Old Jul 15, 19, 3:36 pm
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What happens if I match to DL Plat but only qualify for Gold within 90 days? Would love the Plat benefits but would rather have Gold for a year.

Is this part of the wiki accurate?

Through this offer, you may maintain the same or lower Medallion status level as your matched status. If you are matched to Silver Medallion status, you will not be able to earn Gold Medallion status through this offer, even if you will fly more than 12,500 MQMs or 15 MQSs during the offer period. But if you have been matched to Gold Medallion status and you only fly 6,250 MQMs or 8 MQSs, you will earn Silver Medallion status. Your Medallion status will be returned to non-Medallion status if you are unable to complete the minimum flight requirement before the end of the 90-day period.

Because the opposite is currently reported on UpgradedPoints:

How do I earn a higher status than the matched status during the 90-day status match challenge?

Once you are approved for a status match challenge, you are granted temporary Medallion Elite status with Delta Air Lines. During the 90-day challenge period, you cannot qualify for any other elite status level besides the temporary status you were granted using the challenge requirements.

You can, however, meet the annual requirements for a higher elite status (versus the reduced 90-day challenge requirements) to reach a higher elite status.
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