Delta waives change fees for bookings to Punta Cana

Delta Air Lines is waiving change fees for passengers with flights booked to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic through Aug. 15 who want to change their travel plans.

The deaths of a number of American tourists who visited the Dominican Republic have made headlines in recent weeks.

Atlanta-based Delta issued an advisory saying, "Due to recent events in Punta Cana, travel may be impacted" to, from or through the destination.

Delta is allowing travelers scheduled to fly June 21-Aug. 15 to cancel their trip and get a credit, or switch to a different flight without paying a change fee.

The terms only apply to customers whose tickets were originally issued on or before June 21.

Those scheduled to fly to Punta Cana can also keep their reservations and make no change. A Delta spokesman said there are currently no cancellations of Punta Cana flights anticipated.

Those who rebook must begin travel by Nov. 20, 2019. Those who switch to a different destination will still have the change fee waived but may need to pay for a difference in fare.

More information is on Delta's website.