Delta SkyMiles 2018 Choice Benefits Changes

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Delta announced they’d be changing a few of their Choice Benefits for 2018 as Diamond Medallions will no longer receive complimentary Sky Club access automatic, with the exception of Delta 360 members.

All others will have to choose this as a Choice Benefit, but with this change, Delta is upping the number of choices from 2 to 3 for Diamonds. There’s no changes to the number of Choice Benefits for Platinum Medallions.

How Delta’s 2018 Choice Benefits Are Changing:

  • Diamond Medallion members will now receive three Choice Benefits instead of two, however will not receive automatic Delta Sky Club access
  • Diamond Medallions can choose an individual membership using one Choice Benefit or an Executive Membership may be selected by using two Choice Benefits.
  • If a Diamond Medallion members has complimentary Delta Sky Club access via a credit card (such as The Platinum Card® from American Express, or Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express they can choose to select a Delta Sky Club Guest Pass to receive unlimited Delta Sky Club access for up to two guests per visit when traveling with the card member.
  • New ability for Diamond Medallion members to make multiple selections of same benefit (excludes Upgrade Certificates and Sky Club options)

Members who qualify for 2018 Diamond Medallion status and who already have a Delta Sky Club Individual Membership valid through Jan. 31, 2019, may use one of their 2018 Choice Benefit selections to upgrade to an Executive membership.

When it comes to choosing benefits, Diamond Medallions may now make multiple selections of the same benefit with the exception of the upgrade certificates and Sky Club options.

Additionally, for those who choose the bonus miles, in addition for choosing for themselves, can now  have the option to give to a friend of family member.

As a reminder, all of these changes kick off February 1, 2018.

What are your thoughts on these changes? Feel free to comment below!

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