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

Attention, Delta SkyMiles Member: Check your e-mail box.

Some lucky members of the loyalty program were targeted to receive a free upgrade to Silver Medal status through November 30. Additionally, SkyMiles members can maintain that status until May 30, 2025, by Earn $2,500 medal eligibility before November 30.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a specific pattern to which SkyMiles Delta members will award Silver status.

For example, a TPG reader named Christian Bowers told us that he doesn’t usually fly with Delta. He was “surprised” to receive automatic Silver Medal status until the end of November, as he had no loyalty to the carrier.


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

According to the terms, this offer is selectively targeted at US-based SkyMiles members and does not require registration. MQDs earned before the offer or after the offer period will not count towards the renewal period.

Any MQDs earned through Delta SkyMiles American Express Card will be counted towards the promotional renewal period; however, MQD is earned from Start MQD will not apply.

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

Status announcement for Gregg Stephens. DELTA

What are the benefits of Delta Silver Medal status?

If you are one of the lucky few awarded Delta Silver Medal status, now is the time to take advantage of some of the benefits of this elite status level.

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Here are some of the benefits you will receive with Silver Medal status:

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

Related: Delta Medal Status: What it is and how to earn it

Bottom line

In the last year, Delta has introduced some big changes into its loyalty program, something many SkyMiles members are not happy about. Is Delta trying to increase loyalty in its program for SkyMiles members who don’t frequently fly the airline?

While Silver Medal status is an entry-level elite status, it does provide customers with some notable perks. Such perks include upgrades, free checked bags, and priority check-in and boarding. Additionally, to achieve Silver Medal status in 2025, SkyMiles members need to earn 5,000 MQD. So this promotion essentially allows members to get elite status for free for six months and extend their status for another six months by meeting half of the normally required MQDs.

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