5,000 SkyMiles After First Flight; Gold Medallion Status After Two Flights for New Washington State SkyMiles Members

Delta Air Lines airplanes on runway and tarmac in Seattle

A special promotion is under way to celebrate the expansion of Delta Air Lines in Seattle: become a new member of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Pacific Standard Time and you will enjoy certain perks and benefits — but you must be a member of Washington state; you must not have yet been a member of SkyMiles prior to this promotion; and you must first enroll for this promotion prior to any qualifying flight activity, as flights flown prior to enrollment do not qualify for this promotion.

5,000 SkyMiles After Completing Your First Round Trip Flight

Upon completion of the first qualifying round trip flight operated by Delta Air Lines or Delta Connection departing from and returning to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5,000 bonus SkyMiles will be deposited into your new account.

Bonus SkyMiles do not count toward Medallion elite level status or Million Miler status.

Double Bonus SkyMiles

Mileage accrual is doubled for all qualifying round trip flights operated by Delta Air Lines or Delta Connection departing from and returning to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which conclude on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Double miles are awarded from the respective Medallion status multiplier; but not on any bonus SkyMiles.

Bonus SkyMiles do not count toward Medallion elite level status or Million Miler status.

Gold Medallion Elite Level Status After Completing Two Round Trip Flights

Receive complimentary Gold Medallion elite level status through Tuesday, January 31, 2017 upon completing two qualifying round trip flights operated by Delta Air Lines or Delta Connection departing from and returning to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which conclude on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2016; and the complimentary Gold Medallion elite level status will become effective the day following your completion of required flight activity — if you meet the criteria to participate in this promotion.

Your complimentary Gold Medallion elite level status cannot be combined with any existing Medallion elite level status; and it will not extend any current or future Medallion elite level status which you have earned. Your complimentary Medallion elite level status will return to the applicable Medallion elite level status for which you qualified during the Medallion year after your complimentary Gold Medallion elite level status ends.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets with E fare class — also known as Basic Economy — are excluded from this offer, as only those round trip flights purchased with a published fare which earn SkyMiles mileage accrual are eligible. Award, Miles + Cash, free, barter, pass travel and certain tickets — including but not limited to bulk, consolidator, cruise, vacation packages, inclusive tour and other tickets where the fare is not disclosed — are not eligible for this promotion.

During the complimentary period, you will not have access to reciprocal Medallion benefits with partner airlines of Delta Air Lines and Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles — unless you earn Medallion elite level status through the normal published requirements.

Please refer a customer service representative of Delta Air Lines to promotional reference code 168501.

Bonus SkyMiles will post within eight weeks of completion of qualifying activity.

This is a one-time offer. Multiple enrollments are not allowed; and promotional bonuses associated with multiple accounts will be voided. Offers and benefits are subject to change without notice. Bonuses apply only to the traveling SkyMiles member. This offer cannot be combined with other offers from Delta Air Lines or the SkyTeam alliance.

Other terms and conditions apply.


One of the most valuable benefits of Gold Medallion elite level status when traveling as a passenger on most international itineraries outside of North America and parts of South America is complimentary access to airport lounges operated by airlines which are members of the SkyTeam alliance — so if you…

  1. Are a resident of Washington state
  2. Have not yet signed up as a member of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program; and
  3. Plan on traveling internationally at least twice prior to Wednesday, November 30, 2016

…you will enjoy Gold Medallion elite level status through Tuesday, January 31, 2017, which will give you some time to qualify again for that status to enjoy through the following year.

Remember that normal qualification criteria include accruing the minimum amounts of Medallion Qualification Miles and Medallion Qualification Dollars to achieve Gold Medallion elite level status — meaning that you will need to spend at least $6,000.00 Medallion Qualification Dollars and earn either 50,000 Medallion Qualification Miles or 60 Medallion Qualification Segments.

Add 5,000 bonus SkyMiles plus any bonus double SkyMiles to this offer and you have a promotion which is difficult to resist.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

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