Delta said Diamond Medallion members of its SkyMiles program will be getting more perks.
Under SkyMiles’ Choice Benefits feature, Diamonds could previously select two perks of their preference. But now, when qualifying for 2018 status, they can pick three.
Options available include Sky Club Individual or Executive memberships, Sky Club guest passes, the ability to “gift” status, bonus miles, travel or retail gift cards, and vouchers to cover the cost of applying for Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program (which also includes TSA PreCheck privileges). More details from Delta here.
Starting with the 2018 status year, one Choice Benefit selection can be used for an individual Sky Club membership, or two can be applied toward an Executive membership. (For 2017, Sky Club membership is provided with Diamond status but without costing the member a Choice Benefits selection.)
“A key component to the change is moving Delta Sky Club access to a Choice Benefit option for Diamond Medallion members,” Delta said. “This move offers a large number of members who already have other means to enter Delta Sky Club, such as the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express, the opportunity for an additional Choice Benefit selection.”
Diamonds who already have Sky Club access from a credit card will have a new option: They can select a Sky Club guest pass providing unlimited Club access for up to two guests per visit, when they are traveling with the cardholder.
What’s more, for both 2017 and 2018 Medallion year Choice Benefit selections, Diamonds can now pick their benefit options at different times instead of all at once. And Diamond Medallions will be able to make multiple selections of the same benefit, “excluding Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates and Delta Sky Club memberships,” the airline said.
Delta’s website includes a full breakdown of Medallion-level benefits for the 2017 and 2018 status years.
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