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Medallion Program

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Get to Know Medallion® Status

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.

Get Medallion Status Faster With a Credit Card

Earn even more, only when you sign up for a SkyMiles Credit Card

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

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 Miles
Medallion Qualification Segments

Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs)

Earned based on the number of flights you take.

MQD Waiver

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.