Delta has very lucrative Platinum fast track offer for targeted members in the New York area
Delta is offering Platinum status and Sky Club access for 60 days after registering for this offer by March 31, 2014. But that is not all.
If you purchase and fly one BusinessElite published fare flight during the 60 day period, Delta will:
– Extend the Platinum status through February, 2015
– Give additional 10 months of Sky Club membership
– Give 100,000 bonus SkyMiles
Note that the terms and conditions only refer to a flight. You don’t even have to buy a return on BusinessElite, although return tickets are often less expensive than one-ways.
American Airlines has had very lucrative targeted (and sometimes open too) offers for all the way to Executive Platinum status.
Delta is obviously trying to lure in passengers that buy business class long-haul flights by extending this targeted offer to them. Giving 100,000 bonus miles, Platinum status and Sky Club access both for a year is a very good offer.
You should be able to find an eligible BusinessElite return itinerary for $2K or less that would fulfill this challenge requirement.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Eligibility: Only members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer. This offer is nontransferable. To be eligible for the status upgrade, a member must (i) register online by March 31, 2014, and (ii) not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion® status in the past.
Bonus Offer: If you meet the criteria to participate, you will receive Platinum Medallion status and Delta Sky Club® access for 60 days. The 60-day period will start upon enrollment in the promotion. In order to extend your Medallion status and Delta Sky Club membership after the 60 days, you’ll need to purchase and fly one qualifying BusinessElite® fare (fare classes J/C/D/I/Z) on a flight offering BusinessElite service within 60 days after enrolling. Qualifying flight must be marketed and operated by Delta. Codeshare flights operated by carriers other than Delta are excluded from this offer. Only tickets purchased with a published fare that earns full mileage accrual will qualify. Upon taking a qualifying flight, your Medallion status will automatically be extended through February 2015, your Delta Sky Club membership will be extended an additional ten (10) months and you will earn 100,000 bonus miles. Bonus miles earned with this promotion do not count toward Medallion or Million Miler™ status.
Validity Period: To participate in this offer, you must register by March 31, 2014. Enrollment ends 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CST, on 03/31/2014.
Promotional Reference Code: Please refer Delta customer service representative to 970627.
Promotional Fulfillment: Medallion status and Delta Sky Club access will be automatically updated in your SkyMiles® account one day after your qualifying flight. Your bonus miles will appear automatically on your SkyMiles statement. Allow up to six weeks after qualifying travel is completed for credit to appear.
Miscellaneous: All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. The rules are subject to change anytime. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Certain unpublished fares are not eligible for promotional participation. Other restrictions apply; see delta.com for more details and specific restrictions. Offers void where prohibited by law. Offers and benefits subject to change without notice. Bonus applies only to the traveling SkyMiles member. The offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam® offers. All Delta Sky Club rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skyclub.
Medallion Status: Your Medallion status will be returned to the applicable status you qualified for during the Medallion year if you are unable to complete the BusinessElite flight requirement within 60 days after enrollment. Medallion status must be earned in subsequent years by satisfying the required Medallion Qualifications. Members that receive 60-day Platinum Medallion status will not receive a membership packet and card. You may enjoy Medallion benefits on Delta or Delta Connection by logging in at delta.com or providing your SkyMiles® number when making reservations or at check-in. During the 60-day period, you will not have access to the following Medallion benefits: reciprocal Medallion benefits with Delta’s partner airlines, access to lounges other than Delta Sky Club locations, Medallion Mileage Bonus and Choice Benefits.