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As more customers return to travel, Delta is making it easier for customers to understand and explore their options with all-new, easy-to-use travel planning resources on delta.com.

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News

Delta is giving customers more time to plan and rebook a trip than any other U.S. airline with a travel credit extension that allows for unmatched flexibility.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 05 April 2021 through 04 May 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 02 April 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
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Delta customers can now look forward to industry-first loyalty rewards, digital tools that make it simple and seamless to satisfy travel requirements, more seats to more destinations.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 12 March 2021 through 17 March 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 15 March 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
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News

For the third time in four years, Delta is one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies worldwide - this time in recognition of the company’s success in innovating with “creative problem-solving and fearlessness” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and for “finding reasons to be optimistic in an unprecedented year for tourism and hospitality.”

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 12 March 2021 through 15 March 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 11 March 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 05 March 2021 through 08 March 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 05 March 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Dakar, Senegal (DSS)
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News

Delta Air Lines’ audacious commitment to carbon neutrality from March 2020 onward is coming to fruition with swift impact through immediate actions coupled with long-term investments to combat climate change.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 15 February 2021 through 19 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 17 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Dallas-Love, TX (DAL)
  • Houston-George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 18 February 2021 through 20 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 16 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Washington – Dulles, DC (IAD)
  • Washington – Reagan, DC (DCA)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 15 February 2021 through 17 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 16 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Dallas-Love, TX (DAL)
  • Houston-George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 15 February 2021 through 16 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 15 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Dallas-Love, TX (DAL)
  • Houston-George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 13 February 2021 through 14 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 13 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Washington – Dulles, DC (IAD)
  • Washington – Reagan, DC (DCA)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 14 February 2021 through 15 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 13 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Fayetteville, AR (XNA)
  • Houston-George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Little Rock, AR (LIT)
  • Monroe, LA (MLU)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
  • San Antonino, TX (SAT)
  • Shreveport, LA (SHV)
  • Tulsa, OK (TUL)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 12 February 2021 through 13 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 11 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Eugene, OR (EUG)
  • Pasco, WA (PSC)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)
  • Redmond, OR (RDM)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 11 February 2021 through 12 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 10 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Washington DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington DC – Reagan (DCA)
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News

Delta is continuing its industry-leading commitment to provide more space on board as the only U.S. airline to block middle seats and limit capacity on all flights departing through April 30, 2021, ensuring customers can confidently plan and book their spring travel.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 07 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 06 February 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Asheville, NC (AVL)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
  • Washington DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington DC – Reagan (DCA)
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News

Delta’s unwavering commitment to keeping customers and employees safe throughout the global pandemic has earned it the hospital-grade “Diamond” rating from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying. It is the highest-level certification for airline cleanliness and safety determined by the two organizations through a new, independent health safety audit across the industry.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 31 January 2021 through 02 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 30 January 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Washington – Dulles, DC (IAD)
  • Washington – Reagan, DC (DCA)
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News

Helpful information on testing and entry requirements for traveling between Australia and the U.S.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 12 January 2021 through 16 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 25 January 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • All International Destinations to the United States
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Policy Updates

Effective on/after January 1, 2021, any tickets issued between March 28, 2020 and December 31, 2020 that were exempt from the U.S. Transportation Tax (US) and the Flight Segment Tax (ZP) that need to be reissued will be subject to collection of these taxes, if the ticket qualifies.

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News

Delta has developed a dedicated COVID-19 testing resource available on delta.com, highlighting testing locations across our international network that offer one or more of the approved tests.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 25 January 2021 through 26 January 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 24 January 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Bloomington, IL (BMI)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
  • Chicago-O’Hare, IL (ORD)
  • Chicago-Midway, IL (MDW)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
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News

Following an order from the CDC, the airline will require customers to present negative test results when entering the U.S., effective Jan. 26.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 12 January 2021 through 09 February 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 12 January 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • All International Destinations to the United States
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News

Effective Jan. 11, Delta will no longer accept emotional support animal bookings on any Delta flight. Delta’s updated policy follows a final rule issued last month by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which states carriers are no longer required to recognize emotional support animals as service animals.

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News

From 9 December 2020, all travellers to Australia should complete the Australia Travel Declaration before they fly to Australia.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 16 December 2020 through 17 December 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 15 December 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Washington DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington DC – Reagan (DCA)
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News

By sharing five simple pieces of information, customers can help U.S. government and health officials reduce instances of potential exposure and provide travelers with important public health information.

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News

Delta has proven capabilities for transporting COVID-19 vaccines after successful shipments earlier this year. With large warehouses and cooler facilities in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Seattle, and a network of 49 certified Pharma airports across the globe, Delta has capabilities in place to support vaccine shipments at home and around the world.

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News

Delta will continue delivering on its industry-leading commitment to provide more space for customers as the only U.S. airline blocking middle seats for flights departing now through March 30, 2021.

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News

Delta makes planning and booking trips easier with new interactive map on Delta.com that details travel requirement information, showcases where we fly and more.

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News

For the 10th year in a row, corporate travel professionals have named Delta the No. 1 airline in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey, with significant improvements over the airline’s already-leading 2019 scores.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 05 November 2020 through 25 November 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 10 November 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 08 November 2020 through 09 November 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before:
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Fort Meyers, FL (RSW)
  • Key West, FL (EYW)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 05 November 2020 through 12 November 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 05 November 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 28 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 28 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 28 October 2020 through 29 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 27 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Gulfport, MS (GPT)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Mobile, AL (MOB)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Panama City, FL (ECP)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 28 October 2020 through 29 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 26 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Gulfport, MS (GPT)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Mobile, AL (MOB)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 26 October 2020 through 27 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 25 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 20 October 2020 through 27 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 22 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 20 October 2020 through 22 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 25 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Lagos, Nigeria 
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News

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific announced the winners of the region’s most prestigious travel awards – the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards – and ​named Delta the Best North American Airline.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: 08 October 2020 through 10 October 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: 06 October 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
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operational excellence
COMPLETION FACTOR YTD1
FlightStats (Jan - Dec 2020)
95.7%
Delta Air Lines
93.8%
United
92.4%
American
ON-TIME PERFORMANCE ytd1
FlightStats (Jan -Dec 2020)
79.4%
Delta Air Lines
78.7%
United
74.6%
American
MISHANDLED BAGS
per 1,000 passengers2 (Jan - Oct 2020)
3.85
Delta Air Lines
4.75
United
6.37
American

1Based on December 2020 “Year to Date” statistics for on-time arrival (A0) and completion rate as provided by FlightStats for all flights scheduled and compared to other U.S. global carriers flying transoceanic routes: United Airlines and American Airlines. 2 DOMESTIC MAINLINE PERFORMANCE: Based on October 2020 “Year to Date” statistics for mishandled bags per 1,000 passengers enplaned as provided in the December 2020 DOT Air Travel Consumer report for domestic flights scheduled and compared to other U.S. global carriers flying transoceanic routes: United Airlines and American Airlines. 01/21

 
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