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Medallion® qualification is determined by the type of fare purchased. Customers traveling on higher fares receive more Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), and therefore qualify for Medallion status sooner. MQMs are calculated based on distance traveled and fare class purchased.

Delta offers three fare levels in the Economy cabin (Lowest fares, Discounted and Flexible) to help you find fares that best match your travel needs.

The table below applies to travel through December 31, 2014. For details on earning miles for travel beginning January 1, 2015, see the 2015 SkyMiles Program.

Cabin Overview Miles Earned MQMs Earned (Purchased Before March 1, 2013) MQMs Earned (Purchased On or After March 1, 2013)
Economy
(Lowest fares)
S, H, Q, K, L, U, T, X, V, E
  • Lowest published fares
  • Limited availability
  • Limited upgrade opportunity
  • Most restrictive
100% of mileage100% of mileage100% of mileage
Economy
(Discounted)
M
  • More availability
  • More upgrade opportunities
  • Some restrictions
150% of mileage150% of mileage 100% of mileage
Economy
(Discounted)
B
  • More availability
  • More upgrade opportunities
  • Some restrictions
150% of mileage150% of mileage150% of mileage
Economy
(Flexible)
Y
  • Highest fare category in the Economy cabin
  • Most likely to be available
  • Most upgrade opportunities
  • Minimal restrictions
150% of mileage150% of mileage150% of mileage
First, BusinessElite®/
Business
A, P, G, C, D, I, Z
  • Least restrictions
  • Priority check-in
  • Priority Boarding
  • Same-day lounge access (when travelling internationally on Delta, excluding the Caribbean)
150% of mileage150% of mileage150% of mileage
First, BusinessElite/
Business
F, J
  • Least restrictions
  • Priority check-in
  • Priority Boarding
  • Same-day lounge access (when travelling internationally on Delta, excluding the Caribbean)
150% of mileage150% of mileage 200% of mileage