Earn miles with Delta Air Lines Skymiles and travel the world

Delta Air Lines has incorporated changes into the SkyMiles program. Its customers can now obtain redeemable miles based on the distance traveled, which will be awarded according to the price of the ticket.

A new mileage redemption system structure that improves award seat availability, and offers a single step at half the round trip price, also provides additional cash mile options, among other things.

The current accrual method is based on the distance traveled by a customer which will change to a model based on the price of the ticket purchased.

Customers can earn between five and 11 miles per dollar spent depending on their SkyMiles status, the updated program will better reward customers who spend more with Delta and provide them with better opportunities.

For travel marketed and issued by Delta partner airlines, members earn a percentage of the miles flown according to the fare class purchased and also earn bonus Medallion miles.

Customers have access to all seats on the firm’s flights as a reward, with no date restriction.

Flights and partner airlines eligible to earn miles

The passengers of Detla Air Lines, members of the Medallion program, accumulate miles on the occasion of each trip aboard a flight marketed by an airline member of the Skyteam alliance (flight number corresponding to a Skyteam company) and operated by this same company or by another also belonging to Skyteam.

In addition to Delta Air Lines, the Skyteam alliance is made up of: Aeroflot (flight number SU), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeroméxico (AM), Air Europa (UX), Alitalia (AZ), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern (MU), Czech Airlines (OK), Air France / KLM (AF), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Kenya Airways (KQ), Korean Air (KE), Middle East Airlines (ME), Saudia (SV), Tarom (RO), Vietnam Airlines (VN) and Xiamen Air (MF).

The inserted passenger also receives miles by taking a flight marketed by a Skyteam partner company and operated by the same partner company, by Delta Air Lines.


You can earn at least 1 mile for every dollar spent at the US tech company.

– Airbnb

With Airbnb, you can earn miles by hosting or staying in more than 7 million unique Airbnb houses worldwide.

– Hostel

When you host hotel rooms with SkyMiles Frequent Flyer partners (including Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, InterContinental, etc.) around the world, you can earn more miles.


As members of the Medallion program, you can earn miles by purchasing from DAL partner stores and brands and Skyteam airlines (Apple, Macy’s, Nike, …)


Imagine you could boost your Skymiles miles account by earning medallions while dining?

Car rental

When you rent cars from Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, … you earn miles based on the rental price paid.

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Cards Benefits

Delta Skymiles Blue Card Delta Skymiles Gold Card Delta Skymiles Platinum Card

Delta Skymiles Reserve Card

Miles on Delta Purchases

2x 2x 3x 3x
Miles at Restaurants 2x 2x 2x


Miles on purchases made directly with hotels

1x 1x 3x 1x
Miles on others purchases 1x 1x 3x


Miles at U.S. Supermarkets

1x 2x 2x


Earn MQM, MQS and MQD on Delta flights

Please see the table below showing Medallion Qualifying Number (MQM), Medallion Qualifying Segment (MQS) and Medallion Qualifying Points (MQD)

Fare Classes on Delta, Delta Shuttle, or Delta Connection-Marketed Flights MQMs MQSs



200% Yes Yes
Business:J 200% Yes


Discounted First/Delta Premium Select: P, A, G 150% Yes


Business and Discounted Business: C, D, I, Z

150% Yes Yes
Economy: Y, B 150% Yes


Delta Comfort + : W

100% Yes Yes

Economy, Discounted and Deeply Discounted

Economy: M,S,H,Q,K,I,U,T,X,V,E

100% Yes


Award Travel: R,S,O,N No MQMs earned No MQMs earned

No MQMs earned


For flights and air routes eligible for MQM, at least 500 MQM can be earned for each flight segment.

The booking class, coded in a letter of the alphabet, is shown on your electronic ticket or on your passenger itinerary receipt. It sometimes appears on your boarding pass, with the risk of confusing it with the travel cabin (economy class, business, etc.) which is also codified on a single letter.

For each booking class of each airline, there is a mileage allocation coefficient that should be applied to the distance of the flight. The classes / coefficients grid – in other words the mileage accumulation scale – is available on each company’s file, accessible through the list of participating companies.

For an itinerary comprising several flights (round trip, with stopovers, etc.), the calculation must be made for each flight separately. Please note, the booking class may differ from one flight to another.

The scales for certain companies sometimes set a minimum distance. In this case, the attribution coefficient applies to this minimum distance and not to the determined distance.

The Medallion member is at an advantage for shorter flights.

When are the miles awarded?

The miles are automatically credited to the passenger’s loyalty card within two weeks of their flight, provided they have mentioned their membership number when booking or during check-in (online or at the airport) and that he actually embarked.

Miles for a flight not taken are never awarded, even when the ticket is non-refundable.

Keep your boarding pass safe until your miles are actually credited. If a flight is not counted, a claim form allows you to obtain the missing miles within a period of between 2 weeks and 6 months after the date of the theft.

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