Via a special targeted link, Delta is offering “preferred partners” up to a Platinum status match, no challenge required.
Now, the offer is intended for new and existing corporate partners, but unfortunately I don’t know exactly which ones. You may want to google the largest companies in ATL, NYC, MSP, DTW, etc. The promotion is surely intended to attract corporate customer business, and it would make sense that potential targets would include the largest companies in Delta’s hub cities. From what I’ve heard, despite the T&Cs stating otherwise, you can send the request from any email account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). You only need to list the company you “work for”. Once your request is received along with you credentials, your SkyMiles account will be updated within ten business days. Successful readers, feel free to share the companies you used in the comments section.
Too much work? Delta’s standard status match allows for matches up to Gold status. All you need to do is fax/email a copy of your current elite statement or elite card to the Delta Skymiles Service Center with “Attention: Elite Status Match”. That fax number is 404-773-1945 or email – SMSCEliteFaxes.Delta@delta.com. Unfortunately, more than not lately, Delta has been rejecting these requests and instead asking you to register for a status challenge (up to Platinum). See more details on the challenge here.
Remember, with any of the above methods, if you match (method 1/2) or register and complete the flight requirements (method 3) prior to June 30, 2013, your Medallion status will only be maintained until February 28, 2014. If you match or register for the offer on or after July 1, 2013 your Medallion status will be maintained until February 28, 2015. The longer you can wait the better, especially with word that Delta will be transitioning to a revenue based program after 2013.
T&Cs for the corporate match: