Delta Airlines SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge

If you have elite status at a qualifying competing airline, you can request a Medallion Status Match Challenge to try Delta Medallion Status. You’ll receive the equivalent Medallion Status for three months, and if you successfully complete the challenge, you can extend your Medallion Status.

What are Medallion Member benefits?

Medallion members receive a handful of benefits including:

  • Waived baggage fees

  • Unlimited complimentary upgrades for you and a travel companion

  • Priority boarding

  • Preferred seats

  • Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

  • Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members receive Choice Benefits

Who can request a SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge?

If you have elite status at any of the following airlines, you can request a challenge:

  • Air Canada Altitude

  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

  • All Nippon Airways Mileage Club

  • American Airlines AAdvantage

  • Asiana Airlines Asiana

  • British Airways Executive

  • Copa Airlines ConnectMiles

  • Japan Airlines Mileage Bank Fly On

  • jetBlue True Blue

  • Lufthansa Miles & More

  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

  • United Airlines Mileage Plus

Check the chart on Delta Airline’s website to see which status you will be matched with:

In order to qualify, you must not have received a Status Match or complimentary Medallion Status in the past three years.

How to request a SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge

To request a status match challenge:

  1. Have elite status at one of the qualifying airlines listed above this section.

    • You will be asked to submit documentation to prove your current elite status which includes credentials (like a membership card) AND a mileage statement showing your earned elite status

  2. Submit your request on Delta Airline’s website:

  3. Once your request is approved, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the challenge and matched to the respective status for 3 months. You can extended status past the 3 months if you meet the challenge requirements.

How to extend Medallion Status past 3 months

To keep your respective status from the challenge, you’ll need earn enough MQMs or MQSs AND spend a certain amount to get MQDs or MQD Waivers.

If you enroll in the challenge on or after July 1, 2018 and complete the requirements, your Medallion Status will be extended through January 31, 2020.

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