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How To Change Flight Date For Free Delta?

Delta Airlines no longer charges passengers to change flights within the United States, or international flights that originate from the U.S. The fee waiver is not available for Basic Economy ticket, which can't be cancelled or changed--unless they are covered by Delta's 2021 Basic Economy Changeability Waiver (explained further below).

Delta Airlines' flight change policy allows for you to modify your flight (date, hour, and/or destination), or apply for a refund via eCredit in certain circumstances.

Below is a quick snapshot of Delta Airlines' new flight policy change:

  1. No fee for changing the date, time and/or location of your flight within 24 hours of booking, regardless of fare (i.e. non-refundable fares).
  2. All Delta flight change fees are permanently exempt  Domestic   International flights All flights from North America to other destinations. This includes:
  3. Basic Economy Tickets booked up to April 30, 2020*.
  4. *Some tickets are subject to change for an additional fee such as those from Africa, Europe and other international areas. Refer to your ticket for more information.
  5. Only Delta tickets are accepted. If you have a Delta ticket booked with another airline, make sure to review their flight change policies.
  6. All international flights operated under Delta's codeshare or joint venture partners as long as the ticket was issued to Delta.
  7. All flights between the United States and Mexico have been exempted from change fees (both directions). Book Basic Economy Tickets up to April 30, 2021.
  8. You can cancel or change your refundable ticket up to 24 hours prior to departure, but you'll have to pay any difference in fare.
  9. If the award tickets are changed prior to departure, there will be no change fee.
  10. The United States includes Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.
  11. International flights departing from North America.
  12. For a fee of USD 75, same-day changes within the United States and Puerto Rico are allowed. For Diamond and Platinum members, same-day changes to flights are free. Same-day changes are not available for international flight tickets or Basic Economy ticket. You can find more information in the Delta Airlines Same Day Flight Change Policy section below.
  13. All tickets purchased in or expiring in 2021 have their expiry dates extended to December 31, 2022.
  14. You can make changes to an existing flight reservation online. The changes will be applicable to all passengers on your booking.
  15. You may have to pay an additional fee if you wish to modify a ticket issued from a third party.


 How much does it cost to change a flight on Delta Airlines 


What is the cost of changing a Delta Airlines flight?

The cost of changing a flight if it is not covered by a waiver of change fees can range from USD 200 to 500 depending on the route. Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed or cancelled unless they are covered by a travel waiver. You can cancel within 24 hours and rebook to meet your new preferences.

Delta Airlines Change Fee Waiver in 2021 Basic Economy tickets


Delta Airlines Basic Economy tickets can be used to change your flight.

Delta Airlines waived the change fee on Basic Economy tickets up to December 31, 2021 (inclusive). Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed, but you can make changes to any Basic Economy ticket during this time without having to pay a flight change fee.

There are many options. You have the option to rebook your tickets immediately if you know when you will be traveling. You can also cancel the ticket and get a credit for its full value. However, you must rebook your ticket by December 31, 2021 to receive your credit and begin your travels no later than December 31, 20,22. You will be credited for the difference if your new flight is less expensive than the original. This credit can be used for future travel. You will be charged the difference if your new flight is more expensive.

This waiver, also known as the Basic Economy Changeability Waiver in, is temporary and applies for all Delta tickets, regardless of where you fly.

Ticketed date 

Travel Date 

You Ticket Must Be Reissued On/Before 

Travel must begin no later than 

From May 1 to December 31, 2021

July 28-December 31, 2021

December 31, 2021

December 31, 2022

Delta Airlines Flight Change Policies--North America and The Caribbean 

All tickets can be changed (except Basic Economy) with no additional charges.

This is applicable to:

  1. Tickets from North America to any other part of the world.
  2. Tickets from the Caribbean to North America or Mexico (both ways).
  3. Basic Economy tickets falling under Delta's 2021 Basic Economics Changeability Waiver.

 Delta Airlines Flight Policy--Outside North America 

Delta temporarily lifted the fee for flight changes on all non-North American flights that were purchased after May 1, 2021. You can cancel any flight that originates outside North America and not pay a change fee. All fare classes are exempt from the change fee except Basic Economy.However, certain Basic Economics tickets may be modified for a fee according to the instructions on your ticket.

 Delta Airlines Same-Day Flight Change Policy 


Delta allows you to change your same-day tickets within 24 hours of the original departure time. You can only make same-day flight changes subject to availability.

  1. In the same travel class as the route and on the same Main Cabin seat.
  2. To fly within the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.
  3. Fly Delta mobile app or online during check-in (subject to disponibilité).

Exceptions. It is not possible to make same-day flight changes:

  1. Basic Economy fares
  2. International routes
  3. Airports in the same city or origin/destination cities (JFK to LGA).

Options. Two ways to make same-day ticket changes:

Same-Day Confirmed Changes  

Same-Day Standby Modifications 

If a seat becomes available in the same class as your original ticket, you can request a change to a confirmed flight seat. For Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion members, the same-day confirmation fee is USD 75.

If you are unable to get the same-day confirmation option on an earlier flight you can choose an earlier flight in the same category as your original ticket.

Same-Day Standby Upgrades 

Delta offers a same-day standby upgrade option that allows you to upgrade your seat without waiting for space. This option is not available:

  1. It is not included in North America JFK–SFO or JFK–LAX.
  2. To/from St. Thomas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Providenciales(Turks and Caicos), Nassau [Bahamas], Montego Bay (Jamaica), Los Cabos Mexico (Mexico), Grand Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands), Bermuda and Aruba
  3. Between Atlanta and St. Lucia and St. Maarten and Costa Rica.
  4. Between Cancun, Mexico, and Minneapolis, Memphis and Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Atlanta.

 Non-Refundable, Changing Flight Tickets on Delta Airlines 

The flight change fee for Delta Airlines is USD 0 to 500 depending on the route. You will also have to pay any applicable fare difference

It is not possible to make any changes to Basic Economics tickets if they do not fall within the waiver.

How do you Make a Delta Airlines Flight?


What is the best way to change my Delta flight?

You can make a Delta Airlines flight change by phone, online or at a Delta Sales Counter. You can also change your Delta Airlines flight by calling the Delta Airlines change flight number (toll free in the U.S./Canada), or the Delta office/call centre in your country.

How To Change a Delta Airlines Flight Online


It is easy to change your Delta Airlines flight online. The website can be used to:

  1. You can change the flight date, time, and day.
  2. You can change the destination or origin of your flight.


To change your Delta flight online:

  1. Visit Official website of Delta Airline

  2. Click on "My Trips"

  3. Select/enter your:

    1. Confirmation number or
      Number of your credit/debit card
      Ticket number

    2. First and last names

  4. Click the Find My Trip button

  5. Choose the flight that you wish to change

  6. Click on Modify Flight

  7. Select Start Flight Change

  8. Book your next flight

 How to Change a Delta Award Ticket 


You can change your Delta Airlines award tickets online, as described below. It can take up to two hours for your mileage refund to appear in your account.

  1. Visit Official website of Delta Airline

  2. Click on "My Trips" or log in

  3. Choose the flight that you wish to change

  4. Click on Modify Flight

  5. Click on "Start Flight Change"

  6. Choose your new flight

  7. Complete your check out

  8. If applicable, pay the fare difference

  9. Get your confirmation

Note. Note. Basic Economy Award tickets cannot be changed or returned after the 24-hour period unless they are covered by Delta's Basic Economy waiver.

 Flight Change Tips (applicable to all tickets) 

  1. You can cancel or change your ticket prior to departure but it will lose its value later.
  2. If the price of your new ticket is lower, you will receive a credit to be used in the future.
  3. If the new ticket is more expensive than the original, you will have to pay that difference.
  4. If the ticket falls within Delta's Essential Economy Waiver, you cannot change it. Some tickets that originate from Africa, Europe and other international areas can be modified for a fee. Refer to your ticket's fare conditions for more information.

 Delta Airlines Change Fee 


What is the Delta Airlines fee to change a flight

You may have to pay between USD 200 and 500 to change your flight. This is in addition to any applicable fare differences. You can use the waivers for change fees as described in the table below.

Route or Time of Ticket Booking 

Delta Airlines Change Fee 

All tickets are guaranteed within the risk-free 24-hour period

No change fee--incl. Basic Economy Tickets

Tickets available until April 30

All tickets inclusive of the change fee are exempted from any fees until December 31st. Basic Economy.

For travel, tickets purchased after April 30

All tickets inclusive of taxes are exempt from any change fees until December 31st. Basic Economy.

For travel, trips purchased after April 30

Basic Economy tickets are non-transferable.

From North America, to anywhere else in the world, you can take a trip

There is no change fee, except for Basic Economics tickets that are not covered by Delta's Essential Economy Changeability Waiver.

Travels from the Caribbean to North America or Mexico (both ways).

There is no change fee, except for Basic Economy tickets that are not covered by Delta's Basic Economy Waiver.

Trips from outside North America, purchased after May 1, 2021

Temporarily waived change fee for all travel classes, except Basic Economy tickets that have some exceptions.

Basic Economics tickets, and tickets after travel waiver elimination

Within 24 hours of purchase: USD 200-500, depending on the route. Within 24 hours of departure: Starting at USD 75, subjected to availability.

Read also :- American Airlines flight change  ! United Airlines flight change

How to Avoid Delta Airlines Change Fees 

To save money on Delta flight changes fees, follow these tips:

  1. Use DOT's risk-free policy that lasts 24 hours. The U.S. Department of Transportation has a 24-hour rule that allows you to cancel any flight within 24 hours of purchase. You can also rebook as per your choice using the same 24-hour rule.
  2. Flexible tickets are available. Although it is more expensive, you don't need to pay a change fee if you have a different travel plan.
  3. Get a Delta Medallion Elite status. If you are holding Platinum, Gold, Diamond or Platinum status, you will be eligible for special fee waivers.
  4. You can take advantage of schedule changes. You can cancel or change your flight if it is delayed more than 2 hours.

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