same-day travel changes

FLIGHTS THAT CHANGE WITH YOUR PLANS

We understand that travel plans can change last minute. And we want to accommodate those changes the best we can. That's why our same-day travel change service offers options when you need to make a change to your flight.

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  • Same-Day Confirmed

    Same-Day Confirmed

    • When You Need to Change Your Flight

      Eligibility
      • You can use the same-day confirmed option for travel within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Delta and Delta Connection® flights.
      • You may request a same-day flight change within 24 hours prior to the departure time of your original flight; however changes are limited to flights departing on the same day of ticketed departure.
      • If you have a flexible fare (usually a refundable ticket), you may be able to change your itinerary without a fee.
      • If you have an Economy fare, you can only be rebooked in the same fare class as your original flight.
      • If you have a premium cabin fare, -- including Delta One™, First and Business Class -- you may make a same-day confirmed change as long as a seat is available in the premium cabin
      • If you are traveling in Delta Comfort+ on a W fare, you may make a same-day confirmed change as long as a seat is available in Delta Comfort+.  If there is not a seat available in Delta Comfort+, you may be eligible to Same Day Confirm in a Main Cabin seat in some circumstances
      • Award Tickets are same-day confirmed eligible.
      • Origin, destination or co-terminal (LGA to JFK) changes are not same-day confirmed eligible.
      • Same-Day Confirmed changes from connection to non-stop flights are not permitted. 
      • Basic Economy fare (E) for flights flown on or after February 1, 2015 are not eligible for same-day confirmed travel changes.
    • Fees

      Fees

      Silver Medallion members, general SkyMiles members and non-members:

      • $50 USD Same-Day Change Fee - If your requested flight is same-day confirmed eligible
      • Applicable Change Fee -These fees vary based on your ticket and its fare rules, and will be due if you have a restricted fare and your requested flight is outside of same-day travel eligibility. Change fees are dictated by the fare rules.

      Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members:

      • $50 USD Same-Day Confirmed Fee Waived - If the requested flight is same-day confirmed eligible the $50 fee will be waived.
      • Applicable Change Fee - These fees vary based on your ticket and its fare rules, and will be due if you have a restricted fare and your requested flight is outside of same-day travel eligibility. Change fees are dictated by the fare rules.

      Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible to make same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes, regardless of Medallion or other elite status, for flights flown on or after February 1, 2015.

    • Additional Rules

      Additional Rules
      • Medallion complimentary upgrades do not transfer to your rebooked ticket.
      • Trip Extras or seats purchased for the original flight do not transfer to your rebooked ticket. Please note the original terms and conditions for Trip ExtrasDelta Comfort+™ and Preferred Seats.
      • The same-day travel program is subject to change and the rules in effect on the date of travel will apply.
  • Same-Day Standby

    Same-Day Standby

    • When There Are No Seats Available

      When There Are No Seats Available

      If you are unable to secure a new flight(s) with the same-day confirmed option, you can choose to fly standby with the same-day standby option.

    • Eligibility

      Eligibility
      • Same-day standby is only offered if same-day confirmed is not available.
      • You may request a same-day flight change within 24 hours prior to the departure time of your original flight.
      • Silver Medallion members, general SkyMiles members and non-members may only fly same-day standby for a flight that is earlier than their original flight.
      • Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members may standby for a flight any time on the same day as their original flight.
      • No routing changes are allowed.
      • Eligible same-day standby flights must be on the same day as the original flight, starting 12am of the same day to 11:59pm the same day.
      • Change is only permitted based on the original ticketed paid cabin. For example, customers confirmed in RU class may only standby for flights in the Economy cabin
      • Basic Economy fare (E) for flights flown on or after February 1, 2015 are not eligible for same-day standby travel changes.
      • You can use the same-day standby option for travel within the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Delta and Delta Connection flights.
    • Fees

      Fees

      Silver Medallion members, general SkyMiles members and non-members:

      • $50 USD Standby Fee - Standby fee will be collected, but your card will not be charged until you are assigned a seat on the standby flight
         

      Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members:

      • $50 USD Standby Fee Waived

      Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible to make same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes, regardless of Medallion or other elite status, for flights flown on or after February 1, 2015.

    • Additional Rules

      Additional Rules
      • Standby not permitted to/from Canada
      • Standby permitted for multi-segment flights. Customers must stand by for each individual flight segment. Standby fees are not refundable once you are assigned a seat on the first standby segment.
  • Same-Day Standby Upgrades

    Same-Day Standby Upgrades

    The same-day standby upgrade option allows you to upgrade your flight for a small fee, provided space is available and your ticket is eligible. This option applies to specific flights and routings:

    • Within North America (except JFKLAX and JFKSFO).
    • To/from Aruba, Bermuda, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), Los Cabos (Mexico), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Nassau (Bahamas), Providenciales (Turks and Caicos), San Juan (Puerto Rico), and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
    • Between Atlanta and Costa Rica, St. Maarten and St. Lucia
    • Between Cancun (Mexico)and Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis and Minneapolis