Earn Up to 75 Percent More Towards SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status in 2022 — Including Award Travel

Effective as of today, Thursday, April 1, 2021 through the remainder of this year, you can earn up to 75 percent more Medallion Qualification Miles, Medallion Qualification Segments, and Medallion Qualification Dollars towards Medallion elite status for next year on most flights which are operated by Delta Air Lines — and that includes award travel as well as revenue travel.

Earn Up to 75 Percent More Towards SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status in 2022 — Including Award Travel

Delta Air Lines Delta One business class Boeing 747-400

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

As part of these new program offers — which apply to Medallion Qualification Miles, Medallion Qualification Segments, and Medallion Qualification Dollars:

  • Award travel — inclusive of Miles + Cash — is eligible towards earning Medallion elite status for the year 2022 for the very first time. This benefit is exclusive to Delta Air Lines.
  • All SkyMiles members will earn at least 50 percent more on tickets purchased from Delta Air Lines — which includes Pay with Miles, Award Travel, and Delta Vacation packages. Flights which are operated by airlines other than Delta Air Lines and tickets which are included as part of a travel package where the ticket price is not disclosed — other than Delta Vacations packages — are excluded from this promotion.
  • SkyMiles members will earn an additional 25 percent — for a total of 75 percent — on purchases of all premium fare products and post-purchase upgrades using cash or miles. Premium fare products include Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class, and Delta Comfort+.
Delta Air Lines Reykjavik

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The aforementioned bonuses will be credited to the membership accounts of customers for a seamless experience.

Delta Air Lines was the first airline to extend 2020 Medallion elite status into 2021 and the only airline to offer Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles to give customers a head start on Medallion elite status for 2022 in response to the impact of travel by the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Delta Air Lines also recently announced improvements to Upgrade Certificates, making them more rewarding and easier to use.

More Rewards and Time to Enjoy Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Benefits

Delta Air Lines and American Express are also extending the following unused and active travel benefits through Thursday, June 30, 2022, giving customers additional time to enjoy their benefits. These extensions will happen automatically over the coming weeks, with no action needed from customers.

  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who earn a $100.00 Delta Flight Credit from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Monday, May 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members with unused Companion Certificates as of Wednesday, March 31, 2021 or Companion Certificates issued from Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to book and fly by Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes issued from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Monday, May 31, 2021 will have the expiration dates extended to Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Atlanta airport Delta Air Lines

Photograph ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

Over the last year, Consumer and Business Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve American Express Card Members have enjoyed even more ways to earn miles, with limited-time offers and special 2021 Status Boost offers which accelerate Medallion Qualification Mile earnings through everyday spend. Delta Air Lines and American Express are also rewarding new Card Members with more miles to kickstart their next adventure.

Summary

Delta Air Lines Sky Club Concourse B Atlanta airport

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

If you have wanted to earn Medallion elite status with Delta Air Lines, this year will be the easiest in years to do so by taking advantage of this promotion — but it will only last until Friday, December 31, 2021.

Keep in mind that these earnings also apply to lifetime Medallion elite status, if you are seeking to attain that.

All photographs ©2010, ©2013, ©2016, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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