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SkyMiles Loyalty Program

Delta SkyMiles Loyalty Program

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With SkyMiles, every trip and purchase can bring you closer to the next place on your travel wish list. Earn miles for flying and everyday activities, then use miles toward travel on any Delta Air Lines flight or toward a Delta Vacations® package with no blackout dates or for rewards like upgrades, premium drinks at Delta Sky Club® and traveling with Delta Private Jets®.

Earn Miles Faster

With select Delta SkyMiles® Credit Cards, you can earn miles, check your first bag free,‡  enjoy Priority Boarding‡ and more.  Choose the card that's right for you.  Terms apply.   

Benefit Terms

Credit & Debit Cards

Earn More Miles with a SkyMiles Credit Card

With the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, you earn miles on every eligible purchase on the Card. Miles you can use to go see the world. With each Card, you enjoy distinct benefits.

Rewarding Loyalty

Benefits for Medallion Members

Our most-loyal Members deserve an elevated travel experience. That’s why SkyMiles Members can earn towards Medallion Status, which offers exclusive benefits and service that help you travel well. A few of the many benefits include:

Sit Up Front

Eligible for Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to First Class and Delta Comfort+®.

Multiply Your Miles

Get more miles at each Medallion Tier.

Waived Fees

Enjoy your first checked bag free for yourself and your companions.

SkyMiles Partners

Each Day Means More Miles

SkyMiles is more than just a frequent flyer program, it is a loyalty program. With SkyMiles partners, get closer to your next adventure by earning miles with the everyday products and services you enjoy. Earn miles on dining out, overnight stays, rideshares, shopping sprees and more with the brands you love.

Ways to Earn

Program Resources

Make the Most of SkyMiles

Additional SkyMiles resources to help you get the most out of your membership.

Program Announcements

SkyMiles News & Updates

SkyMiles is constantly listening to Member feedback and making changes to improve our program. Important updates will be announced here.

December 11, 2018

Delta Boarding Order Changes

Beginning this January, boarding groups for Delta flights worldwide will be renamed to reflect the fare purchased. Medallion Members will continue to board in the same groups they do today and will see the new group names reflected on their boarding passes and at the gate.

  • Diamond Medallion Members will receive highest priority boarding in Delta One®/ First Class & Diamond, formerly "Premium"
  • Platinum and Gold Medallion Members will still board with Sky Priority®
  • Silver Medallion Members will still board with Priority Boarding in Main Cabin 1, formerly Zone 1

Delta Comfort+® will now be its own boarding group and will board before Sky Priority. This means that Platinum and Gold Medallion Members seated in the Main Cabin will now board after Delta Comfort+. Medallion Members will continue to receive Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades as a benefit, so if they purchase a Main Cabin fare and are upgraded to different cabin or purchase an upgraded fare, they will board accordingly with that zone.

It’s here! You can now use miles to upgrade your seat at after booking a flight, making it easier than ever before to treat yourself to that upgrade without having to call Reservations. 

Here’s how to upgrade with miles on a flight you’ve already booked:

  1. Find your reservation in My Trips at
  2. If an upgrade with miles is available for your flight, you’ll see a banner above your flight information showing the price to upgrade
  3. Select the button next to the price in miles
  4. Click ‘Select Seats’ to be taken to the seat map and confirm your upgrade 

Be on the lookout for more new ways to use your miles coming in 2019, including being able to upgrade your seat with miles in the Fly Delta app. 

Learn more about different ways to upgrade your next trip

Through February 28th, 2019, eligible Members that are close to achieving Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status for the 2019 Medallion Year can reach that next Medallion Tier by participating in Elevate Your Status.

Elevate Your Status allows Members to purchase a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S.-based Members only) in order to achieve the next Tier of Medallion Status.

All Tiers of Medallion Status include:

How Elevate Your Status works:

  • Members should know their current MQM, MQS and MQD balance before purchasing a bundle. If you need to check your balance, go to My SkyMiles or the SkyMiles section of the Fly Delta app.
  • Eligible Members can visit and log in to participate.
  • Click “Purchase Now” to go through the easy steps to complete your transaction.
  • Once you’ve completed your transaction, the MQMs, MQSs and MQDs will be added to your 2018 balance and apply towards your 2019 Medallion Status within 24 hours. Please be sure to select a bundle that gives you enough MQMs, MQSs and MQDs to reach the next Tier of Status.
  • Members can purchase a minimum of 1,000 MQMs and 3 MQSs or up to a maximum of 12,500 MQMs and 18 MQSs. The dollar amount spent on MQMs and MQSs will be credited to your MQDs balance.

Who is eligible:

  • All Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Members are eligible for Elevate Your Status, unless they received complimentary Status for a Tier above the Tier they earned Status for. For example, if a Member is given complimentary Gold Medallion Status, but earned Silver Medallion Status through the published requirements, he or she is ineligible for Elevate Your Status.
  • General SkyMiles Members must be within range to reach Silver Medallion Status by purchasing the maximum bundle of MQMs, MQSs and MQDs, in order to be eligible to participate. For example, if a Member only has 12,000 MQMs, he or she will not be eligible because the maximum amount of MQMs that can be earned through Elevate Your Status is 12,500 and the MQMs requirement for Silver Medallion Status is 25,000.
  • As a reminder, Diamond Medallion Members are ineligible for Elevate Your Status because Diamond Medallion Members have already reached the highest Tier of Medallion Status.

Have questions about Elevate Your Status? Visit our Elevate Your Status FAQs page to learn more.