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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 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.

October 26, 2017

Flying with Our Partner Airlines Will Be Even More Rewarding in 2018

Traveling with our partner airlines is becoming even more rewarding next year. Here’s how:

Members can earn toward Medallion Status on more partner airlines

  • Starting with flights flown on 1/1/18, Members will earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs), and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S.-based Members only) on 3 new partners: Great Lakes, Hawaiian, and WestJet, giving you even more ways to reach Medallion Status.

The way you earn miles on partner flights will be simpler

  • Starting on 1/1/18, you’ll only need to know your flight number to determine how you earn miles on partner flights
    • Partner-marketed flights will earn miles based on distance flown
    • Delta-marketed flights will earn miles based on dollars spent
  • Simplified earn structures across two main groups of partners instead of four
  • How to know if a flight is Delta-marketed or partner-marketed? Simply look at the two-letter airline code in the flight number:
    • AF 0074 is an Air-France-marketed flight, and would earn miles based on distance flown
    • DL 8517 is a Delta-marketed flight, and would earn miles based on dollars spent
  • When traveling on flights marketed by the following  partners, Members will earn based on distance:
    • Aeroflot
    • Aerolineas Argentinas
    • Aeromexico
    • Air Europa
    • Air France
    • Alitalia
    • China Airlines
    • China Eastern
    • China Southern
    • Czech Airlines
    • Garuda Indonesia
    • GOL
    • Great Lakes
    • Hawaiian
    • Kenya Airways
    • KLM
    • Middle East Airlines
    • Saudia
    • Tarom
    • Vietnam Airlines
    • Virgin Atlantic
    • Virgin Australia
    • West Jet
    • Xiamen Airlines
  • If Members have already booked a partner-marketed flight for travel on or after January 1, 2018 under the current earning rules, they may use the Request Mileage Credit form or contact Delta Reservations after completing their travel to request a mileage credit adjustment. Only tickets booked on or before October 26, 2017 will be considered for adjustment. 

For full details on these changes, including eligible fare classes and specific bonus levels for each applicable partner airline, please visit Airline Partners and select the airline you wish to learn more about.

Effective September 28, 2017, Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members can use their Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates for access to Aeromexico Clase Premieropens in a new window on any Delta-marketed, Aeromexico-operated1 flight. With Clase Premier, Medallion Members will receive:

  • Complimentary pre-flight access to Aeromexico Salon Premier clubs
  • An elevated in-flight experience, including flat-bed seats, culinary delights from world famous Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, and more

Global Upgrade Certificates can be used on Delta-marketed, Aeromexico-operated flights when the Diamond Medallion Member also has an international Delta flight included in the same itinerary. Regional Upgrade Certificates can be used on Aeromexico flights traveling between the United States and Mexico, or for any Delta-marketed, Aeromexico-operated short-haul2 flight. Upgrade Certificates are eligible for all fare classes, except for Basic Economy (E-class).

Medallion Members must contact Delta reservations directly to apply Upgrade Certificates, and upgrades will be subject to availability on Aeromexico. Miles will be earned based on the price of the original ticket before an upgrade is applied.

Delta and Aeromexico share the largest combined network between the United States and Mexico, with more than 1,000 weekly trans-border non-stops.

1How do I know if a flight is marketed, operated, or ticketed by Delta or a partner?

  • The marketing carrier is determined by the two letter airline code in the flight number. For example, DL2368 is marketed by Delta and AM18 is marketed by Aeromexico.
  • Delta-ticketed flights feature ticket numbers that begin with 006. Any flight purchased through is ticketed by Delta. Other airlines have their own unique ticket numbers. For example, Aeromexico-ticketed flights feature ticket numbers that begin with 139.
  • The operating carrier for a flight indicates which airline flies the plane. For example, an Aeromexico-operated flight means the flight will be on Aeromexico aircraft.

2Short-haul flights operated by Aeromexico include intra-Mexico flights, and flights between Mexico and the United States, Canada, Central America, Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

We are always looking for ways to improve the Medallion experience by listening to your feedback. Because we want to ensure our most well-traveled Members can take full advantage of all the benefits of Diamond Medallion Status, a change is being made to how Members qualify for 2019 Diamond Medallion Status.

Starting January 1, 2018, the Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) Waiver for Diamond Medallion Status is increasing. The MQD Waiver for Diamond Medallion Status is currently earned by spending $25,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year on a SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. It is being adjusted to $250,000 in a calendar year.

This qualification change will allow us to deliver on expectations for Diamond Medallion Status so Members can maximize elite benefits like Complimentary Upgrades and Delta Sky Club® access. This update will not change how Members earn 2018 Diamond Medallion Status.

We understand this is a significant increase, but keep in mind that the MQD Waiver to qualify for all of the best-in-class benefits of Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Status will remain at $25,000 and you can still reach Diamond Medallion Status by earning 125,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or 140 Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and $15,000 MQDs.

To learn more about how to earn Medallion Status, visit How to Get Medallion Status.


What is the MQD Waiver and how does it work today?

  • Today, the MQDs requirement for the qualification year is waived if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases during the calendar year with Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. This benefit is for Basic Card Members only (additional Card Members are not eligible).
  • The qualification year is from January 1 to December 31 of a given year. The close of the qualification year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the credit card account is opened. This means that for the first year of Card Membership, the Card Member's Eligible Purchase period may be less than twelve months.

What cards are eligible for the MQD Waiver?

  • Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles
  • Delta Reserve Credit Card
  • Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card
  • Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express
  • Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (through December 31, 2017*)

*Effective January 1, 2018, the Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card will no longer be eligible for the MQD Waiver. However, if you have another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card with the MQD Waiver benefit in addition to your Delta Blue SkyMiles Credit Card, Eligible Purchases made on the Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card will continue to count towards the MQD Waiver. 

What purchases count toward the MQD Waiver?

  • Eligible Purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible Purchases do NOT include fees, interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers' checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents.
  • Eligible Purchases made by Additional Card Members on the Basic Card Member's Eligible Card will count toward the Eligible Purchase threshold. Eligible Purchases will be combined across multiple Eligible Cards of the Basic Card Member if those Card accounts are linked to the same SkyMiles number

Does this qualification change have an impact to my Card benefits?

  • The MQD Waiver increase to $250,000 in a calendar year to qualify for Diamond Medallion Status has no impact on any of your other card benefits.  

If I’m a Platinum Medallion Member, and halfway through 2018 I have earned enough MQMs/MQSs for Diamond Medallion Status, but have not earned enough MQDs for Diamond Medallion Status and have not reached the $250,000 MQD Waiver for Diamond Medallion Status, what happens?

  • In this instance, you would remain a Platinum Medallion Member through January 31, 2020 by reaching the Platinum Medallion requirements for 2019 Status. In order to get to Diamond Medallion Status, you would have to earn $15,000 MQDs or reach the $250,000 Diamond MQD Waiver by December 31, 2018 to reach Diamond Medallion Status for 2019 and keep Diamond Medallion Status through January 31, 2020.

If I’m a new SkyMiles Member who has no previous Medallion Status, can I earn Diamond Medallion Status in 2018 through the current $25,000 MQD Waiver?

  • 2018 Medallion Status is earned through flight and spending activity from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. From now until December 31, 2017, you have the opportunity to reach Diamond Medallion Status for 2018 through the current $25,000 MQD Waiver.
  •  In order to reach Diamond Medallion Status for 2019, which is earned through flight and spending activity from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, you will need to meet the MQMs/MQSs requirement, and earn the required MQDs or reach the $250,000 Diamond MQD Waiver.