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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

With Basic Economy please remember refunds and upgrades are not available at any time. Basic Economy is best for those traveling by themselves with firm travel plans. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the restrictions so you know if Basic Economy is right for you.

  • No seat(s) assigned until after check-in, not together 
  • No changes allowed*
  • Cancelable for partial eCredit (cancellation charge applies)** 
  • Last to board & not eligible for upgrades 
  • No miles earned; no credit toward SkyMiles Medallion Status***

*Ticket changes or refunds not allowed after the Risk-Free Cancellation period.
**Excludes tickets issued for travel originating in Mexico, which cannot be canceled or changed. For tickets issued for travel originating in Korea, tickets will be refunded to original form of payment after deducting the cancellation charge. For tickets issued for travel originating in Europe, the cancellation charge is €150. For tickets issued for travel originating in the United Kingdom, the cancellation charge is £150. For tickets issued for travel originating in Africa, Middle East and India, the cancellation charge is $180.
***Not eligible for MQM, MQS or MQD earn, paid or complimentary access or upgrades to premium seats, including to Delta Comfort+® or Preferred Seats; and no paid access to Priority Boarding.

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.