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SkyTeam Benefits

Get to Know Medallion Status

International Partner & SkyTeam® Benefits


As a Medallion Member, your travel experience is elevated with elite benefits, even when you’re not traveling on Delta. When you fly with our partner airlines, we’ll make sure that Medallion Benefits -- like Priority Boarding, Preferred Seats, and Waived Baggage Fees --stay with you no matter where you are around the world.

Plus, certain partner airlines offer even more benefits when you travel with them:

  • Our preferred partners (including AeroMexico, Air France, China Eastern, GOL, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia) offer elevated benefits like Complimentary Upgrades.
  • Our SkyTeam partners (an alliance of 20 airlines serving 177 countries and over 1,000 destinations across the globe) all offer a unique suite of benefits including access to partner lounges around the world.

  • Benefits with partner airlines
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  • Access SkyTeam Lounges

Partner Airlines Elite Benefits

Medallion Benefits with Partner Airlines


When you travel on any of our partner airlines, Medallion Members enjoy the following benefits.

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gold

platinum

diamond

Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Baggage Waiver

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding(1)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Standby(2)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats(3)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Lounge Access

Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Security

Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Bag Drop

Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Transfer Desk

Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Immigration

Yes
Yes
Yes

 

 

Partner airlines include: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, GOL, Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia Airlines,  Tarom Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet and Xiamen Airlines.

Note: All benefits may not be available on all carriers or in all airports.
Lounge Access is only available on the day of travel, at dedicated SkyTeam or SkyTeam airline-operated lounges. For a list of SkyTeam lounges, visit https://www.skyteam.com/en/lounges/
For a list of SkyTeam carriers, visit www.skyteam.com/en/about

 (1) Aeromexico offers priority boarding on all flights except between Mexico City and Monterey. Air France and Korean Air offer priority boarding on international flights only. Alitalia offers priority boarding where operationally available.

 (2) Priority airport standby is not available on Korean Air.

(3) Preferred seating accommodations vary by carrier. Air France offers preferred seating from France to the following destinations: North America, South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East (except Israel), the Caribbean, and Indian Ocean destinations. Korean Air offers preferred seating from Korea to all long-haul destinations: North America, South America, and Europe. CSA Czech Airlines offers this benefit from Prague to all long-haul destinations: North America and the Middle East (except Israel). Alitalia offers preferred seating on transatlantic service only.

Our preferred partners offer even more benefits. Select one of our preferred partner airlines to see a complete list.

AEROMEXICO

SkyTeam Member AeroMexico serves as Mexico’s leading airline carrier, with over 600 daily flights to 86 destinations.

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Reservation Waitlist

Yes
Yes

Priority Airport Standby

Yes
Yes

Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)

Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding (2)

Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats 

Yes
Yes

Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades (3)

Yes
Yes

Mileage Upgrade Awards (4)

Yes
Yes

Guaranteed Reservation (5)

Yes

Priority Security (6)

Yes

Lounge Access (7)

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

Global & Regional Upgrade Certificates(8)

Yes

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggageopens in a new window for more information.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) Learn more about Complimentary Upgrades with Aeromexicoopens in a new window
(4) Mileage Upgrade Awards are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.
(5) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, or Korean Air flights.
(6) Available at select airports.
(7) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(8) Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members only. Valid on Delta-marketed, Aeromexico-operated flights. Subject to availability.

SkyTeam Member Air France offers 36 destinations in France, with service to 168 destinations in 93 countries.

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Reservation Waitlist

Yes
Yes

Priority Airport Standby

Yes
Yes

Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)

Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding(2)

Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats (3)

Yes
Yes

Mileage Upgrades (4)

Yes
Yes

Guaranteed Reservation (5)

Yes

Priority Security (6)

Yes

Lounge Access (7)

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

Global Upgrade Certificates (8)

Yes
Air France offers benefits from France to the following destinations: North America, South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East (except Israel), the Caribbean, and Indian Ocean destinations.

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggageopens in a new window for more information.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) Delta Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will receive complimentary Air France Seat Plus preferred seating at no charge. Gold Medallions will receive a discount of 50% and Silver Medallions will receive a discount of 25%. Please visit Air France for more information on their Seat Plusopens in a new window product.
(4) Mileage Upgrade Awards are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.
(5) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, or Korean Air flights.
(6) Available at select airports. 
(7) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(8) Global Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid on DL and KL coded flights operated by Delta or KLM. Valid only on Air France-operated Transatlantic Joint Venture flights, equipped with Premium Voyager. Subject to availability.

