Delta Increases Same-Day Standby and Flight Change Fees by 50%
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As of yesterday, Delta flyers will have to fork over a bit more cash if they want to change their flights on the same day or fly same-day standby. Whereas the old fees for same-day changes and same-day standby were $50 each, the new fees are going up to $75 — a 50% increase. If you booked tickets prior to March 15, 2017, these fees will be honored at the old rate, while tickets issued on or after March 15 will come with the updated fees.
Like before, Delta Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members will have their fee waived if they need to make a same-day change or fly standby. However, keep in mind that regardless of status, basic economy fares aren’t eligible for same-day changes or standby travel.
Effectively, Delta increased fees overnight without any warning for customers, which is surely not welcomed by anyone. However, the carrier is playing catch-up with American and United with this move — both AA and United already charge $75 for standby and same-day changes.
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