Today, Delta Air Lines has made two announcements that allow SkyMiles members to earn status easier and get more miles on premium tickets.
Delta has decided to remove the 75,000 SkyMiles earning cap on its tickets retroactive from January 1, 2022, and make the temporary program feature of earning elite qualifying miles. segments, and dollars on award tickets permanent.
Announcement From Delta:
Delta rewards SkyMiles Members with two industry-first program enhancements
Delta continues to make the SkyMiles Program more rewarding and easier to use by making the ability to earn toward Medallion Status on Delta-marketed Award Travel a permanent feature of the program. Delta is also removing the 75,000 mileage earn cap.
- Only U.S. airline to permanently allow Status earn on Award Travel
- Only U.S. legacy carrier to remove the 75K mileage cap for its loyalty members
Delta continues to make the SkyMiles Program more rewarding and easier to use. Starting March 31, the ability to earn toward Medallion Status on Delta-marketed Award Travel will become a permanent feature of the program. Delta is also removing the 75,000 mileage earn cap, retroactive starting Jan. 1, 2022 – an industry-leading move that will give SkyMiles Members unlimited earning potential.
“Travel should always be seamless and rewarding, and we want to make sure our SkyMiles Members get the most out of every trip,” said Dwight James, S.V.P. of Customer Engagement & Loyalty and CEO of Delta Vacations. “These adjustments to our program continue to set Delta apart as we focus on listening to our customers and rewarding our loyal members. As we look to the future, we’re committed to ensuring a consistent travel experience at every step.”
Moving to dynamic earnings while capping the number of miles earned per ticket was a blunder, and I am glad that Delta has rectified it. Allowing SkyMiles members to earn permanently elite qualifying miles, segments, and dollars on award tickets is good.