Delta is giving customers more time to plan and rebook a trip than any other U.S. airline with a travel credit extension that allows for unmatched flexibility. Tickets normally expire one year after purchase, but effective immediately, Delta is extending the validity of:  

  • All tickets expiring in 2021 to expire Dec. 31, 2022 

  • All tickets purchased in 2021 to expire Dec. 31, 2022 

Additionally, to provide more protection for more tickets, Delta is extending its existing change fee waiver for all Basic Economy tickets purchased through April 30, 2021 – as well as all tickets that originate outside of North America.  

“Delta has consistently delivered new ways of simplifying travel and giving customers more control over managing their plans, and we’re keeping that promise,” said Sandeep Dube, S.V.P. – Pricing and Revenue Management. “We’ve already removed change fees for most tickets for good, and now we’re taking it one step further by giving customers even more time to use their travel credits. Our Delta CareStandard commitment provides layers of protection not just for safer travel, but for more flexible travel, too – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”   

Delta last spring extended through the end of 2022 many tickets impacted by the onset of the pandemic (those purchased prior to April 17, 2020, that were scheduled to travel on or after March 1, 2020).  

Whether last year’s holiday trip was canceled and customers need more time to use an eCredit, or they’re considering booking a summer getaway, Delta will safeguard the value of their ticket if or when plans change. 

When customers are ready to rebook, they can easily make a change on delta.com or the Fly Delta app – another way the airline is working to make the travel journey easier. 

More flexibility with no change fees  

Delta’s waiver makes it easier for all customers to book their trips with complete confidence, regardless of a Basic Economy ticket or travel origin. We’ve also made lasting changes to help simplify travel into a seamless, stress-free experience. Learn more about how Delta has permanently eliminated change fees for all premium and Main Cabin tickets that originate in North America, giving customers the flexibility they need to manage their plans. 

More layers of protection for your health 

People remain at the center of everything we do. Delta’s commitment to the Delta CareStandard and layers of protection throughout the travel journey also continue to include more science-backed health and safety efforts, from rigorous mask requirements to a strict quality assurance program for cleanliness with input from partners at Mayo Clinic, Emory and Reckitt, the makers of Lysol. In recent months, Delta has installed onboard hand sanitizer stations and antimicrobial lighting and has worked with TSA to ensure checkpoint cleanliness in airports nationwide and roll out antimicrobial bins to screening lanes at select Delta hubs. 

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