Get to Know Medallion Status
Choice Benefits

As our most loyal Members, Diamond and Platinum Medallion® Members get to select exclusive and customizable Choice Benefits that offer flexibility and options. Choice Benefits enable you to customize your benefits to what matters most to you each Medallion Year.

 

 

Choice Benefits Selection Deadlines 


2024 Medallion Year: You may select 1 benefit when you qualify for Platinum Medallion Status and 3 benefits when you qualify for Diamond Medallion Status. Selection opens immediately after you earn Status and benefits must be selected by January 31, 2025.  

2025 Medallion Year: You may select 1 benefit when you qualify for Platinum Medallion Status and 3 benefits when you qualify for Diamond Medallion Status. Selection opens immediately after you earn Status and benefits must be selected by January 31, 2026.   

Learn how to reach Medallion Status for 2025. 

 

Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates


Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates have a higher priority than Medallion Complimentary Upgrade requests. Certificates must be booked and flown by the end of the Medallion Year associated with that Choice Benefit selection, regardless of when the Choice Benefit was selected. 

 

Global Upgrades

On Delta and select partner-operated flights, one-way Global Upgrade Certificates can be used for yourself and/or multiple companions on all paid, published Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+® and Main Cabin fares, except on Basic Economy. They can also be used on Award Travel tickets and Miles + Cash tickets on Delta-operated flights, Pay with Miles tickets, Companion Certificates and tickets booked as a part of a Delta Vacations® package.

 

Regional Upgrades

On Delta flights, one-way Regional Upgrade Certificates can be used for yourself and/or multiple companions on all paid, published Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin  fares, except on Basic Economy. They can also be used on Award Travel tickets and Miles + Cash tickets on Delta-operated flights, Pay with Miles tickets, Companion Certificates and tickets booked as a part of a Delta Vacations® package. You can use these certificates on the same routes as Medallion Complimentary Upgrades, including all flights with First Class and the domestic Delta One® experience.  

Before selecting, review the guidelines for use to get the most out of your Upgrade Certificates  

2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
4 Global  
OR  
8 Regional  
OR  
2 Global AND 4 Regional
4 Global  
OR  
8 Regional  
OR  
2 Global AND 4 Regional
Platinum
4 Regional
4 Regional

 

American Express Statement Credit


Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members with a Delta SkyMiles Platinum, Platinum Business, Reserve or Reserve Business American Express Card can choose to receive a statement credit on 1 of the above Cards associated with their SkyMiles account, per Medallion Status tier. Benefit limited to Basic Card Members.

The American Express statement credit for the 2024 Medallion Choice Benefits will be fulfilled within 6-8 weeks of selection. For the 2025 Medallion Choice Benefits, the statement credit will be fulfilled starting July 1, 2024 and may take up to 6-8 weeks from that date. The selected Card must not be canceled or past due at the time of statement credit fulfillment to receive the American Express Statement Credit. Terms and conditions apply.

Apply for an Eligible Card.

Request an upgrade to an Eligible Card by calling the number on the back of your current Card.

If a SkyMiles Member opens a Delta SkyMiles Platinum, Platinum Business, Reserve or Reserve Business American Express Card account, the Card will be associated with SkyMiles account 48 hours after approval, and American Express Statement Credit Choice Benefit will be available for selection after the Card Member has reached Platinum or Diamond Medallion Status.

2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
$500
$700
Platinum
$200
$400

 

Starbucks® Rewards Stars


Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members may choose Starbucks® Rewards Stars as their Choice Benefit. Stars will be deposited into your account and may be redeemed for coffee, food or merchandise at participating Starbucks stores. Please allow up to 48 hours for the Stars to appear in your account. Unused Stars will expire 6 months after the end of the calendar month in which they were deposited into your Starbucks® Rewards account. To be eligible for this Choice Benefit, you must first link your Starbucks® Rewards account with your Delta SkyMiles account at deltastarbucks.com. Please note you must wait 1-2 hours after linking your accounts to select this benefit.  
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
4,000 Stars
6,000 Stars
Platinum
4,000 Stars
6,000 Stars

