Get to Know Medallion Status

Rewarding Your Loyalty

Medallion Members are our most loyal customers — and we want you to be one — so we reward that commitment every step of the way with benefits not available to other travelers. With Medallion Status, you have opportunities to fly more comfortably, move to the front of the line, enjoy waived fees, and other elite benefits that only Delta offers.
Take off with 15% off Award Travel​

Card Members save 15% when using miles to book Award Travel on Delta flights through and through the Fly Delta App.* Terms apply. ​

*Discount not applicable to partner-operated flights or to taxes and fees.

Medallion Status Benefits

As a SkyMiles Member, when you fly with us on qualifying flights, you get closer to reaching Medallion Status. Each of our four Medallion Tiers – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver – delivers an added level of service, exclusivity and rewards offered only by Delta that elevate your journey at every turn.

How to Make It to Medallion Status

When you join SkyMiles and start earning miles on qualifying flights in Main Cabin or above, you also begin earning toward Medallion Status. By flying with Delta and most partner airlines, you’ll earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). 

Plus, get even closer to Medallion® Status with this special offer with eligible Delta SkyMiles® American Express Cards. Terms Apply. Learn More.

As you fly, we’ll help you keep track of exactly how much you’re earning — and how close you are to achieving the next Medallion Tier. To track your MQMs, MQSs and MQDs and climb to Status, visit the My SkyMiles page or view them in the Fly Delta app in the SkyMiles section.

Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S.-based Members only)

Earned based on how much you spend on Delta flights and many partner flights.

Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)

Earned based on the distance you fly and the fare class of your ticket, excluding Basic Economy. Plus, get closer to Medallion Status with Status Boost™* and earn bonus MQMs each time you hit a spend milestone with an eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card.* Terms Apply. Learn more.

*Effective January, 1 2024, this benefit will no longer be available, and there will be a new way to earn toward Medallion Status with the Card. Learn more.

Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs)

Earned based on the number of flights you take.


Waive the MQDs requirement towards Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status after you make at least $25,000 in purchases in that calendar year with an eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card.‡*

*Effective January 1, 2024, this benefit will no longer be available, and there will be a new way to earn toward Medallion Status with the Card. Learn more.


Sharing Your Medallion Stories

As a Medallion Member, you spend a lot of time with Delta employees, and we want to recognize the employees that go above and beyond to make your travel experience exceptional.

Email your stories to with as much detail as possible so we can identify the employee who helped make your day. If you know their name that is really helpful, but also who were they? A gate agent at the JFK airport? A flight attendant on your trip from LAX to ATL? A phone representative? The more information you can share, the better.

If you have stories from the past, we’re eager to hear those too. Please send us any of the details you can remember.

Besides helping recognize employees, some of the best stories might be featured in Delta marketing! Before anything you’ve shared with us is made public, we’ll be sure to contact you via email for your permission.

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