Delta Extending Medallion Status through 2023

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Delta has announced they’ll be extending 2021 Medallion Status for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions through January 31, 2023. This is the second year that the airline is extending Medallion status for all members, as they did the same last year.

Additionally, Delta will be rolling over all MQMs to 2022 to qualify for 2023 Medallion Status, for the 2nd year. I suspect, we’ll see many SkyMiles members will tons of MQMs next year.

The following updates will happen automatically, with no action needed from customers.

  • Medallion Status for 2021 will be automatically extended for the 2022 Medallion Year.
  • All Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) will roll over to 2022 to qualify for 2023 Medallion Status – for the second year in a row.
  • All Members will continue to earn toward Status on Award Travel through Dec. 31, 2022 – extended an extra year.
  • All Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates will be extended for travel through Jan. 31, 2023.
  • Members who earn Status in 2021 will receive additional benefits, as a special thank-you for their continued flight activity: Starting Feb. 1, 2022, those who earned 2022 Status will clear for Complimentary Upgrades ahead of those at the same tier level whose Status was automatically extended, and Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members who have earned Status will be able to select Choice Benefits.
  • All current Delta 360 Members will be able to enjoy their exclusive Membership in our annual, invite-only program for an additional year through Jan. 31, 2023. All Delta 360 Members will be able to select Diamond Choice Benefits.

Delta and Amex are also extending the following Card benefits through Jan. 31, 2023, giving customers additional time and flexibility to enjoy their flight benefits. These extensions will happen automatically over the coming weeks, with no action needed from customers.

  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Card Members who earn a $100 Delta Flight Credit between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, will have the expiration date extended to Jan. 31, 2023.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members with unused Companion Certificates as of July 31, 2021, or Companion Certificates issued between Aug. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, will have the expiration date extended to book and fly by Jan. 31, 2023.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members with Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes issued between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, will have the expiration dates extended to Jan. 31, 2023.
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  1. I am not sure I like this. I had already qualified for platinum for next year. I will have over the required number of miles to make diamond this year, just not the spend.

    I have been flying every month since last June except for December and January. Being higher on the upgrade list when there are already 20 to 30 plus people on it really isn’t a great way to say thank you for those who have continued to fly.

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