How Do I Change My Flight with Delta?

Delta is one of the major airlines in North America. It has flights to over 300 destinations in 60 countries.

Unforeseen circumstances may lead to you changing your flight to a more suitable time. Good news is that Delta allows passengers to change flights subject to certain terms and conditions.

Changing your flight

You can make standard alterations to your flight including time, destination and date as long as it is 24 hours before the allocated departure time for most Delta tickets. However, same day ticket changes are available subject to certain Delta policies.

You cannot change the flight on some tickets for example basic economy tickets after the risk free cancellation period is over. If you reservation includes multiple parties, changing your ticket will affect all parties in the reservation.

Changing a non-refundable ticket

You can change a non-refundable ticket depending on the flight's destination and the difference in ticket prices. Moreover, the change is subject to a fee ranging from $200 to $500.

Domestic ticket change fees include trips to any of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and others. The change fee for domestic ticket changes is $200.

You can change a non-refundable ticket through the following process:

1. Open the Delta website

2. Click 'Find Your Trip' if you do not have an account. If you have a Delta account, log in then go to 'My Trips'

3. Choose the flight that you want to alter

4. Click 'Modify Trip'

5. Tap 'Start Flight Change'

6. Select 'New Flight'

7. Go to Checkout and pay the change fee and the ticket price difference

8. Check your email and ensure you get a confirmation of the flight change.

Changing a refundable ticket

You can change a refundable ticket without incurring any change fees as long as flight and ticket rules are observed. Seats also need to be available on the new flight.

Ticket prices may have risen from the time you booked the original ticket. If so, you will need to pay the price difference.

To change a refundable ticket, follow these steps:

1. Open the Delta website

2. Click 'Find Your Trip' if you do not have an account. If you have a Delta account, log in then go to 'My Trips'

Choose the flight that you want to alter then,

  1. Click 'Modify Trip'
  2. Tap 'Start Flight Change'
  3. Select 'New Flight'
  4. Go to Checkout and pay the ticket price difference
  5. Check your email and ensure you get a confirmation of the flight change.

Changing an Award Ticket

Changing an Award Ticket requires that you do it at least 72 hours before the flight is planned to depart. You will also have to pay a $150 change fee which is usually disregarded for Diamond and Platinum Medallion members.

The process for changing an Award Ticket is the same as changing a refundable ticket.

Third party ticket changes

Additional fees do apply when changing ticket acquired through a third party. Third party ticket change fees are an additional $50 which can be waived under certain circumstances. Third parties in this case refer to other airlines, codeshare partners, traditional and online travel agencies.

If none of the processes above work, you can call Delta's customer service and request a flight changes. The charges will still apply. You can find Delta's customer service contact information on GetHuman.

The website offers detailed guide on how to change my flight with Delta. In case you incur any issues, do not hesitate to get in touch with customer services to have your problems sorted. These steps should help you change your flight with Delta.

How Do I Change My Flight with Delta?

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