 

Delta Sky Club Memberships


Diamond Medallion Members may choose an Executive or Individual Membership. For Members who select the Executive Membership option, 2 guests, or a spouse/domestic partner and children under 21, are complimentary. You may also bring 2 additional guests while paying the applicable guest fee if you and your guests are flying on Delta or its partner airlines. For Diamond Medallion Members who choose the Individual Membership, Members have unlimited access to Clubs for themselves.  
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
1 Executive Membership (Requires 3 Choice Benefits)
1 Executive Membership (Requires 3 Choice Benefits)
OR
1 Individual Membership (Requires 2 Choice Benefits)
Platinum
Not Available
Not Available

 

MQD Accelerator


Earn MQDs toward Status for the next Medallion year. 2024 Medallion MQD Accelerator selection will be applied toward the Medallion qualification for the 2025 Medallion Year and will be deposited into your account within 6-8 weeks of selection. 2025 Medallion MQD Accelerator selection will be applied toward Medallion qualification for the 2026 Medallion Year and will be deposited into your account in 2025.
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
$1,000 MQDs
$2,000 MQDs
Platinum
$500 MQDs
$1,000 MQDs

 

Give Medallion Status


Gift Medallion Status to 2 SkyMiles Members which includes Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades, Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding and more. Learn more about SkyMiles Medallion Benefits.
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
2 Gold Medallion
2 Gold Medallion
Platinum
2 Silver Medallion
2 Silver Medallion

 

Bonus Miles


Add miles to your account, gift them to another SkyMiles Member or donate them to a SkyWish charity of your choice.
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
25,000 MIles
35,000 Miles
Platinum
20,000 Miles
30,000 Miles

 

Delta Vacations Experience (Flight + Hotel)


Use toward a Delta Vacations experience (flight + hotel). Valid for one year after issuance and must be redeemed by the eligible Medallion Member.
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
$500
$500
Platinum
$400
$400

 

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Contribution


Support our journey toward a sustainable future for aviation by contributing to our use of sustainable aviation fuel.

Learn more about sustainable aviation fuel.

2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
$250 SAF
$250 SAF
Platinum
$250 SAF
$250 SAF

 

Delta Travel Voucher


The Delta Travel Voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance and is also applicable toward a Delta Vacations package. The Delta Travel Voucher is non-transferable and can only be used by the Medallion Member selecting the benefits.
2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Diamond
$250
$350
Platinum
$250
$300

 

Wheels Up Flight Credit


Experience unparalleled private aviation travel with a Wheels Up flight credit. This flight credit is applied to new flight bookings and expires 12 months from issuance. The flight credit will be fulfilled beginning April 2024. Additional terms and conditions apply. This benefit can only be selected once, either within 2025 Platinum Choice Benefits or 2025 Diamond Choice Benefits.

Learn more about Wheels Up.

2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits
2024
2025
Not Available
$2,000 Credit
Platinum
Not Available
$1,500 Credit
 
 

Upgrade Certificates 

If you have an email address in your profile, you'll receive an email within 48 hours of making your Choice Benefit selections. To view your certificate numbers, visit My Profile. Please view all fare rules and restrictions of  Upgrade Certificates.  

Upgrade certificates selected as part of the 2024 Medallion Year Choice Benefits program must be booked and flown by January 31, 2025. 

Upgrade certificates selected as part of the 2025 Medallion Year Choice Benefits program must be booked and flown by January 31, 2026. 

Diamond Medallion Members may only select Upgrade Certificates once for their 2024 or 2025 Medallion Year selections.

Delta Sky Club Individual Membership  

Members who qualify for 2025 Diamond Medallion Status may use two of their Choice Benefit selections to select a Delta Sky Club Individual Membership. You will receive an Individual Membership for the entire time between your Choice Benefits selection and the end of the 2025 Medallion Year (January 31, 2026). The Membership benefit will run simultaneously for Members possessing an existing Delta Sky Club Membership. 

