Eye of the Flyer, which is a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc., has partnered up with CardRatings to provide coverage of credit cards products. Card issuers might pay a commission to Eye of the Flyer or CardRatings. These entities may not approve or review the opinions, reviews, analyses, and recommendations. Amazon Associates earns from qualifying purchases.Delta Air Lines gives Medallion members another year of breathing easier.The airline granted Medallion elite status to Medallion through January 2023, and all MQM will be carried over to next year. It also offers an incentive to attain Medallion status in the coming year.These were just a few of the announcements made by Ed Bastian, Delta CEO.Extended Medallion Status, MQM Rolling overWe finally know the answer to a question that many Delta elite flyers have pondered: Will Delta status be rolled over to next year?Delta will actually extend Medallion status to 2022 Medallion years, which expires January 31, 2023.Plus, all MQM, regardless of Delta elite status, will be carried over to next year and count towards 2023 status.Awards TicketsAdditionally, award tickets can still earn MQD and MQM for travel up to January 31, 2023.Certificates of Upgrade for Global and Regional Geographical UseGUC and RUC can be used for travel until January 31, 2023.Delta Amex Benefits ExtendUnused Companion Certificates, as of July 31, 2021 or Companion Certificates between August 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 can be used for travel through January 31, 2023.Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card, and Delta SkyMiles Reservation Business American Express Card members who have not used SkyClub guest passes may also use them until January 31, 2023.Status earners get a new priority upgradeHere's an interesting twistBeginning February 1, 2022, 2022 Status holders will be eligible for complimentary upgrades. This is in addition to those who have already earned the status.My plan was to accumulate enough MQD for Silver status in 2022, and then to hit partner mileage runs as soon as possible so that I could attain Platinum or Diamond fairly quickly.However, if I earn Silver this season, will that still make me a Platinum in 2022. That one is something I'll need to look into more.It appears that those whose status is carried over to next year won't be eligible to choose Choice Benefits.Final ApproachBravo, Delta. Well done.I believe that extending status is a good #KeepClimbing move. People are becoming more concerned about travel because the Delta version of COVID-19 is getting worse every day. Delta also noted that it will take some time for business travel to be back to pre-pandemic levels. This is a great way for airlines to keep their most loyal customers happy.What do you think?This link will show you the rates and fees associated with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card. These terms and conditions apply.This link will show you the rates and fees associated with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card. These terms and conditions apply.Eye of the Flyer, which is a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc., has partnered up with CardRatings to provide coverage of credit cards products. Card issuers might pay a commission to Eye of the Flyer or CardRatings. These entities may not approve or review the opinions, reviews, analyses, and recommendations. Amazon Associates earns from qualifying purchases.The bank advertiser has not requested or paid for responses. The bank advertiser has not reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed the responses. The bank advertiser is not responsible for ensuring that all questions and posts are answered.