Upgrade Certificates are Choice Benefits options. And Choice Benefits are available only to Diamond and Platinum Medallion members. So that’s great news for those elites.
But Silver and Gold Medallions might be thinking, Will our loyalty be rewarded like the bone Delta just threw Platinums and Diamonds?
Because Silvers and Golds don’t receive Choice Benefits or anything similar, there’s no special benefit that can be extended. And keep in mind Delta extended everyone’s status last year. I think a lot of people would’ve lost status otherwise.
So Delta already did people a favor. I think the Upgrade Certificates extension was Delta’s way of rewarding and pleasing their higher-value customers.
That being said: What would be something reasonable Delta could give Golds and Silvers? Bonus SkyMiles? Extra drink tickets? If you’re a Silver or Gold and genuinely feel neglected, here’s your chance to vent.
Granted, we’re barely into March. There’s plenty of 2021 in front of us. Could Delta once again extend everyone’s status, MQM, Companion Certificates, and vouchers? Possibly, though, I’m proceeding as though they won’t.
But if you want to be a higher-value Medallion, then consider taking some partner mileage runs (yes, we’ll post them in the coming months — or you can get in touch with Juicy Miles if you can’t wait). And consider that, with fewer people flying now than before, Golds and maybe even Silvers could have shots at upgrades when flying within North America (i.e., positioning to start mileage runs).
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