Additional Program Details
You’ve reached Medallion status and now it’s time to enjoy the perks. Get to know all the details of your benefits and make the most of them.
THE INS & OUTS OF YOUR BENEFITS
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 classes eligible to earn MQMs count towards Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs):
- 25,000 MQMs or 30 MQSs achieves Silver Medallion status.
- 50,000 MQMs or 60 MQSs achieves Gold Medallion status.
- 75,000 MQMs or 100 MQSs achieves Platinum Medallion status.
- 125,000 MQMs or 140 MQSs achieves Diamond Medallion status.
The qualification time frame for Medallion status is from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
Effective January 1, 2014, Medallion status for U.S.-based members is earned with Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) plus your annual spending on Delta flights, which is measured by Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). Learn More.
MQMs earned through flight activity are calculated based on distance traveled and fare class purchased on Delta, Delta Connection®, Delta Shuttle®, and select airline partners.
As a Medallion member you receive bonus1 miles in addition to your earned Medallion Qualification Miles for every qualifying flight.
For travel through December 31, 2014, Diamond Medallion members earn a 125% mileage bonus, Platinum Medallion and Gold Medallion members earn a 100% mileage bonus, while Silver Medallion members earn a 25% mileage bonus. This bonus is applied based on miles flown or a 500-mile minimum, whichever is greater.
For travel beginning January 1, 2015, general SkyMiles members earn five miles per dollar spent. Silver Medallion members earn two additional miles per dollar (for a total of seven), Gold Medallion members earn an additional three miles per dollar (for a total of eight), Platinum Medallion members earn four additional miles per dollar (for a total of nine), and Diamond Medallion members earn six additional miles per dollar (for a total of eleven).Ticket price eligible for mileage accrual includes base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but excludes government-imposed taxes and fees. Medallion mileage bonus per USD spent based on earned Medallion status at the time of travel.
1In order to receive the Medallion mileage bonus, a member must earn Medallion status through either the required Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs). Members who receive complimentary Medallion status are not eligible to receive the Medallion mileage bonus for the complimentary Medallion year (excludes members who receive complimentary annual Medallion status through the Million Miler™ program or Choice Benefits gifted Medallion status).
It's nice to have choice, especially when you're a Medallion member. We're giving our most frequent travelers the ability to choose the benefits they enjoy the most. Platinum Medallion members may choose one gift. Diamond Medallion members may choose two. With so many great gifts to choose from, it may be hard to decide.
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It's nice to have perks when you fly, especially when you fly as often as our Medallion members. From free upgrades to itinerary flexibility, we look after our most frequent travelers.
Priority Waitlist Status1
If the class of service you prefer is not available when you make your reservations, you'll receive priority waitlist status. This benefit is available to you only on a purchased ticket.
For your comfort and convenience, a number of choice Main Cabin seats are set aside for eligible passengers3. When making reservations, just provide your SkyMiles account number and request a Preferred Seat. This service is offered on Delta and Delta Connection flights, subject to availability. (Please note that select seats may be reassigned to passengers with certain categories of disability.)
1Some benefits may not apply on AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines or Korean Air flights.
2Air France offers Preferred Seating from France to the following destinations: North America, South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East (except Israel), the Caribbean and Indian Ocean destinations. Korean Air offers preferred seating from Korea to all long-haul destinations: North America, South America and Europe. CSA Czech Airlines offers this benefit from Prague to all long-haul destinations: North America and the Middle East (except Israel). Alitalia offers Preferred Seating on transatlantic service only.
3Eligible passengers include Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion members, SkyTeam Elite Plus and SkyTeam Elite members, Alaska® Airlines MVP® and MVP Gold members, passengers that have purchased full fare Y or B class of service, and companions of Preferred-Seat eligible customers.
As a Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion member, you may request a same-day change to your itinerary and be confirmed at no extra charge. To make a same-day confirmed change when booked in Main Cabin, your original fare class must be available. To make a same-day confirmed change when booked in our premium cabins -- including Delta One®, First and Business Class -- you may make a same-day confirmed change as long as a seat is available in the premium cabin. Your request can be made up to 24 hours prior to your original departure time. Your new departure time must still be on the same day as your originally scheduled departure.
If you are unable to secure flights with the same-day confirmed option, we offer the option to stand by free of charge to Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members at the kiosk, ticket counter or through reservations. Silver Medallion members have the option to stand by for an earlier flight, and will be charged $50 if confirmed.
See Same-day Travel Changes for more information and complete terms and conditions.
Special Check-in Privileges
Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members have access to designated, Delta One/Business Class or First Class check-in areas at most airports where Delta offers this service. SkyMiles members can check in for a domestic flight and print a boarding pass via delta.com up to 24 hours before a flight's scheduled departure. Also, SkyMiles members traveling on a Delta ticket for a domestic flight can use our self-service kiosks in more than 80 airports nationwide to quickly check in for a flight or stand by for an upgrade. Kiosks also allow you to check baggage, select or change seat assignments, change your flight, provide for multi-party check-in, add your SkyMiles number to your itinerary, print a receipt, and more.
Security Lines for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallions
Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members have access to frequent traveler security lines in select U.S. domestic airports. To use these lines, show your Medallion card along with the appropriate boarding documents. For a list of cities that have these lines available, visit Frequent Traveler Security Lines. This benefit is subject to government security regulations and may be suspended at any time by government directive.
Online check-inopens in a new window allows you to check in for your flight from wherever you are using delta.com or the Fly Delta app from 24 hours to 30 minutes before your flight's departure. That means no waiting in line — just show your ID and printed delta.com boarding pass or eBoarding Pass at the security check point.
With our zone boarding process, Medallion members are invited to board early on most flights1. This gives you more time to locate your seat and store your carry-ons before general boarding.
Via our Delta Sky Priority® lane, all passengers in Delta One, First, or Business Class will be invited to preboard (Zone PREM). All Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members, SkyTeam Elite Plus customers, and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum and Gold members are then invited to board (Zone SKY). Silver Medallion members, SkyTeam Elite, Alaska Airlines MVP Gold members and Virgin Australia Velocity Silver members customers can begin boarding after that using the Sky Priority boarding lane when traveling in Main Cabin (Zone 1) .
1Delta does not offer Priority Boarding on Delta Shuttle flights. AeroMexico offers Priority Boarding on all flights except between Mexico City and Monterey. Air France and Korean Air offer Priority Boarding on international flights only. Alitalia offers Priority Boarding where operationally available. Also with our enhanced partnership with Alaska Airlines, members will be offered Priority Boarding on all flights operated by Alaska & Horizon Airlines.
Air travel is about getting you there. And Delta Sky Priority helps you get there faster with exclusive services designed to improve your travel experience at every step. Sky Priority is available to all of our Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members and includes:
- An Exclusive Reservations Line
- Faster Check-In
- Accelerated Security
- Boarding Priority
- Expedited Baggage Service
With our SkyTeam airline partners, your Medallion benefits follow you around the world, making global travel much more comfortable and convenient. With a network of hundreds of destinations and thousands of flights a day, SkyTeam helps you earn Medallion status and Award Travel faster.
The SkyTeam global network is not just an alliance of the world's best carriers. It's a dynamic and unified effort that's delivered 10 years of seamless travel to our valued passengers around the world. As a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, we invite you to read more about SkyTeam and what it means for you and your travel experience at skyteam.comopens in a new window or visit our Partner Airline Elite Benefits page.