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Delta’s SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge

Are you a top-tier frequent flier?

Have you heard about Delta’s SkyMiles Medallion® Status Match Challenge?

If not, we’d like to share some valuable information about how to leverage your current elite status (on American, United, or Continental) to receive comparable benefits on Delta.

Until June 30, 2012, if frequent fliers meet the outlined criteria, they will receive Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion status from Delta for 90 days, based on their current elite level with another airline. To then maintain those matched Medallion rewards through the remainder of 2012, the flier would then simply need to earn a specific number of qualification miles. The required number of qualification miles is based on the matched Medallion level.

But what are the benefits of doing this?

Well, depending on the Medallion level, members enjoy exclusive privileges such as:

  • Unlimited complimentary upgrades for paid tickets
  • Access to preferred seats and economy comfort seats
  • Priority wait list status
  • Fee waivers for baggage and ticketing charges
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Premium benefits on in-flight food and beverage
  • Lounge access

Plus participating in challenges like this means you don’t have to start at square one in accruing points and miles if you want to switch airlines.

To be considered for this Status Match Challenge, visit and submit your information. You can also find more general information on airline status matches here.



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One Comment

  • Avatar Deane Y. Harimoto, MD says:

    I signed up for the Status Match Challenge in March along with my wife and two children. After flying to Italy in March and confirming credit for the miles flown with Delta (actually with your partner Air France), my wife and children received notification that they had met the challenge and received Silver status through the beginning of next year. I have yet to receive such notification. Please advise regarding any further documentation on my part. Thanks!

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