Delta SkyMiles


Delta Diamond Medallion card cut up

Delta’s increased success — a reported 90% load factor — means more SkyMiles elite Medallions jockeying for benefits and perks.

Complimentary first class upgrades are harder to score — thanks to FCM (sometimes for just $2). And autumn is around the time of year we hear about Delta’s SkyMiles “enhancements,” which many of us know is code for “devaluations.” (Don’t forget Delta SkyMiles is consistently voted the first runner-up (not the winner) in a popular frequent flyer survey.)

With that in mind, here are some ideas I think may make Delta Medallions want to stay loyal to the mothership.