Delta SkyMiles Removes Mileage Earning Cap for Medallion Members

March 31, 2022

Delta continues to make the SkyMiles Program more rewarding and easier to use.

Starting March 31 (today), the ability to earn toward Medallion Status on Delta-marketed Award Travel will become a permanent feature of the program.

Delta is also removing the 75,000 mileage earn cap, retroactive starting Jan. 1, 2022 – an industry-leading move that will give SkyMiles Members unlimited earning potential.

"Travel should always be seamless and rewarding, and we want to make sure our SkyMiles Members get the most out of every trip," said Dwight James, S.V.P. of Customer Engagement & Loyalty and CEO of Delta Vacations. These adjustments to our program continue to set Delta apart as we focus on listening to our customers and rewarding our loyal members. As we look to the future, we're committed to ensuring a consistent travel experience at every step."

These are the latest in a series of investments Delta has made to elevate and advance its SkyMiles Program, including new partnerships with brands like Instacart; more flexibility with the industry’s most generous benefit and eCredit extensions as well as Status extensions through Jan. 31, 2023; and more control over how to pay for your flight with Plan It, American Express’ “buy now, pay later” feature now available on

Last March, Delta announced special benefits and extensions to give SkyMiles Members more value and flexibility as they returned to travel, including making Award Travel temporarily eligible for Status earn through Dec. 31, 2022.

In advance of the busy summer travel season, Delta is making Status earn on Award Travel on Delta-marketed flights a permanent benefit and removing the 75,000 mileage cap, a standard among U.S. legacy carriers, to reward loyal customers who choose to fly Delta for their leisure and business needs.

Source: Delta Air Lines

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