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Change Your Flight


We understand that your plans may change, enjoy more peace of mind with no change fees when you purchase Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+, First Class, Delta Premium Select or Delta One 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.  

For most tickets, you can make changes including time, date and location prior to departure. Tickets not changed or canceled prior to departure will have no remaining value. If you’re traveling within the domestic United States to the same destination and trying to change your flight departing within 24 hours, we recommend reviewing the Same-Day Ticket Changes. Certain tickets, such as Basic Economy, cannot be changed after the 24-Hour Risk-Free Cancellation period. Changes made to your existing reservation will apply to all passengers in the reservation  

For customers who purchased a Basic Economy ticket under our COVID-19 travel waivers on or before April 30, 2021, you may make changes* or may cancel your ticket and receive an eCredit. Basic Economy fares purchased after April 30, 2021 are final, meaning these tickets are not changeable or refundable, and you will not receive an eCredit upon cancellation.

*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.

HOW TO CHANGE 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. Basic Economy purchases are final, meaning these tickets are not changeable or refundable.

  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 fare difference
  8.  Get your confirmation

If you need additional assistance, please contact Reservations to make changes.

DOMESTIC TICKET CHANGE FEES

For travel within the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, change fees are $200 (per ticket) for Delta-marketed flights. After paying the $200 change fee, the remaining value of your old ticket will apply towards the cost of your new flight. 

For tickets purchased on or after August 31, 2020 for travel within the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the change fee is $0. Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed at any time.

INTERNATIONAL TICKET CHANGE FEES

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. 

For Delta tickets purchased on or after December 9, 2020 for travel originating from North America and for travel between the U.S. or Mexico and the Caribbean, the change fee is $0 (including flights operated by joint venture and codeshare partners). Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed at any time. 

HOW TO CHANGE A REFUNDABLE TICKET

You may change your 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 may need to pay the difference in price from 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, please contact Reservations to make changes.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR 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.  

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 TICKET HANDLING CHARGES MAY APPLY TO:

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

ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL NOT APPLY TO:

  • 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 EXTERNAL TICKET HANDLING CHARGE IS:

  • Waived if the change can be completed here at delta.com
  • 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.