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Medallion Status Levels

GET TO KNOW MEDALLION STATUS

Benefits at Each Tier


As a Medallion Member, you’ll enjoy the best elite travel experience whenever you fly. Get the most out of your Status with exclusive benefits at each Medallion Tier, including benefits only Delta offers.

Represents Medallion Status Levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond

Rollover MQMs (A Delta-Exclusive) and Earn More Miles at Each Tier


Each year, the Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) you earn above your Medallion Tier will roll over to the next qualification year to give you a jump start on earning Status again. Delta is the only airline to offer this benefit and it is only for Medallion Members. Plus, at each Tier, you earn more miles from your flights to help you get to your next vacation faster.

     

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Rollover MQMs

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Medallion Mileage Earn(1)

7 miles per dollar*

8 miles per dollar*

9 miles per dollar*

11 miles per dollar*

Choice Benefits - A Delta Exclusive


As a Diamond or Platinum Medallion Member, you get to select exclusive Choice Benefits, a loyalty program feature that only Delta provides. Choice Benefits enable you to customize additional benefits by what matters most to you.

See full details and make your selections.

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Selection Of: 

Choose One 

Choose Three 

Delta Sky Club Individual Membership

          

Requires 1 Choice Benefit

Delta Sky Club Executive Membership

               

Requires 2 Choice Benefits (without an existing Individual Membership)

OR

Requires 1 Choice Benefit (with an existing Individual Membership)

Delta Sky Club Guest Pass - Credit Card Access

                   

Requires 1 Choice Benefit

Upgrade Certificates

4 Regional

4 Global or
8 Regional or
2 Global AND 4 Regional

Bonus Miles

20,000

25,000

Gift Medallion Status

Silver

Gold

Gift Card

Yes
Yes

Flight Benefits


Because you’re a Medallion Member, we want to reward you with the best possible seat. With Medallion Status, you’re eligible for Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades for yourself and a companion, to Delta Comfort+® and First Class – anywhere the products are sold. You and a companion are also eligible for day of departure Complimentary Upgrades to Delta One® on all U.S. 50 flights – including flights to Hawaii. See how Complimentary Upgrades work.

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Unlimited Complimentary U.S. 50 Delta One® Upgrades: All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash and Pay with Miles tickets(2)

Day of departure

Day of departure

Day of departure

Day of departure

Unlimited Complimentary First Class Upgrades:
All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash, and Pay with Miles tickets(2)

Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure

Begins 72 hours
(3 days) prior
to departure

Begins 120 hours
(5 days) prior
to departure

Begins 120 hours (5 days) prior to departure
with Priority(2)

 

Unlimited Complimentary Delta Comfort+ Upgrades:
All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash, and Pay with Miles tickets(2)

Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure

 

Begins 72 hours (3 days) prior to departure

 

Shortly after ticketing

Shortly after ticketing

Unlimited Complimentary U.S. 50 Delta One, First Class & Delta Comfort+ Upgrades for a Companion:
All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash, Pay with Miles tickets, and SkyMiles Companion Certificates(2)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Unlimited Complimentary Clase Premier Upgrades on select Aeromexico-operated flights. Learn more 

Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure 

 Begins 72 hours (3 days) prior to departure

Begins 120 hours (5 days) prior to departure 

Begins 120 hours (5 days) prior to departure with priority 

Complimentary Preferred Seats(2)(3)

 

 

 

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Wait List Status(4)

Yes
Yes
Yes

Fee Waiver Benefits


We’ll take care of these fees for you because you’re a Medallion Member.

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DIAMOND

Waived Baggage Fees(5)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Waived Same-Day Confirmed Fees (2)(6)

Yes
Yes
Yes

Waived Same-Day Standby Fees(2)(7)

Yes
yes
Yes

Waived Award Redeposit/Reissue Fee(8)

Yes
Yes

Airport Benefits


These benefits are designed to make travel as seamless as possible — from check-in to the carousel and each spot in between.

