Earn Miles with Exception Fares

Tickets purchased directly through Delta receive mileage credit as detailed at Earn with Delta or Earn with Airline Partners.

Some exception fares (sometimes referred to as “specialty” or “unpublished” fares) earn miles at a modified rate based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid. Exception fares are often purchased through a specialized agent, third party or as part of a package including air transportation and lodging.

With the 2015 SkyMiles program, we are introducing changes to the fares classified as exceptions, as well as changes to the miles, Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) these fares will earn. See the chart below to learn more.

For Travel on or After January 1, 2015

Examples of exception fares for travel on or after January 1, 2015 include:

  • Bulk fares
  • Consolidator fares
  • Cruise fares
  • Vacation packages, including Delta Vacations® packages
  • Discounted or inclusive tour packages
  • Other tickets where the fare is not disclosed, excluding bookings made throuh priceline.com or hotwire.com where the carrier is not disclosed prior to purchase
     

These exception fares will accrue as shown below*:

 

Exception Fare Class

Miles1

Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)2

Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs)3

1 Miles based on a percentage of distance flown*. 500-mile minimum does not apply. Medallion members are eligible for the following Medallion mileage bonuses: Diamond - 120% of miles awarded or distance flown (whichever is less); Platinum - 80%; Gold - 60%, Silver - 40%.
 
2 Exception fares are eligible for MQMs as published for Delta-marketed and partner-marketed flights.
 
3 Certain tickets, including but not limited to bulk, consolidator, cruise, vacation packages (including some Delta Vacations packages) inclusive tour and other tickets where the fare is not disclosed, will earn miles and MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid as published at the time of travel. A portion of the airfare for some Delta Vacations packages will earn MQDs based on fare class and distance flown*. Learn more about MQDs.
 
4 W class available only on flights operated by Air France and Virgin Australia.

Business/First - J, C, D, I, Z, F, P, A, G

150%

 

 

 

 

As published at Earn with Delta and Earn with Airline Partners

 

 

 

 

As published at Earn Miles with Delta
 

Premium Economy - Y, B, M, W4

100%

Economy and Discounted Economy - S, H, Q, K, L

75%

Deeply Discounted Economy - U, T, X, V, E

50%

Other exceptions may apply. Please be sure to contact your ticketing agent for details.

Terms and Conditions (for travel beginning January 1, 2015)

Certain tickets, including but not limited to bulk, consolidator, cruise, vacation packages (including some Delta Vacations packages), inclusive tour and other tickets where the fare is not disclosed, will earn miles and MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid as published at delta.com/exceptionfares at the time of travel.  If an exception fare (as described in the preceding sentence) is eligible for a Medallion mileage bonus, Silver Medallion members will earn a 40% bonus on miles awarded or distance flown* (whichever is less), Gold Medallion members will earn a 60% bonus, Platinum Medallion members will earn an 80% bonus and Diamond Medallion members will earn a 120% bonus.

*For purposes of mileage credit, “distance flown” means the calculated distance between origin and destination, as determined by Delta in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight.

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. These rules are subject to change at any time. Unless otherwise stated, the current rules in effect at the time of your travel, request for a benefit, or other transaction will govern that transaction.


 
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