But who wouldn’t be sad looking at this:

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The bad thing about January 1 is all of us who value elite status with our favorite airlines suddenly become nothing, zero, 0, nada. Time to get out there, make the doughnuts…and put my Delta SkyMiles Platinum Amex in the forward most slot in my wallet. This is important because beginning today, you will need to meet the Medallion Qualifying Dollar (MQD) requirements for elite status with Delta as well as the MQM or MQS requirements. If you spend $25,000 on your Delta Amex card, this requirement is waived. Thankfully, I have a business trip booked for next week that will get this counter moving in the right direction. I’m guessing I’m not the only one that signed into their airline’s website this morning just to see 0. Happy New Year everyone!

MJ, January 1, 2014