As the year winds down, travelers aiming to achieve elite status in their airline programs by the December 31 cut-off begin scrambling to push their elite-qualifying mileage total past the 25,000-mile mark. That’s the number of miles members must fly annually to reach elite status.
In most cases, that means squeezing in an extra flight or two, sometimes even making a “mileage run”—a flight taken exclusively to reach elite status, or to elevate one’s status from a lower elite tier to a higher one.
But while elite-qualifying miles are generally awarded only for actual flight miles, there are occasional opportunities to make progress with non-flight activities. One such activity is featured in a new promotion from Delta: eating.
Between October 1 and November 30, Delta SkyMiles members can earn 1,000 elite-qualifying miles, plus 1,000 base miles, when making four qualified dines of $25 or more at four different participating SkyMiles Dining restaurants.
That’s not a lot of miles, to be sure. But as always with dining miles, since they’re miles awarded for a meal you would have purchased anyway, they’re gravy.
Unfortunately, the gravy … I mean the bonus … may only be earned once per member.
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
Top Fares From
Today's Top Travel Deals
Brought to you by ShermansTravel
Colombia: Choose Your Length of Stay...
Indus Travelsvacation $505+
Wisconsin Dells Water Park Resort w/Meals,...
Rome to Istanbul: Luxe, 11-Night Mediterranean...
Oceania Cruisescruise $3999+