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Delta Double Miles and Double MQM Promotion From Seattle

by on November 6, 2013 · 13 comments

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Following Delta’s major entry into the Seattle market last year with not only new transcontinental routes but also a slew of transpacific flights that are remaking the airport into a de facto Delta hub, the airline has been going back and forth with the other major carrier operating out of there, Alaska, with a series of promotions and new domestic routes as the airlines battle it out for supremacy of the skies – and the most recent major salvo was fired today.

Screen shot 2013-11-06 at 9.34.54 AMTo highlight its new routes and frequencies out of Seattle, Delta is offering double miles and double Medallion Qualifying Miles for flights booked by December 31, 2013, and travel by October 31, 2014 on select routes between Seattle (SEA) and Anchorage (ANC) with 2 daily nonstops, Los Angeles (LAX) with 7 daily nonstops, Las Vegas (LAS) with 5 daily nonstops, Portland (PDX) with 4 daily nonstops, San Diego (SAN) with 4 daily nonstops, or San Francisco (SFO) with 6 daily nonstops. Just be sure to register prior to booking since only tickets purchased after registration for new travel will count.

Delta was actually already offering double miles on all Delta-marketed and Delta or Delta Connection-operated flights from Seattle to San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles now through October 31, 2014 – but this is an expansion on that, and now MQM’s are on the table, so if you’re a Seattle-based flyer and travel up and down the West Coast a lot, this could be a good way to rack up elite status much faster than usual.

It’s also a response to Alaska’s current promo out of Seattle where you can earn double elite-qualifying miles on flights between Seattle and the cities of Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC) and Santa Rosa (STS). (To earn the bonus,  register your Mileage Plan number  prior to your first qualifying flight, and travel between October 22, 2013 and May 31, 2014.)

So what started as a partnership between the two airlines to open up new traffic and routes out of Seattle has turned into a downright domestic battlefield – and flyers are the ones who can benefit, so be sure to sign up before buying and flying, and hopefully we’ll see some fare wares on these routes as well.

Check out this post for a Roundup Of Current Airline Bonus Promotions.

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  • Garrett

    Do you get double on first class too? (300%?!) I can’t get to the T&C on delta.com

  • Lee

    If I am in NY and I travel JFK-SEA-SFO, do I get double for the SEA-SFO leg?

  • http://www.exposedpla.net/ N. Rosales

    “Members may begin or end their travel in any city to earn bonus miles on flights from Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles or Las Vegas, however, bonus miles will only be earned based on travel flown on Delta-operated flights to or from Seattle and the eligible cities listed.” – from a previous post. But then I assume that partner airlines are not qualified for the double miles?

  • Matt

    Does this really matter for Delta Status, now that they have implemented their Medallion Qualification Dollars program? Unless you gain those MQM’s in the next two months it wont affect your status for the next year right?

  • http://www.triplepundit.com Nick Aster

    It certainly seems like Delta is hell bent on wrecking their relationship with Alaska, no?

  • The Wondernuts

    Double MQM means nothing to us now that MQD will be in effect starting 2014.

  • HN

    the register link doesn’t seem to be working

  • Jason

    Which flights from SEA-SFO qualify? The all appear to be codeshare with Alaska:

    Delta 9091* 7:10am
    Delta 9052* 9:55am
    Delta 7515* 12:15pm
    Delta 7610* 2:05pm
    Delta 9233* 6:40pm
    Delta 9012* 9:25pm
    * Operated by: Alaska Airlines. Click flight number to view flight details.

  • jeremyp1971

    I signed up for the Delta Seattle MQM Promotion and almost booked a
    flight from LAX to Seattle, then Seattle to Anchorage for this December
    to build up some miles. I later logged in to look at promotions under
    “My Delta” and if you read the subsequent fine print on this promotion,
    it’s ONLY for TRAVEL between Oct 18, 2014 and Oct 31, 2014. When you
    sign up, it doesn’t really tell you that. So your statement above is
    incorrect that it’s for travel from now until Oct 31, 2014.

  • MA

    It’s actually good for travel between Oct 18, 2013 and Oct 31, 2014.

  • jeremyp1971

    You’re right!!! Thanks. Delta customer service was of no help either. Lol.

  • Diamond Scott

    this may seem like A DUMB question but I gotta ask it. Since this s a timeframe to book. You will not the credit for the flight MQMs until you actually make the trip? right?? So if I book it today and dont fly until Jan. I will recieve no MQMs until Jan?

  • Benjamin Chiang

    I called Delta and the rep told me no double miles for my booking: JFK to ANC via SEA.

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