Get to Know Medallion Status

SkyMiles® Medallion Status Match Challenge

The Medallion Status Match Challenge is a program designed to give you the opportunity to switch your airline loyalty to Delta. If you currently have elite status with another airline, we will give you the equivalent Medallion Status for three months – complimentary. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to extend your complimentary status past three months if you successfully complete the challenge.

Why Switch to SkyMiles?

With SkyMiles:

  • Your miles don’t expire and can take you to 1,000+ destinations around the world
  • You can use your miles to travel on any Delta Air Lines flight with no blackout dates
  • Watch your miles add up faster when you dine, shop, book a stay, rent cars, request rides and more with your Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card

And as a Medallion Member, you’ll receive industry-leading benefits such as:

  • Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades for you and a travel companion
  • Waived Baggage Fees
  • Priority Boarding
  • Preferred Seats
  • A Choice Benefit Selection – for Platinum Medallion Members*

Review all of the Medallion Benefits


*Members receiving complimentary Platinum Medallion status pursuant to a Status Match will only be eligible for their Choice Benefit selection once they have successfully met the requirements to extend to a full year or more of Platinum Medallion Status pursuant to the terms of their challenge.

How to Request Status Match

1. Determine if you are eligible

You are eligible to participate in our Status Match Challenge if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have not received a Status Match, promotional Medallion Status or complimentary Medallion Status in the past 3 years, unless the complimentary Medallion Status was through your Million Miler Status
  • You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline, that was earned through that airline’s published requirements (complimentary status or status earned through a promotion does not qualify)
  • You are able to present both 1) a valid, current elite physical or digital membership card or credential with your name on it and 2) a statement showing your earned elite status with an airline and the corresponding activity with that airline that made you achieve that Status, with your name on it (for both materials, you may upload a photo, screenshot of your app or computer screen or other file format as long as it clearly shows the required information, your elite status level and your name)
  • You are a SkyMiles Member who 1) has been enrolled in the SkyMiles Program for at least 30 days prior to enrolling for the Status Match offer and 2) solely for non-U.S. based members, within the last 3 years as a SkyMiles Member have flown on at least 1 Delta-marketed flight on a fare class higher than Basic Economy

Unfortunately, if you do not meet the above requirements, you are not eligible for our Status Match Challenge.

2. Submit your request

Make sure that you’re ready to begin the challenge before you submit your request as your three-month complimentary status period will begin within 24 hours after you receive your enrollment confirmation email.


3. Enjoy Medallion Status

Complimentary Status for 3 months

Once your request is approved, you will be automatically enrolled in the challenge and matched to Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status based on your current elite status with another airline. Your complimentary Status Match will last for 3 months beginning within 24 hours after you receive your enrollment confirmation email. If your request is not approved, you’ll receive an email notifying you of Delta’s decision.

Use the Status Comparison chart, Go to footer note to see what Medallion Tier you qualify for.

*Reviews of requests may take up to 15 business days, but please know we are doing everything we can to get back to you as soon as possible.

Extend your Status

Enjoying your complimentary Medallion Status? Extend it by earning the required amount of Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) during the 3-month complimentary period, from Delta flights.

MQDs needed to extend Status past 3 months.


$1,250 MQDs


$2,500 MQDs


$3,750 MQDs

Status Match will only run on an annual basis. Starting with the 2025 Medallion Year, Members can enroll beginning January 26 through December 31, 2024, and upon completion of the challenge, will be awarded Status through January 31, 2026 (the end of the 2025 Medallion Year), regardless of when they enroll or qualify.

Status Comparison Chart

Status Comparison

Silver Medallion Status

Gold Medallion Status

Platinum Medallion Status
Air Canada Aeroplan Status
25K and 35K
75K and Super Elite
Air New Zealand Airpoints Status
Airpoints Silver
Airpoints Gold
Airpoints Elite

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status


MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K and 100K

All Nippon Airways Mileage Club Status




American Airlines AAdvantage Status




Executive Platinum,
Platinum Pro, Concierge Key


Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Status



Diamond Plus,

British Airways Executive Club Status




Copa Airlines ConnectMiles Status




Presidential Platinum


Japan Airlines Mileage Bank Fly On Status




jetBlue TrueBlue Status


Mosaic 1
Mosaic 2, 3 & 4

Lufthansa Miles & More Status

Frequent Traveler


HON Circle Members

Platinum & Platinum One
South African Airways Voyager Status       
Platinum, Lifetime Platinum

