Air transportation is subject to the individual contract terms (including rules, regulations, tariffs and conditions) of transporting air carriers, which are incorporated by reference into every ticket for travel and made part of the Contract of Carriage. Incorporated terms may include, but are not restricted to:
You can obtain additional information on items 1 through 6 above at any U.S. location where the transporting air carrier's tickets are sold. You have the right to inspect the full text of each transporting air carrier's rules at its airport and city ticket offices. You also have the right, upon request, to receive free of charge the full text of the applicable terms incorporated by reference from each of the transporting air carriers. Information on ordering the full text of each carrier's terms is available at any U.S. location where the air carrier's tickets are sold.
Delta reserves the right to amend its Contract of Carriage at any time. Your travel will be governed by the rules that were in effect on the date you purchased your ticket, although Delta reserves the right to apply rules currently in effect on the date of your travel where reasonably necessary for operational reasons and where the change in rule does not have a material negative impact upon you. Delta ticket agents and employees cannot modify the terms of the contract without authority from a corporate officer.
Delta's conditions of carriage permit Delta to refuse to transport passengers when:
Delta will not refuse transport based on a passenger's:
Airline flights may be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight for which a person has a confirmed reservation. If the flight is overbooked, no one will be denied a seat until airline personnel first ask for volunteers willing to give up their reservation in exchange for a payment of the airline's choosing. If there are not enough volunteers, the airline will deny boarding to other persons in accordance with its particular boarding priority.
With few exceptions, persons denied boarding involuntarily are entitled to compensation. The complete rules for the payment of compensation and each airline's boarding priorities are available at all airport ticket counters and boarding locations. Some airlines do not apply these consumer protections to travel from some foreign countries, although other consumer protections may be available. Check with your airline or your travel agent.
We will exercise reasonable efforts to carry you and your baggage according to our published schedules and the schedule reflected on your ticket, but published schedules, flight times, aircraft type, seat assignments, and similar details reflected in your ticket or Delta's published schedules are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. Delta may substitute alternate carriers or aircraft, delay or cancel flights, change seat assignments, and alter or omit stopping places shown on the ticket at any time.
If the change is due to circumstances beyond our control, we will have no liability to you other than to refund your ticket price. If the change is due to circumstances within our control, then we will transport you to your destination on our next available flight (or substitute alternative transportation at our discretion) and, depending upon the circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund and/or we may provide you with meals, lodging and/or ground transportation to accommodate you during the delay.
Passengers on a journey involving an ultimate destination or a stop in a country other than the country of departure are advised that international treaties known as the Montreal Convention, or its predecessor, the Warsaw Convention, including its amendments, may apply to the entire journey, including any portion thereof within a country. For such passengers, the treaty, including special contracts of carriage embodied in applicable tariffs, governs and may limit the liability of the Carrier in respect of death or injury to passengers, and for destruction or loss of, or damage to, baggage, and for delay of passengers and baggage.
The names of carrier’s party to such special contracts are available at all ticket offices of such carriers and may be examined upon request.
The applicable limits of liability for your international journey on a flight ticketed by this carrier are:
Rights are per passenger in most cases. You may benefit from a higher limit of liability for loss of, damage or delay to baggage by making at check-in a special declaration of the value of your baggage and paying any supplementary fee that may apply. Alternatively, if the value of your baggage exceeds the applicable limit of liability, you should fully insure it before you travel.
If your journey also involves carriage by other airlines, you should contact them for information on their limits of liability.
Air carrier liability for passengers and their baggage
As an air carrier within the meaning of European Regulation (EC) No. 2027/97 (as amended by Regulation (EC) No 889/2002), Delta Air Lines is under the obligation to make available a summary of the main provisions governing liability for passengers and their baggage, including deadlines for filing an action for compensation and the possibility of making a special declaration for baggage, to passengers at all points of sale, including via the internet in relation to carriage to, from or within the European Community. Please see below for a summary of the relevant provisions. In addition, more detail can be found in our International Contract of Carriage.
Compensation in the case of death or injury
There are no financial limits to the liability for passenger injury or death. For damages up to 100000 SDRs (approximate amount in local currency*) the air carrier cannot contest claims for compensation. Above that amount, the air carrier can defend itself against a claim by proving that it was not negligent or otherwise at fault.
If a passenger is killed or injured, the air carrier must make an advance payment, to cover immediate economic needs, within 15 days from the identification of the person entitled to compensation. In the event of death, this advance payment shall not be less than 16000 SDRs (approximate amount in local currency*).
