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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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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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: April 05, 2021 through May 04, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: April 02, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: March 12, 2021 through March 17, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: March 15, 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
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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: March 12, 2021 through March 15, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: March 11, 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
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Date(s) of Impacted travel: March 05, 2021 through March 08, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: March 05, 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Dakar, Senegal (DSS)
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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: February 15, 2021 through February 19, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 17, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: February 18, 2021 through February 20, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 16, 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: February 15, 2021 through February 17, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 16, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: February 15, 2021 through February 16, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 15, 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: February 13, 2021 through February 14, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 13, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: February 14, 2021 through February 15, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 13, 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: February 12, 2021 through February 13, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 11, 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: February 11, 2021 through February 12, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 10, 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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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: February 07, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: February 06, 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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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: January 31, 2021 through February 02, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: January 30, 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: January 12, 2021 through February 16, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: January 25, 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • All International Destinations to the United States
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Date(s) of Impacted travel: January 25, 2021 through January 26, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: January 24, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: January 12, 2021 through February 09, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: January 12, 2021
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • All International Destinations to the United States
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Date(s) of Impacted travel: December 16, 2020 through December 17, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: December 15, 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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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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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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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: November 05, 2020 through November 25, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: November 10, 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: November 08, 2020 through November 09, 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: November 05, 2020 through November 12, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: November 05, 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: October 28, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 28, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 28, 2020 through October 29, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 27, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 28, 2020 through October 29, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 26, 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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Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 26, 2020 through October 27, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 25, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
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Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 20, 2020 through October 27, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 22, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
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Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 20, 2020 through October 22, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 25, 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: October 08, 2020 through October 10, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 06, 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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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: October 06, 2020 through October 08, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: October 06, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: February 25, 2020 through March 31, 2021
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: April 17, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • All International Flights (not including travel solely within the U.S. 50, or to/from the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico)
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News

To give customers more time to enjoy their benefits, Delta is extending benefits for some Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members, Delta Sky Club Memberships and more.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: September 21, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: September 19, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Bermuda (BDA)
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News

Delta will replace the current filtering systems that pump air into jetbridges and parked aircraft with LEED Platinum MERV14 filters that will result in a 40% reduction in air particles.

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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: September 14, 2020 through September 17, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: September 15, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Gulfport, MS (GPT)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Mobile, AL (MOB)
  • Montgomery, AL (MGM)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Panama City, FL (ECP)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
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Exception Policies

Date(s) of Impacted travel: September 14, 2020 through September 16, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: September 14, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • 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: September 14, 2020 through September 16, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: September 13, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • 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: September 13, 2020 through September 16, 2020
Applicable to tickets issued on or before: September 12, 2020
Affected Area(s) to/from/through the following:
  • Bermuda (BDA)
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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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