This Choice Benefit may only be selected once per Medallion Year (regardless of Medallion Status). 

Delta Sky Club Executive Membership  

Members who qualify for 2024 Diamond Medallion Status may use three of their Choice Benefit selections for a Delta Sky Club Executive Membership. You will receive an Executive Membership for the entire time between your Choice Benefits selection and the end of the 2024 Medallion Year (January 31, 2025). The Membership benefit will run simultaneously for Members possessing an existing Delta Sky Club Membership. 

Members who qualify for 2025 Diamond Medallion Status may use three of their Choice Benefit selections for a Delta Sky Club Executive Membership. You will receive an Executive Membership for the entire time between your Choice Benefits selection and the end of the 2025 Medallion Year (January 31, 2026). The Membership benefit will run simultaneously for Members possessing an existing Delta Sky Club Membership. 

This Choice Benefit may only be selected once per Medallion Year (regardless of Medallion Status). 

Delta Travel Voucher 

Delta Travel Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. If you have an email address in your profile, within 48 hours, you will be sent an email containing redemption details of your voucher including all of the terms and conditions for Delta Travel Voucher use. If you do not have an email on file, you can view your certificate number in My Profile at delta.com under Certificates, eCredits and Vouchers. The Delta eCerts Credit Voucher may only be applied toward the Delta air portion of a Delta Vacations package. Delta Travel Voucher is non-transferable.  View Terms and Conditions of Delta Travel Vouchers.

This Choice Benefit may be selected more than once. 

American Express Statement Credit  

Members who qualify for 2025 Platinum Medallion Status and/or Diamond Medallion Status must have an active Basic Delta SkyMiles Platinum or Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card, or an active Basic Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business or Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card (each, an “Eligible Card”) associated with their Delta SkyMiles account at the time of Choice Benefit selection to receive a statement credit.   

Limit one (1) statement credit selection at each Medallion Status tier (Platinum and Diamond). Members who qualify for both 2025 Platinum Medallion Status and 2025 Diamond Medallion Status may select a maximum of two (2) statement credits (one as their Choice Benefit for 2025 Platinum Medallion Status, and one as their Choice Benefit for 2025 Diamond Medallion Status); limit one (1) Eligible Card per selection. Statement credit is non-transferable and is only available to the Basic Card Member with an Eligible Card.  

For selections of the American Express Statement Credit for 2025 Medallion Choice Benefits made between February 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024, statement credits will be posted to the Eligible Card account beginning July 1, 2024 and may take up to 6-8 weeks from that date. For selections of the American Express Statement Credit for 2025 Medallion Choice Benefits made on or after July 1, 2024, please allow 6-8 weeks after your selection for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Eligible Card account. The Eligible Card must not be cancelled or past due at the time of statement credit fulfillment or the account will not receive the statement credit and the Choice Benefit will be void and not available for reissue.   

Starbucks® Rewards Stars  

This Choice Benefit is limited to U.S.-based SkyMiles Members who have also enrolled in Starbucks® Rewards. To qualify for this Choice Benefit, a SkyMiles Member must register for this offer and enter their SkyMiles Membership number to link their Starbucks® Rewards account on the Starbucks® app or Starbucks.com/delta (a “Linked Account”). Members can only link one Starbucks® Rewards account with one SkyMiles Member account.   

Choice Benefit Selection: Qualifying 2024 Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members who select the Starbucks® Choice Benefit offer will receive a single deposit of 4,000 Stars. Please allow up to 48 hours for the Stars to appear in your account.  

Qualifying: Members who qualify for 2024 Platinum Medallion Status may select this benefit once. Members who qualify for 2024 Diamond Medallion Status and selected Starbucks® as their Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit may select the Starbucks® Choice Benefit once more as a Diamond Status Choice Benefit selection.  

Star Expiration: Unused Stars expire six (6) months after the calendar month in which such Stars were deposited. 

Choice Benefit Selection: Qualifying 2025 Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members who select the Starbucks® Choice Benefit offer will receive a single deposit of 6,000 Stars. Please allow up to 48 hours for the Stars to appear in your account.  

