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As of May 1, 2021, we are no longer blocking middle seats. You can view, select or change your seat in our seat maps when booking, in My Trips and during check-in. When you see the seat labeled as “occupied,” this means the seat is already taken by another passenger

Other Seat Information

Basic Economy offers a low fare with restrictions and is best for those traveling by themselves with firm travel plans. Since your purchase is final, be sure to familiarize yourself with the restrictions so you know if Basic Economy is right for you.

  • Seat(s) assigned after check-in, may not be together
  • Ticket changes are not allowed*
  • No ticket value upon cancellation*
  • Complimentary carry-on bag. Overhead bin space may be limited, so your carry-on bag may be gate checked free of charge
  • Checked bag fee applies depending on the route. Please visit our Baggage and Travel Fees page for details
  • Upgrades are not allowed**

*If you booked your Basic Economy ticket on or before April 30, 2021, you may be eligible to change or cancel your ticket after expiration of the 24-Hour Risk-Free Cancellation window. Basic Economy purchases are final, meaning these tickets are not changeable or refundable, and you will not receive an eCredit upon cancellation, if purchased after the expiration of our current COVID-19 travel waiver on April 30, 2021. 

**Basic Economy travelers are not eligible for paid or complimentary access or upgrades to premium seats, including to Delta Comfort+® or Preferred Seats.

If you are unable to sit in your seat without encroaching into the seat next to you while the armrest is down, please ask the agent if they can reseat you next to an empty seat. You might also consider purchasing an upgrade to First/Delta One.

If you would like to book an additional seat in order to ensure your best comfort during your travel, please call Delta Reservations at 1-800-221-1212. They will be glad to assist.

Preferred Seats include exit row, bulkhead window and aisle, and window and aisle seats in the front of the Main Cabin and are available to eligible customers upon ticketing on Delta and Delta Connection aircraft.

You can purchase Preferred Seats  prior to departure on flights within the U.S. and Canada, U.S. to international, and select exit-international flights. They are unavailable once the check-in window for the flight has closed. 

Basic Economy: Customers who purchased Basic Economy are not eligible to purchase Preferred Seats.

SkyMiles Members: Earn miles, including Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) toward Medallion Status with the SkyMiles Program, for Preferred Seat purchases.

The ability to select seats will vary based on operating airline. Once your ticket is booked, visit My Trips or contact the operating airline for more information.