Each week, we will be taking a look at airline elite status level and the benefits that come with it and how to leverage earning the status.
Overview of Delta Gold Medallion Status
So for this week, we are going to look at Delta Gold Medallion, which normally requires either 50,00 miles or 60 segments.
How to Earn:
(1) 50,00 Medallion Qualifying Miles
(2) 60 Medallion Qualifying Segments
(3) plus $6,000 in Medallion Qualifying Dollars
- Complimentary Comfort+ Seats 72 hours prior to departure for U.S. And International Travel
- Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades 3 day out on discounted fares
- Unlimited Complimentary Companion Upgrades
- Complimentary Preferred Seats
- Waived Same-Day Confirmed and Same-Day Standby Fees
- 100% Full Fare First/Business Class MQM Bonus (F, J Fares)
- 50% Discounted First/Business/Premium Economy MQM Bonus (P, A, G, C, D, I, Z, Y and B Fares)
- Unlimited Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles
- Waived Baggage Fees
- Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding, and Security
- Earn 8 SkyMiles per $1 spent
And, you can Earn Miles and Starpoints for Starwood Stays through their Crossover Rewards partnership.
Other Ways To Earn:
The easiest way to earn Delta Medallion Qualifying miles is through their co-branded American Express cards. With the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express, you earn 10,000 MQMs with your first purchase and can earn 15,000 MQMs after spending $30,000 and another 15,000 MQMs after spending 60,000. With the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, you earn 5,000 MQMs with you spend $1,000 and can earn 10,000 MQMs after spending $25,000 and another 10,000 MQMs after spending $50,000.
Delta Gold Medallion offers some great perks when it comes to airline elite status. The unlimited complimentary upgrade benefit is great and can be useful depending on the routes you fly. You can also take advantage of the waived same day confirm and standby fees to switch flights on the day of travel. The waived baggage fees and access to the new Comfort+ seats 72 hours before departure can also save you some money.
What’s your favorite Delta Gold Medallion benefit?