Delta’s Million Mile Loyalty Benefits – What’s Your Number


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What’s your million mile status? Ever heard of frequent flyers that travel around the globe collecting millions of miles and wonder why they do it? There are a number of reasons, and airline Million Miler programs are just one of many.

Delta’s Million Miler program rewards customers with benefits each time the customer hits a Million Mile threshold. Million Mile status is based on earning Medallion Qualifying Miles with the Delta program.

Benefits For Each Million Mile Threshold

Delta’s Million Mile program will reward loyal customers each time a Million Mile threshold is achieved. The following is a breakdown of each threshold benefit.

1) 1,000,000 Miles Flown

  • The member will receive Silver Medallion status
  • Choose a Tiffany’s or Hartman gift

2) 2,000,000 Miles Flown

  • The member will receive Gold Medallion status
  • Choose a Tiffany’s or Hartman gift

3) 3,000,000 Miles Flown

  • (Congratulations for hitting 3 Million Miles) You still have Gold Medallion status
  • Choose a Tiffany’s or Hartman gift

4) 4,000,000 Miles Flown

  • The member will receive Platinum Medallion status
  • Choose a Tiffany’s or Hartman gift

5) 5,000,000 Miles Flown

  • (Congratulations for hitting 5 Million Miles) You still have Platinum Medallion status
  • Choose an expanded Tiffany’s or Hartman gift selection

6) 6,000,000 Miles Flown

  • (Congratulations for hitting 6 Million Miles) You still have Platinum Medallion status
  • Choose an expanded Tiffany’s or Hartman gift selection

7) 7,000,000 Miles Flown and above

  • At 7 Million Miles receive a one-time customized experience (wonder what that means?)
  • The member will receive Platinum Medallion status for each threshold above 5 Million through 10 Million Miles
  • Choose an expanded Tiffany’s or Hartman gift selection for each threshold above 5 Million Miles

Delta Million Miler Benefits

Terms And Conditions

The terms and conditions are worded to indicate that the complimentary status is awarded on an annual basis. Gone are the terms “lifetime” anywhere in Delta’s Million Miler program. As always, these terms are subject to change without notice and at the sole discretion of Delta to do so.

Million Miler status is based on total Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) earned over a member’s lifetime. Complimentary annual Medallion status is awarded annually and is valid from beginning to end of Medallion calendar. Complimentary status is not associated with MQMs and members do not receive MQMs with complimentary status. Members who already have earned the complimentary status or higher associated with earned Million Miler tier cannot upgrade to a higher Medallion level. Benefits associated with complimentary status are awarded upon annual renewal of complimentary status.

Delta Million Miler Terms And Conditions

Bottom Line

Delta’s Million Miler program rewards customers with complimentary status, associated status benefits and gifts are Million Mile thresholds. This program can be rewarding if you have traveled more than a Million Miles. But don’t count on these benefits being for lifetime because the terms and conditions don’t specifically state the benefits are forever and do state that they can be changed at anytime without notice.

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  1. Hi! Nice blog. Great reading! I landed in your blog while looking for alternatives to get an upgrade for december and read a lot of your entries!
    Totally off topic… do you know anyone selling preferencial seats/treatment within AA? I mean… perhaps a flight attendant or someone willing to put my name into the “vip” list for my next flight? (of course in exchange for some dollars… 😉 )
    Congrats for your blog and thanks for sharing your experiences,

    Julia from Buenos Aires

  2. Hi Gene – Thanks for the catch, updated post.

    Hi Jenn – How about that for a mileage run?

    Hi Julia – I don’t know any AA flight attendants, even if I did, I’m not sure preferential treatment is an option or one anyone would consider.

  3. Thanks for the quick response! I guess I’ll need to pay the business ticket then… 🙂
    Have you realized that Economy full fare rates (for using the 500-miles upgrades) are pretty much as expensive as buying business ones?

  4. Great recap; however, you should point out that Delta only gives annual Silver status at one million. United gives lifetime Gold status and also gives the same status to a spouse/significant other.

  5. Hi Julia – No I didn’t, but good luck finding your business class seat at a low cost 🙂 Consider using an eVIP to upgrade your trip with a coach ticket if the pricing makes sense.

    Hi Sam – I believe I did point out Delta gives Silver status at one million (see point #1 above). United is an completely different airline with their own Million Mile program.

  6. Agree United is a “completely differnt airline”; however, as a Delta Million Miler my point was Delta’s program does not compare favorably to the competion. I believe your readers should be aware of this. I might add there are a great number of unhappy Delta Million Milers.

  7. I just reached 3 million miles and asked when I would get annual Platinum status. I now believe Delta has changed Platinum status to 4 million recently. Afraid I will be dead before that. Oh well……

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