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Important SkyMiles® & Medallion® Member Updates


Our Members are at the heart of everything we do. Below is a recap of all the updates made to ensure you continue to experience the Delta Difference, and we’ll continue to evaluate all policy and Program details to make sure you enjoy being valued SkyMiles and Medallion Members. 

Medallion Status & Benefits


2021 Status Extension

We want to give you more time to enjoy your benefits. As travel continues to increase, your 2021 Medallion Status will be extended an additional year through January 31, 2023. We look forward to serving you onboard soon and thank you for your continued loyalty.

Also, all Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) in your account at the end of 2021 will roll over to 2022 giving you an even bigger jumpstart on earning towards 2023 Status.

Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members who earn Status during the 2021 Medallion Year through the published requirements will be able to select 2022 Choice Benefits upon earning Status. Members who earn Diamond Medallion Status will be able to select a total of three (3) Choice Benefits and Members who earn Platinum Medallion Status will be able to select one (1) Choice Benefit. Members who receive the extended Status and do not earn it on their own will not be eligible to select new Choice Benefits for 2022. 

Additionally, all earned Medallion Members will now enjoy higher upgrade priority than those with extended Status within the same Tier. For example, a Platinum Medallion Member who earned Status on their own will clear before a Platinum Medallion Member who was given extended Status.

As a reminder, you’ll continue to earn toward Status at an accelerated rate with Medallion Status Accelerators – up to 75% more earn toward Status continues until December 31, 2021. 

Current Delta 360°™ Members will be able to enjoy their exclusive Membership in our annual, invite-only program for an additional year, through January 31, 2023. All Delta 360 Members will be able to select Diamond Choice Benefits beginning on February 1, 2022.

Members who receive extended Status through the Million Miler program will be eligible for Choice Benefits and upgrade priority.


Medallion Benefit Extensions

In addition to extending 2021 Status, we’ve extended the following benefits:

  • All unused and active Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates that were selected between March 1, 2019 and January 31, 2022 will be extended so they may be booked and flown by January 31, 2023; you may not see the expiration date updated on the certificates in your account, but rest assured, you’ll be able to use your certificates for travel booked and flown by January 31, 2023 regardless of the terms on your certificate.

SkyMiles Program Updates


Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)
Exclusive to Delta and special for another year, all Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) in your account at the end of 2021 will roll over into 2022, giving you even more of a jump start on earning toward 2023 Status. MQMs can be earned on flights flown with Delta and our airline partners or through spend on your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card. This roll over will happen with no action needed from you.

Extended Earn on Award Travel

SkyMiles Members can earn MQMs, MQSs and MQDs for Award Travel on flights that are both marketed and operated by Delta and flown April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. 

  • MQMs: You will earn MQMs on Award Travel tickets based on the distance flown through December 31, 2022  

  • MQSs: You will earn MQSs like you normally would on retail tickets. Members earn 1 MQS for each segment of their journey.

  • MQDs: MQDs on Award Tickets will be calculated based on the miles redeemed for the flight divided by 100. 


SkyMiles Medallion Status Challenges or Promotions
If you recently completed and met the published requirements in a challenge or promotion to earn Medallion Status, such as Reclaim My Status, or Status Match Challenge, your earned status through these programs will also be extended through January 31, 2023.

Additional Information on the Extensions


Medallion Members will receive an additional full-year extension of their 2021 Medallion Status – this means if you did not requalify for the same Tier or earn a higher Tier by meeting the published qualifications in 2021, your 2021 Status will be extended through January 31, 2023. Gold or Silver Medallion Status from another Member through Choice Benefits, Members currently enrolled in a Medallion Status challenge or promotion that have not yet met requirements or Centurion Card Members who are awarded complimentary Platinum Medallion Status will not be extended. 

All SkyMiles Members will roll over all MQMs that they have at the end of 2021 into 2022. These MQMs will be counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status. This includes MQMs from travel and any Status Boosts from your Delta SkyMiles American Express Platinum or Reserve Card, and any MQMs you rolled over from 2020 to 2021 – all MQMs in the account at the end of 2021. For example, if you rolled over 20,000 MQMs from 2020 to 2021 and earned an additional 20,000 MQMs in 2021, your final balance on December 31, 2021 will be 40,000 MQMs, and all 40,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status. If you have 5,000 MQMs in your account on December 31, 2021, all 5,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status. 

