Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve Status Boosts are now being granted mid-cycle. As a reminder, Delta Reserve cardholders earn 15,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) towards elite status with each $30K of spend, up to $120K of spend per year. And Delta Platinum cardholders earn 10,000 MQMs at $25K spend and again at $50K spend. These big spend bonuses are called “Status Boosts”.
In the past, Status Boosts didn’t take effect until the credit card statement closed. For example, if you just completed $30,000 spend on your Delta Reserve card, you wouldn’t get the 15,000 MQMs until your card statement closed. Depending on timing, that could be almost a month after you completed the required spend.
Now, though, I’m finding that Status Boosts are happening as soon as the credit card charges move from pending to actual. This is a nice improvement! As I reported in the past, I also love the addition of Status Boost tracking that Amex provides when you log into your account: