Get to Know Medallion Status

International Partner & SkyTeam® Benefits


As a Medallion Member, your travel experience is elevated with elite benefits, even when you’re not traveling on Delta. When you fly with our partner airlines, we’ll make sure that Medallion Benefits -- like Priority Boarding, Preferred Seats, and Waived Baggage Fees -- stay with you no matter where you are around the world.

Plus, certain partner airlines offer even more benefits when you travel with them:

  • Our Core Global Airline Partners (including Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, China Eastern, GOL, KLM, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia) offer elevated benefits like Global Upgrade Certificate Redemption, with select partners, in addition to benefits like priority boarding and check-in.
  • Our Global Airline Partners (including Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, China Airlines, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian Airlines, Kenya Airways, MEA, Saudia Airlines, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet and Xiamen Airlines)  offer benefits like priority boarding and check-in. 
  • Our SkyTeam partners (an alliance of 19 airlines serving over 175 countries and 1,150 destinations across the globe) all offer a unique suite of benefits including access to partner lounges around the world).
Partner Airlines Elite Benefits

Medallion Benefits with Core Global and Global Airline Partners


When you travel on most of our Core Global and Global Airline Partners, Medallion Members enjoy a variety of Medallion Benefits depending on the partner airline. See the definitions below of all of the Medallion Benefits available when flying on these partners and then select an airline to see the airline’s benefit list.

 

Medallion Benefit Definitions

BENEFIT
DEFINITION
Companion Upgrades
Receive Complimentary Upgrades for your travel companion to more premium cabins on Delta partners, subject to availability 
Complimentary Advanced Seat Assignment
Choose any available seat in your purchased cabin before a flight, subject to terms 
Complimentary Upgrades
Receive Complimentary Upgrades to more premium cabins on Delta partners, subject to availability 
Extra Baggage Allowance
Enjoy a complimentary extra bag allowance (weight or additional pieces)
Global Upgrade Certificates
Available exclusively for Diamond Medallion Members on select partner airlines as a part of Choice Benefits; Global Upgrade Certificates may permit upgrades for flights where Medallion Complimentary Upgrades are not offered.  Learn more. 
Guaranteed Reservation
Guaranteed full-fare economy class reservations on sold-out flights at least 24 hours prior to departure
Lounge Access
SkyTeam and partner airport lounge access with a same-day boarding pass for international travel
Preferred Seats
Receive access to preferred seats (such as aisle or window seats closer to the front of the plane) on select flights 
Priority Bag Drop 
Check in bags faster at priority baggage drop-off locations
Priority Baggage Handling
Be among the first to retrieve your bag off of the carousel after you land
Priority Boarding
Save time with priority boarding on most flights
Priority Check-In
Save time using dedicated Sky Priority check-in counters
Priority Immigration
Get through immigration faster with priority lanes
Priority Security Line Access
Get through security faster. Available at select airports
Priority Standby
Receive priority for standby travel at the airport 
Priority Transfer Desk 
Save time on your international connection by using priority lanes at our ticket offices and transfer desks

 

Core Global Airline Partners

SkyTeam Member Aeroméxico serves as Mexico’s leading airline carrier, with over 600 daily flights to  90+ destinations.

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Reservation Waitlist
Yes

Yes

Priority Airport Standby
Yes

Yes

Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding (2)
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Yes

Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades (3)
Yes

Yes

Companion Upgrades
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation
Yes

Priority Security (4)
Yes

Lounge Access (5)
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Priority Transfer Desk
Priority Immigration 
Global Upgrade Certificates (6)

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage for more information.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) Learn more about Complimentary Upgrades with Aeromexico.
(4) Available at select airports.
(5) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(6) Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid on Delta-marketed, Aeromexico-operated flights. Subject to availability.

SkyTeam Member Air France offers 35 destinations in France, with service to 164 destinations in 93 countries. 

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Airport Standby
Yes

Yes

Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding(2)
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats (3)
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation (4)
Yes

Priority Security(5)
Yes

Lounge Access(6)
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Priority Transfer Desk
Yes

Priority Immigration 
Global Upgrade Certificates(7)  

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) Delta Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will receive complimentary Air France Seat Plus preferred seating at no charge. Gold Medallions will receive a discount of 50% and Silver Medallions will receive a discount of 25%. Please visit Air France for more information on their Seat. Please note, this links to an external site separate from delta.com, which may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies. 
(4) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, or Korean Air flights.
(5) Available at select airports. 
(6) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(7) Global Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid on DL and KL coded flights operated by Delta or KLM. Valid only on Air France-operated Transatlantic Joint Venture flights, equipped with Premium Voyager. Subject to availability.

SkyTeam Member Alitalia provides service to 94 destinations, including 26 in Italy and 68 throughout the rest of the world. 

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Airport Standby
Yes

Yes

Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation
Yes

Priority Security
Yes

Lounge Access
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Priority Transfer Desk
Yes

Priority Immigration 

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage Allowance for more information
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3)For Preferred Seats, please call an Alitalia representative at 1 (800) 223 - 5730
(4)Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation. Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, Aéromexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines or Korean Air flights.
(5) Available at select airports
(6) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.

SkyTeam Member China Eastern provides service to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. 

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Reservation Waitlist


Priority Airport Standby
Yes

Yes

Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation
Yes

Priority Security
Yes

Lounge Access
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Priority Transfer Desk
Yes

Priority Immigration 

(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage Allowance for more information 
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) For Preferred Seats, please call a China Eastern representative at 1 (800) 200 - 5118
(4) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
(5) Available at select airports 
(6) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information

Delta partner GOL is based in Brazil, with 700 daily flights to 54 destinations in Brazil and around the globe.

Benefits

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Check-In
Waived Baggage Fees(1)
Yes

Lounge Access(2)
Yes

Priority Boarding
Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Upgrade to GOL + Conforto Seats(3)
Yes

Priority Security
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

(1) Baggage fee waivers vary by carrier. Please visit GOL
(2) International Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel; Domestic Lounge access is available for Medallion Members traveling internationally connecting into a GOL Domestic flight within 24 hours. Please click here for more information.
(3) On GOL’s Domestic Brazil and International routes on space-available basis, to be requested at check-in

SkyTeam Member KLM, based in the Netherlands, flies to 162 destinations in 70 countries.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Airport Standby
Yes

Yes

Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding (2)
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats (3)
Yes

Yes

Economy Comfort(4)
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation(5)
Yes

Priority Security(6)


Lounge Access(7)
Yes

Priority Bag Drop
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Global & Upgrade Certificates(8)  
Priority Transfer Desk
Yes

Priority Immigration 

Benefit may not apply on Award Tickets, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, or Korean Air flights.
(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage for more information.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) KLM Preferred Seats are complimentary for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members, and are available for Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee. KLM Extra Legroom Preferred Seats are complimentary for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members, and are available for Gold and Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee.
(4) KLM Economy Comfort is complimentary for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members, and is available for Gold and Silver Medallion Members for a reduced fee. Learn More about KLM Economy Comfort.
(5) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
(6) Available at select airports.
(7) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(8) Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid on DL and KL coded flights operated by Delta or KLM. Valid only on Air France-operated Transatlantic Joint Venture flights, equipped with Premium Voyager. Subject to availability.

SkyTeam Member Korean Air serves as South Korea’s leading airline carrier flying to 124 destinations in 44 countries.

BENEFITS
SILVER
DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS
Priority Airport Standby




Priority Check-In
Yes

Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance(1)
Yes

Yes

Priority Boarding(2)
Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Reservation(3)
Yes

Priority Security(4)
Yes

Lounge Access(5)
Yes

Priority Bag Drop


Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Global Upgrade Certificates(6)


Priority Transfer Desk


Priority Immigration


(1) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional piece). Please visit SkyTeam Extra for more information.
(2) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(3) Full fare Main Cabin – 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservations.
(4) Available at select airports.
(5) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit here for more information.
(6) Global Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid for travel on or after May 1, 2018. Valid on Delta-marketed, Korean Air-operated flights. Subject to availability.

Delta partner and United Kingdom-based airline Virgin Atlantic serves destinations in Britain and around the globe.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD(1) MEDALLION MEMBERS
Complimentary Advanced Seat Assignment
Yes

Priority Check-In


Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance


Yes

Priority Security
Yes

Lounge Access(2)
Yes

Priority Boarding


Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Global Upgrade Certificates(3)
Yes

(1) For specific Medallion Benefits, please visit our Virgin Atlantic partnership FAQs
(2) Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members are permitted to access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in the U.S. For more information on Lounge access, please visit here. Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members are allowed to access the Virgin Clubhouse in LHR.
(3) Global Upgrade Certificates can be used by Diamond Medallion Members only. Valid on Delta-marketed, Virgin Atlantic-operated flights. Subject to availability.

* Medallion Members do not receive Complimentary Upgrades to any cabin on Virgin Atlantic-operated flights.

Delta partner and Australia-based airline Virgin Australia serves destinations in Australia and around the globe.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Check-In (1)


Yes

Priority Security
Yes

Lounge Access (2)
Yes

Priority Boarding (3)
Yes

Priority Baggage Handling
Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance(4)


Yes

Priority Bag Drop(5)




(1) Priority Check-In is available for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members on all Virgin Australia flights. Silver Medallion Members will also have access to Priority Check-In on international flights operated by Virgin Australia.
(2) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please click here for more information.
(3) Priority Boarding is available for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members on all Virgin Australia flights.
(4) Complimentary checked baggage allowances for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will be equivalent to a Velocity Platinum member. Allowances for Gold and Silver Medallion Members will be equivalent to Gold and Silver Velocity members. Fees may apply for overweight and oversized baggage.  Please visit Virgin Australia for more details on baggage policy.
(5) Only available at select airports


Global Airline Partners

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Our Global Airline Partners (GAP) including Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, China Airlines, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, MEA, Saudia Airlines, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines all offer the same Medallion Benefits. Check the chart below for Medallion Benefits offered before flying.

Hawaiian Airlines and WestJet currently do not offer any Medallion Benefits.

BENEFITS

SILVER

DIAMOND / PLATINUM / GOLD MEDALLION MEMBERS

Priority Check-In
Yes
Extra Baggage Allowance
Yes

Priority Boarding
Yes

Priority Standby
Yes

Preferred Seats
Yes

Lounge Access
Yes

Priority Security
Priority Bag Drop
Priority Baggage Handling
Priority Transfer Desk
Priority Immigration
Guaranteed Reservation
Priority Reservation Waitlist

SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus Benefits


Being part of the SkyTeam alliance means that Medallion Members have access to unique benefits all around the world. When traveling on any SkyTeam airline, all Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members receive “SkyTeam Elite Plus” status, and Silver Medallion Members receive “SkyTeam Elite” status, which offer an expansive suite of benefits available when traveling on all SkyTeam airlines.

Our SkyTeam partner airlines include a collection of both our Core Global and Global Airline Partners: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
Benefits


Elite
(Silver Medallion Members)


Elite Plus
(Gold, Platinum & Diamond Medallion Members)


Guaranteed Reservation (1)


Yes
Priority Reservation Waitlist


Yes
Yes
Priority Airport Standby


Yes
Yes
Priority Check-In


Yes

Yes

Priority Security (2)


Yes

Extra Baggage Allowance (3)


Yes

Yes

Lounge Access (4)


Yes

Priority Boarding (5)


Yes

Yes

Preferred Seats(6)


Yes

Yes

Priority Baggage Handling


Yes
Mileage Upgrades (7)


Yes
Yes

CSA Czech Airlines offers benefits to all long-haul destinations: North America and the Middle East (except Israel). Alitalia offers this benefit from Italy to all long-haul destinations: North America, South America, Asia, and West Africa.

Note: For a list of all SkyTeam carriers' terms and conditions, please visit SkyTeam

(1) Full fare Main Cabin - 24 hours advance notice. More about Guaranteed Reservation.
(2) Available at select airports.
(3) SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members benefit from an extra baggage allowance (weight or additional pieces). Please visit SkyTeam Extra Baggage for more information.
(4) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Please visit SkyTeam for more information.
(5) SkyTeam Elite customers will board soon after Elite Plus customers.
(6) Preferred Seats: On Aeroméxico (AM)-operated flights (Delta-marketed), Preferred Seats are available for SkyMiles Medallion Members (except for those traveling on Basic Economy fares). For Air France (AF)-operated flights, Preferred Seats are available for members in Y and B class only.
(7) Mileage Upgrade Awards are subject to availability. Please contact a SkyMiles representative for more information.


International Lounge Access


When traveling internationally, your lounge access depends on your SkyTeam Status or the cabin you are flying in. You may receive lounge access if you are part of any of the following groups:

  • Delta One1: Anyone traveling in our Delta One cabin
  • SkyTeam Elite Plus Member: Includes all Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members and a guest
  • First or Business Class: Anyone traveling in First or Business Class on a SkyTeam member airline operated flight. See the full list of SkyTeam members

*Lounge access is not offered when traveling to the Caribbean, regardless of Medallion Tier or cabin purchased.

Different lounges include:

  • Delta Sky Club: Delta’s lounges designed for relaxing or working before, during and after your trip
  • SkyTeam Partner Lounges: Lounges operated by SkyTeam or its partner airlines, located all over the world
  • Core Global Airline Partner Lounges (non-SkyTeam): Lounges operated by the following Core Global Airline Partners that are not SkyTeam members: GOL, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia 
  • Third-Party Business Lounge: Lounges operated by other entities, such as non-Delta partners, airports and more

Here’s a breakdown of what lounges you’ll have access to on same-day, international flights. If you want to search by airport, amenity, accessibility or other filters, be sure to use the Club Location Finder.

Delta Sky Club


SkyTeam Partner Lounge2


Third-Party Business Lounge


Core Global Airline Partner (Non-Skyteam)


Delta One®
Yes

Yes

Yes



Any Cabin – SkyTeam Elite+ Members (Diamond/Platinum/Gold)3
Yes

Yes

First and Business Class – SkyTeam Member Flight
Yes

Yes

Any Cabin - (Diamond/Platinum/Gold)4
THIRD PARTY BUSINESS LOUNGE LOCATIONS5:
(Delta One Passengers Only)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Lima, PE (LIM) – Sumaq VIP Lounge
Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Accra, GH (ACC) – Sanbra Priority Lounge
Athens, GR (ATH) – Swissport Executive Lounge
Barcelona, ES (BCN) – Salo Miro Lounge
Brussels, BE (BRU) – British Airways Lounge
Copenhagen, DK (CPH) – Novia Denmark Lounge
Dakar, SN (DSS) – Salon Top Kapi
Dublin, IE (DUB) – Dublin Airport Authority Lounge
Dusseldorf, DE (DUS) – Hugo Junkers Lounge
Edinburgh, UK (EDI) – Service Air Lounge
Glasgow, UK (GLA) – Glasgow Airport Limited Lounge
Frankfurt, DE (FRA) –Sky Lounge
Johannesburg, ZA (JNB) – Slow Lounge
Lagos, NG (LOS) – Oasis Lounge
Lisbon, PT (LIS) – Lounge ANA
Madrid, ES (MAD) – Sala Cibeles Lounge
Malpensa, IT (MXP) –Sala Montale Lounge
Munich, DE (MUC) – Airport Lounge World
Nice, FR (NCE) – The Levity Lounge
Tel Aviv, IL (TLV) – Dan Lounge 
Zurich, CH (ZRH) – Aspire Lounge
Asia Pacific

Tel Aviv, IL (TLV) – Dan Lounge  
Zurich, CH (ZRH) – Aspire Lounge

Fukuoka, JP (FUK) –Fukuoka Airport Lounge
Manila, PH (MNL) – Pacific Club Lounge
Nagoya, JP (NGO) –Global Lounge
Osaka, JP (KIX) –Asuka Lounge

Singapore, SG (SIN) – Dnata T1 Lounge
Tokyo (Haneda), JP (HND) – TIAT Lounge and TIAT Lounge Annex

SEE DETAILS

(1) Delta One passengers only, no guest allowed in Third-Party Business Lounges.
(2) For Members traveling in Main Cabin, excludes travel to/from the Caribbean, Guam and Saipan.
(3) All First and Business Class customers traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam Member airline have access. Access provided only at departure and transfer airports and not on arrival.
(4) Lounge access is available with a same-day boarding pass for international travel. Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members can only access Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in the U.S. Delta One passengers, Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members are allowed to access the Virgin Clubhouse in LHR.
(5) Lounge locations subject to change.