I was just sent an email from Delta, detailing their change in their frequent flier status program. Starting in 2014 you not only have to achieve 75,000 miles for Platinum, but the cost of the fares must total $7500. I also thought I saw that the fares are excluding fees and taxes? I just booked a flight to London, and it had fare was 400 dollars and fees and taxes were 600 dollars. This will be awful tough to achieve that level. One caveat if you charge $25,000 on your Amex Delta card, they'll wave the $7500 requirement. This restructuring can be both a blessing and a curse. First off, it might provide more availability for upgraded seats, since a lot of people won't make the Platinum status. Of course, the downside is having to make sure you make the $7500 dollar requirement. I flew 112,000 miles this year, and would not have met the $7500 requirement. Also, I wonder if you'll be able to roll over miles in 2014? Just thought I'd give a heads up!