In case of passenger delay, the air carrier is liable for damage unless it took all reasonable measures to avoid the damage or it was impossible to take such measures. The liability for passenger delay is limited to 4150 SDRs (approximate amount in local currency*).
In case of baggage delay, the air carrier is liable for damage unless it took all reasonable measures to avoid the damage or it was impossible to take such measures. The liability for baggage delay is limited to 1000 SDRs (approximate amount in local currency*).
Destruction, loss or damage to baggage
The air carrier is liable for destruction, loss or damage to baggage up to 1000 SDRs (approximate amount in local currency*). In the case of checked baggage, it is liable even if not at fault, unless the baggage was defective. In the case of unchecked baggage, the carrier is liable only if at fault.
Higher limits for baggage
A passenger can benefit from a higher liability limit by making a special declaration at the latest at check-in and by paying a supplementary fee.
Complaints on baggage
If the baggage is damaged, delayed, lost or destroyed, the passenger must write and complain to the air carrier as soon as possible. In the case of damage to checked baggage, the passenger must write and complain within seven days, and in the case of delay within 21 days, in both cases from the date on which the baggage was placed at the passenger's disposal.
Liability of contracting and actual carriers
If the air carrier actually performing the flight is not the same as the contracting air carrier, the passenger has the right to address a complaint or to make a claim for damages against either. If the name or code of an air carrier is indicated on the ticket, that air carrier is the contracting air carrier.
Time limit for action
Any action in court to claim damages must be brought within two years from the date of arrival of the aircraft, or from the date on which the aircraft ought to have arrived.
Basis for the information
The basis for the rules described above is the Montreal Convention of 28 May 1999, which is implemented in the Community by Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (as amended by Regulation (EC) No 889/2002) and national legislation of the Member States."
This is a notice required by European Community Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (as amended by Regulation (EC) No 889/2002). This notice cannot be used as a basis for a claim for compensation, nor to interpret the provisions of the Regulation or the Montreal Convention, and it does not form part of the contract between the carrier(s) and you. No representation is made by the carrier(s) as to the accuracy of the contents of this notice.
* The SDR serves as the unit of account of the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations. The value of the SDF is based on a basket of key international currencies, and its value changes continuously. Please visit the IMF’s web-site to determine the current value of the SDR in your local currency.
According to the Israeli Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981, sales transactions which take place in Israel may be cancelled within fourteen (14) days of the transaction date, but not less than seven (7) working days before the departure date of the first flight of an itinerary. Cancellation of the booking and a claim for refund must be submitted in writing. If the conditions listed above are satisfied, a refund will be credited to the passenger's account, less a cancellation fee of five percent (5%) of the total fare of each ticket or NIS 100 per ticket, whichever is less.
For travel entirely within the USA, liability for loss, damage or delay in delivery of baggage is limited to $3,300 per ticketed passenger unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. Carrier assumes no responsibility for fragile or perishable items.
Note: Rules governing limitations on Delta's liability for lost, damaged, or delayed baggage, and your responsibilities for timely notification in the event of lost, damaged, or delayed baggage vary depending upon the nature of your travel. Contact a Delta agent for details.
Any claim for delay, loss, damage to baggage is barred unless notice of the claim is presented to Delta within 24 hours after the occurrence of the events giving rise to the claim, and written notice is received by Delta within 21 days of the occurrence. Any action must be commenced within one year after the occurrence.
Any claim for delay, loss or damage to baggage is barred unless notice of the claim is presented in writing to Delta within seven days (in the case of damage) or 21 days (in the case of delay or loss) after the occurrence of the events giving rise to the claim. Any action must be commenced within two years after the occurrence.
Delta Connection carriers are regional airlines which use Delta flight numbers 3600-6799. Flights carrying a "DL" designator that are operated by partner airlines are known as "codeshare" flights. Check with Delta for additional information.
Reservations and boarding passes/authorities may be canceled, and passengers may not be eligible for denied boarding compensation if they fail to comply with applicable check-in requirements for their flights. For more information, see Check-in Requirements.
Your onward and/or return reservations may be canceled for failure to:
All dollar currencies reflected on delta.com are in U.S. Dollars (USD) except where otherwise noted.
For your safety Delta requires that all passengers 18 years of age and older present positive identification for travel. Acceptable forms of positive identification include either:
Note: Passengers without identification may be denied transportation.
Delta is a smoke-free airline. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on all Delta-operated or Delta Connection carrier flights system-wide.
While electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking and are used to assist users in their efforts to quit smoking, the use of electronic, simulated smoking materials including cigarettes, pipes and cigars, is prohibited on all Delta flights. However, they are permitted in a passenger's carry-on luggage for all Delta/Delta Connection flights.