 


Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Benefits


If you have one of the following Delta SkyMiles American Express Card benefits in My Profile, we have extended the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits through 2023.

These extensions will happen automatically over the coming weeks, with no action needed from customers.

  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who earn a $100 Delta Flight Credit between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to January 31, 2023.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members  with unused Companion Certificates as of July 31, 2021, or Companion Certificates issued between August 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, will have the expiration date extended to book and fly by January 31, 2023.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes issued between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 will have the expiration dates extended to January 31, 2023.

Terms & Conditions

Medallion Status Extension: Medallion Members will receive an additional full-year extension of their 2021 Medallion Status – this means that if you did not requalify for the same Tier or earn a higher Tier by meeting the published qualifications in 2021, your 2021 Status will be extended through January 31, 2023. Gold or Silver Medallion Status from another Member through Choice Benefits, Members currently enrolled in a Medallion Status challenge or promotion that have not yet met requirements or Centurion Card Members who are awarded complimentary Platinum Medallion Status will not be extended. 

360°™ Status Extension: Delta Air Lines is the sole arbiter for any Delta 360° benefits. Benefits are subject to change at any time in Delta’s sole discretion, without notice. Invitation into Delta 360° is determined independently from earning Medallion Status.

Regional Upgrade Certificates: All unused and active Regional Upgrade Certificates that were selected between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 will be extended so that they may be booked and flown by January 31, 2023; You may not see the expiration date updated on the certificates in your account, but rest assured you’ll be able to use your certificates for travel booked and flown by January 31, 2023 regardless of the terms on your certificate.

Global Upgrade Certificates: All unused and active Global Upgrade Certificates that were selected between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 will be extended so that they may be booked and flown by January 31, 2023; You may not see the expiration date updated on the certificates in your account, but rest assured you’ll be able to use your certificates for travel booked and flown by January 31, 2023 regardless of the terms on your certificate. 
 
Promotional accrual of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) for Award Travel flights marketed and operated by Delta: 
 
Promotional Period: April 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 
 
Offer: SkyMiles Members (“Members”) will earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) for Award Travel flights that are both marketed (flight number begins with ‘DL’) and operated by Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection® carriers or Delta Shuttle® (“Delta Carriers”’) and are flown during the Promotional Period. Only qualifying activity (as defined below) will be eligible for the bonuses. 
 
Qualifying Activity: Qualifying flight activity includes Award Tickets, Miles + Cash Tickets, Pay with Miles tickets, post-purchase upgrades and flights book as a part of a Delta Vacations® package, but does not include travel on partner airlines (even if marketed by Delta), exception fares (not including Delta Vacations), Award redemptions on non-air products or fees. MQMs, MQSs and MQDs are earned by the Member who is flying, regardless of who booked or redeemed miles for the ticket, and are awarded after the ticket is flown. Promotional Period is calculated based on the day the flight departs; flights departing March 31, 2021 (arriving April 1) will not earn MQMs, MQSs, and MQDs, but flights departing December 31, 2022 that arrive on January 1, 2023 will. Departure date for the specific flight is specified on the ticket. 
 
Members will not accrue redeemable miles when flying on an Award Ticket. 
 
Medallion Qualification Miles: Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) earned through Award Tickets on Delta are calculated based on distance flown and cabin bonus (if applicable). The base MQMs for Award Travel tickets in Basic Economy, Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+ will be the distance flown. The base MQMs for Award Travel tickets in First Class, Delta Premium Select and Delta One will be 50% of the distance flown plus the distance flown (i.e., 150% of the distance flown). Bonus does not apply to MQMs earned through spend on eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Credit Cards. 
 
Medallion Qualification Segments: One (1) MQS will be awarded for each qualifying segment of your Award Travel on Delta. 
 
Medallion Qualification Dollars: MQDs on full Award Tickets will be calculated by the mileage amount redeemed for the ticket divided by 100. Taxes and fees do not earn MQDs. 
 
