I am getting close to qualifying for Delta's Silver Medallion status by accruing 25,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) and 3,000 Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs). If I book travel with my SkyMiles account number (i.e. via my Delta.com account), can I earn MQMs and MQDs if I am not the person traveling? In other words could I buy a ticket for a friend or family member (for domestic travel in the US) from my account if I am not travelling and get closer to qualifying, or must I be the one physically travelling?
Thanks you -- I apologize in advance if this has been answered elsewhere. I am having a terrible time searching for the answer to this.