Rare Elevated Elite Status Match Opportunity October 2020 With Delta Air Lines — But…

You may be eligible to enroll in the elevated elite status match challenge of Delta Air Lines if you already have earned elite level status with the frequent flier loyalty programs of five different competing airlines — and if you qualify for this offer, you will receive complimentary Medallion elite level status which is one tier higher than your current elite level status through Wednesday, March 31, 2021…

Rare Elevated Elite Status Match Opportunity October 2020 With Delta Air Lines — But…

…but you must register for this promotion and refer representatives to promotional reference code 205000 by Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Pacific Daylight Time — and you will need your SkyMiles membership number and documentation of your elite level status from an eligible carrier on hand to complete your enrollment.

Additionally, when you complete the following flight requirements by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, you will maintain that Medallion elite level status through Monday, January 31, 2022 if you receive:

  • Gold Medallion elite level status: Fly 2 qualifying round trip flights or 4 one way flights
  • Platinum Medallion elite level status: Fly 4 qualifying round trip flights or 8 one way flights
  • Diamond Medallion elite level status: Fly 6 qualifying round trip flights or 12 one way flights
Current Elite Level Status
Gold Medallion
Platinum Medallion
Diamond Medallion
Alaska Airlines MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
American Airlines Gold Platinum Executive Platinum
Platinum Pro
Concierge Key
JetBlue Airways
Not applicable Mosaic Not applicable
Southwest Airlines
A-List A-List Preferred Not applicable
United Airlines
Premier Silver
Premier Gold
Premier Platinum
Premier 1K
Global Services

Select Terms and Conditions

Delta Air Lines bankruptcy emergence Salt Lake City

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

This offer cannot be transferred. Members of the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program must first submit online for participation in the offer. Promotional registration is required before complimentary Medallion elite level status will be rewarded. Members must have current elite status with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines which was earned through that published requirements of the frequent flier loyalty program of the airline.

Flights booked prior to enrollment and flown on or before Wednesday, March 31, 2021 will be included. Promotional or temporary elite level status on other airlines will not be eligible for this promotion. Elevated matched elite level status will expire on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — unless that level or a lower level of Medallion elite level status is awarded through the promotion 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 spending the required Medallion Qualification Dollars — only for members who are based in the United States — or earning the Medallion Qualification Dollar waiver. Flights that are marketed — flight number starts with DL — or operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection — including flights purchased with Delta eCredits — will count towards the challenge. Flights that are both marketed and operated by SkyMiles partner airlines, award tickets, Basic Economy or E fare class, and promotional — including complimentary, barter, or opaque — tickets do not qualify for this offer and will not count toward the challenge.

If you meet the criteria to participate by providing valid elite status credentials from a qualifying airline, you will receive complimentary Medallion elite level status which is one tier higher than the standard Status Match offered by Delta Air Lines through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The complimentary Medallion elite level status is effective the day following your approval.  Members must complete the qualifying activity to extend Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year, ending on January 31, 2022. Extended Medallion Status is effective the day following the completion of qualifying flight activity. Your complimentary Medallion Status will return to the applicable Status you qualified for during the Medallion year after your complimentary Status ends. Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required Medallion Qualification Miles or Medallion Qualification Segments and, for U.S. residents, spending the required Medallion Qualification Dollars. You may enjoy Medallion benefits on all Delta or Delta Connection flights regardless of ticketing source, however only Qualifying Activity will be considered for qualification. For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with Medallion benefits, please visit delta.com/medallionterms.

Diamond and Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit selection(s) will not be available during the complimentary Medallion Status period. Only Members that earn extended Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status through qualifying activity will be able to select Choice Benefit(s).

Medallion bag tags will not be provided during the complimentary Medallion Status period. Only Members that earn extended Gold, Platinum or Diamond Medallion Status through qualifying activity will receive bag tags within eight weeks of qualifying.

All SkyMiles Program rules apply to SkyMiles Program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with the benefits mentioned, please visit delta.com/medallionterms. Upgrades are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights.

Only eligible Members who submit valid credentials proving current, elite status with a qualifying airline will be allowed to participate in this promotion. Current elite status credentials will be reviewed usually within 3 business days but may take up to five business days. Member will be contacted directly once credentials have been approved or denied. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers and benefits are subject to change without notice. This offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam offers. All Delta SkyMiles Program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit  delta.com/memberguide.

SkyMiles Medallion Elite Level Status

Delta Air Lines Delta One business class Boeing 747-400

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

The employees at Delta Air Lines know how important safety, cleanliness and flexibility are to you — which is why the interiors of airplanes are disinfected before every flight with electrostatic spraying and intensive cleaning measures, why all travelers are required to wear masks or face coverings, and why change fees have been eliminated for select flights should your plans shift.

The blocking of middle seats has been extended through the holiday season to give you greater peace of mind when visiting friends and family. In fact, Delta Air Lines is the only carrier based in the United States which is publicly committed to blocking middle seats through January 6, 2021.

With Medallion Status, you will enjoy these Benefits and more.

  • Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades — Enjoy more space during your travels and have options when it comes to your upgrade experience.
  • Waived Baggage Fees — Check your bag for free and stress less while boarding.
  • Dedicated Phone Line — You’ll have access to dedicated phone lines to assist with any questions you may have.
  • Additional Benefits — And new this year, all of your 2020 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) will roll over into 2021, so you can get a jump start on earning Medallion® Status for 2022.

Summary

Although this promotion states that “Only Members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer”, attempting to register for it anyway never hurts, as I have been eligible for offers and promotions in the past through which I had not received any form of communication.

In other words: if you do not try to register for this offer, you will never know if you qualify.

Regardless, for Delta Air Lines to offer a status match that is one elite level above what is typically offered — and to include Diamond Medallion status as part of the offer — is quite rare; so if you have wanted to achieve Medallion elite level status with the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program and you qualify, now is the time to do so…

All photographs ©2007, ©2016, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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