What is a Medallion Qualification Dollar?

Delta Medallion Qualification Dollars are the sum total of the SkyMiles member’s spend on Delta-marketed flights (flight numbers that include the “DL” airline code), inclusive of the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but exclusive of government-imposed taxes and fees. MQDs also include select partner airline flights and select exception fares.

Delta Medallion Choice Benefits Expanded Starting 2018

Choosing which Delta Choice Benefits can be difficult once you have achieved Platinum or Diamond Medallion Status. For Diamonds, the global upgrade certificates are seemingly a no-brainer if you’re traveling outside the US. It’s that second choice that can be…