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TPG Reader Emir messaged me to ask:
“I know that points transferred from Amex Rewards do not count toward Delta elite status; what about points earned from SPG and Delta Crossover Rewards?”
Amex points transferred to Delta do not count toward Medallion elite status, as Emir mentioned. However, about a year and a half ago, Delta and Starwood Preferred Guest launched the Crossover Rewards program, which lets you earn Starwood points for flying Delta, and Delta miles for Starwood stays. It’s free, and you may as well sign up for it if you utilize one or both partners.
Unfortunately, Crossover Rewards do not count toward Medallion elite status. To earn those Medallion Qualifying Miles, you’ll need to fly on Delta Air Lines or its partners, or you can give your MQMs a boost when you hit spending thresholds on a co-branded Delta Amex card.
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|None||15.99%-24.99% Variable||$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|