How You Earn More Toward Medallion® Status and More Miles with Delta Vacations

Go Beyond the Flight with Delta Vacations and discover how you’ll earn even more toward your Medallion Status on your vacation package starting January 1, 2024. Plus, now earn up to 10,000 bonus miles, in addition to flight miles, on every getaway.
 

Earn Toward Medallion Status with Delta Vacations
 

For travel starting January 1, 2024: SkyMiles® Members who book a Delta Vacations package now earn $1 Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) per $1 spend on their Total Package Price. Here’s a breakdown of how you will earn MQDs:

  • All passengers in your booking will earn MQDs for the flight portion of the package based on Exception Fares.
  • In addition to the MQDs earned on the flight portion of the package, as the primary passenger who books the package you will also receive MQDs on nonflight portions of the package, such as stays, rides, cars, and activities. The amount of MQDs you earn for this nonflight portion equals the difference between the Total Package Price and the combined MQDs awarded to all passengers for the flight portion.

For travel on or prior to December 31, 2023: SkyMiles Members will earn toward Medallion Status on Delta Vacations experiences as follows:

  • You’ll earn your MQMs and MQSs toward Status the same way you would earn if you booked a flight only with Delta.
  • Because you’re booking a Delta Vacations experience, you’ll earn MQDs toward Status one of two ways: MQDs when you fly or MQDs with exception fares.
    • Whichever of these two ways is the greater amount for your trip, you will earn that with Delta Vacations.

How to Earn Bonus Miles with Delta Vacations


Before, you earned up to 5,000 bonus miles on a Delta Vacations package. Now, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles per person on every vacation experience you book on top of the miles you earn for your flight.

EARN
1,000
BONUS MILES

per person on bookings of
up to $4,999

EARN 2,000
5,000
BONUS MILES

per person on bookings of
$5,000 - $9,999

EARN 5,000
10,000
BONUS MILES

per person on bookings of
$10,000+

Earning Miles On Your Flight with Delta Vacations


When you vacation with us, you'll earn at least what you would normally earn on your Delta flight, just slightly different because you are booking a package. For your flight, you'll earn miles one of two ways: miles when you fly or miles when you fly with exception fares. Whichever of these two ways is the greater amount for your trip, you will earn that with Delta Vacations.

Earn Even More Miles With Your
Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card


Use your Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card with Delta Vacations to earn even more bonus miles.
 

Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card*
Bonus Miles Earned (Per Dollar Spent on Card)
Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card 2 miles
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card 2 miles
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card 3 miles
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card 3 miles

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Earn Toward Medallion Status Terms and Conditions

