Fares & Discounts

 

When it comes to fares and fees, we don't want there to be any unwanted surprises. Take the time to read through this section, so you know exactly what fees you can expect—and even better, what fees you can avoid altogether.

KNOW THE FARES & FEES

Types of Fares

There are two types of fares you can choose between: refundable and nonrefundable.

Refundable fares offer maximum flexibility, and most do not require advance purchase.

Nonrefundable fares are priced for best value, but have more restrictions.

Special Fares & Discounts

Basic Economy Fare Features
Delta's Basic Economy fares are our lowest-priced fares and are available in select markets in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. We're able to keep these fares low by limiting certain benefits found in other Delta Economy class fares. For example, Basic Economy fares are non refundable and no cancellations or changes may be made once the ticket is purchased. However, this fare is eligible for Risk Free Cancellation and our Same-day Travel Changes programs.

Advance seat selection
Advance seat selection is not available with Basic Economy fares. Seat assignments will be auto-assigned for Basic Economy fare holders during check in.

Child Fares
Delta does not offer discounted-infant or -child fares for travel within the U.S. Learn more about child ticketing needs.

Discounts Not Offered on Delta.com
Certain discounts or companion fares may apply to a selected itinerary but are not available at delta.com.

  • Bereavement fares
  • International adoption fares
  • Military and government fares
  • Senior discounts (available in certain markets)

 Contact Reservations to check availability of these fares for your travel needs.

Taxes & Fees

Air Travel
The taxes and fees you pay are based on several elements and therefore, can vary widely. The airports you are leaving from and arrive at and the country those airports are in, all affect your taxes and fees. Here are the charges you will see on your ticket, and their explanations:

Base Fare - our ticket price plus U.S. excise and departure/arrival taxes when they apply.
Taxes and carrier-imposed Fees - airport charges, government taxes and fees, and carrier-imposed surcharges.
Total Fare - base fare plus airport charges, government taxes and fees, and carrier imposed surcharges - the total price you pay.

If you need to make a voluntary change to your ticket, Change Fees may apply that are separate from the taxes and carrier-imposed fees listed here.

 

Name & Description

May Apply To:

Code

Amount

Taxes and fees are subject to change.
*Approximate amount

U.S. Excise Tax (aka U.S. Domestic Transportation Tax; U.S. Ticket Tax)
Percentage of fare; applies to flights within the continental United States or Canada/Mexico 225-mile buffer zones

U.S. Domestic and International

US

7.5%

Travel Facilities Tax (aka Alaska/Hawaii Ticket Tax)
Applies to certain flight segments to or from Alaska or Hawaii

U.S. Domestic and International

US

$8.20

U.S. Federal Segment Fee
Per-segment inflation-adjusted fee applicable to flights within the continental United States

U.S. Domestic and International

ZP

$3.90

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
A maximum of 4 charges per itinerary applies to PFC-approved airports for facilities improvement

U.S. Domestic and International

XF

up to $4.50

September 11th Security Fee 
(aka U.S. Passenger Civil Aviation Security Fee)

U.S. government-assessed fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement per ticketed journey for security costs not to exceed $5.00 one-way or $10.00 round-trip (fees accrue incrementally with multi-segment travel itineraries)

U.S. Domestic and International

AY

$2.50 per U.S. enplanement

U.S. International Transportation (Arrival/Departure) Tax
Applies to all flights arriving in or departing from the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

International

US

$16.80

U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Fee
Applies to all flights originating abroad and landing in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

International

XA

$5.00

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Fee
Applies to international arrivals to the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

International

XY

$7.00

International Taxes and Fees
Various foreign taxes, inspection fees, and security charges typically excluding airport departure taxes

International

Varies

up to $349*

International Surcharges 
Carrier-imposed surcharges pursuant to applicable international tariff filings

International

YQ/YR

up to $260* each way

Singapore Aviation Levy
Applies to all flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport

International

OP

SG$ 6.10

Online Booking Fee
There are no online booking fees at delta.com unless the credit/debit card billing address is in Denmark, Sweden, or the Netherlands.

Denmark
Sweden
Netherlands

40 (DKK)/ticket
50 (SEK)/ticket
10 (EUR)/ticket

Fees from India

Below are the applicable taxes, fees and surcharges your fare may incur on your flight from India.

 

Name & Description

May Apply To:

Code

Amount (RT unless otherwise noted)

Taxes and fees are subject to change. 
Taxes are quoted in local currency but all purchases are paid in USD, with the current exchange rate applied at the time of ticketing/purchase.

