Use the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Calculator to determine how many miles — and Medallion Qualifying Miles, Medallion Qualifying Dollars, and Medallion Qualifying Segments for elite status — you will earn on your next flight with Delta or a partner airline. The calculator was last updated in September 2019.
Find out how much your total Skymiles are worth with our Points Value Calculator. And to learn more about on how the value of a SkyMile was determined, check out our article on Points Value for Travel Rewards Programs.
If you want to see how many miles you would earn with American and its partners, check out our American Airlines AAdvantage Calculator.
Instructions and details are included below the calculator. The calculator will auto-update as you enter information about your flight. The calculator is currently in beta testing; glitches may occur.
SkyMiles is a trademark of Delta Air Lines, Inc. This Real World Machine LLC calculator is not endorsed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Calculator: Instructions and Explanations
Enter the amount of your base fare plus any mandatory carrier fees, such as fuel surcharges, and any fees paid to upgrade your seat/fare class. Exclude the amount paid for government taxes and fees as well as any non-mandatory fees such as checked baggage fees.
Enter the number of miles flown for this trip, including your return flight segment(s) if this is a round-trip. If you need to estimate the mileage, enter your airport information at a site like Great Circle Mapper.
Enter the (whole) number of flight segments for this trip. Each flight between two airports equals one flight segment (with the exception of flights with continuing service where you stay on the same plane at the connecting airport to travel to your destination city).
For instance, assume you are traveling round-trip from Boston (BOS) to Seattle (SEA). You take a flight from BOS to Detroit (DTW) in order to connect with your later DTW to SEA flight. For your return, you fly direct from SEA to BOS. You would accumulate three flight segments, two from BOS to SEA (BOS-DTW and DTW-SEA), and one from SEA to BOS.
Purchased Fare Class
Select the fare class for your ticket purchase. For simplicity, the calculator aggregates a number of different fare codes together under the categories of “Economy,” “Premium Economy,” “Business,” and “First Class.” Each of these primary categories can also include the sub-categories of “Deep Discounted,” “Discounted,” or “Full.”
The exact fare class of a ticket is usually associated with a letter of the alphabet, e.g., F, J, Y, which usually stands for fully-refundable, first class , business class, and economy class tickets, respectively. Not all fare classes are available on all flights or on all airlines.
Since the calculator does not list all of the individual fare classes, you should consult your ticket or reservation and the Delta Air Lines website, especially for partner airlines, to determine the fare class you should select for the calculator.
In many instances, a non-refundable economy class ticket was probably purchased as an “Economy – Deep Discounted,” “Economy – Discounted,” or “Economy” ticket.
Select the airline from which you purchased the ticket for the trip. The ticket should have flight numbers issued by the ticketing airline, even if there are codeshares and flight numbers from different airlines for the same flight.
If you purchased your flight from Delta Air Lines, then American is your ticketing airline.
You can earn Delta SkyMiles with other partner airlines when you book and purchase your flight through the partner airline, provided you choose to credit your miles to the SkyMiles program (and not the partner airline’s mileage program). These partner airlines include:
- Aerolíneas Argentina
- Air Europa
- Air France
- China Airlines
- China Eastern
- China Southern
- Czech Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
- Korean Air
- Middle East Airlines
- Saudia Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
- Xiamen Airlines
Many, but not all, of these partner airlines are members of the SkyTeam airline alliance. Delta Air Lines is a SkyTeam member.
SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status
Select your SkyMiles Medallion elite status. There are four elite tiers: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. If you do not have elite status with Delta Air Lines, select “None.”
Silver members receive a 40% bonus on miles earned. Gold members receive a 60% bonus on miles earned. Platinum members receive an 80% bonus on miles earned. Diamond members receive a 120% bonus on miles earned.
Elite members receive these bonuses when they are flying with a SkyTeam partner airline, but not when flying with a non-SkyTeam partner.
