Delta SkyMiles Elevated Status Match Through October 31, 2020

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Today, Delta Air Lines launched an elevated limited-time status match campaign for tier members from competing US airlines.

You can get equal or higher Medallion status with Delta through March 31, 2021, and a fast track offer to keep it until January 31, 2022.

You can access this offer on Delta’s website here.

Matched Airlines:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

Match Matrix

Fast Track requirement:

  • If you receive Gold Medallion Status: Fly 2 Qualifying Round Trips or 4 One Ways
  • If you receive Platinum Medallion Status: Fly 4 Qualifying Round Trips or 8 One Ways
  • If you receive Diamond Medallion Status: Fly 6 Qualifying Round Trips or 12 One Ways

Here’s the email from Delta:

Conclusion

Status match offers were prevalent in the past but became quite rare during the good years. Now they have all returned.

It helps members who have been contemplating switching programs to check the competitor’s product out, but which could be difficult without having a status first.

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 non-transferable. SkyMiles Members must first submit online for participation in the offer by October 31st, 2020 (ending 11:59:59 PM, U.S. PST on 10/31/2020). Promotional registration is required before complimentary Medallion Status will be rewarded. Members must have current, elite status with a qualifying airline that was earned through that airline’s published requirements. Qualifying airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Qualifying Activity: Offer valid for travel completed on or before March 31, 2021. Flights booked prior to enrollment and flown on or before March 31, 2021 will be included. Promotional or temporary elite status on other airlines will not be eligible for this promotion. Elevated Matched Status will expire on March 31, 2021, unless that level or a lower level of Medallion Status is awarded through the promotion prior to that date. Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required amount of MQMs or MQSs and spending the required MQDs (U.S.-based members only) or earning the MQD Waiver. Flights that are marketed (flight number starts with ‘DL’) or operated by Delta and Delta Connection, including flights purchased with Delta eCredits, will count towards the challenge. Flights that are both marketed and operated by SkyMiles Partner Airlines, Award Tickets, Basic Economy/E fare class, and promotional (including complimentary, barter, or opaque) tickets do not qualify for this offer and will not count toward the challenge.

Medallion® Status Offer: If you meet the criteria to participate by providing valid elite status credentials from a qualifying airline, you will receive: complimentary Status that is one Tier higher than Delta’s standard Status Match through March 31, 2021. The complimentary Medallion Status is effective the day following your approval.  Members must complete the qualifying activity to extend Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year, ending on January 31, 2022. Extended Medallion Status is effective the day following the completion of qualifying flight activity. Your complimentary Medallion Status will return to the applicable Status you qualified for during the Medallion year after your complimentary Status ends. Medallion Status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and, for U.S. residents, spending the required Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). You may enjoy Medallion benefits on all Delta or Delta Connection flights regardless of ticketing source, however only Qualifying Activity will be considered for qualification. For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with Medallion benefits, please visit delta.com/medallionterms.

Members with Alaska Airlines MVP, American Airlines Gold, Southwest Airlines A-list or United Airlines Premier Silver who also submit qualifying credentials will receive complimentary Gold Medallion Status through March, 31, 2021. These Members may extend their Gold Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year, ending on January 31, 2022, upon completing two qualifying roundtrip flights or four qualifying one-way flights on or before March 31, 2021.

Members with Alaska Airlines MVP Gold, American Airlines Platinum, jetBlue Mosaic, Southwest Airlines A-List Preferred or United Airlines Premier Gold who also submit qualifying credentials will receive complimentary Platinum Medallion Status through March 31, 2021. These Members may extend their Platinum Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year, ending on January 31, 2022, upon completing four qualifying roundtrip flights or eight qualifying one-way flights on or before March 31, 2021. If a Member only completes two qualifying roundtrip flights or four one-way flights before March 31, 2021, they will earn Gold Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year.

Members with Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K, American Airlines Executive Platinum, American Airlines Platinum Pro, American Airlines Concierge Key, United Airlines Premier Platinum, United Airlines Premier 1K or United Airlines Global Services who also submit qualifying credentials will receive complimentary Diamond Medallion Status through March 31, 2021. These Members may extend their Diamond Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year, ending on January 31, 2022, upon completing six qualifying roundtrip flights or twelve qualifying one-way flights on or before March 31, 2021. If a Member only completes two qualifying roundtrip flights or four one-way flights before March 31, 2021, they will earn Gold Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year. If a Member only completes four qualifying roundtrip flights or eight one-way flights before March 31, 2021, they will earn Platinum Medallion Status through the 2021 Medallion Year.

Diamond and Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit selection(s) will not be available during the complimentary Medallion Status period. Only Members that earn extended Diamond or Platinum Medallion Status through qualifying activity will be able to select Choice Benefit(s).

Medallion bag tags will not be provided during the complimentary Medallion Status period. Only Members that earn extended Gold, Platinum or Diamond Medallion Status through qualifying activity will receive bag tags within 6 to 8 weeks of qualifying.

Travel Period: All travel must be completed on or before March 31, 2021.

SkyMiles: All SkyMiles Program rules apply to SkyMiles Program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with the benefits mentioned, please visit delta.com/medallionterms. Upgrades are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights.

Miscellaneous: Only eligible Members who submit valid credentials proving current, elite status with a qualifying airline will be allowed to participate in this promotion. Current elite status credentials will be reviewed usually within 3 business days but may take up to five business days.  Member will be contacted directly once credentials have been approved or denied. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers and benefits are subject to change without notice. This offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam offers. All Delta SkyMiles Program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.

Please refer representatives to promotional reference code 205000.

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