Change or Cancel

Change Your Flight


We understand that your plans may change. Enjoy more peace of mind with no change fees when you purchase Delta One®, Delta Premium Select, First Class, Delta Comfort+® or Main Cabin on flights originating from North America. For all Delta tickets where travel begins outside of North America, we continue to offer waived change fees except for Basic Economy fares, which are not changeable.*

It‘s easy to cancel, make changes or rebook your flight online prior to departure. Visit My Trips to make changes to your flight(s) any time before your travel date. Tickets not changed or canceled prior to departure will have no remaining value. Sometimes your new flight may cost more than your original flight. If this happens you would need to pay the difference in price to change your ticket.

*Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed** or canceled unless the ticket falls within an existing Basic Economy waiver.

**Some Basic Economy tickets originating from Europe, Africa, and other international markets may be changeable for a fee. Check the ticket restrictions for details.

For more details about waiver eligibility and terms, visit our Travel Planning Center

Changing a Non-Refundable Ticket


With a non-refundable ticket, you can change your flight when you pay a change fee of $0-500, depending on the location where you’re traveling, plus the price difference. As a reminder, Basic Economy purchases are final, meaning tickets are not changeable or refundable unless the ticket falls within a Basic Economy waiver.
  1. Ensure you are canceling your ticket prior to departure
  2. Find Your Trip or Log In, and go to My Trips
  3. Select the flight you need to change
  4. Click on 'Modify Flight'
  5. Click on 'Start Flight Change'
  6. Choose new flight(s)
  7. Complete check out and pay any change fee and the price difference between your old flight and your new one
  8. Get your confirmation

If you need additional assistance with making a change, please contact us and a Reservation Specialist will be able to assist you. 

 For tickets purchased on or after August 31, 2020, there is no change fee for travel within the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please remember that you will still need to pay the difference in price if your new flight is more expensive than your original flight.

For tickets purchased before August 31, 2020, there is a $200 change fee for Delta-marketed flights. 

As a reminder, Basic Economy tickets are final and non-refundable and non-changeable unless the ticket falls within a Basic Economy waiver.

For travel outside the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the change fee starts at $200, depending on the length of flight, location and type of fare. However, we have temporarily waived change fees for travel originating outside of North America for Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class, Delta Comfort+  and Main Cabin tickets that were purchased on or after May 1, 2021.

Basic Economy tickets are typically non-refundable, non-changeable and excluded from this policy. However, some Basic Economy tickets originating from Europe, Africa, and other international markets may be changeable for a fee. Check the ticket restrictions for details.

*Travel between the Caribbean and the U.S. or Mexico purchased on or after December 9, 2020 has no change fee, except for Basic Economy tickets which are non-refundable and non-changeable.

Changing a Refundable Ticket


You may change your refundable ticket without paying a change fee, provided all fare and ticket rules are met and seats are available. If the ticket price has increased since your original purchase, you will need to pay the difference in price between your original fare to your new fare.
  1. Find Your Trip or Log In, and go to My Trips
  2. Select the flight you need to change
  3. Click on 'Modify Flight'
  4. Click on 'Start Flight Change'
  5. Choose new flight(s)
  6. Complete check out and pay any fare difference
  7. Get your confirmation

If you need additional assistance with making a change, please contact us and a Reservation Specialist will be able to assist you. 

Changing an Award Ticket


It is easy to make changes to your Award Ticket. We have simplified travel by eliminating change fees for Award travel within the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands) and for international travel originating in North America. In addition to eliminating change fees, you can now make changes any time prior to departure.
  1. Find Your Trip or Log In, and go to My Trips
  2. Select the flight you need to change
  3. Click on 'Modify Flight'
  4. Click on 'Start Flight Change'
  5. Choose new flight(s)
  6. Complete check out and pay any fare difference
  7. Get your confirmation

As a reminder, Basic Economy Award Tickets are final, meaning these tickets are not changeable or refundable. If you need additional assistance with making a change, please contact us and a Reservation Specialist will be able to assist you.

Third-Party Ticket Changes


If you need to change a ticket that Delta didn’t issue, such as a ticket you purchased through a hotel or vacation package, additional fees may apply.

Additional third-party charges may apply to the following: 

  • A traditional travel agency
  • An online travel agency
  • Another airline, including SkyTeam and codeshare partners

For the following, external ticket handling charges will not apply: 

  • Tickets originally issued by Delta — booked through reservation sales, a ticket office, on delta.com or on the Fly Delta app
  • Involuntary changes like cancellations, delays or schedule changes
  • Tickets issued with military or government fares
  • Customers completing a SkyMiles upgrade
  • Same-Day Confirmed Ticket Changes

The $50 charge is: 

  • Waived if the change is completed on delta.com in My Trips
  • Applied for tickets changed through Reservations Sales
  • Applied for tickets changed at one of our Ticket Office Locations

Terms & Ticket Validity


During the ticket change process, we will apply your ticket’s remaining value to your new trip.

For travel between and/or within Canada, United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, your ticket must be reissued and all travel completed within one year from the original date of purchase.

For all other travel, your ticket is valid for one year. If travel was started, your ticket must be reissued and all travel must be completed within one year of the start date. If travel was not started, your ticket must be reissued and travel must begin within one year of the original date of purchase.