SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status Level Match Challenge: Now From More Airlines

I f you have earned elite level status with an airline other than Delta Air Lines, you can request to participate in the SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge and qualify for comparable elite level status with the Medallion program — and if you submit your information and meet the criteria to participate, you will receive Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion elite level status based on your current elite level status with the frequent flier loyalty program of another airline.

Your elite level status will remain valid for 90 days once your request has been processed.

SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status Level Match Challenge: Now From More Airlines

Once you complete the flight requirements, your Medallion elite level status will remain in effect through Wednesday, January 31, 2018; but in order to extend your Medallion elite level status after the initial period of 90 days, you will need to earn a specific number of Medallion Qualification Miles or Medallion Qualification Segments within 90 days of enrolling for the challenge.

The number of Medallion Qualification Miles or Medallion Qualification Segments required is based on your matched Medallion elite status level.

COMPARABLE STATUS WITH THE SKYMILES PROGRAM

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Air Canada Altitude Status

Prestige 25K,
Elite 35K

Elite 50K

Elite 75K,
Super Elite 100K

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

All Nippon Airways Mileage Club Status

Bronze

Platinum

Diamond

American Airlines AAdvantage Status

Gold

Platinum

Executive Platinum,
Platinum Pro,
Concierge Key

Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Status

Gold

Diamond

Diamond Plus,
Platinum

British Airways Executive Club Status

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles Status

Silver

Gold

Platinum,
Presidential Platinum

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank Fly On Status

Crystal

Sapphire

Premier,
Diamond

Lufthansa Miles & More Status

Frequent Traveler

Senator,
HON Circle Members

United Airlines Mileage Plus Status

Premier Silver

Premier Gold

Premier Platinum,
Platinum 1K,
Global Services

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS TO RETAIN MEDALLION ELITE LEVEL STATUS

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Flight Requirements

6,250 Medallion Qualification Miles or 8 Medallion Qualification Segments

12,500 Medallion Qualification Miles or 15 Medallion Qualification Segments

18,750 Medallion Qualification Miles or 25 Medallion Qualification Segments

If you have earned elite level status with the frequent flier loyalty program of another airline not listed above, you may still be eligible for this challenge — simply submit your information to confirm eligibility.

Criteria for Participation in the SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status Level Match Challenge

In order to qualify for participation in the SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status Level Match Challenge, you must:

  • Not received an elite level status match or complimentary Medallion elite level status during the past three years
  • Not be a SkyMiles member who currently has Medallion elite level status
  • Present valid and current elite credentials or a statement showing earned elite level status from the frequent flier loyalty program of another airline

Select Terms and Conditions

Medallion Qualification Miles and Medallion Qualification Segments earned on flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection will count towards this challenge; and may also be earned on flights operated by partner airlines which are eligible to earn Medallion Qualification Miles and Medallion Qualification Segments. Eligible partner airline activity prior to Wednesday, September 28, 2016 will be retroactively credited and apply to any active challenges.

A physical Medallion membership card will not be issued for the 90-day qualification period. You can access your membership card through the Fly Delta mobile software application program. During the 90-day period, you will not have access to all reciprocal Medallion benefits with partner airlines of Delta Air Lines — including access to SkyTeam lounges.

Members who are matched to Platinum Medallion Status will not be eligible for Choice Benefits until the flight requirements to maintain Platinum Medallion elite level status are met.

Through this offer, you may maintain the same or lower Medallion elite status tier as your matched status. For example, if you are matched to Silver Medallion elite level status, you will not be able to earn Gold Medallion elite level status through this offer.

Participation does not guarantee Medallion elite level status. Promotional or temporary elite level status on other airlines will not be eligible for this promotion. Matched elite level status will expire after 90 days, unless that level or a higher level of Medallion elite level status is awarded prior to that date. Medallion elite level status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required amount of Medallion Qualification Miles or Medallion Qualification Segments and — for SkyMiles members based in the United States only — spending the required amount of Medallion Qualification Dollars. All SkyMiles program rules, terms and conditions apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. Offers, rules and benefits subject to change. Please refer Delta Air Lines customer service representative to 97020412.

Members who earn Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion elite level status beyond the 90-day period through this promotion will be updated in the system within five business days of completion of required Delta or Delta Connection Medallion Qualification Miles or Medallion Qualification Segments. Members who complete the Status Match Challenge are ineligible for Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles unless they exceed the full year status qualification thresholds for that tier during the calendar year. For example, if you are matched Silver Medallion elite level status in 2016 and also earn 30,000 Medallion Qualification Miles and $3,000.00 Medallion Qualification Dollars in 2016, you will be able to roll over 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles since the Silver Medallion requirement is 25,000 Medallion Qualification Miles and $3,000.00 Medallion Qualification Dollars.

Visit delta.com/medallionprogram for more information on earning Medallion Qualification Miles, Medallion Qualification Segments and Medallion Qualification Dollars and additional details on Medallion Program benefits.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions may apply; and this offer is:

  • Not valid for matching to Diamond Medallion elite level status
  • Valid for travel completed within 90 days from time of account upgrade and will not include flights taken prior to enrollment
  • Valid on flights operated by Delta or Delta Connection and partner airline flights that are eligible to earn Medallion Qualification Miles and Medallion Qualification Segments starting 09/28/16 — visit Partner Airlines to learn more about what flights qualify
  • Not valid for travel using award tickets
  • Void where prohibited by law
  • Subject to change without notice

Summary

If you have been thinking about traveling on airplanes operated by Delta Air Lines significantly more in 2017 than you have in 2016 and you have already earned elite level status with a frequent flier loyalty program of another airline for this year, this is your opportunity to take advantage of a short cut to Medallion elite level status in the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program by submitting your information if you meet the criteria to participate — especially as your Medallion elite level status could be valid for the next 13 months after satisfying the flight requirements.

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status Level Match Challenge: Now From More Airlines”

  1. Nathan says:

    Thank you! I was just wondering about this because I am diversifying away from American as an Exec Plat. Did you see One Mile At A Time had his second best Domestic flight on Delta recently. Plus there snacks are name brand, they have micro brews in the lounges. Nice.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      You are more than welcome, Nathan. I am happy to be of assistance.

      I have long argued that Delta Air Lines can decimate its SkyMiles program more significantly than its competition due to the overall experience of flying as a passenger with that airline.

      I rarely have a bad experience with Delta Air Lines; and I hope that you have great experiences flying as a SkyMiles member with Medallion elite level status.

      Travel safely!

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