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Important SkyMiles® & Medallion® Member 2021 Updates


Our Members are at the heart of everything we do. Below is a recap of all the updates made to ensure you get the most of the Program in 2021, and we’ll continue to evaluate all policy and Program details to make sure you have the best experience as valued SkyMiles and Medallion Members. 

Medallion Status & Benefits


2020 Status Extension

When you’re ready to fly again, we want to ensure that you continue to enjoy and experience the travel and benefits you know and love. Knowing that coronavirus has impacted travel for many, and even more so for our most loyal Medallion Members, your 2020 Medallion Status has been extended an additional year through January 31, 2022.

Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members who received extended Status will be able to select 2021 Choice Benefits beginning February 1, 2021. Members who received extended Diamond Medallion Status will be able to select a total of three (3) Choice Benefits and Members who received extended Platinum Medallion Status will be able to select one (1) Choice Benefit.

Current Delta 360°™ Members will be able to enjoy their exclusive membership in our annual, invite-only program for an additional year, through January 31, 2022.


Medallion Benefit Extensions

In addition to extending 2020 Status, we’ve extended the following benefits:

  • Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs): Exclusive to Delta and special for this year, all Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) from 2020 rolled over into 2021, giving you even more of a jump start on earning toward 2022 Status. MQMs can be earned on flights flown with Delta and our airline partners or through spend on your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card. 
  • All unused, active and/or previously expired Upgrade Certificates that were selected between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 will be extended or reissued so that they may be booked and flown by December 31, 2021; these updates will be automatically reflected in your SkyMiles account by Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • $200 Travel Vouchers selected via Choice Benefits, with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, could have been booked by December 31, 2020.
  • SkyMiles Members with $200 Travel Vouchers stored in My Profile as of April 5, 2020, and that expired after June 30, 2020, have also received an additional six months beyond the original expiration date to use.
  • Delta Sky Club Individual and Executive Memberships active as of March 1, 2020 have been extended through June 30, 2021. If a Membership expires later than June 30, 2021, that expiration date will remain the same.
  • All unused Medallion drink vouchers were extended six months from their expiration date.

SkyMiles Program Updates


Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)
Exclusive to Delta and special for this year, all MQMs in all SkyMiles Members’ accounts at the end of 2020 were rolled over. This, plus any MQMs earned in 2021, will get you closer to 2022 Medallion Status. 2020 Rollover MQMs processing was completed on January 11, 2021. Learn more about what it means to experience the Medallion difference.

MQMs can be earned on flights flown with Delta and our airline partners or through spend on your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card.

SkyMiles Medallion Status Challenges or Promotions
SkyMiles Members enrolled in a challenge or promotion to earn Medallion Status, such as the Status Match Challenge, Reclaim My Status, or a promotion offered through their employer, can start a new promotion when they are ready to start traveling again if they missed out on achieving the requirements the first time. All eligible Members were emailed relevant information and we will continue to contact them with updates.

SkyMiles Select
SkyMiles Select Members received a one-year extension, beyond their original expiration date, to use their Priority Boarding benefit and unused drink vouchers.


Delta American Express Benefits


If you have one of the following Delta SkyMiles American Express Card benefits in My Profile, we have extended the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits through 2022.

These extensions will happen automatically over the coming weeks, with no action needed from customers.

  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who earn a $100 Delta Flight Credit January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to June 30, 2022.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members with unused Companion Certificates as of March 31, 2021 or Companion Certificates issued April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to book and fly by June 30, 2022.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes issued January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 will have the expiration dates extended to June 30, 2022.

 

We are continuously monitoring how coronavirus impacts travel and will make additional adjustments to support your needs as the pandemic evolves. 

Additional Information on the Extensions

Medallion Members


  • Medallion Members received a full-year extension of their 2020 Medallion Status – this means that if you did not requalify for the same Tier or earn a higher Tier through qualifying spend and flight activity in 2020, your 2020 Status was extended through January 31, 2022. This also includes Members that were gifted Medallion Status from another Member through Choice Benefits, or anyone who was given complimentary Medallion Status through their employer or who successfully completed a Status Match, Reclaim My Status, or other Medallion Status challenge or promotion that offered Medallion Status for 2020.
  • If a Member earned Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status for the 2021 Medallion Year on their own through the required flight activity and spend in 2020, they were able to select 2021 Choice Benefits upon earning that Status. If a 2020 Diamond and Platinum Medallion Member did not earn Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status again on their own by the end of 2020, they can select their 2021 Choice Benefits beginning February 1, 2021. Members that received extended Diamond Medallion Status will be able to select a total of three (3) Choice Benefits beginning February 1, 2021. All 2021 Choice Benefit selections must be made by January 31, 2022.
  • All SkyMiles Members rolled over all MQMs that they have at the end of 2020 into 2021. These MQMs will be counted toward earning 2022 Medallion Status. This includes MQMs from travel and any Status Boosts from your Delta SkyMiles American Express Platinum or Reserve Card, and any MQMs you rolled over from 2019 to 2020 – all MQMs in the account at the end of 2020. For example, if you rolled over 20,000 MQMs from 2019 to 2020 and earned an additional 20,000 MQMs in 2020, your final balance on December 31, 2020 was 40,000 MQMs, and all 40,000 were rolled over and counted toward earning 2022 Medallion Status. If you had 5,000 MQMs in your account on December 31, 2020, all 5,000 were rolled over and counted toward earning 2022 Medallion Status.

Delta Sky Club Membership


  • Delta Sky Club Individual and Executive Memberships active as of March 1, 2020 will be extended to June 30, 2021.
    • If a Membership expires later than June 30, 2021 following the extension announced on April 5, 2020, that expiration date will remain the same.
    • This does not include Memberships or Guest Passes selected as a 2020 Choice Benefit, as those Memberships were previously extended six months, through July 31, 2021. 
  • Diamond Medallion Members can reselect a Delta Sky Club Membership or Guest Pass as a 2021 Choice Benefit beginning on February 1, 2021 as part of the Medallion Status extension. If a Member earns Diamond Medallion Status on their own through qualifying spend and flight activity, they can select their Choice Benefits upon earning Status.  Delta Sky Club Memberships and Guest Passes selected as a 2021 Choice Benefit will expire on January 31, 2022.

    • The extension will go into effect immediately after the Member's current membership expires. Members will be able to find their new expiration date in My SkyMiles, but even if the membership card is temporarily displaying incorrectly, rest assured that extensions will be honored and there is no need to call.
  • Please also keep in mind that some Delta Sky Club locations are temporarily closed , or are offering grab & go style food offerings with our full premium bar program. You can find the latest news on Delta Sky Club operations on our Travel Planning Center.

SkyMiles Members 


All unused, active and previously expired Choice Benefits selections of Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates selected between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 will be extended through the end of 2021 and can now be booked and flown by December 31, 2021.

Choice Benefits $200 Travel Voucher selections with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, were extended – they could have been booked by December 31, 2020. And, SkyMiles Members that had $200 Travel Vouchers stored in My Profile as of April 5, 2020 and that expired after June 30, 2020, received an additional six months beyond the original expiration date.