Medallion® Benefits Calculation

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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

*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.

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

Qualification Traveling on Partners

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
(based on allowed minimum mileage)

Total MQMs Earned

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

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

Aerolineas Argentinas

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
310-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Aeromexico

 

Cabin   

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

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

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

AirEuropa

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

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

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

Air France

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula 500-mile Minimum

Total MQMs Earned

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

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

Alaska Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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.

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

Alitalia

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

China Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
310-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

China Southern

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
(based on allowed minimum mileage)

Total MQM Earned

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

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

CSA Czech Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

First or Business

J, C, D

500 x 1.5

750

Economy

Y, B, M, T, H, K

500 x 1

500

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Kenya Airways

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Korean Air

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Vietnam Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Virgin Australia

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula
500-mile minimum

Total MQM Earned

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

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

Xiamen Airlines

 

Cabin

Fare Class

MQM Formula (based on allowed min mileage)

Total MQM Earned

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

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

 
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