Alert: Travel to Gulf Coast Region

Last Updated: September 30, 2005, 1:30pm EDT

Hurricane Katrina impacted travel in select areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. If you are traveling through these areas, check your Flight Status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans, or you can get updates sent directly to your wireless device/e-mail with Flight Notifications.

Travel to New Orleans

We have resumed service to and from New Orleans, LA.; however, certain precautions are still being taken so please keep the following restrictions in mind:

  • The City of New Orleans is streamlining access into targeted areas of Orleans Parish while continuing to safeguard previously flooded areas. These targeted areas include Algiers, the Central Business District, the French Quarter and Uptown.
    • Business owners in these targeted areas began re-entering Thursday, September 29, 2005.
    • On Friday, September 30, 2005, residents will be allowed back into these areas.
  • On Wednesday, October 5, 2005, residents and business owners will be allowed into the remaining areas of New Orleans, with the exception of the Lower 9th Ward.
  • The Mayor of New Orleans warned that residences may be uninhabitable. Citizens should have a back-up plan in case they cannot live in their homes.
You can search Flight Schedules to check the departure times or make your Reservations here at

Rescheduling Flights

If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following cities on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below.

Additional collection in fares may apply. See Conditions & Restrictions below. You can now edit your itinerary here at, or you may contact Reservation Sales to make changes to your itinerary.

Destination City
(To, From, or Through)
Original Travel Date Original Ticket Purchase Date
(On or Before)
New Travel & Reissue Date (No Later Than)
  • Gulfport, MS1
  • New Orleans, LA1

For ticket reissues:

August 27–October 31, 2005

For refunds:

August 27–September 15, 2005

August 27, 2005

Ticket must be reissued by:
October 31, 2005

New travel no later than:
October 31, 2005

  • Alexandria, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Meridian, MS
  • Miami, FL
  • Monroe, LA
  • Mobile, AL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
August 27–31, 2005 August 27, 2005

Ticket must be reissued by:
September 6, 2005

New travel no later than:
September 6, 2005

  • Naples, FL
  • Key West, FL
August 25–27, 2005 August 25, 2005

Ticket must be reissued by:
August 27, 2005

New travel no later than:
August 30, 2005

1Customers traveling from/to Gulfport and New Orleans can travel to/from an alternate Delta or Delta Connection airport located in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas with no fare adjustments or penalty.

Conditions & Restrictions

Changes to origins and destinations may result in an increase in fare. Any difference in fare between your original ticket and the new ticket will be collected at the time of booking.

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