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Good news today if you're a regular Delta flyer: several improvements to how you earn status in 2021. Beginning with flights on April 1 and continuing through the end of the year, you'll earn more as follows:
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Travelers will no longer have to worry about fees to change or cancel their flights on Delta. The airline announced that it has originating in North America, including flights operated by codeshare and joint venture partners. The only exception is basic economy fares, so travelers with this type of ticket are still subject to fees when they book after March 30, 2021. Any travel booked before that date falls under a waiver that eliminates change fees for all fares on both domestic and international flights. Earlier this year, Delta and many other U.S.-based airlines announced they would , but Delta and American are the first to announce the policy will also cover international flights.
Delta Air Lines further enhancements to their loyalty program and for holders of their co-branded credit cards. A notable change is the removal of fees when changing or canceling a domestic award flight for all SkyMiles members. The fees used to cost customers $150 for any changes. The new policy does not include basic economy fares.
Delta has also extended certain benefits for co-branded credit cardholders through the end of 2021, including $100 flight credits, unused Companion Certificates and unused Delta Sky Club guest passes. Speaking of extensions, Delta Sky Club Memberships will now be extended through June 30, 2021, assuming your membership was active as of March 1, 2020.
These changes follow Delta's latest update where .
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Shortly following United's announcement of the elimination of most change fees, . The elimination of change fees is effective immediately for domestic travel including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new policy will cover Delta’s first class, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and main cabin tickets. Basic economy tickets are not covered. Delta will continue to offer a waiver on change fees for newly purchased international flights and basic economy fare through Dec. 31, 2020, as part of its COVID-19 response.
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