SkyTeam: Benefits and privileges of traveling with Delta Air Lines and other alliance airlines

SkyTeam is the latest of three airline alliances established to unify airlines around the world. With the slogan “Caring more for you”, the 20 member airlines of this airline alliance (and 11 SkyTeam Cargo members dedicated to freight) connect travelers to more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries, operating approximately 16,000 flights per day for more than 730 million travelers. passengers per year.

Members who join the SkyTeam alliance can expect access to over 600 airline lounges around the world, dedicated check-in lines and expedited security screening. As long as members earn enough points in loyalty programs from affiliated airlines, the services included with SkyTeam include priority booking, reservation and boarding waitlist.

As a Medallion member, even if you are not traveling on a Delta flight, you can also take advantage of exclusive discounts and other benefits that enhance your travel experience when traveling with partner airlines.

The US carrier guarantees that you continue to enjoy Medallion benefits, such as priority boarding, preferred seat, and baggage fee waivers regardless of which partner carrier you are traveling with.In addition, when you travel with.

Our global airline partners including Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Europa, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, MEA, Saudi Airways, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines, Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, China Eastern Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Latin American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.

Medallion benefits with major global and global airline partners

Here are short descriptions of all the Medallion benefits you can enjoy when traveling with DAL partners.



Companion Upgrade

Receive Complementary Upgrade for your travel companion to more premium cabin on Delta Partners, subject to availability
Complimentary Advanced Seat Assignment

Choose any available seat in your purchased cabin before a flight

Complimentary Upgrades

Receive Complementary Upgrade to more premium cabins on Delta Partners
Extra Baggage Allowance

Enjoy a complementary extra bag allowance (weight or additional pieces)

Global Upgrade Certificates

Available exclusively for Diamonds Medallion Members on select partner airlines as a part of choice benefits.
Guaranteed Reservation

Guaranteed full-fare economy class reservations on sold out flights at least 24 hours prior to departure


Lounge Access

Skyteam and partners airport lounge access with a same-day boarding pass for international travel
Preferred Seat

Receive access to preferred seats (such as aisle or window seats closer to the front of the plane) on select flights

Priority Bag Drop

Check-in bags faster at priority baggage drop-off locations
Priority Baggage Handing

Be among the first to retrieve your bag of the carousel after you land

Priority Boarding

Save time with priority boarding on most flights
Priority Check-In

Save time using dedicated sky priority check-in counters

Priority immigration

Get through immigration faster with priority lanes
Priority Security Line access

Get through security faster. Available at select airports

Priority Transfer Desk

Save time on your international connection by using priority lanes at ticket offices and transfer desks
Seat Selection Fee Waiver

Enjoy a waived fee when selecting your seat


Benefits and privileges granted to members of the Medallion program



Diamond/Platinum/Gold Medallion Members

Priority Reservation Waitlist

Yes Yes
Priority airport standby Yes


Priority Check-in

Yes Yes
Extra Baggage Allowance Yes


Priority Boarding

Yes Yes
Preferred Seat Yes


Unlimited Complementary Upgrades

Yes Yes
Companion Upgrade Yes


Guaranteed Reservation

Priority Security  


Lounge Access

Priority Bag Drop Yes


Priority Baggage Handling

Priority Transfer Desk  


Priority Immigration

Global Upgrade Certificates  



Advantages of SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus

Each level of the operator’s membership program will correspond to SkyTeam Elite or SkyTeam Elite Plus. Elite status on SkyTeam is recognized by all partner airlines.

Checking in with the organization’s partner airline is one of the main advantages of flying with SkyTeam airline alliance partners. Check-in partnerships allow an agent of any SkyTeam airline to allocate seats and issue boarding passes for a traveller’s connections on other airlines in the alliance.

Perhaps even more important for business travelers, if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, you are guaranteed a reservation (full class Y fare) on any SkyTeam long-haul flight, even if that flight is full, all you need to do to take advantage of this benefit is call the airline at least 24 hours in advance.

For those who travel even more than most Business Class passengers and earn enough reward points in loyalty programs, priority booking, custody, boarding, baggage handling and waiting lists. recording are offered. Plus, perks include preferred seating, additional free checked baggage, lounge access, and guaranteed bookings on sold-out flights.

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