The Guide to Delta Platinum Medallion

Platinum Medallion is the second-highest standard tier in the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles program and offers a significant swath of benefits for some of Delta’s most frequent flyers. Not only are the perks available for domestic travelers, but several benefits make flying overseas especially rewarding.

Achieving Platinum Medallion will surely please frequent Delta flyers thanks to a higher number of bonus miles, upgrade opportunities and airport benefits. Here’s what you can expect once you earn this high tier.

9x SkyMiles: For every eligible dollar spent on airfare, Platinum Medallions earn nine SkyMiles. This offers a nice boost over general SkyMiles members who only earn 5x miles.

No bag fees: This tier includes free checked bags for the member and up to eight traveling companions on the same reservation.

Free same-day confirmed benefit: If eligible seats are available, Platinum Medallions can switch to a confirmed flight on the same day of travel at no charge.

Choice Benefits: This…

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