Delta Air Lines Now Lets You Earn Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

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Delta Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

Delta Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

Delta Air Lines offers its loyalty members four tiers of elite status: Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Frequent flyers can also earn lifetime Million Miler Status based on total Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) earned over a Member’s lifetime.

But there’s now a new lifetime tier that you can earn. Until now you would get lifetime Silver Medallion status for reaching 1 million miles, and go up to lifetime Platinum status when you reach 4 million miles. But Delta has added the ability to earn Lifetime Diamond Medallion status as well if you get to 6 million miles.

But flying six million miles in not an easy feat. You would have to fly 240 times around the globe to reach that number. Diamond Medallion status normally requires 125,000 MQMs per year. So if you are flying just the minimum qualifying miles for Diamond Medallion status, it would take you 48 years to get to Lifetime Diamond. But it can be done in a shorter time as well.

Diamond offers exclusive benefits such as the highest Complimentary Upgrade priority and Premium Boarding. You can also enjoy benefits like a complimentary CLEAR membership to ease through airport security, customizable Choice Benefits with Delta Sky Club access, Rollover MQMs and more. Million Miler Medallion Status is for the earning Medallion Member only and cannot be gifted or transferred to another Member. You can see full details about Diamond Medallion Status here.


Million Miler Status is already hard enough. Getting to six million MQMs takes real dedication and a whole lot of time being up in the air.

Let us know if you have Million Miler Status, and if you think you can get to Lifetime Diamond Medallion status.

HT: One Mile at a Time

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. As it is Lifetime Platinum is outrageously priced
    If you fly 25 k a yr for 40 yrs you get lifetime Silver
    If you fly 50 k a yr for 40 yrs you get lifetime Gold
    If you fly 75 k a yr for 40 yrs you get lifetime nothing extra –
    It needs another 1M to get to Platinum lifetime
    If they had made Lifetime Plat at 3M and lifetime DM at 5 M then it is consistent
    Yet another example of the way in which they abuse their top tier elites

  2. I’m only at the 1 million miler tier, and that level means absolutely nothing. The flight I hit the million mile mark a couple years ago I was in First Class and mentioned it to the flight attendant (even had my Delta app showing where I was mileage wise – I was excited to hit the mark, which seems silly now) and her response was meh and a shrug. Literally.

  3. Dont bother, they will dilute the benefits compared to the “regular diamonds.” What have you done for me lately???

  4. At 3 million and 74 years old so I’m not holding my breath to double that….thanks, but zI’ll pass….


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