How You Can Still Earn Delta Medallion Status for 2018

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Delta currently has their Elevate Your Status promotion going on where Medallion members who are short Medallion Qualifying Miles, Segments, or Dollars can purchase them to maintain status for 2018.

You can purchase up to 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles and 15 Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) that will post to your 2017 MQMs balance and apply toward your 2018 Medallion Status and you’ll earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars on your purchases.

How Elevate Your Status Works: 

This has been extended through February 28, 2018 you have the opportunity to Elevate Your Status by buying a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S. based Members only) and Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) for one SkyMiles account which will be posted to your 2017 balance and apply toward your 2018 Status.

Who is eligible for Elevate Your Status?

  • If you are a Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Member, you are eligible for Elevate Your Status unless you received complimentary Status for a Tier above the Tier you earned Status for.
  • If you are a General SkyMiles Member, you must be within range to reach Silver Medallion Status by purchasing the maximum bundle of MQMs, MQSs and MQDs, in order to be eligible.

As a Platinum Medallion, I was offered the following prices for MQMs:

Cheaper Alternatives to Earning MQMs:

If you are looking for a way to earn even more miles consider the solid offerings from The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit CardDelta Reserve Credit Card from American Express and The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card.

Bottom Line

The prices that Delta is selling Medallion Qualifying Miles for and extremely high and I would only recommend this as a very last alternative. My first choice would be earning MQMs through one of their credit card bonuses.

Additionally, if you’re looking to get the year off to fresh start take a mileage run to jumpstart your Medallion Qualification Miles earning for 2018, which could save you possibly thousands of dollars at the end of the year. There’s actually a service that will find you cheap mileage runs for your airline of choice for a fee.

Feel free to comment below with any questions. 

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  1. Thanks so much. I did the 10K MQM bump for $1895 to give me the next higher status. I did not know that this was even possible to do. So glad to have come across your site.

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