Medallion® Benefits Calculation

Headline

Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) are used as a counter to determine SkyMiles Medallion status. MQMs can be earned through flight activity, or SkyMiles partner activity. Medallion status can also be earned through the total number of segments flown. All paid fare cases eligible to earn MQMs count towards Qualification Segments:

  • 25,000 MQMs or 30 Qualification Segments achieves Silver Medallion status.
  • 50,000 MQMs or 60 Qualification Segments achieves Gold Medallion status.
  • 75,000 MQMs or 100 Qualification Segments achieves Platinum Medallion status.
  • 125,000 MQMs or 140 Qualification Segments achieves Diamond Medallion status.

The qualification time frame for Medallion status is determined annually from January 1 to December 31.

MQMs earned through flight activity are calculated based on distance traveled and fare class purchased on Delta, Delta Connection®, Delta Shuttle®, SkyTeam partners, Alaska Airlines and Virgin Australia International. Qualification Segments are earned through flight activity on Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, SkyTeam partners, Alaska Airlines and Virgin Australia International. Each airline calculates elite status qualification differently. SkyMiles members do not earn MQMs or Qualification Segments on Hawaiian Airlines. Pay with Miles tickets are not eligible for mileage accrual, Medallion Qualification Segments, and Medallion Qualification Miles.

Qualification Traveling on Delta

Delta & Delta-coded flights

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

First, BusinessElite®, Business

P, F, A, C, D, J, I, S

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

H, Q, K, L, U, T, E*

500 x 1

500

*Mileage accrual eligible only on published E fares

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.
Other: Flights in L, U, T booked as DL and operated by VA earn 250 miles/MQMs minimum or 50 percent mileage/MQMs accrual.

Qualification Traveling on Partners

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
(based on allowed minimum mileage)

Total MQMs Earned

Business

J, C, D, I

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, S

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

B, M, H, K, V, T

500 x 1

500

Economy (discounted)

L, Q, W

375 x 0.75

282

Economy (deeply discounted)

N, U

125 x 0.25

32

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Aerolineas Argentinas

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
310-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

Club Economy

Z

500 x 1.5

750

Club Condor

J, D, C

500 x 1.5

750

Economy Max

W

500 x 1.25

625

Flexible Economy

Y, B, H, V, N, Q

500 x 1

500

Economy

H, K, L,  M, N, Q, V, W

500 x 1

500

Discounted Economy (Regional/Int’l)

O, S, G, A, Q, R, W

500 x .50

250

Discounted Economy (Domestic)

L, O, S, G, A, R

500 X .25

125

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Aeromexico

Cabin   

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

First or Business

J, A, D

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

H, S, K, Q, R, V, T, X, N, L

500 x 1

500

Economy (deeply discounted)

V, L, W, P

500 x 0.75

375

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

AirEuropa

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

First or Business

C, D, I

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, M, B, K, W, X, O U, V, S, R

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Air France

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

First or Business

J, P, F, C, D, Z, I

500 x 1.5

750

Premium Voyageur

S, W, A

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M, U

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

K, H, L, Q, E, G, N, T

500 x 1

500

Economy (deeply discounted)

R

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Alaska Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First

F

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, S, B, M

500 x 1

500

Economy (discounted)

H, Q, L, V, K, G, T, U

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage. This chart only applies when traveling on Alaska Airlines-coded flights operated by Alaska Airlines or Delta.

Alitalia

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

J, C, D, I

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

H, K, V, T, Q, A, N, L, O, X, W, S

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

China Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
310-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First (International)

F, P

310 x 1.5

465

First (Domestic)

P

310 x 1

310

Business

C, J, O, Z

310 x 1.3

403

Business (International only)

W

310 x 1

310

Economy

Y, B, E, H

310 x 1

310

Economy (International only)

K

310 x 1

310

Discounted Economy

L, M, N, R, S, V, T

310 x 0.5

155

Note: based on actual mileage flown All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

China Southern

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
(based on allowed minimum mileage)

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

F, A, C, D

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

W, Y, T, K, H, z

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

M, G

200 x 0.4

80

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

CSA Czech Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

J, C, D

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M, T, H, K

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

J, C, D, I, Z

500 x 1.5

750

Premium Economy

A

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M, U

500 x 1.5

750

Economy (discounted)

H, Q, K, L, T, E, N, G

500 x 1

500

Deeply Discounted Economy

R

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage. This chart applies only when traveling on KLM Airlines-coded flights.

Kenya Airways

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

C, I, J, Z

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

B, E, H, K, L, M, N, Q, R, S, T, U, Y

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Korean Air

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

First

F, P, R

500 x 1.50

750

Business

J

500 x 1.35

675

Business

C, D, I

500 x 1.25

625

Business

Z

500 x 1

500

Economy

Y, W, M, H, E, K, B

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Vietnam Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

Business

C, D

500 x 1.25

625

Business

J

500 x 1

500

Deluxe Economy

I, Z

500 x 1

500

Economy

Y, K

500 x 1

500

Economy (discounted)

W, S, B, H, L, T, M

500 x 0.75

375

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Virgin Australia

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

Business

J, C, D, I

500 x 1.5

750

Premium Economy

W, R, O

500 x 1.25

625

Economy

Y, B, H, K, L

500 x 1

500

Economy

E, N, V, Q, T, U, S, M, G

500 x 1

500

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.

Xiamen Airlines

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula (based on allowed min mileage)

Total MQM Earned

First or Business

F, P, J, C, D

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

B,H

500 x 1.25

625

Economy

K,L

500 x 1

500

Economy

M, N, Q, R (International. only)

500 x 0.5

250

Economy Domestic

T, V, I

500 x 0.5

250

Note: All other classes of service do not accrue mileage.