Delta partner GOL is based in Brazil, with 900 daily flights to 65 destinations in Brazil and around the globe.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Check-In

Yes

Waived Baggage Fees (1)

Yes

Lounge Access (2)

Yes

Priority Boarding 

Yes

Preferred Seats

Yes

Upgrade to GOL+ Conforto Seats (3)

Yes

(1) Baggage fee waivers vary by carrier. Please visit GOLopens in a new window.
(2) International Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel; Domestic Lounge access is available for Medallion Members traveling internationally connecting into a GOL Domestic flight within 24 hours. Please click here for more information.
(3) On GOL’s Domestic Brazil and International routes on space-available basis, to be requested at check-in

SkyTeam Member KLM flies to 144 destinations in 74 countries, based in the Netherlands.

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Reservation Waitlist

Yes
Yes

Priority Airport Standby

Yes
Yes

Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)

Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding(2)

Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats (3)

Yes
Yes

Economy Comfort (4)

Yes
Yes

Mileage Upgrades (5)

Yes
Yes

Guaranteed Reservation (6)

Yes

Priority Security (7)

Yes

Lounge Access (8)

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

Global Upgrade Certificates (9)

Yes


Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, or Korean Air flights.
(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggageopens in a new window for more information.

(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) KLM Preferred Seats are complimentary for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members, and are available for Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee. KLM Extra Legroom Preferred Seats are complimentary for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members, and are available for Gold and Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee.
(4) KLM Economy Comfort is complimentary for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members, and is available for Gold and Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee. Learn More about KLM Economy Comfort.
(5) Mileage Upgrades are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.
(6) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
(7) Available at select airports.
(8) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(9) Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members only. Valid on DL and KL coded flights operated by Delta or KLM. Valid only on Air France-operated Transatlantic Joint Venture flights, equipped with Premium Voyager. Subject to availability.

SkyTeam Member Korean Air serves as South Korea’s leading airline carrier, with over 460 daily flights to more than 120 cities.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND/PLATINUM/GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

 Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes

 Extra Baggage Allowance(1)

Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding(2) 

Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats 

Yes
Yes

Mileage Upgrade Awards(3) 

Yes
Yes

Guaranteed Reservation(4) 

Yes

Priority Security(5) 

Yes

Lounge Access(6) 

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling 

Yes

Global Upgrade Certificates(7) 

Yes

 (1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional piece). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggageopens in a new window for more information.

(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.

(3) Mileage Upgrade Awards are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.

(4) Full fare Main Cabin – 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservationopens in a new window.

(5) Available at select airports.

(6) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit hereopens in a new window for more information.

(7) Global Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid for travel on or after May 1, 2018. Valid on Delta-marketed, Korean Air-operated flights. Subject to availability.

Delta partner and United Kingdom-based airline Virgin Atlantic serves destinations in Britain and around the globe. 

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD (1) MEDALLION MEMBERS

Complimentary Advanced Seat Assignment

Yes

Priority Check-In

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance

Yes

Baggage Fee Waiver

Yes

Priority Security

Yes

Lounge Access (2)

Yes

Priority Boarding

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

(1) For specific Gold Medallion Benefits, please visit our Virgin Atlantic partnership FAQs
(2) Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members can only access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in the U.S. For more information on Lounge access, please visit here. Delta One passengers, Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members are allowed to access the Virgin Clubhouse in LHR.

* Medallion Members do not receive Complimentary Upgrades to any cabin on Virgin Atlantic-operated flights.

 Delta partner and Australia-based airline Virgin Australia serves destinations in Australia and around the globe.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Check-In (1)

Yes

Priority Security Line Access

Yes

Lounge Access (2)

Yes

Priority Boarding (3)

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

Complimentary Checked Baggage (4)

Yes

(1) Priority Check-In is available for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members on all Virgin Australia flights. Silver Medallion Members will also have access to Priority Check-In on international flights operated by Virgin Australia.
(2) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please click here for more information.
(3) Priority Boarding is available for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members on all Virgin Australia flights. Silver Medallion Members will also have access to Priority Boarding on international long-haul flights operated by Virgin Australia.
(4) 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 Australiaopens in a new window for more details on baggage policy.

SkyTeam Benefits


Being part of the SkyTeam alliance means that Medallion Members have access to unique benefits all around the world. When traveling on any SkyTeam airline, all Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members receive “SkyTeam Elite Plus” status, and Silver Medallion Members receive “SkyTeam Elite” status, which offer an expansive suite of benefits available when traveling on all SkyTeam airlines.

