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BREAKING: Delta Issues Waiver for International Travel Outside United States Due to Coronavirus

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Delta Air Lines just announced a travel waiver for travel outside the United States, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Travel involving Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is also included.

“Delta will waive change fees for all flights booked between March 1-31 to any international destination the airline serves,” the announcement said. (Bold mine.)

Unfortunately, tickets booked prior to March 1 seemingly aren’t included.

Passengers may make a one-time change without being assessed a fee, though fare differences may apply.

“We realize customers have questions about the ongoing COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak and the possibility of further government travel restrictions.”

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Visit the waiver’s alert for more information and learn about how Delta waivers work in general.

Contact Delta Air Lines for Rebooking Help

If you have questions or need to rebook travel, contact Delta Air Lines directly or the provider through whom you originally purchased travel.

Delta Air Lines: 1-800-221-1212

On Twitter: @Delta (Read our guide using on using Delta’s Twitter help!)

— Chris

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6 Comments

  1. Barry Graham Reply

    Well that’s odd. You’d think they would be more lenient on those that booked before anything was known about this. At least it gives us all more flexibility now.

  2. Barry Graham Reply

    I.e. at least it gives us all (if we booked after Jan 1) more flexibility.

  3. I have to believe that they worded it poorly and you’re reading it wrong: I have to believe that what they mean is this applies to travel during the period of March 1 to March 31.

    • @Josh Adams: I think the wording is likely correct and Delta still expects people to book international travel — especially some businesses. Giving them the option of changing tickets without fees encourages — or at least doesn’t discourage — people from purchasing travel.

  4. David Meier Reply

    What a joke. This is a zero value policy as most international travel is booked 6+ months out.

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