Coronavirus update: Delta waives change fees

Delta Air Lines said it is waiving change fees for all domestic travel through April 30 and for international travel through May 31, 2020. (AJC file photo)
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Delta Air Lines said it is waiving change fees for all domestic travel through April 30 and for international travel through May 31, 2020. (AJC file photo)

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Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

If you need to change your travel plans due to the coronavirus, it may be a little less costly to do so.

Delta Air Lines said it is waiving change fees for all domestic and international travel through June 2020.

That’s an expansion and extension from the initial policy applying to only international travel in the month of March.

You can change plans without paying certain fees, or cancel your ticket and get a credit for a future flight.

Delta is also waiving change fees for all tickets purchased between March 1 and May 31, as travelers become skittish about flying amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The move comes as domestic travel and international travel are both taking a hit from the coronavirus. Companies are putting limits on business travel and meetings and conferences have been canceled.

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The airline said the move was in response to customers' questions about the outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, and to add flexibility.

Atlanta-based Delta said the waiver allows travelers to make a change to their itinerary without paying a change fee.

Other airlines have made similar moves.

The moves signal that airlines want to allow travelers to cancel plans and allow travelers to continue to plan trips by allowing them flexibility to change plans later.

Delta already has suspended flights to much of Asia, Europe and Latin America and is cutting 80% of its flights.

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