Travel Facilities Tax 
(aka Alaska/Hawaii Ticket Tax)

Applies to certain flight segments to or from Alaska or Hawaii

U.S. Domestic and International

US

$8.20

U.S. Federal Segment Fee
Per-segment inflation-adjusted fee applicable to stopover flights within the continental United States

U.S. Domestic and International

ZP

$3.70

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
A maximum of 4 charges per itinerary applies to PFC-approved airports for facilities improvement

U.S. Domestic and International

XF

$4.50 to $12.00

September 11th Security Fee
(aka U.S. Passenger Civil Aviation Security Fee)

U.S. government-assessed fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement per ticketed journey for security costs not to exceed $5.00 one-way or $10.00 round-trip (fees accrue incrementally with multi-segment travel itineraries)

U.S. Domestic and International

AY

$2.50 per U.S. enplanement

U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Fee
Applies to all flights originating abroad and landing in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

International

XA

$5.00

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Fee
Applies to international arrivals to the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

International-US

XY

$7.00

U.S. Customs User Fee

International-US

YC

$5.50

India International User Development Fee (UDF/ADF)

International-IN

IN

Rp 360 to 1300

India Domestic/International Passenger Service Fee (SDF)

International-IN

WO

Up to Rp 230

India Service Tax

International-IN

JN

Business/First Class
10.3%

Economy Class
Rp 515

Transit via Amsterdam Noise Isolation Fee
(€2.50 each way)

International-NL

W

€5

Amsterdam International Airport (AMS) Security Service Fee for Transit Passengers
(€7.25 each way)

International-NL

CJ

€14.50

Netherlands Passenger Service Charge for Transit Passenger
(€6.33 each way)

International-NL

RN

€12.66

Transit via Paris (CDG) Passenger Service Charge & Civil Aviation Tax
(€13.65 each way)

International-FR

QX

€27.30

International Surcharges
Applicable surcharge will vary depending on itinerary:
For travel from India to North America surcharge can range from €114 to €180 each way
From travel from Mumbai to Amsterdam the charge is €90 each way

International

YQ/YR

€90 to €180
each way

An itemized break-up of the total amount owed (including the fare and applicable taxes, fees and surcharges) can be calculated from the table above. If you require assistance with calculating the exact amounts applicable to your planned itinerary prior to booking, or if you have any other questions regarding the amount owed in taxes, fees, and surcharges, you may email Delta's Customer Care Department. Please provide the specific routing, including origination and destination cities and all connecting cities, for your planned itinerary. We will respond as soon as possible with the required break-up of the fare and total amount owed. To avoid any changes in fares that may occur, you may obtain this information from us after purchasing a ticket at the indicated total price.

Hotels

Charges for Prepaid Reservations

In connection with facilitating your hotel transaction, the charge to your credit/debit card will include a charge for taxes and service fees. This charge includes an estimated amount to recover the amount we pay to the hotel in connection with your reservation for taxes owed by the hotel including, without limitation, sales and use tax, occupancy tax, room tax, excise tax, value added tax and/or other similar taxes.

The amount paid to the hotel in connection with your reservation for taxes may vary from the amount we estimate and include in the charge to you. This charge also includes an amount to cover service costs we incur in connection with handling your reservation. The charge for taxes and service fees varies based on a number of factors including, without limitation, the amount we pay the hotel, and the location of the hotel where you will be staying and may include profit that we retain.

We are not the vendor collecting and remitting taxes to the applicable taxing authorities. Our hotel suppliers, as vendors, include all applicable taxes in the amount billed to us and we pay over such amounts directly to the vendors. We are not a co-vendor associated with the vendor with whom we book or reserve our customer's travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate and the type of applicable taxes vary greatly by location.

Charges for Payment at Time of Checkout
We will not charge you for the hotel portion when you complete this transaction on delta.com. You will be charged directly by the hotel at the time of checkout for the estimated hotel total. In addition, you will be charged applicable taxes, including without limitation, sales and use tax, occupancy tax, room tax, excise tax, value added tax and/or other similar taxes, by the hotel you select.

Fees & Currencies

Fares for travel originating in most of the world’s major industrialized countries are filed and quoted in the primary currency of those countries and in U.S. dollars for other countries. Eligible Pay with Miles customers can log in and choose to have fares quoted in U.S. dollars, regardless of the travel origin country.

Tickets purchased on delta.com will be reported to your credit/debit card-issuer as sales made in the country from which travel originates. For example, if you buy a ticket from Paris to New York, the transaction will be reported as a purchase made in France in Euros. In this example, if your credit/debit card billing address country is not France, your card issuer may assess a foreign transaction and/or currency conversion fee, as described in your cardholder agreement.

To comply with laws in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, a separate internet ticketing fee will be charged for each ticket purchased using a credit/debit card with a billing address in these countries. The charge is DKK 40 for Denmark, EUR 10 for the Netherlands and SEK 50 for Sweden.

6 Tips for Finding Low Fares

  1. Let us help you. Delta's weekly email fare specials and Delta Web Fares regularly offer great deals to many exciting places. Don't miss out. Sign up for one of our Email Programs and visit Deals & Offers often.
  2. Plan as far in advance as possible. The further in advance you plan, the better your chances are for a lower fare. Fares usually have advance purchase requirements.
  3. Try different days and times. Fares can vary day-to-day, based on demand. Fares are usually lower on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and highest on Fridays and Sundays. Flights later in the evening are also usually lower demand.
  4. Search nearby area airports. Low fares sold out at one airport, may be available at another nearby airport.
  5. Consider flying round-trip. A round-trip itinerary is usually priced less than two one-way trips.
  6. Make holiday plans early. Holidays and school vacations are generally the highest-demand travel times. To get the lowest possible fare, book early. Some people book six months in advance.
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