I’ll Show You How to Get an Elite Status Match With Delta!

I’ll Show You How to Get an Elite Status Match With Delta!

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Via Points With a Crew, Delta is offering a status match challenge!  The elite status you’ll earn with Delta depends on what level of elite status you have with the qualifying airline.

This is great news, because Delta elite status comes with perks like complimentary upgrades, waived same-day confirmed and standby fees, priority security line access, and more!

Delta Status Match Challenge 2017
Depending on the Level of Delta Elite Status You Earn, You’ll Get Perks Like Priority Boarding, Complimentary Upgrades, Free Checked Bags, and More!

Here’s more about this promotion.  And what you need to do to get a Delta status match!

Delta Status Match

Link:   Delta Status Match Challenge

Link:   Delta Elite Status Benefits

With Delta’s latest elite status match promotion, you can earn elite status with Delta for 3 months, and complete certain flight requirements to have your status extended through January 31, 2019!

To qualify for the challenge, you must register for the offer and meet the following criteria:

  • You must not have received a status match or complimentary elite status in the past 3 years
  • You do NOT currently have elite status
  • You must provide proof of earned elite status with another qualifying airline

If you qualify, you’ll get either Delta Silver, Gold, or Platinum status, depending on your elite status level the other qualifying airline.

Your 3 months will start once your status match request has been processed.

Delta Status Match Challenge 2017
Here’s a Handy Chart That Shows You Every Qualifying Airline and Their Corresponding Status Match Levels

To have your status extended through January 31, 2019, you’ll need to earn a certain number of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) within 3 months of enrolling.  The requirement depends on your matched Delta elite status level.

This chart shows how many MQMs or MQSs you’ll need to earn:

Delta Status Match Challenge 2017
If You’re Matched to Delta Gold Status, for Example, You’ll Need to Earn 12,500 MQMs or 15 MQSs to Get Your Status Extended

Earn More Delta Miles

One of the easiest ways to earn more Delta miles is from sign-up bonuses on cards including:

You can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio, from cards like Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN and Premier Rewards Gold card.

Or, you could consider transferring Starwood points from the AMEX Starwood personal or small business card to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.  Because you’ll get a bonus 5,000 Delta miles when you transfer in increments of 20,000 Starwood points!

And while you’re at it, don’t forget JetBlue is running a status match promotion, too!

Bottom Line

Delta is currently running an elite status match promotion.  And depending on your status with another qualifying airline, you can earn Silver, Gold, or Platinum elite status with Delta!

After sending in proof of your status with another airline, you’ll be granted Delta elite status for 3 months.  And by meeting certain flight requirements, you can have your status extended through January 31, 2019!

Do you plan on taking advantage of this status match challenge from Delta?  Let me know in the comments!

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I did the silver status match with Alaska and it worked!

If I buy a basic economy ticket do I still get a free checked bag?

The title is misleading. It should be renamed "challenge" instead of "match."

Let's say I'm already a Silver Medallion and submit documentation from United for a Platinum challenge - if I don't manage to complete the MQM's, will I drop back down to Silver, or lose all status?