How Can Delta Sweeten SkyMiles for — and Retain — Medallions?

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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.

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Increased Delta Reserve Amex Bonus: 10,000 MQM, 80,000 SkyMiles, $100 Statement Credit – Through July 31

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The personal Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express is offering an increased MQM bonus for the next week. However, the offer is available only through referrals from current Reserve cardholders. Already hold the card? You can earn a SkyMiles bonus for referring someone! Continue reading