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GOLD

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DIAMOND

Priority Check-In (9) 

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Priority Boarding (10)

Yes

Sky Priority®

Sky Priority

Highest Priority

Priority Security Line Access (11)

Yes
Yes
Yes

Expedited Baggage Service

Yes
Yes
Yes

CLEAR® Membership (12)

Exclusive Pricing: $109/year

Exclusive Pricing: $109/year

Exclusive Pricing: $109/year

Complimentary

Premium Sales & Customer Service


At all Tiers, you’ll be treated to premium service with priority when calling a SkyMiles representative or a Delta Reservations specialist. Call anytime with questions about your flights or any time you need assistance.

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Dedicated Phone Line(13)

Priority

High Priority

Higher Priority

VIP Line

 

Reclaim My Status


When life happens, we want to be there for our Medallion Members. Introducing Reclaim My Status – a new Medallion Benefit inspired by our Members, designed to empower you to return to Status if life  slows down your travel. Current and former Medallion Members can apply to enroll in Reclaim My Status to fly with three months of complimentary Status in the Tier they applied for and earn back that Status through the following Medallion Year. Learn more about Reclaim My Status.

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SkyTeam Benefits (For International Flights)


When you fly with SkyTeam airline partners around the globe, you get a suite of travel benefits as a Medallion Member.

See the full list of benefits on our SkyTeam and other airline partners.

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GOLD

PLATINUM

DIAMOND

SkyTeam Status

Elite

Elite Plus

Elite Plus

Elite Plus

Priority Baggage Handling

Yes
Yes
Yes

SkyTeam Lounge Access

Yes
Yes
Yes

Hertz Car Rental Benefits


As a Medallion Member, you’ll earn more miles when you rent with Hertz, plus earn elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program for even more benefits.

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GOLD

PLATINUM

DIAMOND

Miles per Qualifying Rental (15)

1,000

1,000

1,250

1,250

Five Star®

President’s Circle®

President’s Circle

 

Delta Vacations


All Medallion Members can save up to $300 per booking with Delta Vacations(17), including vacations booked with miles. After selecting a Delta Vacations package, the savings will be applied prior to choosing to pay with money or miles. Learn more

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$50 savings on vacations of $1,250-$2,499

$100 savings on vacations of $2,500-$3,999

$150 savings on vacations of $4,000-$6,999

$300 savings on vacations of $7,000 or more 

 

Luggage Tags


As a Medallion Member, look forward to a package in the mail with bag tags so you can show off your Status and celebrate just how far you’ve come!  

Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members already receive bag tags. And new this year, starting for 2020 Medallion Status (earned between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019) Gold and Silver Medallion Members will receive bag tags too.

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GOLD

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Bag Tags 

 

 

