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.

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Medallion Status Benefits

As a SkyMiles Member, every time you fly with us, you get closer to reaching Medallion Status. Each of our four Medallion Tiers – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver – delivers an added level of service, exclusivity and rewards offered only by Delta that elevate your journey at every turn.

Effective September 22, 2020, Award ticket redeposit and reissue fees will be eliminated for Award tickets for travel within the domestic U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, with the exception of Basic Economy tickets. As previously announced, SkyMiles Members can already take advantage of no change fees for all tickets purchased through Dec. 31, 2020, for both domestic and international travel. Members can also use their travel credits through December 2022 for travel originally scheduled to depart before March 31, 2021 (if the ticket was purchased before April 17, 2020).

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 (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 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 American Express Card.*

*The MQDs requirement to reach Diamond Medallion Status 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 American Express Card. The MQDs requirement to reach Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status during the qualification year will be waived if you make $25,000 or more in eligible purchases in that year with your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express. The Delta SkyMiles® Blue and Gold American Express Cards are not eligible for the MQD Waiver. However, if you have another Delta SkyMiles  American Express Card with the MQD Waiver benefit, eligible purchases made on the Delta SkyMiles Blue or Gold American Express Card will continue to count towards the MQD Waiver.


Sharing Your Medallion Stories

As a Medallion Member, you spend a lot of time with Delta employees, and we want to recognize the employees that go above and beyond to make your travel experience exceptional.

Email your stories to with as much detail as possible so we can identify the employee who helped make your day. If you know their name that is really helpful, but also who were they? A gate agent at the JFK airport? A flight attendant on your trip from LAX to ATL? A phone representative? The more information you can share, the better.

If you have stories from the past, we’re eager to hear those too. Please send us any of the details you can remember.

Besides helping recognize employees, some of the best stories might be featured in Delta marketing! Before anything you’ve shared with us is made public, we’ll be sure to contact you via email for your permission.

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