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Delta has upgraded some SkyMiles members to Silver status for 6 months (targeted)

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Attention, Delta SkyMiles members: Check your email.

A few lucky loyalty program members have been targeted to receive a complimentary upgrade to Silver Medallion status through Nov. 30. Additionally, SkyMiles members can maintain that status through May 30, 2025, by earning 2,500 Medallion Qualification Dollars by Nov. 30.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like there is a specific pattern as to which SkyMiles members Delta is gifting Silver status.

For example, a TPG reader named Christian Bowers told us that he generally does not fly with Delta. He “found it surprising” to receive automatic Silver Medallion status through the end of November, given his lack of loyalty to the carrier.

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Related: How to earn Delta Medallion elite status without flying in 2024

According to the terms, this offer is targeted to select U.S.-based SkyMiles members, and no enrollment is necessary. MQDs earned prior to the offer or after the offer period will not count toward the extension.

Any MQDs earned through Delta SkyMiles American Express cards will count toward the promotion extension; however, MQDs earned from MQD Headstart will not apply.

Another reader Kevin Thompson said in the TPG Lounge Group on Facebook: “I received that offer this morning.” Another reader Gregg Stevens also received the coveted notification.

Gregg Stephens status notification. DELTA
Gregg Stephens status notification. DELTA

What are the benefits of Delta Silver Medallion status?

If you are one of the lucky few who have been gifted Delta Silver Medallion status, now is your time time capitalize on some of the benefits of this elite status tier.

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Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with Silver Medallion status:

  • Complimentary Delta One upgrades for flights within the U.S. (except on basic economy “E” fares) on the day of departure
  • Complimentary first-class upgrades from 24 hours before departure (except on basic economy “E” fares)
  • Upgrades to Comfort+ within 24 hours of departure (except on basic economy “E” fares)
  • Priority boarding and check-in
  • One complimentary checked bag
  • 7 miles per dollar spent

Related: Delta Medallion status: What it is and how to earn it

Bottom line

In the past year, Delta has rolled out some major changes to its loyalty program, which many SkyMiles members were unhappy about. Is Delta trying to strengthen loyalty within its program for SkyMiles members who do not frequently fly the airline?

Although Silver Medallion status is the entry-level elite status tier, it does provide customers with several notable perks. Such perks include upgrades, a complimentary checked bag and priority check-in and boarding. Plus, to earn Silver Medallion status in 2025, SkyMiles members need to earn 5,000 MQDs. So, this promotion essentially allows members to receive complimentary elite status for six months and extend their status for an additional six months by meeting half of the MQDs usually required.

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