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You don’t have to wait until 2015 for this—Award Travel deals are now easier to find. An all-new shopping experience lets you easily search for the lowest-priced Award Ticket, and the new and improved Award calendar offers a five-week view with flexible days and airports to give you more options. Check out the improvements we’ve made to the Award calendar or compare a flight’s price in miles vs. money today. As you plan your trip, don’t forget to take a look at the 2015 Award Charts which are all now available for your convenience.
Beginning January 1, 2015, a new 250,000-mile allowance will go into effect for transfers from SkyMiles partner loyalty programs. The maximum amount of points transferable into a given SkyMiles account will be 250,000 miles (or equivalent) per partner during each calendar year.
Until then, you can continue to transfer points to your SkyMiles account in accordance with existing SkyMiles program rules. However, individual partners may place additional limits on your ability to transfer points to your SkyMiles account.
With this upcoming change, we’re continuing to invest in improving Award Travel availability for SkyMiles members. By limiting the amount of points that can be transferred from other programs, we will increase the value of miles and also reduce demand for Award Tickets. This, in turn, will increase the number of lower-priced Awards available to members — especially our most loyal members, who earn the majority of their miles directly through the SkyMiles program.
Find out more about converting partner points to miles.
Take advantage of our all-new mileage earning structure with Hertz®. Plus, we’re proud to introduce Enterprise Rent-A-Car® as a new SkyMiles partner. And now earn more miles than ever before with Alamo® and National Car Rental®.
SkyMiles member benefits include:
Alamo and National
Also, effective July 31, 2014, Avis Budget Group, Inc. will no longer be a Delta SkyMiles partner.
We’re excited to unveil Upgrade with Miles, a new way to upgrade your seat and make the most of your journey. When booking an eligible flight within the U.S. 50, you’ll see the option to upgrade your ticket on the Trip Summary page and use miles to pay the difference in fare. If you’re traveling with friends or family, your miles will be used to upgrade all tickets in your reservation.
So plan your trip today, then get ready to take off in style.
In response to your feedback and as part of our ongoing efforts to improve your travel experience, we’ve made updates to the SkyMiles program for 2015.
Here’s what you can expect:
Learn all about the 2015 SkyMiles program.
Get the latest Fly Delta app today and experience new features, including access to your digital SkyMiles and Delta Sky Club® membership cards — anytime, anyplace.
To find and use your digital cards, check out “My Wallet” in the “My Delta” section of the Fly Delta app for iPhone® and Android™. Plus, if you’re using an iPhone, you can send your SkyMiles or Delta Sky Club card to Passbook® for even easier access.
Visit our Mobile Apps page for more information and to download the latest Fly Delta app.
Crossover Rewards™ with the Delta SkyMiles and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) programs allow you to earn even greater rewards when you travel.
Medallion® members can earn miles for eligible stays at Starwood hotels and resorts and SPG elite members can earn Starpoints® for eligible flights with Delta. All in addition to the benefits available in both programs.
Enjoy These Perks When You Stay:
Enjoy These Perks When You Fly:
Start maximizing your rewards now. LEARN MORE.
To see complete Terms and Conditions, please visit delta.com/crossoverrewards.
We’re adjusting the 2016 Medallion Qualification Dollars* (MQDs) thresholds to add even more exclusivity to the SkyMiles Medallion program.
The MQDs requirement for 2016 Medallion status, which is based on flights flown between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, will change as follows:
The MQDs requirement will continue to be waived if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases with a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card in the qualification year.
Learn more about MQDs and what’s changing.
*MQDs requirement is for U.S.-based members only.
If you’re a Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion member, please visit Delta Sky Club News & Updates to learn about new Club membership options and updated details on the Medallion benefits you receive with Delta Sky Club.
Effective January 1, 2014, Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) are earned based on your annual spending for Delta flights. U.S.-based members (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) need to reach minimum thresholds for MQDs as well as either Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) to earn Medallion status. You also can earn the MQD Waiver for the qualification year if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases in that year with a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express.
Check out the Medallion status tracker to quickly and easily keep tabs on your progress toward earning status in My SkyMiles or the My Delta homepage dropdown when logged in at delta.com, or on the Fly Delta app. It prominently displays your MQMs and MQSs side by side as well as your progress toward MQD and the MQD Waiver (Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Spend) thresholds.
