SkyMiles is Delta Air Lines' frequent flyer program. In addition to using miles for purchasing reward travel, SkyMiles Medallion status provides frequent fliers with added benefits and privileges. All SkyMiles members who achieve Medallion status have access to priority boarding, priority check-in queues, preferred seats, preferred wait lists, complimentary upgrades, and bonus miles on eligible ticket fares. Medallion status is determined using Medallion Qualification Miles earned with Delta and its partners. The total number of flight segments flown by a SkyMiles member can also determine Medallion status.
Things You'll Need
- SkyMiles membership
Apply for SkyMiles membership. Visit Delta Air Lines' website and complete the application form to become a SkyMiles member. Once you are a member, you will be able to earn reward miles that count towards achieving Medallion status.
Fly on eligible flights. Medallion Qualification Miles are calculated based on distance traveled and the fare class of the purchased ticket on flights operated by Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, SkyTeam partners, and Alaska Airlines. Qualification Segments are also earned by flying with Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, SkyTeam partners, and Alaska Airlines.
Earn 25,000 Medallion Qualification Miles or travel on 30 Medallion Qualification Segments from January 1 to December 31 in a given year to achieve Silver Medallion status. Once a SkyMiles member achieves any class of Medallion status they are permitted to roll over their Medallion Qualification Miles balance at the end of the year. Silver Medallion status members can also earn bonus Medallion Qualification Miles miles on flights and have access to added privileges, including preferred seats and flight upgrades for travel companions.
Earn 50,000 qualification miles or fly on 60 qualification segments to earn Gold Medallion status. Miles or flight segments must be earned from January 1 to December 31 in a given year. Gold Medallion status provides more benefits than Silver Medallion status, including 100% bonus Medallion mileage bonus, priority boarding, same-day standby for flights, and same-day changes to itineraries.
Earn 75,000 Medallion Qualification Miles or travel on 100 Qualification Segments in one calendar year from January 1 to December 31 to achieve Platinum status. Platinum Medallion members can also pick one of the following choice benefits: four system-wide upgrades, 20,000 bonus miles, award Silver Medallion status to another SkyMiles member, four Delta Sky Club one-day passes, or a variety of travel and retail gift cards. They also have a 100 percent mileage bonus on Medallion Qualification Miles.
Collect 125,000 Medallion Qualification Miles or fly on 140 Qualification Segments from January 1 to December 31 to earn Diamond Medallion status. Travelers with Diamond Medallion status have access to complimentary Delta Sky Club membership, a 125 percent mileage bonus, additional fee waivers, and exclusive rewards. Members can also pick two of the following rewards: six system-wide upgrades, 25,000 bonus miles, gift Gold Medallion status to another SkyMiles member, six Delta Sky Club one-day passes, or a variety of travel and retail gift cards.
Tips & Warnings
- Since SkyMiles and Delta policies are subject to change, SkyMiles members should visit the Delta Air Lines website regularly for the latest information and any promotional offers.
- Delta's partner airlines calculate reward miles differently depending on fare and/or class of travel.
- Medallion Qualification Miles and Medallion Qualification Segments can not be earned on flights operated by Delta partners Avianca, China Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.
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