For Delta SkyMiles customers who are going to come up just a bit short of their desired Medallion status level in 2012 there is an alternative to taking an extra trip here at the end of the year. Delta is offering members the opportunity to purchase up to 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) towards their 2012 accrual through the end of the year. And while the price for the points isn’t great it is comparable to at least one other airline selling elite qualifying miles so it isn’t all that horrible. Here’s the price chart:
At the max purchase amount of 10,000 MQMs that’s basically 10 cents per mile. A mileage run can probably find the miles at a lower CPM rate but these don’t require any time to be spent on a plane so that’s nice. It is also nice that the price is fixed rather than variable, potentially increasing as the end of the year approaches.