Most airlines offer some sort of lifetime status for especially loyal flyers, though the value of the status and the required tiers vary. Well, my dad just earned Million Miler status in the Delta SkyMiles program, and he has a rather interesting choice of gifts.
What Are The Benefits Of Delta Million Miler Status?
Delta has four lifetime elite status tiers:
- With Delta One Million Miler status you receive Silver Medallion status for life, plus a gift
- With Delta Two Million Miler status you receive Gold Medallion status for life, plus a gift
- With Delta Three Million Miler status you receive a gift
- With Delta Four Million Miler status you receive Platinum Medallion status for life, plus a gift
What Counts Towards Delta Million Miler Status?
Delta includes all Medallion Qualifying Miles that you earn towards Million Miler status. So this includes MQMs earned through flying Delta, through flying eligible partner airlines, and even MQMs earned through rewards on Delta Amex Cards.
The Delta Million Miler Gift Choice
My dad just recently earned Million Miler status with Delta. What’s odd is that he has barely flown Delta in the past two decades, so I guess he used to fly them a lot back in the day. However, we credited our recent Air France first class tickets to Delta SkyMiles, and with that he finally got over the threshold and earned Million Miler status.
Once he earned the status he received an email welcoming him to the club.
It’s quite normal for airlines to offer you some sort of gift when you earn Million Miler status, in addition to status. For example, when you earn Million Miler status from American you receive AAdvantage Gold status for life, plus 35,000 bonus AAdvantage miles.
What makes Delta’s Million Miler program interesting is that they give you your choice from over two dozen gifts from three retailers. You can choose a gift from:
- Tiffany & Co.
I’ll of course ask my dad which of those he wants, though I took some screenshots and figured I’d go through them. I should probably Google each of those and figure out the retail cost, while also considering which he would enjoy most.
So, what are the choices?
First you have your choice of six different luggage options from Hartmann and Samsonite. These bags range in size from 21-24″, so some are carry-on size, while others aren’t.
Tiffany & Co.
Then you have your choice of 10 different items from Tiffany & Co., ranging from a pendant to earrings to a bowl to a pen.
Lastly you have your choice from nine different products from Tumi, ranging from a cosmetic case, to a tote, to a duffel.
The Silver Medallion status for life will definitely come in handy for my dad, for those cases where he flies Delta. Delta’s choice of Million Miler gifts sure is unique, as you can choose from over two dozen items.
So, which Delta Million Miler gift would you choose/which would you recommend I recommend he choose? 😉