SkyMiles® & Medallion® Benefit Extensions


As we continue to navigate this unprecedented pandemic, our commitment remains to you. 

Extending your benefits

When you’re ready to fly again, we want to ensure that you continue to enjoy and experience the travel and benefits you know and love. Knowing that coronavirus has impacted travel for many, and even more so for our most loyal Medallion Members, Go to footer note, we extended 2020 Medallion Status an additional year through January 31, 2022; and all Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) from 2020 will roll over into 2021 - an industry leading move. 

Not only has Medallion Status been extended, but we also extended other program benefits, including select Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card, Go to footer note benefits and Delta Sky Club Memberships, Go to footer note

Making it easy for you

Extended Medallion Status has been automatically added to SkyMiles accounts. All other updates will happen automatically, with no action needed on your part. Even if your voucher, certificate or membership card is temporarily displaying incorrectly, rest assured that extensions will be honored and there is no need to call. We’ll be reaching out directly to Members with additional information.  

We are continuously monitoring how coronavirus impacts travel and will make additional adjustments to support your needs as the pandemic evolves. 


“On behalf of all of us at Delta, I want to thank our customers for your continued loyalty during these unprecedented times. While our focus is on keeping customers and employees safe and healthy today and always, you are a part of the Delta family and we know how important these benefits are to you. That’s why as coronavirus continues to dramatically impact travel across the globe, you don’t have to worry about your benefits – they’ve been extended so you can enjoy them when you are ready to travel again.” 

 

-- Sandeep Dube, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Customer Engagement and Loyalty, and CEO of Delta Vacations

MEDALLION MEMBERS

• A full-year extension has been added to your current Medallion Status through January 31, 2022. Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will be able to select Choice Benefits beginning February 1, 2021 as part of the extension.

• 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, 2022.

• Rollover for all 2020 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) earned on flights flown with Delta and our airline partners or through spend on your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card. All MQMs in your account at the end of 2020 will be rolled over to 2021 for qualification towards 2022 Medallion Status.

• All unused Medallion drink vouchers were extended six months from their expiration date.

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DELTA SKY CLUB INDIVIDUAL AND EXECUTIVE MEMBERSHIPS

Delta Sky Club Individual and Executive Memberships active as of March 1, 2020 will be extended through June 30, 2021. If a Membership expires later than June 30, 2021, that expiration date will remain the same.

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DELTA SKYMILES AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBERS

If you have one of the following Delta SkyMiles American Express Card benefits in My Profile, we have extended the expiration dates again to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits through 2021.

• Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who earn a $100 Delta Flight Credit January 1 to November 30, 2020 will have the expiration date extended to December 31, 2021.

• Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members with unused Companion Certificates as of September 1, 2020 or Companion Certificates issued September 1 to November 30, 2020 will have the expiration date extended to book and fly by December 31, 2021.

• Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes issued January 1 to November 30, 2020 will have the expiration dates extended to December 31, 2021.


SKYMILES MEMBERS

  • Eligible Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates and $200 Delta Travel Vouchers selected as Choice Benefits were extended on April 5, 2020.
  • SkyMiles Select Members received a six-month extension to the Priority Boarding benefit and any unused drink vouchers on April 5, 2020. Members will receive an additional six-month extension to these benefits.

 

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Additional Information on the Extensions

Medallion Members


  • We announced on April 5, 2020 that Medallion Members have received a full-year extension of their current Medallion Status – this means that if you have not requalified for the same Tier or earned a higher Tier on your own by the end of the Medallion year,  your current 2020 Status will be extended through the 2021 Medallion Year. This also includes Members that were gifted Medallion Status from another Member through Choice Benefits, or anyone who was given complimentary Medallion Status through their employer or who successfully completed a Status Match, Reclaim My Status, or other Medallion Status challenge or promotion that offered Medallion Status for 2020.
  • Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will be able to select new Choice Benefits with their 2021 Status. 
  • If a Member earns Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status for the 2021 Medallion Year on their own through the required flight activity and spend, they can select Choice Benefits when a Member earns that Status. If a current Diamond and Platinum Medallion Member does not earn Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status again on their own by the end of 2020, they will be able to select their 2021 Choice Benefits when the 2021 Medallion year begins on February 1, 2021. All 2021 Choice Benefit selections must be made by January 31, 2022.
  • We announced on April 5, 2020 that Choice Benefits selections of Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, were extended – now, they can be booked and flown by December 31, 2020. And, SkyMiles Members that had Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers stored in My Profile as of April 5, 2020 and that expire after June 30, 2020, received an additional six months beyond the original expiration date.
  • All SkyMiles Members will be able to roll over all MQMs that they have at the end of 2020 into 2021. These MQMs will be counted toward earning 2022 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 2019 to 2020 – all MQMs in the account at the end of 2020. For example, if you rolled over 20,000 MQMs from 2019 to 2020 and earned an additional 20,000 MQMs in 2020, your final balance on December 31, 2020 would be 40,000 MQMs, and all 40,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2022 Medallion Status. If you have 5,000 MQMs in your account on December 31, 2020, all 5,000 will be rolled over and counted toward earning 2022 Medallion Status.
  • All unused Medallion drink vouchers have been extended an additional six months from their original expiration date.
  • Members in our Delta 360°TM invitation-only program have also received an extension through January 31, 2022.

Delta Sky Club Membership


  • Delta Sky Club Individual and Executive Memberships active as of March 1, 2020 will be extended to June 30, 2021. Extensions will be complete by September 30, 2020.
    • If a Membership expires later than June 30, 2021 following the extension announced on April 5, 2020, that expiration date will remain the same.
    • This does not include Memberships or Guest Passes selected as a 2020 Choice Benefit, as those Memberships were previously extended six months, through July 31, 2021. 
  • Diamond Medallion Members can reselect a Delta Sky Club Membership or Guest Pass as a 2021 Choice Benefit beginning on February 1, 2021 as part of the Medallion Status extension announced on April 5, 2020. If a Member earns Diamond Medallion Status on their own through qualifying spend and flight activity, they can select their Choice Benefits upon earning Status.  Delta Sky Club Memberships and Guest Passes selected as a 2021 Choice Benefit will expire on January 31, 2022.
    • The extension will go into effect immediately after the Member's current membership expires. Members will be able to find their new expiration date in My SkyMiles, but even if the membership card is temporarily displaying incorrectly, rest assured that extensions will be honored and there is no need to call.
  • Please also keep in mind that some Delta Sky Club locations are temporarily closed, and are offering grab & go style food offerings with our full premium bar program. You can find the latest news on Delta Sky Club operations on our Coronavirus Update Center.

 

SkyMiles Members 


 

  • We announced on April 5, 2020 that Choice Benefits selections of Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, have been extended – now, they can be booked and flown by December 31, 2020. And, SkyMiles Members that had Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers stored in My Profile as of April 5, 2020 and that expire after June 30, 2020, received an additional six months beyond the original expiration date.
  • All SkyMiles Select Members received a six-month extension to the Priority Boarding benefit and any unused drink vouchers on April 5, 2020. Members will receive an additional six-month extension to these benefits, which will be processed by September 30, 2020.

Challenges or Promotions to Earn Medallion Status


SkyMiles Members enrolled in a challenge or promotion to earn Medallion Status, such as the Status Match Challenge, Reclaim My Status, or a promotion offered through their employer, can start a new promotion when they are ready to start traveling again if they missed out on achieving the requirements the first time. Any temporary complimentary Status that a Member currently has will remain valid until their current promotion or challenge period ends. All eligible Members were emailed relevant information and we will continue to contact you with updates.