Qualifying: Members who qualify for 2025 Platinum Medallion Status may select this benefit once. Members who qualify for 2025 Diamond Medallion Status and selected Starbucks® as their Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit may select the Starbucks® Choice Benefit once more as a Diamond Status Choice Benefit selection.  

Star Expiration: Unused Stars expire six (6) months after the calendar month in which such Stars were deposited. 

Starbucks® Rewards: The Starbucks® Rewards program is governed by the Starbucks® Rewards Terms of Use and Starbucks® Privacy Policy. For more information and terms, visit  www.starbucks.com/rewards.  

View full Terms and Conditions of Starbucks Rewards.

Delta reserves the right to modify or discontinue this benefit at any time without advance notice.  Delta may in its sole discretion substitute this Choice Benefit for an alternative benefit of equal or greater value (including after benefit selection). 

Medallion Qualification Dollars Accelerator 

MQD Accelerator for Platinum and Diamond selections will be applied toward qualifying for the next Medallion Year Status: 2024 Medallion Choice Benefit selections will apply Medallion Qualification Dollars (“MQDs”) toward qualification for the 2025 Medallion Year; 2025 Medallion Choice Benefit selections will apply Medallion Qualification Dollars toward qualification for the 2026 Medallion Year.  Medallion Qualification Dollars will not be viewable in My Profile and fulfilled until the next Medallion Year: for 2024 Medallion Choice Benefit selections made in calendar year 2023, MQDs will be deposited into the account in January 2024 for qualification toward the 2025 Medallion Year; for 2025 Medallion Choice Benefit selections made in calendar year 2024, MQDs will be deposited into the account in January 2025 for qualification toward the 2026 Medallion Year.  For 2024 Medallion Choice Benefit selections made after 12/31/2023, MQDs will be deposited into the account within 24 hours of selection for qualification toward the 2025 Medallion Year. For 2025 Medallion Choice Benefit selections made after 12/31/2024, MQDs will be deposited into the account within 24 hours of selection for qualification toward the 2026 Medallion Year. MQDs are non-transferable and cannot be gifted.

This Choice Benefit may be selected more than once per Medallion Year. 

Gifting Gold or Silver Medallion Status 

For 2024 Medallion Status, Gifted Medallion Status can only be gifted to up to two (2) recipients who currently have no Medallion Status or have Medallion Status below the gifted Tier. Both Gifted Medallion Status Members must be determined at the time of selection. Members must have the SkyMiles Member number for both recipients to include at the time of selection.  Members who choose to only gift one Member status will not be allowed to redeem the second gift Status at a later date. Gifted Medallion Status will be effective within 48 hours of selection and digital Medallion credentials can be found in the Fly Delta app. For selections made for 2024 Choice Benefits, recipient status is valid through January 31, 2025. 

For 2025 Medallion Status, Gifted Medallion Status can only be gifted to up to two (2) recipients who currently have no Medallion Status or have Medallion Status below the gifted Tier. Both Gifted Medallion Status Members must be determined at the time of selection. Members must have the SkyMiles Member number for both recipients to include at the time of selection.  Members who choose to only gift one Member status will not be allowed to redeem the second gift Status at a later date. Gifted Medallion Status will be effective within 48 hours of selection and digital Medallion credentials can be found in the Fly Delta app. For selections made for 2025 Choice Benefits, recipient status is valid through January 31, 2026. 

This Choice Benefit may be selected more than once per Medallion Year. 

Delta Vacations Experience (flight + hotel)  

Delta Vacations experience e-Certificates must be used on Delta Vacations flight + hotel packages within 12 months of issuance. A two-night minimum stay is required. E-Certificates are nontransferable and must be redeemed by the Medallion® Status Member. No minimum spend amount required to redeem the e-Certificate, and the e-Certificate may not be combined with any other offers. The full amount must be applied toward one purchase. A one-time e-Certificate promo code will be issued, which will be sent via email to the Medallion Status Member, along with redemption information. The e-Certificate will not be visible in the Medallion Status Member’s profile. This Choice Benefit may only be selected once per Medallion Year (regardless of Medallion Status). 

