyMiles Medallion status in 2025 (with the earning period starting January 1, 2024), the name of the game is earning MQD for the lowest possible prices.
That’s easier said than done — especially when Delta trimmed their partner’s MQD earnings. But we found a KLM Premium Economy booking from Los Angeles (LAX) to Dubai (DXB) that snags almost 2.5X MQD for its airfare investment.
It’s sort of like a sampler platter of several Delta co-owned airlines: Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Air France, and Delta itself!
When you book through KLM and credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles account, this KLM “A” fare should earn you MQD based on 25% of the distance flown. The great SkyMiles calculator at Travel-Dealz.com estimates that to be $4,466 MQD. You should also haul in 26,711 redeemable SkyMiles — before any applicable Medallion bonuses.
That’s pretty decent for a $1995.50 investment — especially when Premium Economy fares drop from 30% of distance flown to 25% starting on January 1.
I saw several available dates. You don’t necessarily have to stick to the ones above. You can stay longer in Dubai (or shorter, if you want to do a turn).
Keep in mind the hops from London to Paris and Portland to LAX will be in coach — but you’ll still earn the elevated MQD.
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