Air travel has been challenging in recent months, with staffing issues, weather delays, and other problems leading to a large number of flight delays and cancellations.
Delta Airlines is hoping to give its customers some flexibility should issues arrive this 4th of July holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
The airline has issued a systemwide fare difference travel waiver for any passengers scheduled to fly July 1–4. The waiver allows customers to rebook their trip before or after what could become a challenging weekend to fly. Customers can rebook flights with no change fees or fare differences as long as the origin and destination remain the same.
Rebooked flights must take place by July 8.
“Delta people are working around the clock to rebuild Delta’s operation while making it as resilient as possible to minimize the ripple effect of disruptions,” the airline said in a release. “Even so, some operational challenges are expected this holiday weekend.”
The airline said the waiver has been issued to give customers as much flexibility as possible over the holiday without worrying about cost.
Some of the issues with flight delays and cancellations this year stem from a dramatic increase in demand as the nation continues to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Waivers are usually issued for specific events, such as weather issues in a particular region causing delays or cancellations. This 4th of July waiver is different in that it applies to every flight during that time frame.
How To Change Flights
For those interested in using the waiver, customers should:
- Open the My Trips tab on Delta.com, select the flight to be changed, and click Change or Add Flights.
- Open the FlyDelta app on a mobile device and follow the same steps.
Customers are reminded that the waiver, which allows for no charges, only applies for flights that take place by July 8. For flights changed to after that date, a fee will likely apply.
Customers who cannot find an adequate flight to change to can cancel and have the unused value of the ticket applied to a future purchase.
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