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Delta Airlines Flight Change Policy


Delta Airlines is no longer charging passengers for international or domestic flights. The fee waiver does NOT apply to Basis Economy tickets. They cannot be changed or cancelled unless they fall under Delta’s 221 Basic Economy Changeability WAIVER.

Delta Airlines offers flight change policies that allow you to cancel, change, or cancel your flight at any time.

Below is a snapshot from Delta Airlines new change flight policies:

  • You can cancel your flight at any time within 24 hours without having to pay a fee.
  • All Delta change flight fees are now permanently waived  Domestic   Take off on international flights From North America to any other destination. This includes:
    • Basic economy tickets reserved up to April 30, 2021*.
      *Some tickets, such as those coming from Africa, Europe or other international regions, may be rebooked for a small fee. Refer to the ticket for further details.
    • Only Delta issued tickets. This means that if you book a Delta flight with another airline you will need to confirm their flight change policy.
    • All international flights operated via Delta's joint venture partners.
  • The change fees for flights between the United States and Mexico (both ways) have been eliminated. Book basic economy tickets until April 30, 2021.
  • No change fees for refundable tickets are required up to 24 hours before departure. However, you will be charged the applicable fare differential.
  • For award tickets, no change fees are charged if the ticket is changed before departure.
    • Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands are the two most common locations in the United States.
    • Travel to North America on international flights
  • The United States (Puerto Rico) and the USVI allow for same-day departures within 24 hours. Prices start at USD 75. However, Gold Medallion and Platinum members are allowed to make same-day flights for no charge. No same-day cancellations are allowed on international flights or Basic Economics tickets. See the Delta Airlines Sameday Flight Change Policy below for details.
  • All tickets bought in or expiring after 2021 are now extended until December 31, 2022.
  • Changes to an existing online flight booking will affect all passengers.
  • An additional fee may be charged by the third party if you want to amend a ticket that was issued by them.

 Flight Changes with Delta Airlines 


How much does it cost for Delta Airlines to change a flight?

You can change your flight for USD 200-500 if your flight is not included in a waiver. This depends on the route. Basic Economics tickets can't be cancelled or changed unless they are subject to a waiver.

Delta Airlines Waiver of Change Fees for Basic Economic Tickets in 2021


Delta Airlines can you change your flight for a Basic Economy ticket.

Delta Airlines waived any change fees for Basic Economy tickets, inclusively, until December 31, 2020. Basic Economy tickets are non-changeable. However, any Basic Economy flight ticket can be modified without paying a change fee.

All options. There are many options. You also have the option to cancel and receive credit for the full amount of your ticket. Rebook your flight before December 31, 2021 and you can start your journey no later that December 31, 2022. If your new flight costs less than the original one, you'll be issued a credit that you can use to pay for future travel. You will be required to pay for the costlier flight.

This waiver is also known as 2021 Basic Economics Changeability Waiver. It's temporary and applies to all Delta flights, regardless of the origin or destination.

 Ticketed Datum 

 Affected Travel Date 

 The ticket must be reissued before/on 

 Your travel must start no later than 

April 1 - December 31 2021

July 28th - December 31st, 2021

December 31, 2021

December 31, 2022

 Delta Airlines Flight Change Procedure--North America, the Caribbean 

All tickets (except Basic Economy), can be changed without any additional charge.

This applies to:

  • Tickets from North America to anywhere else in the World.
  • Tickets that travel from the Caribbean to North America and Mexico (both directions)
  • Basic economy tickets which fall under Delta’s 2021 Basic Ecosystem Changeability Waiver.

 Delta Airlines Flight Revision Policy--Outside North America 

Delta has temporarily waived flight change fees for all international flights that originated outside North America. These flights were purchased between May 1st, 2021 and May 1, 2019. This means that any flight departing from North America can be changed without paying a fee. The change fee waiver is available for all fare types except Basic Economy.However some Basic Economy tickets can still be changed at a fee depending on the instructions given on your ticket.

 Delta Airlines Same-Day Flight Change Policy 


Delta allows same-day ticket change within 24 hours of the original flight departure time. All same-day flight modifications are subject to availability and cannot be made at any other time than the original departure time.

  • The same travel class and route can be used on a Main Cabin Seat.
  • To flights within the United States of America, Puerto Rico, or the U.S Virgin Islands.
  • Fly Delta mobile application or online during check in (subjects to availability).

Exceptions. No same-day flight change can be made to:

  • Basic Economy Fares
  • International routes
  • Destination/Origin cities or the same-city airways (JFK, LGA)

Options. You have 2 options for making same-day tickets changes.

 Same-Day Confirmed Changes  

 Same day standby changes 

If the seat is still available, you may change to a reserved seat on a new plane if it is in the same travel category as your original flight ticket. The USD 75 same-day fee for confirmed changes is waived for Platinum & Gold Medallion members.

If the same-day confirmed option for an earlier flight is not available, you may opt for an earlier flight of the same class.

 Same day standby upgrades 

Delta offers the same-day standby option for seat upgrades. This upgrade is subject to availability. This option is available only:

  • North America includes JFK–SFO and JFK–LAX, but not both.
  • To/from St. Thomas/US Virgin Islands, San Juan/Puerto Rico, Providenciales/Turks and Caicos), Nassau/Bahamas), Montego Bay/Jamaica Los Cabos/Mexico Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands), Bermuda and Aruba
  • Between Atlanta and St. Lucia (St. Maarten), and Costa Rica
  • Cancun (Mexico), Minneapolis-Messing, Indianapolis, Cincinnati. Atlanta.

 Delta Airlines: Non-Refundable Changing Flight Tickets 

A flight change fee may apply if you need to cancel a Delta Airlines non-refundable ticket. This fee is dependent on the route. In addition, you will need to pay the applicable fare differences.

You can't make changes to basic Economy tickets that are not covered by the basic Economy exemption (i.e. tickets purchased prior to April 30, 2021 or May 1 - December 31, 20,21), as long they're reissued before December 31, 2021 and used not later than December 31,2022.


How can you Modify for a Delta Airlines flight


How do I cancel my Delta flight

You can modify your Delta Airlines flight online, by phone or at a Delta counter. Call Delta Airlines' Change Flight Phone Number to make a flight change.

ow a Delta Airlines flight online


Delta Airlines makes it easy and quick to make a flight change online. The website allows you to:

  • Change the date, hour, or day for your flight.
  • Change the departure or destination of your flight.


To change your Delta flight online:

  1. Visit official website of Delta Airlines 
  2. Click on My Journeys
  3. Select/enter your:
    1. Confirmation number
      Credit/Debit Card Number
      Number of tickets
    2. First and Last Name
  4. Click on the Find My Trip Button
  5. Choose the flight you would like to change
  6. Click on Modify Flying
  7. Take off to make a flight change
  8. Book your new flight

 Change a Delta Award Ticket 


Online modification of Delta Airlines award tickets is possible as follows. Your account may take several hours to reflect the refund.

  1. Visit official website of Delta Airlines 
  2. Log in or click on My Trips
  3. Select the flight to which you want to make a change
  4. Click on Modify Flying
  5. Click on Start Flight Booking
  6. Select your next flight
  7. Complete your check out
  8. Pay the difference in fare (if applicable)
  9. Receive your confirmation

Note. You cannot cancel or change your Basic Economy Award tickets outside the 24-hour window, unless they fall within Delta's Basic Economy waiver. Delta Airlines  is available for assistance.

 Flight Changing Tips (applicable on all tickets) 

  • It will lose any value if you don't cancel or change your tickets before departure.
  • If your new flight is more expensive, the difference will be refunded to you in the form of credit that can then be used again.
  • If your new ticket costs more than the original flight, you will have pay the difference.
  • A Basic Economics ticket can't be changed unless the ticket falls under Delta's Basis Economy Waiver. For a fee, you can modify some tickets that originated from Africa or Europe as well as other international locations. See the fare terms of your ticket for details.

 Delta Airlines Change Fee 


Delta Airlines: How much do they charge to modify a flight?

For flights that do not fall within a travel waiver you could be charged between USD 200 - 500 to make any changes to your flight. You can however, make use of the fee waivers shown in the table.

 Time of Ticket Reservation or Route 

 Delta Airlines Change Fee 

All tickets within the 24-hour guarantee period are free of risk

No change fee--incl. Basic Economics tickets.

Tickets may be purchased up to April 30

All tickets included in the price are eligible for a no-change fee up to December 31st. Basic Economy.

Tickets bought after April 30 are valid for travel

All tickets, inclusive, are eligible for a free change up to December 31st. Basic Economy.

For travel, you can purchase trips after April 30,

Basic Economy tickets won't be changeable.

Travels from North America to anywhere in North America

No change fee -- except basic Economy tickets not included under Delta's basic Economy Changeability Waiver.

Trips that originate in the Caribbean and travel to North America, Mexico or both.

There is no charge for changing tickets, except for Basic Economy tickets which are not covered under Delta’s Basic Economy Switchability Waiver.

Trips that originate outside North America and are booked after May 1, 2020

There is no change fee (temporarily waived), for all travel classes except basic economy tickets with certain exceptions.

 Basic Economy  ticket and tickets for travel waiver removal

24-hours after purchase: USD 200 to 500 (depending on route). Within 24 hours of departure, USD 75. Subject to availability

Read also :- American Airlines flight  ! United Airlines flight  

How can you avoid Delta Airlines flight change charges 

Below are some tips to help you save on Delta's flight change fees

  • Benefit from DOT’s 24-hour risk-free guarantee. Use the U.S. Department of Transportation 24-hour rule to cancel any flight free of charge within 24 hour of purchase.
  • You can buy a flexible ticket. You will not be charged any change fees if your travel plans change. Although the ticket is more expensive, it is much less expensive.
  • Get a Delta Medallion Elite status. If you have Gold, Diamond, and Platinum status, you can get special fee waivers.
  • Make use of schedule changes. You are allowed to cancel or change your flight, if your flight is delayed by more than 2 hours, or to be canceled or rescheduled.


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