Delta Choice Benefits for Super Elites – 2-year Medallion Status

Check out our Top Rewards Cards to boost your points earning and travel more!


Delta’s annual Choice Benefits for Platinum and Diamond Medallion members are one thing Delta will never remind you to redeem.

Delta Choice Benefits

The Systemwide Upgrades seem appealing until you read the fine print. Some that are able and willing to meet the fare class restrictions find value in them. I have never tried.

I redeem for the Gifted Medallion Status and Bonus Miles. After my parents were taken care of with 2013 Gold from my wife and I, I had a look at the 2014 Choice Benefits for which I have already qualified. I was giving Gold to a friend and he turned up in research that:

Gifting Silver or Gold Medallion Status to a Companion: Gifted complimentary Medallion status will be effective within 2 weeks and membership credentials should arrive within 3 weeks. For selections made for 2013 Choice Benefits, companion status is good through February 28, 2014; for selections made for 2014 Choice Benefits, companion status is good through February 28, 2015.

For you super-elites that are qualified for 2014, think carefully about how your farm out your gifts, taking this 2-year status into consideration.

And by the way, since elites like nothing better than to show off, I can confirm that 2015 benefits are not yet available. Those may be my last.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

6 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gene
Gene
8 years ago

Well, maybe they’ve stopped sending the emails. The last reminder I can find is from Feb 2012.

Jake from MSP
Jake from MSP
8 years ago

I have received reminders for all 3 times I’ve qualified

Gene
Gene
8 years ago

Delta DOES remind you to redeem these periodically via email.

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Gene

@Gene – you have received reminders? My wife and I never have in several years and several times let them for quite long.

Lack
Lack
8 years ago

Are the benefit stackable when earning platinum and diamond? Ie, redeem one item when hitting platinum (for the first time), then take two items when diamond (and must they be different, or can choose 20k and then 25k miles)?

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Lack

@Lack – yes, drivable but for each you can only choose one of each, for instance for Diamond cannot give two Golds.