Delta to ‘Permanently’ Eliminate Redeposit Fees for Award Tickets and ’72-Hour Rule’ for Changes

By Paul Riegler on 22 September 2020
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Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it would permanently eliminate the redeposit fee it charged for making changes on award tickets and eliminate a policy that limited when an award ticket could be changed.

As of Tuesday, the airline said it is eliminating both the $150 redeposit key charged to cancel an award ticket and the $150 reissue fee required to change an award ticket. The new policy is in effect for all fares except Basic Economy.

“Customers can further rest assured if they need to change their itinerary,” the airline said in a statement.

In addition, it will eliminate the policy it instituted earlier in the decade that made it impossible for SkyMiles members to make changes to or to cancel award tickets within 72 hours of departure without forfeiting the miles used to purchase the ticket or tickets.  The new policy is also in effect for all fares except Basic Economy.

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