  1. General SkyMiles Members earn five miles per dollar spent. Silver Medallion Members earn two additional miles per dollar (for a total of seven), Gold Medallion Members earn an additional three miles per dollar (for a total of eight), Platinum Medallion Members earn four additional miles per dollar (for a total of nine), and Diamond Medallion Members earn six additional miles per dollar (for a total of eleven).*Ticket price eligible for mileage accrual includes base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but excludes government-imposed taxes and fees. Medallion mileage bonus per USD spent based on earned Medallion status at the time of travel.
  2. Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible for: paid or complimentary upgrades; paid, complimentary or discounted Delta Comfort+, paid or complimentary Preferred Seats; and are not eligible to make same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes, regardless of Medallion or other elite status.
  3. Preferred Seats: A number of choice Main Cabin seats are set aside for eligible passengers. Eligible passengers include Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion members, SkyTeam® Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus members, passengers that have purchased full fare Y, M or B class of service, and companions of Preferred Seat-eligible customers. When making reservations, provide your SkyMiles account number and request a Preferred Seat. This service is offered on Delta and Delta Connection® flights, subject to availability. Select seats may be reassigned to passengers with certain categories of disability.
  4. Priority Waitlist Status: If the class of service preferred is not available when making a reservation, you'll receive priority waitlist status. This benefit is available only on a purchased ticket.
  5. Excess, oversize, and/or overweight baggage fees may apply. The benefit applies to up to 8 travel companions on a Medallion Member's reservation for a total of 9 passengers.
  6. Same-Day Confirmed: As a Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion Member, you may request a same-day change to your itinerary and be confirmed at no extra charge, except when flying on a Basic Economy (E) fare. To make a same-day confirmed change when booked in Main Cabin your original fare class must be available. To make a same-day confirmed change when booked in our premium cabins -- including Delta One®, First and Business Class -- you may make a same-day confirmed change as long as a seat is available in the following scenarios: If your original ticket is a Delta One ticket, you may move to any other flight with a premium cabin seat available; If your original ticket is a First Class ticket, you may only move to other flights with a First Class seat available but may not move to a flight with a Delta One or Business Class experience, even if seats are available. Your request can be made within 24 hours prior to your original departure time. Your new departure time must still be on the same day as your originally scheduled departure.
  7. Same-Day Standby: If you are unable to secure flights with the same-day confirmed option, we offer the option to stand by free of charge to Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members at the kiosk, ticket counter or through reservations, except when flying on a Basic Economy (E) fare. Silver Medallion Members have the option to stand by for an earlier flight, and will be charged $75 if confirmed. See Same-day Travel Changes for more information and complete terms and conditions. Same Day Standby fee is $75 USD for tickets issues on/after March 15th, 2017. For tickets issued prior to March 15th, 2017, the fee is $50 USD.
  8. Waived for Award Tickets redeemed from a Diamond or Platinum Medallion Member's account, except when flying on a Basic Economy (E) fare.
  9. Priority Check-In: Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members may use the Sky Priority check-in lanes. Certain airports may have a dedicated check-in lane for Silver Medallion Members. At airports which do not have a dedicated Silver Medallion check-in lane, Silver Medallion Members are permitted to use the Sky Priority check-in lane.
  10. Priority Boarding: With our boarding order, Medallion Members are invited to board early on most flights. Via our Delta Sky Priority lane, all passengers in Delta One, Delta Premium Select or First Class, and all Diamond Medallion Members, will be invited to board (DL One/Diamnd, Prem/Diamnd, or First/Diamond). All Platinum and Gold Medallion Members, SkyTeam ElitePlus customers, and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum and Gold members are then invited to board with Sky Priority (SKY). Silver Medallion Members, SkyTeam Elite, and Virgin Australia Velocity Silver members can begin boarding after that using the Sky Priority boarding lane when traveling in Main Cabin (Main1). Silver Medallion Members will not have a dedicated Priority Boarding zone on Delta flights departing AMS and CDG due to Air France-KLM boarding policies.
  11. Priority Security Line Access: Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members have access to frequent traveler security lines in select U.S. domestic airports. To use these lines, show your Medallion card along with the appropriate boarding documents. For a list of cities that have these lines available, visit Frequent Traveler Security Lines. This benefit is subject to government security regulations and may be suspended at any time by government directive.
  12. Annual membership for U.S.-based SkyMiles Members only. Eligibility for complimentary or preferential pricing based on SkyMiles program status at time of CLEAR membership enrollment or renewal. Benefit does not provide automatic enrollment. Rates above apply to all Members who enrolled in CLEAR on or after April 5, 2019. Annual pricing for all Members who enrolled in CLEAR prior to April 4, 2019 will continue to be: Diamond Medallion Members: Complimentary annual membership ($179 annual savings); Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Members: $79 annual membership ($100 annual savings); Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members: $79 annual membership ($100 annual savings); General SkyMiles Members: $99 annual membership ($80 annual savings). If a Delta SkyMiles Member enrolled in CLEAR prior to April 5, 2019, the Member will continue to retain their current rate, even upon annual renewal if their SkyMiles program Status remains the same. Additionally, if the Member’s program Status changes at any point, but they had a CLEAR membership prior to April 5, 2019, the Member will still have access to the previous pricing structure. All CLEAR terms and conditions apply and are available at clearme.com
  13. Premium Sales and Service is available when calling from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  14. All Reclaim My Status Benefit Terms apply. See full details.
  15. Members need to include their SkyMiles number at the time of making a car rental booking on delta.com or directly through Hertz. See full detailsTerms and conditions apply.
  16. Members need to add their Gold Plus Rewards number in their SkyMiles profile and opt-In for this benefit. Terms and conditions apply.
  17. Purchase a Delta Vacations flight and hotel package from any Delta Vacations origin in the U.S. or Canada to a Delta Vacations destination, February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020, for travel anytime. Some resorts, ski, and dive vacations are excluded from this offer. Additional restrictions may apply.

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