As a reminder, Economy Comfort™ and Preferred Seating purchases made through Delta channels (including delta.com, Fly Delta mobile app, Delta Reservations, Delta kiosks, and select Delta airport locations) count toward your total MQDs, in addition to the MQDs you receive for the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharge portions of your Delta-marketed or -ticketed flights. Plus, you’ll earn MQDs for a portion of your Delta Vacations® purchases related to airfare.
Learn more about MQDs — what counts, what doesn't count and what’s changing.
Medallion Complimentary Upgrades are now available on flights between Hawaii and Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, or Seattle. But in light of significant investments in our coast-to-coast BusinessElite® experience, which include premium amenities like fully flat-bed seats, Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding, on-demand entertainment, and premium dining, we no longer offer Medallion Complimentary Upgrades on flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle.
For more information about Medallion Complimentary Upgrade benefits, click here.
With the help of valuable feedback from our Diamond and Platinum Medallion members, we are pleased to announce that the new Choice Benefits selections including Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates, Global Entry application voucher, Tiffany & Co. premium luggage tags and Delta Sky Club® Executive Membership upgrade are now available for selection.
Global Upgrades are available on all Delta routes and Regional Upgrades are available on the same routes as Medallion Complimentary Upgrades, but have a higher priority. Both can be used on all Economy Class fares except for E class on Delta flights, allowing you more redemption options and convenience.
For more information about Choice Benefits, click here.
The Medallion year traditionally begins March 1 each year to allow time for Medallion membership packages to be delivered. With the streamlined production of membership packages and the availability of digital SkyMiles and Medallion cards in the Fly Delta app, we are able to begin the Medallion year earlier. Starting in 2016, the Medallion year will begin February 1 and subsequently, the 2015 Medallion year will end on January 31, 2016.
Beginning September 10, 2014, Medallion members will enjoy complimentary checked baggage on flights with our partner Virgin Australia.
Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members also will continue to enjoy the following benefits on Virgin Australia flights:
And Silver Medallion members will continue to enjoy Priority Check-In on international flights and Priority Boarding on international long-haul flights with Virgin Australia.
In addition to these elite benefits, all SkyMiles members will continue to earn miles and Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) on Virgin Australia flights. Plus, members can continue to redeem miles for Virgin Australia flights.
†Complimentary checked baggage allowances for Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will be equivalent to a Velocity Platinum member. Allowances for Gold and Silver Medallion members will be equivalent to Gold and Silver Velocity members. Fees may apply for overweight and oversized baggage. Please visit Virgin Australia for more details on baggage policy.
*Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please click here for more information.
Please travel with and be prepared to show your Medallion card to the Virgin Australia representative to receive these benefits.
Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members now enjoy complimentary GOL+ Conforto seats on shuttle flights between São Paulo (CGH) and Rio de Janeiro (SDU) central airports.* These premium Economy Class seats feature more legroom, 50% more recline, and a blocked middle seat for added privacy.
Additionally, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members may continue to take advantage of the following elite benefits when flying GOL:
*GOL+ Conforto seats are subject to availability and can be reserved at the time of booking through GOL or by showing your Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion credentials at the GOL check-in counter.
**Preferred Seat selection and baggage fee waivers may be requested at the GOL check-in counter. Be sure to provide your SkyMiles number when booking your flight at delta.com, through a Delta Reservations Specialist, or through a GOL agent to enjoy these benefits.
Enjoy the best U.S. to U.K. travel experience through our new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Book Virgin Atlantic flights directly at delta.com. Fly with Delta and Virgin Atlantic to take advantage of more flight choices, premium onboard amenities and added loyalty perks, including:
More Options to London
Exclusive Clubhouse Access
Luxury On Board
Learn more about the new best-in-the-business travel benefits you now enjoy as great minds fly alike.
*Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses are located at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, New York-JFK, Newark, Washington, Boston and San Francisco Airports.
**Priority security available at select airports.
To answer the questions we often receive about miles earned with partner airlines, we thought we would take the opportunity to clarify benefits across our airline partners. We have created a new mileage earning chart – effective for travel on and after September 1, 2013 – that organizes partner airlines into four groups. The new chart allows you to quickly see an overview of the base miles, Medallion® Qualification Miles, elite-tier bonuses and class-of-service bonuses you’ll earn for flights marketed and operated by our partner airlines.
The chart also includes a few modifications to miles earned with airline partners. Since each airline determines its level of participation in partnership with us, there are varying levels of customer rewards when flying with our partners. Therefore you will earn more miles with some partners and less with others. Please check individual carrier pages for specific details.
You can visit our airline partners page to see the new chart and for more information.