Delta to Extend Medallion Elite Status into 2022

By Paul Riegler on 5 April 2020
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Delta Air Lines announced it would extend the current elite status of SkyMiles members into early 2022 and roll over all Medallion Qualification Miles used for earning status into 2021 to qualify for 2022 status due to the sharp decline in travel during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This means that a member’s current elite status will be valid through the end of January 2022.

In addition, the airline will extend Sky Club individual and executive memberships that expire as of March 1, 2020 or later by six months beyond the expiration date.

“As coronavirus continues to dramatically impact travel across the globe, you don’t have to worry about your benefits – they’ll be extended so you can enjoy them when you are ready to travel again,” said Sandeep Dube, the airline’s senior vice president for loyalty.

Delta SkyMiles Gold cardholders who have a $100 flight credit will get a six-month extension on the expiration date, and SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve cardholders with companion certificates that expire between March 1 and June 30, 2020, can use them until December 31, 2020, and those with certificates that expire between July 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021, will receive a six-month extension.

The airline is also extending Delta Sky Club guest passes held by Delta Reserve cardholders by six months.

For general SkyMiles members with upgrade certificates or $200 travel vouchers with an expiration date between March 1 and June 30, 2020, will be extended through the end of the year, and those expiring after June 30 will be automatically extended by six months.

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