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Confirmed! Delta Status Match for Amex cardholders

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Delta Status Match +1 for Amex Cardholders

This is just to confirm that roughly two weeks after I completed the following, my Delta account was matched to Diamond.

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Original post from March 1st, 2022:

I just received an incredible Status Match offer with Delta via American Express. It’s targeted, so keep an eye out for your junk mail, or even try the link provided, but the offer gives Delta status within 14 days that is commensurate to your matched airlines statuts + 1 level. I currently don’t have any status with Delta, but I do have Platinum Pro with American Airlines so I should match to Delta Diamond.


1. Determine if you are eligible
You are eligible to participate in our Status Match Offer if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You received this offer directly from American Express by e-mail.
  • You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline, that was earned through that airline’s published requirements (complimentary status or status earned through a promotion does not qualify).
    • These airlines are:
      • Alaska
      • American
      • United
      • JetBlue
      • SouthWest
  • You are able to present both 1) a valid, non-expired elite physical or digital membership card or credential with your name and expiration date on it and 2) a statement showing your earned elite status with an airline and the corresponding activity with that airline that enabled the status tier, with your name on it. For both materials, you may upload a photograph, screenshot of your app or computer screen, or other file format as long as it clearly shows the required information, your elite status level, valid expiration date, and your name.

2. Submit your request
Once you receive your confirmation your status will be valid through August 31, 2022.

3. Enjoy Medallion Status
Complimentary Status until August 31, 2022.

a plane flying over a mountainGo here to see if you’re targeted

a screenshot of a black and white websiteWhat status will you qualify for?

Here’s the chart…

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If you want to keep status through 1/31/23 – you’ll have to hit these thresholds:

No spend requirement which is pretty awesome and if you fall short…for instance I need to hit 50k MQMs by 8/31/22, but if I don’t, I can still retain Platinum if I hit 28k MQMs

a white text with black textYou need to enter your email at this link. If you’re targeted you’ll qualify.

a screenshot of a login boxFill out the form and include a screencap of your current status

a screenshot of a emailI currently have Platinum Pro so fingers crossed I will match to Diamond and see what it’s like!

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Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

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  • Christopher May 26, 2022

    Apply for an American Express Card with this link. We can both get rewarded if you’re approved!

  • Cody March 17, 2022

    I applied and was told the documentation was insufficient but told to reapply. What they’re asking for is a bit hard to obtain as AA doesn’t supply “statements showing how your status was earned.”

    We’ll see what happens.

  • Ed March 17, 2022

    My wife was initially rejected due to insufficient documentation (from AAdvantage), but was allowed to resubmit and was approved on monday. We applied the first day this was available.

    • Thomas March 21, 2022

      hi Ed- i had the same issue as you, and was looking for what to upload (besides the photo of the physical card) since AAdvantage doesn’t issue exactly what they are asking for. If you can let me know what you sent would be very helpful. Thanks in advance, Thomas

  • Jake March 8, 2022

    Been over a week, anyone approved for this yet? Haven’t heard anything since I submitted the form as soon as it came out.

  • Christian March 1, 2022

    It’ll be interesting to see if Delta counts AA points earned through credit card spend.

  • Mike Saint March 1, 2022

    I think it’s just you…. perks of being a blogger….

    • Miles March 1, 2022

      Nah it’s random, some have gotten as well, some haven’t and I’d guess more will get targeted

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