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Same-Day Flight Changes


We’re here to help you make Same-Day Ticket Changes. These changes mean that you’re making a flight change within 24 hours of your original scheduled departure when flying within the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some tickets, such as Basic Economy fares and tickets for international travel, are not eligible for Same-Day Ticket Changes. All Same-Day Ticket Changes are subject to availability.

There are two options when you make same-day ticket changes.

SAME-DAY CONFIRMED
If a seat is available in your originally purchased fare class, you can change your ticket to a confirmed seat on a new flight.

  • Same-Day Confirmed Fee From $75 USD
  • Same-Day Confirmed is Complimentary for Diamond, Platinum & Gold Medallion Members (See Terms & Conditions)
SAME-DAY STANDBY
You may wait for a seat on an earlier flight than your original ticket, if the Same-Day Confirmed option is not available.
  • Same-Day Standby Fee From $75 USD
  • Same-Day Standby is Complimentary for Diamond, Platinum & Gold Medallion Members (See Terms & Conditions)
  • Fee is only charged if you’re cleared for your requested flight
  • Please note, Same-Day Confirmed and Same-Day Standby fees changed to $75 USD per ticket for travel departing on/after March 15, 2017
  •  If you have a Main Cabin ticket, you can only be rebooked in the same fare class as your original flight as long as a seat is available in Main Cabin
  • Origin, destination or same-city (ex. LGA to JFK) changes are not available for a Same-Day Confirmed change
  • Basic Economy fares (E) are not eligible for Same-Day Confirmed travel changes

Same-Day Confirmed


With Same-Day Confirmed, you'll move to a confirmed seat on a new flight. Please review all the rules associated with making a same-day confirmed ticket change.
  • 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. It is not available for international 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 refundable ticket, you may be able to change your itinerary without a fee
  • If you have a Main Cabin ticket, you can only standby for a seat in Main Cabin — not in First Class or another premium cabin
  • If you have a premium cabin fare like Delta One®, Delta Premium Select or First Class you may make a Same-Day Confirmed change as long as a seat is available in the cabin purchased or a lower cabin
  • If you are traveling in Delta Comfort+, 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 make a Same-Day Confirmed change in a Main Cabin seat, if available
  • Origin and/or destination changes are not available for a Same-Day Confirmed change. Same-City/Co-terminals (ex. LaGuardia Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport) changes are not available for a Same-Day Confirmed change.
  • Same-Day Confirmed changes from connection to nonstop flights are not permitted 
  • Basic Economy fares (E) are not eligible for Same-Day Confirmed travel changes

   

  • 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.
  • *Same Day Confirmed fee is $75 USD for tickets issues on/after March 15th, 2017. For tickets issues prior to March 15th, 2017, the fee is $50 USD.

Silver Medallion Members, General SkyMiles Members and non-members:

  • Same-Day Change Fee* is $75 USD — if your requested flight is Same-Day Confirmed eligible
  • Applicable Change Fee — These fees vary based on your ticket and applicable fare rules.

Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members:

  • Same-Day Change Fee* is waived — If the requested flight is Same-Day Confirmed eligible the fee will be waived.
  • Applicable Change Fee — These fees vary based on your ticket and its applicable fare rules
  • Medallion Complimentary Upgrades do not transfer to your rebooked ticket
  • The same-day travel program is subject to change and the rules in effect on the date of travel will apply
  • Trip Extras, seats purchased or upgrades purchased for the original flight do not transfer to your rebooked ticket. 

Same-Day Standby


If a Same-Day Confirmed flight change is unavailable, you may be eligible to stand by for an available flight. With standby, you can wait for an open seat on a different flight.
  • 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; however, changes are limited to flights departing on the same day of ticketed departure
  • 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
  • Basic Economy fares (E) 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. It is not available for international flights.
  • Origin and/or destination changes are not available for a Same-Day Standby. Same-City/Co-terminals (ex. LaGuardia Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport) changes are not available for a Same-Day Standby.
  • 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.
  • *Same Day Standby fee is $75 USD for tickets issued on/after March 15th, 2017. For tickets issued prior to March 15th, 2017, the fee is $50 USD.

Silver Medallion Members, General SkyMiles Members and non-members:

  • Same-Day Standby Fee* is $75 USD - 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:

  • Same-Day Standby Fee* is waived
  • 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 Upgrade


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 routes:

  • Within North America (except for JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO)
  • 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