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Use our online self-service tools to help you change or upgrade your seat. Learn more about Preferred Seats and seats on our Joint Venture partner airlines. You can also request additional space and learn more about the restrictions of Basic Economy seats.

Other Seat Information

Basic Economy provides a value for solo travelers and light packers who don't anticipate changes to their travel plans, or do not mind where they sit. In Basic Economy you'll experience:

  • 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
  • Seat assignment is free after check-in, subject to availability
  • Ticket changes or upgrades are not allowed*

*Ticket changes or refunds not allowed after the Risk-Free Cancellation period. Basic Economy travelers are not eligible for 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.