  • Purchase any Delta Vacations package from any Delta Vacations origin in the U.S. to any Delta Vacations destination, up to 331 days before travel, for travel anytime.
  • Qualified customer means individuals with a SkyMiles number included in the reservation. Infants under two years of age who travel on an infant fare are excluded. All qualified customers must be listed as guests and use the package travel components to qualify for bonus miles.
  • SkyMiles number must be added to the Delta Vacations booking to receive flight miles, MQMs, MQSs and MQDs, as applicable.
  • Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) – for bookings traveling starting January 1, 2024
    • Beginning January 1, 2024, SkyMiles Members will earn one (1) MQD per US$1 (or equivalent foreign currency) of the Total Package Price for every completed Delta Vacations package when booked directly through Delta Vacations online, via our Customer Engagement Center, or through an authorized travel advisor.
    • “Total Package Price” means the total value of the package in USD or equivalent foreign currency spent on Eligible Flights, base hotel rental rate, base car rental rate, but excluding taxes, fees, insurance, room service, other booking charges, amounts paid directly to the hotel, car or activity provider, or any element of the booking which is paid or reduced by vouchers or discount codes. “Eligible Flights” means Delta-marketed flights in Main Cabin or above (flight numbers that include the “DL” airline code), flights marketed; Core Global Airline Partners that have a Delta ticket number (ticket number beginning with “006”) and SkyTeam-marketed flights operated by a SkyTeam member airline that have a Delta ticket number (ticket number beginning with “006”), in each case which is booked through the Delta Vacations direct channel. Eligible Flights expressly excludes flights marketed by airlines that are not Delta Core Global Airline partners or SkyTeam members. Qualifying car rental bookings include rentals at a participating location for one or more days at rates other than travel industry rates or discounts, wholesale of tour package rates or discounts, wholesale tour package rates, insurance/dealer replacement rates, corporate and government rates, group travel discounts, or rentals in conjunction with a frequent flyer car award, or other corporate agreements applicable to the respective car company.
    • SkyMiles members will be awarded the MQDs as follows:
      • All passengers listed in the Delta Vacations booking will earn on the flight portion of the package based on the following:
        1. Flight Option #1: If the sum of all passengers’ Exception Fares is greater than or equal to the Total Package Price, then the number of flight MQDs earned by each passenger = (Total Package Price / total # of passengers on the booking itinerary).
        2. Flight Option #2: If the sum of all passengers’ Exception Fares is less than the Total Package Price, then the number of flight MQDs earned by each passenger = MQDs for such passenger’s flight calculated using the Exception Fare policy.
      • In addition to the MQDs earned on the flight component (if applicable), the passenger who books the package will earn MQDs on the non-flight portion of the Total Package Price based on the following:
        1. If the flight MQDs for all passengers were calculated using flight option 1 above: No additional non-flight MQDs earned.
        2. If the flight MQDs for all passengers were calculated using flight option 2 above: The number of additional non-flight MQDs earned by the lead booker = Total Package Price – (sum of all passengers’ Exception Fares).
        3. If no flight is attached to the booking, only the lead booker earns non-flight MQDs equivalent to the Total Package Price.
      • This calculation does not apply to packages booked by agencies. On packages booked by agencies, SkyMiles members will only be eligible to earn MQDs on the flight portion of the package using the Exception Fares policy.
  • Medallion Status Earn – for bookings traveling on or before December 31, 2023
    • Member will earn MQDs on their flight one of two ways based on their trip at time of booking: "MQDs when you fly" or (2) "MQDs with exception fares." "MQDs when you fly" calculates MQDs based on the money you spend on Delta-marketed flights (flight numbers that include the “DL” airline code) in Main Cabin or above. This includes only the base fare and any carrier-imposed surcharges (excluding taxes and government-imposed fees). For example, if your flight costs $358 (including $51 in taxes and government-imposed fees), you would earn 307 MQDs for that flight. For purposes of this calculation, Delta Vacations will assume the value of the ticket will be equal to the retail value at the time of booking of the same flight number, date, cabin, fare class, fare basis code, and ticket price provided that this information may only be available to Delta Vacations and not the SkyMiles member. "MQDs with exception fares" calculates MQDs by counting one-fifth of the miles earned from the “Miles when you fly with exception fares." formula (before applying any Medallion Status bonus mileage multiplier) as MQDs. For example, if you earn 1,500 miles on an exception fare, you would earn 300 MQDs on that fare. For additional information on how to calculate, visit “MQDs with exception fares.” The member will receive the greater of "MQDs when you fly" or "MQDs when you fly with exception fares" at the time of booking, as determined by Delta Vacations in its sole discretion plus an additional 1 MQD.When providing a SkyMiles number, miles will be awarded for Delta Vacations packages, including Delta flights, Delta-coded flights operated by the airline partners below, and flights coded and operated by the following airlines partners: Delta Connection carrier and Delta shuttle flights, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Aeromexico, and Air France.

