Delta Air Lines seem to court some of its former LA area elite members by giving them a Platinum Medallion & Sky Club membership for two months and offer to keep it + 15,000 bonus miles.
The offer must be accepted by July 16, 2015, and the status + Sky Club access is activated within 24 hours.
You can access this targeted offer on Delta’s website here.
The recipient must take one Delta One return transoceanic or transcontinental return flight during the offer period to keep the status until January 31, 2015.
The “trial” Platinum comes with all other status level benefits besides bonus miles.
There is no downside taking advantage of this offer and will probably accept it on July 16, 2015. SkyTeam status may come helpful at some point early fall (only alliance status that I don’t have), although Star and Oneworld are my preferred alliances.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Eligibility: Only members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer. This offer is nontransferable. To be eligible for the status upgrade, a member must (i) register online by July 16, 2015, and (ii) not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion® status in the past.
Bonus Offer: If you meet the criteria to participate, you will receive Platinum Medallion status and Delta Sky Club® access for two months (the “Promotional Period”). The two months of Delta Sky Club individual membership and your promotional qualification period will become effective on the date you register. The two months of Platinum Medallion status are effective the day following your registration. In order to extend your Platinum Medallion status and Delta Sky Club Individual membership after the two months, you’ll need to purchase and fly one qualifying, paid Delta One (fare classes J/C/D/I) transoceanic or transcontinental* roundtrip flight offering Delta One service within two months “the promotional period”. Delta One service is available on all long-haul international flights over 6 and ½ hours. Flights offering Delta One service may be modified by Delta at any time and without prior notice. Qualifying flight must be marketed and operated by Delta. Codeshare flights operated by carriers other than Delta are excluded from this offer. Only tickets purchased with a published fare that earns full mileage accrual will qualify. Upon completing a qualifying flight, your Medallion status and Delta Sky Club Individual membership will automatically be extended through January 31, 2016 and you will also receive 15,000 bonus miles (these bonus miles will not count towards Medallion or Million Miler status).