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’ll be 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.

• All 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 flight spend or your eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card. All 2020 MQMs 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 with an expiration of March 1, 2020, or later received six additional months of Club access beyond their expiration date.

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DELTA SKYMILES AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBERS

Delta SkyMiles Blue, Gold, Platinum and Reserve Card Members can now earn 4X miles at U.S. supermarkets from May 1 – July 31, 2020 – giving you the chance to build up miles for when you are ready to travel again. This offer is for consumer Card Members. Terms apply, opens in a new window.

If you have one of the following in My Wallet that was in the wallet as of April 5, 2020 or has expired since March 1, 2020, we extended the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits:

• Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who have earned a $100 Delta Flight Credit received a six-month extension beyond their current expiration date.

• Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members with Companion Certificates with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, can use them to book and fly by December 31, 2020. Certificates that expire between July 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021, received an additional six months after the original expiration date.

• Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members also received a six-month extension to use their Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes beyond their original expiration date.


SKYMILES MEMBERS

If you have one of the following in My Wallet that was in the wallet as of April 5, 2020 or has expired since March 1, 2020, we extended the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits:

• A six-month extension on eligible Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates and $200 Delta Travel Vouchers selected as Choice Benefits.

• SkyMiles Select Members received a six-month extension to the Priority Boarding benefit and any unused drink vouchers.

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Additional Information on the Extensions

Medallion Members


  • Medallion Members received a full-year extension of their current Medallion Status – this means that if you had not requalified for the same Tier or earned a higher Tier on your own, your 2020 Status was 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 Choice Benefits through this Status extension in 2021. 
  • If a Member earns Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status for the 2021 Medallion Year on their own through the required flight activity and spend, Choice Benefits will work like normal – they can be selected 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.
  • 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, are extended – now, they can be booked and flown by December 31, 2020. And, SkyMiles Members with Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers that expire after June 30, 2020, received an additional six months beyond the original expiration date.
  • All SkyMiles Members will be able to rollover 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


  • All Delta Sky Club Memberships with an expiration date of March 1, 2020, or later received an additional six months of complimentary membership. This includes paid and complimentary memberships as well as those selected by Diamond Medallion Members through Choice Benefits. The six-month 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 Wallet, but even if the membership card is temporarily displaying incorrectly, rest assured that extensions will be honored and there is no need to call.  
  • Delta Sky Club Guest Passes selected through Choice Benefits have been extended six months beyond the expiration date.
  • Please also keep in mind that many Delta Sky Club locations are temporarily closed, and we have also scaled back to limited food and beverage offerings. You can find the latest news on Delta Sky Club operations on our Coronavirus Update Center.

SkyMiles Members 


If you have one of the following in My Wallet that was in the wallet as of April 5, 2020 or has expired since March 1, 2020, we extended the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy your benefits:

  • Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers with an original expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, are extended – now, they can be booked and flown by December 31, 2020. And, SkyMiles Members with Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers that expire after June 30, 2020, received an additional six months beyond the current expiration date.
  • SkyMiles Select purchasers will also get a six-month extension to use the Priority Boarding in Main Cabin 1 benefit and any unused drink vouchers.

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. More information, including the exact steps to start the challenge, will be emailed directly to affected Members in the coming weeks.