Yesterday, I completed what was, for me at least, the world’s easiest mileage run. December found me 3,530 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) short of Delta Silver Medallion status. At this point in the year, there isn’t much one can do about that other than fly somewhere, so I did. As I noted yesterday, I found a pretty reasonable DCA-CVG-SFO-DTW-DCA fare and I flew the trip, which nets me just over 5,000 MQMs.
The whole trip went very well. We were ontime or early for every segment, the inflight crews were uniformly friendly, and things just could not have gone much better. This morning, I awoke to find that the first half of my trip has posted, but return portion (SFO-DTW-DCA) has not. Therefore I sit a frustratingly short 994 MQMs short of Silver Medallion. My return flights were on NWA metal, and Delta now takes at least 24 hours to post miles, so I’m hopeful that the miles show up this evening, or tomorrow morning at the latest. If not, I’m calling SkyMiles.