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Delta Changes Basic Economy Rules and Extends Status

Delta Changes Basic Economy Rules and Extends Status

As with last summer, airlines continue to adjust to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic with adjusted qualification rates, ticket rules and status requirements. Delta announced significant changes: SkyMiles Medallion members will now have their current status extended through Jan. 31, 2023. Additionally, award travel on Delta will now count towards earning status through Dec. 31, 2022. And finally, basic economy bookings will have the ability to make changes to their flights through Dec. 31, 2021.

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