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Individuals with crazy airline status (delta diamond, plat exec, etc) how do you usually obtain it? Multiple international trips, weekly cross country flights, buy first class tickets, etc?

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Regular international travel in business class

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Last year I flew to my midwest client city almost every single week of the year and luckily had a single international trip which barely pushed me over to Delta Platinum (in November). This year I started with 3 international business trips in Jan-Mar and hit Delta Platinum for 2020 in March. Then I went back to my regular client flights and will not hit diamond till November / December at this rate. Status is nuts and the only way to really get top level is: 1) Weekly transcontinental flights 2) International business flights (at least 4) 3) Partner/Director multiple flights per week

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It's buying first class tickets. I hit 130k last year, but didn't have the spend on United metal. I had three international business class flights that pushed me over. The spend would have gotten me Global Service.

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Delta diamond - I did coast to coast travel for almost two years, and then another two years of travel from the east coast to a small Midwest city that requires a connection both ways

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Naaah fam. EP here and I got it through a connecting flight in and out of my client. At the rate of 4 flights a week, it takes me 30 weeks to hit EP annually. NBD

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Segments is the worst way to earn status

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I’m a delta diamond and this is how i achieve it consistently: I have a delta reserve CC that I max out to get 30k extra mqms, travel from NYC to Denver at least twice a month and travel twice a year transatlantic in economy (with global upgrade )

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I've done it through regular travel from SFO to DFW (AA Exec Plat).

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Same. Due to hit it again in a few weeks

Weekly 1000+ mile flights

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1,000+ mile flights won’t cut it for Diamond Medallion; you would need a minimum of 1,202 miles each way and to fly all 52 weeks of the year

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My manager whose hit Delta Diamond every year and was was actually invited to Delta 360 last year said he usually pays for his personal international flights which helps a lot. That’s on top of flying every week for work

Weekly work flights of just under 1000 each way. Some transcon alt travel weekends, 2-3 super cheap Europe trips from the East coast (personal travel), one Thanksgiving trip a year (such as South America, personal travel), 15k bonus mqm from the reserve credit card. Delta Diamond.

My 1K was a grind. I never took direct flights, and worked on more than one location during part of the year.

Easiest way is 2-3 transcontinental biz class flights + normal tracel

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