SkyMiles Medallion® Status Match Challenge

If you're a top-tier flyer with another airline, you can request to participate in our SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge and qualify for comparable status with the Medallion Program.

As a Medallion Member, you'll enjoy exclusive privileges such as Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades, access to Preferred Seats, and waived baggage fees.


If you meet the criteria to participate, you will receive Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status for 90 days, based on your current elite level with another airline. The 90-day period will start when a Member's request has been processed.

If you registered for the offer between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 and you complete the flight requirements, your Medallion Status will be maintained until January 31, 2017.

If you register for the offer on or after July 1, 2016 and you complete the flight requirements, your Medallion Status will be maintained until January 31, 2018.

In order to extend your Medallion Status after the 90 days, you'll need to earn a specific number of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) within 90 days of enrolling. The number of MQMs or MQSs required is based on your matched Medallion level.

First, confirm your comparable status with the SkyMiles program:

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status




American AAdvantage Status



Executive Platinum

Alaska Mileage Plan Status


MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

United Mileage Plus Status

Premier Silver

Premier Gold

Premier Platinum / Platinum 1K

If you have status with another airline not listed above, you may still be eligible for this challenge. Please submit your information below to confirm eligibility.

Then, determine the MQMs or MQSs needed to retain status:

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status




Flight Requirements

6,250 MQMs or 8 MQSs

12,500 MQMs or 15 MQSs

18,750 MQMs or 25 MQSs


Visit for more information on earning MQMs, MQSs and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) and additional details on Medallion Program benefits.

Criteria for participation:

  • Member has not received a status match or complimentary Medallion Status in the past three years
  • Is currently not a Medallion Member
  • Must present valid and current elite credential or statement showing elite status from another airline

Please Note:

  • MQMs and MQSs earned on Delta- and Delta Connection-operated flights will count towards this challenge, and starting 09/28/16, may also be earned on partner airline flights that are eligible to earn MQMs and MQSs. Visit Partner Airlinesopens in a new window to learn more about what flights qualify. Eligible partner airline activity prior to 09/28/16 will be retroactively credited and apply to any active challenges.
  • A physical Medallion Membership Card will not be issued for the 90-day qualification period. You can access your Membership Card through the Fly Delta app. During the 90-day period, you will not have access to all reciprocal Medallion benefits with Delta's partner airlines, including access to SkyTeam┬« lounges.
  • Members who are matched to Platinum Medallion Status will not be eligible for Choice Benefits until the flight requirement to maintain Platinum Medallion status is met.
  • Through this offer, you may maintain the same or lower Medallion Status Tier as your matched status. For example, if you are matched to Silver Medallion Status, you will not be able to earn Gold Medallion Status through this offer.
  • Members enrolled in the 90-day Status Match Challenge are not eligible for Medallion mileage bonus until they meet the flight requirement.
  • Medallion Status Match is only offered for Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Tiers.




Terms & Conditions

Offer valid for travel completed within 90 days from time of account upgrade and will not include flights taken prior to enrollment. Participation does not guarantee Medallion Status. Promotional or temporary elite status on other airlines will not be eligible for this promotion. Matched Status will expire after 90 days, unless that level or a higher level of Medallion Status is awarded prior to that date. Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required amount of MQMs or MQSs and spending the required MQDs (U.S.-based members only). Valid on flights operated by Delta or Delta Connection and partner airline flights that are eligible to earn MQMs and MQS starting 09/28/16. Visit Partner Airlinesopens in a new window to learn more about what flights qualify. Travel on Award Tickets does not qualify for this offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. 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. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers, rules and benefits subject to change. Please refer Delta customer service representative to 97020412.
Members who earn Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status beyond the 90-day period through this promotion will be updated in the system within five business days of completion of required Delta or Delta Connection MQMs or MQSs. Members who complete the Status Match Challenge are ineligible for Rollover MQMs unless they exceed the full year status qualification thresholds for that tier during the calendar year. For example, if a Member is matched Silver Medallion Status in 2016 and also earns 30,000 MQMs and $3,000 MQDs in 2016, s/he will be able to roll over 5,000 MQMs since the Silver Medallion requirement is 25,000 MQMs and $3,000 MQDs.