I just received an email from a reader who forwarded me on an offer from Delta offering complimentary Silver Medallion status as well as a fast track to earn Gold or Platinum Medallion status.
This status is only good for 2 months and then their is an offer to get Gold by flying 2 round-trip flights or Platinum Status by flight just 3 round-trip flights.
As a reminder, Gold normally requires 50,000 miles or 60 flights and Platinum normally requires 75,000 or 100 flights to earn so if you are targeted this is a great way to go for Golf or Platinum status
Here’s how you can earn each status:
Terms and Conditions:
Eligibility: Only members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer. This offer is non-transferable. To be eligible for the complimentary Silver Medallion® status for 60 days, a Member must (i) register online by July 15, 2014, (ii) and not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion status in the past, and (iii) not currently be a Medallion member. To be eligible for the Gold or Platinum Medallion status upgrade, a Member must (i) register online by July 15, 2014, (ii) book and complete travel on required number of flight(s) after registration and before the promotion end date of July 15, 2014, and (iii) not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion status in the past, and not currently be a Medallion member.
Offer: Eligible members must first enroll in the promotion by July 15, 2014, in order to participate. Flights booked prior to enrollment will not be eligible for this promotion. Flights must be booked and completed within the promotional period, which is through July 15, 2014. Enrolled members will automatically receive Silver Medallion status for 60 days beginning one day after the date of enrollment. During the 60-day period, enrolled members will not have access to the following Medallion benefits: reciprocal Medallion benefits with Delta’s partner airlines, access to lounges other than Delta Sky Club locations and Medallion Mileage Bonus. Enrolled members who purchase and complete two (2) round-trip flights during the promotional period will earn Gold Medallion status for the 2014 Medallion year. Enrolled members who purchase and complete three (3) round-trip flights during the promotional period will earn Platinum Medallion status for the 2014 Medallion year. Eligible flights must be round-trip. Eligible itineraries may not include segments flown by other airlines. Eligible flights must be marketed and operated by Delta or Delta Connection® only. Only those round-trip flights purchased with a published fare that earns full mileage accrual are eligible. Gold or Platinum Medallion status will start one day after completion of qualifying travel and ends on February 28, 2015. Medallion status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and spending the required Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). Medallion benefits may be enjoyed when traveling on Delta or Delta Connection flights by providing your SkyMiles number when making reservations or at check-in. MQMs are calculated based on distance traveled and fare class purchased on qualifying flights and do not include bonus miles.
Validity Period: To participate in this offer, you must register by July 15, 2014. Enrollment ends 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CST, on July 15, 2014.
I think it’s quite obvious that Delta is getting worried that so many Medallion members are leaving since they announced they were switching to a revenue based loyalty program as well as slashing upgrades on flights from JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA so they figured they would try and give away their lowest status in hopes to get some new members.
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This offered is extremely targeted so while you probably won’t be able to register it can’t hurt to try.