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards 


A-List Preferred 


United Airlines Mileage Plus Status

Premier Silver

Premier Gold


Premier Platinum,
Premier 1K,
Global Services


Virgin Australia Velocity Status


If you have status with an airline (excluding Delta airline partners) that is not listed above but meet the participation criteria, you can still submit your request to participate in the Status Match Challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

MQDs can be earned the following ways:

  • On Delta-marketed flights operated by Delta or by one of our partner airlines*
  • With your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card 
    • MQD Boost: Earn $1 MQD for each $20 of purchases on your Delta SkyMiles® Platinum or Platinum Business Card or $1 MQD for each $10 of purchases on your Delta SkyMiles Reserve or Reserve Business Card and get closer to Medallion Status for the next Medallion Year.Terms apply., opens in a new window
    • Delta Vacations®**

*Basic Economy tickets are not eligible for earning miles in the SkyMiles® Program or earning credit towards Medallion and Million Miler Status.

**MQDs awarded for total package value will be apportioned between lead booker and others in the same itinerary. Excludes taxes, fees (including government-imposed fees), Basic Economy and similar fares, gratuities, room service, other booking charges, and insurance, as applicable. Other terms, exceptions, and exclusions apply. For additional details, visit our Terms and Conditions, Go to footer note.

The Medallion Status Match is only offered for Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion Tiers.
You may only extend the same or lower Medallion Tier as the Tier you were originally matched to. For example, if you are matched to Gold Medallion Status, you will not be able to earn Platinum Medallion Status through this offer. However, if you fall short of meeting the Gold requirements during the 3 months but meet the Silver requirements you can enjoy extended Silver Status based on the dates listed.
Physical credentials will not be issued during the 3-month complimentary Status period or after the complimentary Status period ends. You can access your Membership Card through the Fly Delta app in My Wallet at any time.
Members who are matched to Platinum Medallion Status will not be eligible for Choice Benefits unless the requirements to extend Platinum Medallion Status are met.

To be eligible for the Delta Status Match offer, a SkyMiles Member must (a) be enrolled in the SkyMiles Program for at least 30 days prior to enrolling for the Status Match offer and (b) solely for non-U.S. based members, within the last 3 years as a SkyMiles Member, have flown on at least 1 Delta-marketed flight on a fare class higher than Basic Economy. If your Status Match Challenge request is accepted, you may only enroll in this offer once every three (3) years. A SkyMiles Member is eligible to extend the complimentary Medallion Status received through Status Match by (1) earning the required amount of MQDs during the Match Period (defined below), and (2) flying on at least one Delta-marketed flight during the Match Period (excluding Basic Economy). Offer to extend complimentary Medallion Status earned through Status Match is only valid for MQDs earned within 3 months from time of account upgrade (“Match Period”) and will not include MQDs earned prior to enrollment or after the Match Period. Participation does not guarantee Medallion Status. Promotional, temporary, and complimentary elite status (including earned status through any promotional or status match program) on other airlines will not be eligible for this Status Match promotion. Matched Status will expire after 3 months, unless that level or a higher level of Medallion Status is awarded prior to that date. During the complimentary period, you will not have access to Choice Benefits unless you earn Medallion Status through the published requirements at Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by earning the required MQDs.

MQDs earned on travel during the Match Period on Delta, Delta Connection, and SkyMiles Partner Airlines on qualifying flights will count towards the challenge. MQDs earned through other sources during offer period, including but not limited to Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards, will count towards the challenge. MQDs earned from MQD Headstart using an eligible Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card will not apply towards required MQDs for the Status Match offer, even if the eligible card is acquired during the Match Period. Visit  2024 SkyMiles® Program Changes to learn more about how to earn MQDs.

If required MQDs are earned during “Offer Period”, Medallion Status earned will be awarded through January 31, 2026.

  • This offer is not transferable and eligibility/qualification for the offer is at the sole discretion of Delta Air Lines. Valid documentation and proof of other airline status is required and subject to approval. 

Other restrictions may apply. Offer 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. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers, rules and benefits subject to change. Please refer Delta customer service representative to 245001.

Members who earn Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status beyond the 3-month period through this promotion will be updated in the system within fifteen (15) business days of completing the requirements.

Last Updated: January 24, 2024