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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
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.
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:
Earn More Delta Miles
One of the easiest ways to earn more Delta miles is from sign-up bonuses on cards including:
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
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 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!
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!