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Delta Gold Medallion Status with a Round-trip in Delta One (Targeted)

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I used to be a Delta Diamond Medallion, but have switched my loyalty over to American, where I am an American Executive Platinum member.

However, Delta must have noticed that I’ve dropped my status, since I just got this targeted email from Delta offering me Gold Medallion status plus 15,000 bonus SkyMiles after one transoceanic round-trip in Delta One.

Delta is sending out targeted offers for Delta Gold status.
Delta is sending out targeted offers for Delta Gold status.

Promotional Details: 

Register here and you’ll enjoy the exclusive benefits of Gold Medallion status and the Delta Sky Club everywhere you go for the next two months.

If you’d like to keep your status until January 31, 2016, just fly one trans-oceanic round trip in Delta One within the promotional period. We’ll also give you 15,000 bonus miles as a thank you. See the full benefits of Gold Medallion status.


Two Months of Gold Medallion Status:

  • Unlimited Complimentary First Class Upgrades.
  • Complimentary access to available Delta Comfort+ seats within 72 hours of departure.
  • SkyPriority Experience – elite security line, SkyPriority boarding and expedited baggage handling.
As an example, a round-trip Delta One flight will run you around $3,000+
As an example, a round-trip Delta One flight will run you around $3,000+

My Thoughts

At first glance, this may seem like a good deal to earn Gold Medallion status after just one round-trip flight in Delta One, since Gold Medallion normally requires 50,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles or 60 Medallion Qualifying segments, plus $6,000 in spending. It’s an interesting offer from Delta as they are obviously battling hard for New York flyers, and are doing what they can to win them back.

However, with all the recent devaluation’s with Delta, Delta Gold Medallion isn’t what it used to be. If this offer was for Delta Platinum Medallion status, I’d be more inclined, since Platinums have the ability to change award tickets for free and to choice from a selection of choice benefits.

Were you targeted for this offer as well? Are you planning on taking Delta up on this offer? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts. 

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