Sustainable Aviation Fuel 

The $250 amount will be applied towards the premium (i.e., the incremental cost) paid by Delta for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), relative to traditional jet fuel. The SAF will be procured by Delta within a year of the Choice Benefit’s selection. This contribution is not tax deductible, and Delta makes no representations as to into-plane timing of SAF usage or that it will correlate with the Member’s travel plans. The Member does not receive any right or title to the SAF or any corresponding environmental attributes. 

This Choice Benefit may be selected more than once per Medallion Year. 

Wheels Up Flight Credit

Members who qualify for the Wheels Up flight credit will have a Wheels Up account created for them and the flight credit will be added to that account after the Member has accepted the Wheels Up account terms and conditions, or, if they are an existing Wheels Up Club member, the flight credit will be added to their existing account. Flight credits may only be used towards new future flights bookings on the Wheels Up “fleet” aircraft and will be automatically applied to Member’s next flight; provided, further, that Wheels Up reserves the right to fulfill Member’s booking request with Wheels Up “program” aircraft in its sole discretion.  Flight credit can only be used to offset the cost of a flight, except that Wheels Up Shared Flights and Hot Flights are not eligible for flight credit. Flight credit cannot be used towards the cost of a Wheels Up membership, catering, ground transportation or other incidentals. Flight credit is not retroactive and cannot be applied to bookings made prior to receiving the flight credit. Flight credit is not transferrable or redeemable for any other purpose.  Flight credit cannot be converted into cash or otherwise paid to Member.  Upon termination of Member’s Wheels Up membership or account for any reason, and by any party, Member shall immediately forfeit any flight credit. Flight credit expires within 12 months from date of issuance.

Diamond Medallion members are eligible for a $2,000 flight credit and Platinum Medallion members are eligible for a $1,500 flight credit. Once this Choice Benefit is selected, Member will receive email instructions from Wheels Up to activate the flight credit. Flight credit may only be selected once per Medallion Year and once per Medallion tier (Platinum or Diamond). 

Delta reserves the right to modify or discontinue this benefit at any time without advance notice.  Delta may in its sole discretion substitute this Choice Benefit for an alternative benefit of equal or greater value (including after benefit selection).

Wheels Up Flight Credit is subject to additional terms and conditions of the Wheels Up program.  You can learn more about Wheels Up at www.wheelsup.com.

Additional Terms & Conditions  

Members who reach Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status are immediately eligible to select Choice Benefits. American Express Centurion® Members who are enrolled in complimentary Platinum Medallion Status must earn a minimum of $2,500 Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) during each calendar year after enrollment to be eligible for Choice Benefits for that Medallion Year. Centurion Members who also possess a Delta SkyMiles American Express Card eligible for the MQD Headstart benefit will have their $2,500 Headstart MQDs count toward Medallion Qualification, but these MQDs will not count towards the $2,500 MQD Centurion Card threshold required for Platinum Medallion Status Choice Benefits.

Eligibility for Choice Benefits is based upon a Status change to Diamond or Platinum Medallion within a given Status year. For example, Members who qualify for 2025 Status in 2024 will only be eligible for 2025 Choice Benefits. Members who are eligible for Choice Benefits must make a selection before the end of the Medallion Year for which they are eligible for Choice Benefits. For example, Choice Benefit selections for 2024 Status need to be made by January 31, 2025 (end of the 2024 Medallion Year); selections for 2025 Status need to be made by January 31, 2026 (end of the 2025 Medallion Year).  

Once redeemed, Choice Benefits cannot be exchanged or replaced.

Medallion Complimentary Upgrades are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. For full terms and conditions, visit Medallion Benefits Terms and Conditions. Taxes (and if applicable, fees) for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award seats may be limited and not available on all Delta Connection flights. Offers and benefits 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. All Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club use. To review the rules, please visit  Delta Sky Club. Offers and benefits subject to change without notice.