It looks like big changes are in store for Delta’s frequent flyer elite qualification scheme. Details will be forthcoming tomorrow. There will be an increased emphasis on revenue to the airline over just number of miles flown.
Two things to note —
First, at this point it isn’t clear whether there will be a separate, new track based on revenue or a replacement for mileage-based elite status.
Second, this apparently applies only to earning elite status and has nothing to do with earning frequent flyer miles that can be redeemed for awards.