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SkyMiles Silver Medallion Status

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GET TO KNOW MEDALLION STATUS

Discover Silver Medallion Benefits


When you reach Medallion Status, you unlock amazing benefits like Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades, Priority Boarding, and waived baggage fees. Plus, benefits that only Delta offers like exclusive rates on CLEAR® memberships, Rollover MQMs and more.

With Silver, You Earn More


As you travel with Silver Medallion Status, you’ll earn more miles. Plus, the Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) you earn above your Medallion Tier qualification threshold will roll over to the next qualification year to give you a jump start on earning Status again – this is known as “Rollover MQMs.” 

  • 7 miles per dollar*(1)
  • Unlimited Rollover MQMs

Here’s an example of how Rollover MQMs work: You reach Silver Medallion Status for 2018 by earning 45,000 MQMs and $6,000 MQDs during the 2017 calendar year. You only needed 25,000 MQMs to reach Silver and had enough MQDs for Gold, but didn’t quite hit the 50,000 MQMs needed to reach Gold. With Rollover MQMs, you’ll be able to rollover the 20,000 MQMs you earned above and beyond the Silver requirement, to your next year’s balance giving you a head start toward earning Status again for 2019. We’ll automatically rollover your MQMs by the end of January each year.

The Rollover MQMs benefit is exclusive to Delta, and only for our Medallion Members. 


Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades 


As a Silver Medallion Member, you are eligible for Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to First Class and Delta Comfort+® for yourself and a companion, beginning 24 hours (1 day) prior to 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

Unlimited Complimentary Delta Comfort+ Upgrades: All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash and Pay with Miles tickets – within the U.S. & Canada, Asia Pacific, Latin America / Caribbean markets(2)(3)

Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure

Unlimited Complimentary Delta Comfort+ Seat Access: All paid tickets (except E fares), Award Tickets, Miles + Cash and Pay with Miles tickets – All Other International(2)

Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure

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

Complimentary Preferred Seats(2)(4)


Check Your Bags for Free


  • Enjoy your first checked bag free for yourself and up to 8 travel companions(5)

Amenities at the Airport


From check-in to boarding, move through the airport faster.

  • Priority check-in (6)
  • Exclusive pricing on a CLEAR membership so you can speed through security, only $79/annually (a $100 savings)(7)
  • Priority Boarding, so you can be seated sooner(8)

Hotel and Car Elite Benefits


Even when you’re not flying, enjoy elite benefits with brands you love like Starwood Preferred Guest® and Hertz® Car Rental.

  • Earn bonus miles on top of Starpoints®  for your stay at any of the 1,300 hotels & resorts in the SPG® Program with Crossover RewardsTM
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles per qualifying rental with Hertz(9)

Additional Silver Medallion Benefits


Priority Wait List

If the class of service preferred is not available when making a reservation, you'll receive priority waitlist status on paid tickets.

SkyTeam Elite Status

When you fly with any of the 20 SkyTeam partner airlines around the globe, you’ll be given SkyTeam Elite status, which offers benefits like Priority Boarding, Preferred Seats and more.

Phone Line Priority

When you contact a SkyMiles representative, you’ll be given call priority over General SkyMiles Members. You can reach a SkyMiles representative anytime at 1-800-323-2323 in the U.S., or contact us worldwide.


(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) For flights that depart January 22, 2018, and beyond, Medallion Members will also be eligible for automatic Complimentary Upgrades to Delta Comfort+ on all flights within Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East

(4) 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 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.

(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. View complete details.

(6) 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.

(7) 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. All CLEAR terms and conditions apply and are available at clearme.com.

(8) Priority Boarding: With our zone boarding process, Medallion Members are invited to board early on most flights. Via our Delta Sky Priority lane, all passengers in Delta One, First, or Business Class, and all Diamond Medallion Members, will be invited to pre-board (Zone PREM). All Platinum and Gold Medallion Members, SkyTeam ElitePlus customers, and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum and Gold members are then invited to board (Zone 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 (Zone 1). 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.

(9) 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.