Our SkyTeam partner airlines include: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.

VIEW SKYTEAM ELITE AND ELITE PLUS BENEFITS:

Benefits

Elite

Elite Plus

Guaranteed Reservation (1)

Yes

Priority Reservation Waitlist

Yes
Yes

Priority Airport Standby

Yes
Yes

Priority Check-In

Yes
Yes

Priority Security (2)

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (3)

Yes
Yes

Lounge Access (4)

Yes

Priority Boarding (5)

Yes
Yes

Preferred Seats (6)

Yes
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes

Mileage Upgrades (7)

Yes
Yes

CSA Czech Airlines offers benefits to all long-haul destinations: North America and the Middle East (except Israel). Alitalia offers this benefit from Italy to all long-haul destinations: North America, South America, Asia, and West Africa.

Note: For a list of all SkyTeam carriers' terms and conditions, please visit SkyTeamopens in a new window

(1) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservationopens in a new window.

(2) Available at select airports.

(3) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggageopens in a new window for more information.

(4) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit SkyTeamopens in a new window for more information.

(5) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.

(6) Preferred Seats: On AeroMexico (AM)-operated flights (Delta-marketed), Preferred Seats are available for SkyMiles members in Y, B, or M class only. For Air France (AF)-operated flights, Preferred Seats are available for members in Y and B class only.

(7) Mileage Upgrade Awards are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.

SkyTeam Lounge Access


As a Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion Member traveling in any cabin on a same-day, international itinerary1, you’ll receive access to SkyTeam lounges2 and any Delta Sky Club® for you and a guest as part of your SkyTeam Elite Plus benefits. If you’re a Delta One® traveler, you’ll also receive access to our third-party business lounges3. Any First and Business Class customers traveling on a same-day, international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline will have access to Delta Sky Club or a SkyTeam Lounge4

Delta One travelers receive access to SkyTeam Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs, and third-party business lounges.

Delta Sky Club

SkyTeam Lounge2

Third-Party Business Lounge

Delta One®

Yes
Yes
Yes

Any Cabin – SkyTeam Elite+ Members (Diamond/Platinum/Gold)1

Yes
Yes

First and Business Class – SkyTeam Member Flight

Yes
Yes
THIRD PARTY BUSINESS LOUNGE LOCATIONS(4):

THIRD PARTY BUSINESS LOUNGE LOCATIONS5:

Latin America and the Caribbean

Lima, PE (LIM)

Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Accra, GH (ACC)
Arlanda, SE (ARN)
Athens, GR (ATH)
Barcelona, ES (BCN)
Brussels, BE (BRU)
Copenhagen, DK (CPH)
Dakar, SN (DKR)
Dublin, IE (DUB)
Dusseldorf, DE (DUS)
Edinburgh, UK (EDI)
Glasgow, UK (GLA)
Frankfurt, DE (FRA)
Johannesburg, ZA (JNB)
Lagos, NG (LOS)
Lisbon, PT (LIS)
London, UK (LHR)
Madrid, ES (MAD)
Malaga, ES (AGP)
Malpensa, IT (MXP)
Moscow, RU (SVO)
Nice, FR (NCE)
Tel Aviv, IL (TLV)
Venice, IT (VCE)
Zurich, CH (ZRH)

Asia Pacific

Beijing, CN (PEK)
Fukuoka, JP (FUK)
Manila, PH (MNL)
Nagoya, JP (NGO)
Osaka, JP (KIX)
Singapore, SG (SIN)
Tokyo (Haneda), JP (HND)

SEE DETAILS
(1) For Members traveling in Main Cabin, excludes travel to/from the Caribbean, Guam and Saipan.
(2) SkyTeam partner-operated and SkyTeam branded lounges.
(3) Delta One passengers only, no guest allowed in Third-Party Business Lounges.
(4) All First and Business Class customers traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam Member airline have access. Access provided only at departure and transfer airports and not on arrival.
(5) Lounge locations subject to change.

As of April 1, 2018, access to the third-party lounges in the following airports was discontinued: Bogota, CO (BOG); Quito, EC (UIO); Reykjavik, IS; and Shannon, IE (SNN)

As of April 1, 2018, Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members traveling in the Main Cabin of the Virgin Atlantic-operated flight between Manchester (MAN) and Atlanta (ATL) no longer receive complimentary access to the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport.