delta flight change fee

Know all about the delta flight change fee, cancellation & refund

We provide you the best help to change or cancel your delta flight tickets. In this article, you will come to know all the options related to your delta flight change fee or cancelation.

Changes & Refund fee for delta tickets

First of all, you need to check what ticket you are traveling with, for that visit My Trips section on delta airlines website. Check what is written next to the cabin name, it could be Basic economy fare, Non-refundable & refundable or flex. Now there is a fee and some other charges associated to change your flight that is described below.

 

Time period Basic Economy Fare Ticket Non-Refundable Ticket Refundable Ticket
During 24 hours booking time No charge to change Flight + Fare difference No charge to change Flight + Fare difference No charge to change Flight + Fare difference
After 24 hours of booking time Not Allowed In between $200 to $500 to change flight + fare difference No charge to change Flight + Fare difference
With 24  hours of flight departure Not Allowed Around $100 as per availability Around $100 as per availability

 

Cancelation & Refund fee for all delta tickets

 

Time period Basic Economy Fare Ticket Non-Refundable Ticket Refundable Ticket
During 24 hours booking time No charge to cancel flight No charge to cancel flight No charge to cancel flight
After 24 hours of booking time Not Allowed In between $200 to $500 to cancel the flight Complete refund
With 24  hours of flight departure Not Allowed In between $200 to $500 to cancel the flight Complete refund

 

Tip: You can purchase a Trip protection plan in which you can avoid the extra charges of flight changes & cancellation in non-refundable & refundable tickets. You will also get covered for your entire journey and you will get reimburses for any kind of trip delay or cancelations. Not just you but your personal items, carry on and checked baggage will cover under this protection plan.

 

Explore the process to change your delta flight ticket

You can make the basic changes like passenger’s name, departure or arrival date, and destinations within 24 hours of the flight departure. However, if you have basic economy fare tickets then the time limit to make changes is up to 24 hours of booking time only. Find the steps to make changes in your flight below:

 

Steps to make changes in delta non-refundable ticket

1. Select the MyTrip option on the website and fill your first and last name with a flight confirmation number.

2. Select the flight you want to make changes on, and click on modify flight option.

3. Click on start flight change and check the new flight as per your requirement.

4. Finalize the new flight and check your details and contact information before checkout.

5. In the cart, you will see the price difference of the flight and extra fee for flight changes.

6. Complete the checkout and get your flight booking confirmation on your email address.

7. You can also contact the delta airline reservations desk for more information or flight changes in case you not able to make changes yourself.

 

Note: If you are making changes in your domestic flight then there will be a charge of $200 per ticket and for an international flight, the fee starts from $200 to $500 per ticket depending on the destinations.

Steps to make changes in delta refundable or flex ticket

1. Select the MyTrip option on the website and fill your first and last name with a flight confirmation number.

2. Select the flight you want to make changes on, and click on modify flight option.

3. Click on start flight change and check the new flight as per your requirement.

4. Finalize the new flight and check your details and contact information before checkout.

5. In the cart, you will see the price difference of the flight and extra fee for flight changes.

6. Complete the checkout and get your flight booking confirmation on your email address.

7. You can also contact the delta airline reservations desk for more information or flight changes in case you not able to make changes yourself.

 

Note: You don’t have to pay any flight change fee either for domestic or international flights. The only amount that you have to pay is the price difference if any.

 

Explore the process to cancel or refund  your delta flight ticket

We do change or plans sometimes and the very first thing we do is to cancel our flights. If you have a basic economy fare ticket then you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking time. Because basic economy fare tickets are non-refundable after 24 hours of risk-free period. Check out the process to cancel a non-refundable and refundable/flex ticket below:

 

Steps to cancel delta non-refundable ticket:

1. Select the MyTrip option on the website and fill your first and last name with a flight confirmation number.

2. Select the flight you want to cancel, and click on cancel flight option.

3. Keep following further steps to receive a confirmation of cancelation on your email address.

 

There will a deduction of an amount in between $200-$500 (depends on destinations) from the original cost of your flight. The balance amount will be credited in your delta associated account which can be used for future flight purchases.

 

Steps to cancel delta refundable/flex ticket:

1. Select the MyTrip option on the website and fill your first and last name with a flight confirmation number.

2. Select the flight you want to cancel, and click on the Modify flight option.

3. Select the flight cancelation process to cancel your trip and get confirmation at your email address.

 

There is no extra fee to cancel a refundable ticket so the entire amount of your flight will be refundable. You will receive a refund in the original payment method you choose to book that flight.

 

Same Day Delta Flight change policy

In this case, you can make changes in your flight during 24 hours of flight departure. This policy works for flight changes within the united states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. There are two possible ways to change your same-day flights as Same-Day Confirmed & Same day standby.

 

Same-day confirmed flight changes:

In this case, you will get a confirmed seat on other changed flights. It is only available while traveling in  North America by delta airlines or partner connected airlines. It is only applicable if you are requesting for flight changes within 24 hours of flight departure time. Same-day flight changes are not allowed in nonstop flights and international flights. You can not change your origin airport or arrival destination in same day flight change.

Same-day flight changes are not allowed for basic economy class. For main cabin travelers, the seat confirmation during same-day flight change will be in the main cabin only. However, if you are flying in higher class like delta one or first-class then seat assignment will be based on availability in the same cabin or the lower one. For delta comfort plus cabin if seats are not available on a new flight then you will get your new seats in the main cabin as per the availability.

 

Same-day confirmed flight change fee:

For Silver medallion, general SkyMiles and non-SkyMiles member the same day flight change fee is $75 USD. For diamond, Platinum and Gold medallion members the same day flight change fee will be waived off. If you are flying with a refundable ticket then you can get your same day flight changes for free.

Note: if you have purchased any seat or extra purchased upgrades will not be transferred to the new flight.

 

Same-Day Standby flight changes:

In some cases, airlines don’t get the seat available on the new flight so they put you on Standby. You can wait to get the next available seat on a new flight for same-day flight changes. You can choose same-day stand by option just for North America as international flights are not included in this plan.

If you are a basic economy ticket holder then you are not allowed to choose same-day stand by option. Silver medallion, SkyMiles member or non-SkyMiles members can choose standby options for earlier flights than the original flight. Diamond, Platinum and gold medallion members can choose same-day stand by option for any flight of the original flight day.

 

Same-day standby flight change fee:

There will be a charge of $75 USD for same-day standby but it will be charged once you get the seat confirmation on the other flight. If you have diamond platinum or gold medallion membership then you don’t have to pay any fee for same-day standby option.

Passengers can upgrade their same-day stand by flight seats with some additional cost if your ticket is eligible and flight have enough space.

FAQ related to delta flight change & refund policy

 

What is 24 hours risk-free cancellation period?

If you have booked your flight from delta airline’s website or fly delta mobile application then you receive an e-ticket as a confirmation. You can cancel or change that Eticket within 24 hours of booking time for free of cost. This refund policy is applicable on all types of tickets ( basic economy fare, nonrefundable and refundable / flex ticket).

 

How much does it cost to reschedule the flight?

Delta airlines charge $200 for domestic flight changes and up to $500 for international flight changes depends on destinations. While changing the flight please check the fare difference as you need to pay that as well for new flight booking.

 

How much time does it take to process the refund of a canceled flight?

Delta Airlines process the refund as soon as you cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking time. It totally depends on your payment source from which you made the payment. Sometimes banks put a hold on the transaction so you can call your bank and verify the same.

 

Can I change the delta basic economy ticket?

Delta’s basic economy ticket has few limitations in terms of changing or cancelation. You can only make changes or cancel your flight within 24 hours of flight booking. After that time period, you are not allowed to do any change or cancel your flights.

 

Is there a no show fee for delta airlines flights?

If you have a nonrefundable ticket then you will get the complete fare back to no show or prior information. But in the case of basic economy and nonrefundable tickets, you will not get any refund if you do not arrive for check-in or not inform about that. If you inform airlines about no show then you may get the travel credit.

 

For more information call delta airlines reservations desk for your ticket changes or refund. There will be an extra charge of $50 to change or cancel the flight with the delta website, reservations desk or any local office.

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