Earn Bonus Miles with Delta Vacations Terms and Conditions

  • Purchase any Delta Vacations package from any Delta Vacations origin in the U.S. to any Delta Vacations destination, up to 331 days before travel, for travel anytime.
  • Bonus miles are awarded for purchasing the following: flight and hotel stay, flight and hotel stay plus qualified car rental, flight and car, hotel and car, hotel and transfer.
  • Receive 1,000 bonus miles per qualified customer on bookings of up to $4,999; 5,000 bonus miles per qualified customer on bookings of $5,000 - $9,999; and 10,000 bonus miles per qualified customer on bookings of $10,000 or more.
  • Maximum of 10,000 bonus miles per qualified customer.
  • Qualified customer means individuals with a SkyMiles number included in the reservation. Infants under two years of age who travel on an infant fare are excluded. All qualified customers must be listed as guests and use the package travel components to qualify for bonus miles.
  • SkyMiles number must be added to the Delta Vacations booking to receive the bonus miles. Bonus miles will not be credited when the SkyMiles number is provided directly to the airline.
  • Bonus miles will be posted to Members’ accounts within 6-8 weeks of completing qualifying travel. Miles will be posted as a bonus and will not count toward Medallion® qualification or Million Miler™ Status.
  • When providing a SkyMiles number, bonus miles will be awarded for Delta Vacations packages, including Delta flights, Delta-coded flights operated by the airline partners below, and flights coded and operated by the following airlines partners: Delta Connection carrier and Delta shuttle flights, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Aeromexico, and Air France.
  • All airline tickets and travel documents must be issued by Delta Vacations.
  • All mileage and subsequent awards must be earned and used according to the terms and conditions of the SkyMiles Program.
  • Offer subject to change without notice, other restrictions may apply. Delta Vacations is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.
  • All SkyMiles Program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. To review how SkyMiles members earn Medallion® Qualification Dollars (MQDs) on Delta Vacations packages starting January 1, 2024, please visit delta.com/skymilesprogramchanges. To review rules for Delta Vacations miles redemption, please visit delta.com/us/en/delta-vacations/skymiles-member-experience/use-miles. Bonus miles do not count toward Medallion Status or Million Miler™ Status. Offers void where prohibited by law. Offers subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Earn More Miles

  • Purchase any Delta Vacations package that includes a flight, from any Delta Vacations origin in the U.S. to any Delta Vacations destination, up to 331 days before travel, for travel anytime.
  • Miles and status are awarded to qualified customers for purchasing the following package types: flight and hotel stay, flight and hotel stay plus qualified car rental, flight and car.
  • Qualified customer means individuals with a SkyMiles number included in the reservation. Infants under two years of age who travel on an infant fare are excluded. All qualified customers must be listed as guests and use the package travel components to qualify for miles.
  • For vacation packages that include a flight component, the SkyMiles member will earn miles on their flight one of two ways based on their trip at time of booking: (1) "Miles when you fly" or (2) “Miles when you fly with exception fares", as determined at the time of booking. The “Miles when you fly” calculation will assume the SkyMiles member earns 5 miles for each $1 spent on the flight ticket (excluding taxes and government-imposed fees) for Delta-marketed flights (flight numbers that include the “DL” airline code). For identified Medallion Members, the calculation will reflect the mileage multiplier associated with their Status level (i.e., up to 11 miles for Diamond Medallion Members). For purposes of this calculation, Delta Vacations will assume the value of the flight ticket will be equal to the retail value at the time of booking of the same ticket with the same flight number, date, cabin, fare class, fare basis code, and ticket price provided that a portion of this information may only be available to Delta Vacations and not the SkyMiles member. The "Miles when you fly with exception fares" calculation will assume the SkyMiles member earns miles on exception fares based on a percentage of the distance flown on the selected flight. The percentage is determined by and the fare class. For additional information on how to calculate miles, visit “Miles when you fly with exception fares.” The member will receive the greater of "Miles when you fly" or "Miles when you fly with exception fares" at the time of booking, as determined by Delta Vacations in its sole discretion, plus an additional 100 miles.

Other Terms and Conditions

  • All airline tickets and travel documents must be issued by Delta Vacations.
  • All mileage and subsequent awards must be earned and used according to the terms and conditions of the SkyMiles Program.
  • Generally, posting of MQDs and miles to a SkyMiles member’s account depends on when Delta receives information related to the qualifying purchase. For miles, bonus miles, and MQDs please allow up to 6-8 weeks after completion of a Delta-marketed flight for miles and MQDs to be deposited in SkyMiles account and 8 weeks after completion of eligible car rental or hotel stay for miles and MQDs to be deposited in SkyMiles account. No MQDs will be awarded for any portion of the package not consumed by the passengers in the booking. Miles and bonus miles will not count toward Medallion® qualification or Million Miler™ Status.
  • Offer subject to change without notice, other restrictions may apply. Delta Vacations is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.