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Delta Million Miler Status

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Achieving Million Miler Status is a significant milestone, reserved for the most dedicated frequent flyers who’ve traversed at least a million miles with a single airline.

As a Delta Million Miler, you’ll enjoy annual free Medallion Status and distinctive bag tags that highlight your “M” tier. Every time you reach another million-mile milestone, a curated selection of gifts awaits you on the Delta Million Miler Gift Site. Your bag tags will be sent to your SkyMiles account address, and information regarding your Million Miler gift will be emailed to you. So, as you near a million MQMs (or any subsequent milestone), ensure your contact details are current in your SkyMiles profile.

What do you get as a gift when you reach a million miler tier milestone? You’ll receive annual complimentary Medallion Status:

  • 1M level = Annual Gold Medallion status
  • 2M level = Annual Platinum status
  • 3M & 4M = Annual Diamond status
  • 5M+ = Annual Delta 360° status

In addition to annual status, you’ll also be able to chose a unique gift. When I reached a million miles a few months ago I took some screenshots so that you can see current offerings from the Delta Million Miler Gift Site.

Gift Options

Delta eGift Card

Pretty self explanatory, the gift card option allows redemption toward any Delta flight or Delta Vacations package. It’s delivered via e-mail and does not expire. In my opinion, it’s tough to beat $1000 as a reward, but check out the rest of the selections below in case you’re looking for a new pack, or something to hang on your wall or spruce up your desk.

Your gift card number and pin is delivered via email – so be sure the one in your profile is up to date.

Royce New York Backpack

Handcrafted exclusively by Royce New York for Delta, the Million Miler Backpack is made of pebble grain leather and features a laptop compartment, and other storage pockets. There’s also the opportunity for monogramming with up to three initials. It measures 19″ x 15.25″ x 6.5″ and the back panel can be attached to a rolling suitcase for easy travel between gates etc.

Wine Set

The wine gift set includes an etched bottle, choice of Cabernet or Chardonnay, and personalized glassware. They’ll arrive in a custom slide-top box. Both the Cab and Card are from Far Ninente, Napa Valley.

Note that only members who are over 21 can select this gift (good on you if you’ve achieved this many MQM’s before you’re 21) and they can only ship to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH (excluding Ellsworth), NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, ID verification is required upon delivery.

Delta Heritage Logo Set

Delta Heritage Logo set
Delta Heritage Logo set

Commemorate Delta’s legacy with the exclusive Million Miler Delta Heritage Logos wall art display. This selection boasts an array of cast metal Delta heritage logos, presented on a satin silver-finished aluminum backdrop, offering a journey through Delta’s past. The matte black wood shadowbox coupled with a clear glass standoff lends sophistication, making it a fine display for both homes and offices.

Dimensions: 12.75″ x 12.75″ x 1.75″. Note that this can be personalized with a plaque engraved with your name and Million Miler tier.

Replica Delta Airbus A350

This replica of the flagship Delta Airbus A350 is certainly for avid flyers and aviation aficionados. Co-crafted by Delta and Airbus, this selection is an accurate scale model of the real plane, complete with genuine markings, intricate graphics, and actual spinning jet engine blades. Its snap-fit construction ensures a simple setup without the need for glue.

This selection too can be personalized with your name and Million Miler tier. Dimensions: 26″ in length, 25.5″ wingspan, and a 1:100 scale.

Final Thoughts

With the changes recently announced to the Delta SkyMiles program it’s going to be increasingly difficult to reach the MM milestones. Previously, all MQMs counted toward your million miles — including fare bonuses, credit card bonuses, and special MQM offers. Now, it’s straight up the miles you fly. So it’s going to be harder to obtain for most Delta customers. That said, Million Miler status will now be the third consideration, after Medallion level and fare class, for complimentary upgrades on Delta flights. Only the most loyal Delta customers will achieve one, let alone multiple million mile marks, it’s high time Delta started recognizing us more.

Editorial Note: Information and opinions articulated in this article are solely those of the author’s, not those of a credit card company, bank, airline or hotel chain. This article has not been reviewed or approved by or otherwise endorsed by any of these companies or organizations.

Tal-ee is a co-founder and Editor in Chief of Miles Junkie. A skier, backpacker and veteran marathoner, you'll usually find him on a trail, a mountain or cranking away at the keyboard. Tal-ee holds a degree from Colgate University in English, with emphasis in creative writing.

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