Pay with Co-Branded Card
If applicable, select the co-branded credit card with which you paying for your flight. Co-branded credit cardholders earn 2 miles per $1 USD spent on Delta Air Lines.
Otherwise, cardholders earn 1 mile per $1 USD spent on other purchases, including ticket purchased from partner airlines.
Co-branded cards are issued by American Express and include:
- American Express Blue Delta SkyMiles
- American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles
- American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles
- American Express Delta Reserve
The calculator assumes you are using the U.S. versions of these co-branded credit cards.
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Calculator: Results
This figure equals the total number of redeemable SkyMiles that the calculator estimates you will earn for your flight based on the input your provided. Miles earned from paying with a co-branded credit card are included.
Estimated Value of Miles Earned
This figure equals the estimated cash value of the total SkyMiles that the calculator estimates you will earn for you flight. The calculator uses Real World Machine’s latest value for Delta Skymiles mile.
% Rebate Based on Miles Earned
This figure equals the percentage rebate you are receiving back from your spending, based on the value of the miles earned divided by the total spent, including mandatory carrier fees and seat/fare class upgrade fees, but excluding government taxes and fees as well as non-mandatory carrier fees.
Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) Earned
This figure equals the number of MQMs that the calculator estimates you will earn from your flight. MQMs are used to qualify for elite status with Delta Air Lines, in conjunction with MQDs.
For flights ticketed through Delta, MQMs are based on the miles flown for each flight segment, with a base minimum of 500 miles per flight segment. To calculate MQMs, these flight miles are then adjusted by a multiplier that depends on the fare class of the ticket, and ranges from 1x (for most economy fares) to 2x (for fully-refundable first class).
For flights ticketed through a partner airline, EQMs are again based on the miles flown for each flight segment, with a base minimum of 500 miles per flight segment when flying with SkyTeam partners and a base minimum of 250 miles per flight segments when flying with a non-SkyTeam partner.
To calculate EQMs, these flight miles are then adjusted by a multiplier that depends on both the fare class of the ticket and the partner airline, ranging from 0.25x to 2x. The multiplier is usually less for partner airlines who are not SkyTeam members for equivalent fare classes.
Because the calculator asks for the total miles flown, and not the miles flown per segment, it may slightly underestimate MQMs earned for multi-segment flights with one or more segments of 500 miles or less (250 miles or less for non-SkyTeam partners).
Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) Earned
This figure equals the number of MQDs that the calculator estimates you will earn from your flight. MQDs are used to qualify for elite status with Delta, in conjunction with MQMs or MQSs.
For flights ticketed through Delta, MQDs are equal to the base fare plus any mandatory carrier fees and seat/fare class upgrade fees, but excluding government taxes and fees as well as non-mandatory carrier fees.
For flights ticketed through a partner airline, MQDs are again based on the miles flown for each flight segment. To calculate MQDs, these flight miles are then adjusted by a multiplier that depends on both the fare class of the ticket and the partner airline, ranging from 0.25x to 0.6x. The multiplier is usually less for partner airlines who are not SkyTeam members for equivalent fare classes.
Medallion Qualifying Segments (MQSs) Earned
This figure equals the number of MQSs that the calculator estimates you will earn from your flight. MQSs are used to qualify for elite status with Delta, in conjunction with MQDs.
MQSs are usually equal to the number of flight segments taken for the trip.
Partner Airline Earnings
This section of the calculator shows how many SkyMiles, MQMs, MQDs, and MQSs your flight would earn if you purchased your ticket from the alternative program. The figures take into account payment with a co-branded Delta Air Lines credit card.
Keep in mind that the calculator does not account for availability or certain nuances in fare class structures. As a result, it may be impossible to actually book the same flight with the same fare class and receive the earnings that the calculator suggests.
As a reminder, consult the Delta Air Lines website for additional information, including eligible fare classes, earning rates, restrictions, and exceptions…not all of which are reflected in the calculator.