Pay with Miles Tickets: MQMs will be calculated based on the distance flown and fare class purchased. One (1) MQS will be awarded for each segment of your trip.  MQDs will be calculated based on the original full fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, before miles are applied. Taxes and fees do not earn MQDs. Pay with Miles is a benefit available exclusively to Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more about Pay with Miles. 
 
Miles + Cash Tickets: MQMs will be calculated based on the distance flown and cabin bonus (if applicable). One (1) MQS will be awarded for each segment of your trip. MQDs will be calculated based on the original award mileage cost divided by 100. Taxes and fees do not earn MQDs. 
 
Post-Purchase Upgrade with Miles: MQMs will be based on the distance flown and the fare class that is purchased and flown, regardless if the upgrade is paid with cash or miles. MQDs for the miles redeemed for a post-purchase upgrade are calculated by the mileage redeemed for the upgrade divided by 100. 
 
Award Travel: Your SkyMiles account must have enough miles for the Award Ticket you are purchasing. All Awards are subject to availability, and additional taxes and fees may apply. See Membership Guide & Program Rules for details. 

Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) Rollover: All SkyMiles Members will roll over all MQMs that they have at the end of 2021 into 2022. These MQMs will be counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status. This includes MQMs from travel and any Status Boosts from your Delta SkyMiles American Express Platinum or Reserve Card, and any MQMs you rolled over from 2020 to 2021 – all MQMs in the account at the end of 2021. For example, if you rolled over 20,000 MQMs from 2020 to 2021 and earned an additional 20,000 MQMs in 2021, your final balance on December 31, 2021 will be 40,000 MQMs, and all 40,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status. If you have 5,000 MQMs in your account on December 31, 2021, all 5,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2023 Medallion Status.

Promotional bonuses on Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) for flights marketed and operated by Delta: 
 
Promotional Period: April 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 
 
Offer: SkyMiles Members (“Members”) will receive a 50% bonus of Medallion Qualification Miles (“MQMs”), Medallion Qualification Segments (“MQSs”) and Medallion Qualification Dollars (“MQDs”) on paid and Award Travel tickets booked in Basic Economy or Main Cabin on flights that are both marketed (flight number begins with ‘DL’) and operated by Delta, Delta Connection® carriers or Delta Shuttle® (“Delta Carriers”) and are flown during the Promotional Period. 
 
Members will receive a 75% bonus of MQMs, MQS and MQDs on paid and Award Travel tickets booked in a Delta Comfort+®, First Class, Delta Premium Select or Delta One® (“Premium Cabins”) on flights that are both marketed and operated by Delta and are flown during the Promotional Period. Travel that is booked before, but flown during, the Promotional Period is eligible for these bonuses. bonuses on qualifying flights flown between April 1, 2021 and May 15, 2021, may take until May 31, 2021 to appear in the Member’s SkyMiles account. 
 
Promotional Period is calculated based on the day the flight departs; flights departing March 31, 2021 (arriving April 1) will not earn MQMs, MQSs, and MQDs, but flights departing December 31, 2021 that arrive on January 1, 2022 will. Departure date for the specific flight is specified on the ticket. 
 
Only qualifying activity (as defined below) will be eligible for the bonuses. Bonus is for MQMs, MQSs, and MQDs toward achieving Delta Medallion Status. There is no Offer bonus on redeemable miles. 
 
Qualifying Activity: Qualifying flight activity includes paid (retail) tickets, Award Tickets, Miles + Cash Tickets, Pay with Miles tickets, post-purchase upgrades and flights booked as a part of a Delta Vacations® package, but does not include travel on partner airlines (even if marketed by Delta), exception fares (not including Delta Vacations), or Award redemptions or purchases of non-air products and fees. If a portion of an itinerary includes both travel on Delta and a Delta partner airline, Members will earn bonuses only on the segments that are both operated and marketed by Delta. Bonuses will be applied based on the cabin that is both purchased and flown. Complimentary upgrades of any kind do not qualify for the Premium Cabins bonus. If a Member uses an Upgrade Certificate, receives a Complimentary Upgrade from a purchased Main Cabin ticket to a premium cabin, purchases an upgrade offered at check in or at the gate, or receives an operational upgrade, the Member will not earn the Premium Cabin bonus. Companions traveling on American Express Companion Certificates are not eligible to earn MQMs, MQS or MQDs, but the paid ticket of the certificate holder will. 
 
