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Rewarding Your Loyalty
Medallion Members are our most loyal customers — and we want you to be one — so we reward that commitment every step of the way with benefits not available to other travelers. With Medallion Status, you have opportunities to fly more comfortably, move to the front of the line, enjoy waived fees, and other elite benefits that only Delta offers.
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Medallion Status Benefits
As a SkyMiles Member, every time you fly with us, you get closer to reaching Medallion Status. Each of our four Medallion Tiers – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver – delivers an added level of service, exclusivity and rewards offered only by Delta that elevate your journey at every turn.
The highest Medallion Tier offers exclusive benefits including the highest Complimentary Upgrade priority, highest priority boarding, and benefits that only Delta offers like complimentary CLEAR® membership, customizable Choice Benefits including Delta Sky Club® access, Rollover MQMs and more.
How to Make it to Medallion Status
When you join SkyMiles and start earning miles, you also begin earning toward Medallion Status. By flying with Delta and most partner airlines, you’ll earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs).
As you fly, we’ll help you keep track of exactly how much you’re earning — and how close you are to achieving the next Medallion Tier. To track your MQMs, MQSs and MQDs and climb to Status, visit the My SkyMiles page or view them in the Fly Delta app in the SkyMiles section.
Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S.-based Members only)
Earned based on how much you spend on Delta flights and many partner flights.
Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)
Earned based on the distance you fly and the fare class of your ticket.
Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs)
Earned based on the number of flights you take.
The MQDs requirement for the qualification year will be waived if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases during the calendar year with your eligible Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express.*
*Effective January 1, 2018, the MQDs requirement to reach Diamond Medallion Status for 2019 and beyond during the qualification year will be waived if you make $250,000 or more in eligible purchases during the calendar year with your eligible SkyMiles Credit Card. The MQDs requirement to reach Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status during the qualification year will remain the same and be waived if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases in that year with your eligible SkyMiles Credit Card. Also 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.
Sharing Your Medallion Stories
As a Medallion Member, you spend a lot of time with Delta employees, and we want to recognize the employees that go above and beyond to make your travel experience exceptional.
Email your stories to MedallionThanks@delta.com with as much detail as possible so we can identify the employee who helped make your day. If you know their name that is really helpful, but also who were they? A gate agent at the JFK airport? A flight attendant on your trip from LAX to ATL? A phone representative? The more information you can share, the better.
If you have stories from the past, we’re eager to hear those too. Please send us any of the details you can remember.
Besides helping recognize employees, some of the best stories might be featured in Delta marketing! Before anything you’ve shared with us is made public, we’ll be sure to contact you via email for your permission.
And so you’re aware, MedallionThanks@delta.com is not being monitored for customer servicing issues. Please share those at delta.com/comment to ensure issues can be addressed as quickly as possible.