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Medallion Status

SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge


What is it?

The Medallion Status Match Challenge is our offer for you to switch to Delta. If you currently have elite status with another airline we will give you the equivalent Medallion Status for three months – complimentary. Plus, you’ll even have the opportunity to extend your Status past three months if you successfully complete the challenge by flying a certain amount.

Why switch to SkyMiles?

With SkyMiles:

  • Your miles never expire and can take you to 1,000+ destinations around the world
  • You can use your miles to travel on any Delta Air Lines flight with no blackout dates
  • Watch your miles add up faster when you dine, shop, book a stay, rent cars, request rides, and more with your favorite brands

And as a Medallion Member, you’ll receive industry-leading benefits such as:

  • Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)* - a Delta exclusive
  • Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades for you and a travel companion
  • Waived Baggage Fees
  • Priority Boarding
  • Preferred Seats
  • Choice Benefits – a Delta exclusive for our Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members*

See all of the Medallion Benefits

*Members will only be eligible for Rollover MQMs and Choice Benefits once they have successfully met the flight requirements for their challenge.


How does it Work?


In three simple steps you could be on your way to enjoying Medallion Status.

1. Determine if you are eligible

You are eligible to participate in our Status Match Challenge if you meet ALL of the following critieria:

  • You have not received a Status Match or complimentary Medallion Status in the past three years
  • You are not currently a Medallion Member
  • You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline that was earned through that airline’s published requirements (complimentary status or status earned through a promotion does not qualify)
  • You are able to present both a valid, current elite credential and a statement showing your earned elite status

Unfortunately, if you do not meet the above requirements, you are not eligible for our Status Match Challenge.

2. Submit your request

If you met all the criteria listed above, submit your request to be enrolled in the Status Match Challenge.

3. Enjoy Medallion Status

Complimentary Status for 3 months

Once your request is approved, you will be automatically enrolled in the challenge and matched to Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status based on your current elite status with another airline. Your complimentary Status Match will last for 3 months beginning on the date your request is approved*.

Use the Status Comparison chart to see what Medallion Tier you qualify for.

*Requests can take up to 3 weeks to be approved, but usually are processed faster.

Extend your Status

Enjoying your complimentary Medallion Status? Extend it by earning the required amount of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) during the 3 month complimentary period. 

MQMs / MQSs needed to extend Status past 3 months

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status

        Silver

         Gold

     Platinum

Flight Requirements

6,250 MQMs or 8 MQSs

12,500 MQMs or 15 MQSs

18,750 MQMs or 25 MQSs

For more information about earning MQMs and MQMs, please visit How to Get Medallion Status.

If you enrolled in the challenge between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 and you complete the flight requirements, your Medallion Status will be extended through January 31, 2018.

If you enroll in the challenge on or after July 1, 2017 and you complete the flight requirements, your Medallion Status will be extended through January 31, 2019.


Status Comparison Chart


Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Air Canada Altitude Status

Prestige 25K,
Elite 35K

Elite 50K

Elite 75K,
Super Elite 100K

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

All Nippon Airways Mileage Club Status

Bronze

Platinum

Diamond

American Airlines AAdvantage Status

Gold

Platinum

 

Executive Platinum,
Platinum Pro, Concierge Key

 

Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Status

Gold

Diamond

Diamond Plus,
Platinum

British Airways Executive Club Status

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles Status

Silver

Gold

 

Platinum,
Presidential Platinum

 

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank Fly On Status

Crystal

Sapphire

Premier,
Diamond

jetBlue True Blue Status

Mosaic

N/A

N/A

Lufthansa Miles & More Status

Frequent Traveler

N/A

Senator,
HON Circle Members

United Airlines Mileage Plus Status

Premier Silver

Premier Gold

Premier Platinum,
Platinum 1K,
Global Services

If you have status with an airline that is not listed above but meet the participation criteria, you can still submit your request  to participate in the Status Match Challenge.


Frequently Asked Questions

MQMs and MQSs earned on Delta- and Delta Connection-operated flights will count towards this challenge. MQMS and MQSs may also be earned on partner airline flights that are eligible to earn MQMs and MQSs. Visit Airline Partners to learn more about what flights qualify.

The Medallion Status Match is only offered for Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Tiers.

You may only extend the same or lower Medallion Tier as the Tier you were originally matched to. For example, if you are matched to Gold Medallion Status, you will not be able to earn Platinum Medallion Status through this offer. However, if you fall short of meeting the Gold flight requirements during the 3 months but meet the Silver requirements you can enjoy extended Silver Status based on the dates listed.

Physical credentials will not be issued during the 3 month complimentary Status period. You can access your Membership Card through the Fly Delta app.

Members who are matched to Platinum Medallion Status will not be eligible for Choice Benefits unless the flight requirement to extend Platinum Medallion Status is met.


Offer valid for travel completed within 3 months from time of account upgrade and will not include flights taken prior to enrollment. Participation does not guarantee Medallion Status. Promotional or temporary elite status on other airlines will not be eligible for this promotion. Matched Status will expire after 3 months, unless that level or a higher level of Medallion Status is awarded prior to that date. Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required amount of MQMs or MQSs and spending the required MQDs (U.S.-based members only). Only MQMs and MQSs earned through travel on Delta, Delta Connection, and SkyMiles Partner Airlines will count towards the challenge. MQMs/MQSs earned through other sources, including but not limited to SkyMiles Credit Cards, do not count towards the challenge. Visit Partner Airlines to learn more about what flights qualify. Travel on Award Tickets does not qualify for this offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers, rules and benefits subject to change. Please refer Delta customer service representative to 97020412.

Members who earn Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status beyond the 3 month period through this promotion will be updated in the system within five business days of accumulating the required amount of MQMs or MQSs on flights operated by Delta or Delta Connection and eligible partner airline flights. Members who successfully complete the Status Match Challenge are eligible for Rollover MQMs based on their earned Medallion Status.