Discover Silver Medallion Benefits

When you reach Medallion Status, you unlock amazing benefits like Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades, Priority Boarding and waived baggage fees. Plus, enjoy benefits like a preferred rate on a CLEAR® membership, 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

The Rollover MQMs benefit is exclusive to Delta, and only for our Medallion Members. As a continuation of our 2020 MQMs rollover, we will again roll over all MQMs that are in your account at the end of 2021 even if you haven't earned Medallion Status, giving you an even bigger jumpstart on earning towards 2023 Status. 

Here’s an example of how Rollover MQMs work in a typical year: You reach Silver Medallion Status by earning 45,000 MQMs and $6,000 MQDs during the 2022 calendar year – giving you Status from the day you earn it through January 31, 2024. 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 2023. We’ll automatically rollover your MQMs by the end of January each year.

Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades 

As a Silver Medallion Member, you and a companion are eligible for Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to First Class and Delta Comfort+®, beginning 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure, and to the domestic Delta One® experience on the day of departure. You can now also select Seat Preferences for Delta Comfort+ Complimentary Upgrades on an eligible future flight. Learn more about selecting Seat Preferences for Delta Comfort+ Complimentary Upgrades, opens in a new window
Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades
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
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+ Seat Access: 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 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)

Unlimited Complimentary Clase Premier Upgrades on select Aeromexico-operated flights. Learn more
 Begins 24 hours (1 day) prior to departure
Complimentary Preferred Seats(2)(3)

Check Your Bags for Free

  • Enjoy your first checked bag free each way when traveling on a Delta or select airline partner flight. Up to 8 of your travel companions also receive their first checked bag free when traveling on a Delta flight. (4)
Amenities at the Airport

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

  • Priority check-in (5)
  • Preferred pricing on a CLEAR membership, opens in a new window so you can speed through security, only $109/annually (a $70 savings)(6)
  • Priority Boarding, so you can be seated sooner(7)
Car Benefits with Hertz

Even when you’re not flying, enjoy elite benefits with Hertz® Car Rental. Earn 1,000 bonus miles per qualifying rental with Hertz(8)

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.

Exclusive Savings with
Delta Vacations®

Go Beyond the Flight and save up to $350 per booking on a vacation package.(9) You can also use miles toward the cost of your vacation and earn bonus miles on more than just your flight. Learn more, opens in a new window.

bag tags

As a Silver 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!

Reclaim My Status

When life happens, we want to be there for our Medallion Members. A Medallion Benefit inspired by our Members, designed to empower you to return to Status if life slows down your travel.(10) Learn More.

(1) General SkyMiles Members earn 5 miles per dollar spent on tickets Main Cabin or above. Silver Medallion Members earn 2 additional miles per dollar (for a total of 7), Gold Medallion Members earn an additional 3 miles per dollar (for a total of 8), Platinum Medallion Members earn 4 additional miles per dollar (for a total of 9), and Diamond Medallion Members earn 6 additional miles per dollar (for a total of 11). *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. Effective for tickets purchased on or after December 9, 2021 for flights departing on or after January 1, 2022, Basic Economy tickets are not eligible to earn miles in the SkyMiles Program or earn credit towards Medallion Status.

(2) Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible for: mileage accrual, earning towards Medallion Status, 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) Excess, oversize, and/or overweight baggage fees may apply. The benefit applies to the Medallion Member when traveling on a Delta, China Southern, Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Australia flight or on a SkyTeam partner flight, opens in a new window. This also applies up to 8 travel companions on a Medallion Member's reservation for a total of 9 passengers when traveling on a Delta-operated flight, with the exception of flights departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The free checked bag allowance depends on Medallion Tier, origin/destination and cabin booked. View complete details.

(5) 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.

(6) Annual memberships are available for US citizens, legal permanent residents, and citizens of US territories, 18 and older with valid photo ID. 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. Effective September 1st, 2021, all SkyMiles members enrolled in CLEAR will renew at the above rates. This includes SkyMiles members who enrolled prior to April 5, 2019. This price change continues to offer significant savings compared to the standard CLEAR membership rate. All CLEAR terms and conditions apply and are available at, opens in a new window.

(7) 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/Diamond, Prem/Diamond, 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.

(8) Members need to include their SkyMiles number at the time of making a car rental booking on or directly through Hertz. See full detailsTerms and conditions apply.

(9) Purchase a Delta Vacations flight and hotel package from a Delta Vacations origin in the U.S. or Canada to a Delta Vacations destination, February 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022, for travel anytime. Some resorts, ski, and dive vacations are excluded from this offer. Additional restrictions may apply.

(10)All Reclaim My Status Benefit Terms apply. See full details.