Delta SkyMiles announces elite status extension

All Medallion Status for 2020 extended for the 2021 Medallion Year (and more)

Delta Air Lines is providing SkyMiles Medallion Members with a 12-month Status extension as the US carrier looks to provide greater flexibility to customers as the coronavirus crisis continues to impact travel plans.

In the coming weeks Delta will automatically provide its elite customers with the following:

  • Medallion Members:
    • All Medallion Status for 2020 will be automatically extended for the 2021 Medallion Year
    • All Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) from 2020 are being rolled over to 2021 to qualify for 2022 Medallion Status.
  • Delta Sky Club Individual and Executive memberships with an expiration of March 1 2020 or later will receive six additional months of Delta Sky Club access beyond their expiration date.
  • Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members:
    • Customers with the following in their SkyMiles profile “My Wallet” that is valid now or has expired since 1 March 2020, Delta is extending the expiration dates to give you additional time to enjoy these benefits:
      • Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members with a US$100 Delta flight credit will get a six-month extension beyond their current expiration date.
      • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card Members with Companion Certificates with an original expiration date between 1 March and 30 June, 2020, can use them when they book and fly by 31 December 2020, and those that expire between 1 July 2020, and 1 April 2021, will receive an additional six months beyond the current expiration date.
      • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Companion Certificates with an original expiration date between 1 March and 30 June 2020, can use them when they book and fly by 31 December 2020, and those that expire between 1 July 2020 and 1 April 2021 will receive an additional six months beyond the current expiration date.
      • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members will also get a six-month extension to use their Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes beyond their current expiration date.
  • SkyMiles Members:
    • If members have one of the following in their SkyMiles profile “My Wallet” that is valid now or has expired since 1 March 2020, Delta is extending the expiration dates to give customers additional time to enjoy the benefits:
      • 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 31 December 2020. And SkyMiles Members with Upgrade Certificates or $200 Travel Vouchers that expire after 30 June 2020 will receive an additional six months beyond the current expiration date.
      • SkyMiles Select members will receive a six-month extension to the Priority Boarding benefit and any unused drink vouchers.

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 restart that promotion when they are ready to travel again. Those Members will receive next steps from Delta in the coming weeks.

See delta.com

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