Earning Medallion Status: For purposes of MQM or MQD credit, “distance flown” means the calculated distance between origin and destination, as determined by Delta in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight. MQMs, MQSs and MQDs are earned by the Member who is flying, regardless of who booked or redeemed miles for the ticket and are awarded after the ticket is flown. Free, barter, pass travel and other tickets not eligible for mileage accrual will not earn MQMs, MQS or MQDs. Bonus does not apply to redeemable miles. Bonus MQMs will count towards Members’ Million MilerTM Status, Rollover MQMs, in addition to promotions and challenges that award Medallion Status.

  • Medallion Qualification Miles: Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) earned through flight activity on Delta are calculated based on distance flown and fare class purchased – promotional bonuses will be applied to this amount. Prior to the bonus being applied, flights and itineraries eligible for MQMs, including Award Travel tickets, will earn a minimum of 500 MQMs per segment.  If an upgrade is purchased, the bonuses would apply to the cabin that is flown. Bonus does not apply to MQMs earned through eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Credit Cards, including Status Boost or MQMs part of a Welcome Offer.

  • Medallion Qualification Segments: All fare classes eligible to earn MQMs count toward MQSs. One (1) MQS will be awarded for each segment of your trip on Delta. During the promotional period, either a 50% or a 75% bonus will be applied to each segment, depending on the cabin flown on a qualifying flight. Partial segments will not appear in a Member’s account activity; bonus MQSs will be credited to a Member’s account on an ongoing basis throughout the Promotional Period once the Member has flown enough to equal one (1) whole bonus MQS. Additional bonus segments may not appear in a Member’s account at the time the base segments are earned as bonus segments for qualifying flight activity will be credited to accounts on an ongoing basis throughout the promotional period, account no later than the day after you have flown the segment that helped you reach one (1) whole bonus segment. At the end of the 2021 calendar year, any partial segment will be rounded up to the next whole number and be credited to the Member to qualify for 2022 Medallion Status.

  • Medallion Qualification Dollars: MQDs are the sum total of the Member’s spend on Delta-marketed flights, inclusive of the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but exclusive of government-imposed taxes and fees – either a 50% or 75% bonus will be applied to this amount based on the cabin flown. The MQDs you will earn when traveling on a flight booked as a part of a Delta Vacations package will be equal to one-fifth of the distance flown and fare class purchased (when applicable) earned on the itinerary. All other ancillary purchases or fees including but not limited to checked baggage fees, Priority Boarding, Delta Sky Club® memberships, Wi-Fi passes, in-flight food and beverage purchases, in-flight entertainment, unaccompanied minor fees, pet travel fees, Mileage Booster™ or mileage purchases, ticket change fees, Direct Ticketing Charge (DTC), same-day confirmed or standby fees, Administrative Service Charge (ASC), and External Reissue Charge (ERC), do not count toward earning MQDs.

Learn more about MQMs, MQSs and MQDs

Post-Purchase Upgrades: The bonus will be awarded based on the cabin that is both purchased and flown. If your original purchase is in Main Cabin and you later purchase an upgrade with cash or miles, the bonuses to MQMs, MQS and MQDs will be applied based on the premium cabin flown. MQMs will be based on the distance flown and the fare class that is purchased and flown, regardless of whether the upgrade is purchased with cash or miles. MQDs for the miles redeemed for a post-purchase upgrade are calculated by the mileage redeemed for the upgrade divided by 100. Members will earn the 75% MQD bonus on both the original purchase ticket and the amount paid for the upgrade.

Choice Benefits: If a Member earned Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status for the 2022 Medallion Year on their own by meeting the published qualifications in 2021, they will be able to select their 2022 Choice Benefits upon earning that Status. Members that earned Diamond Medallion Status will be able to select a total of three (3) Choice Benefits upon earning that Status. All 2022 Choice Benefit selections must be made by January 31, 2023. 360 Members will be able to reselect Choice Benefits on February 1, 2022. More information on Choice Benefits here.  

 
SkyMiles: All SkyMiles Program rules apply to SkyMiles Program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.