Delta, United Permanently Eliminate International Change Fees

Delta, United Permanently Eliminate International Change Fees

This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced that they'll be permanently eliminating change fees for flights across the globe on Wednesday.

Delta will waive its $200 international change fee for any flight originating in the U.S., or between the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean going forward, including for codeshare flights, according to their announcement. Basic economy fares, however, are excluded.

The new policy comes months after the airline eliminated change fees for most ticket categories on flights within U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“No year has better demonstrated the value of flexibility than this one,” Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian said in a statement. “Our approach has always been to put people first, which is why we’re extending our current change fee waiver and making lasting changes to our practices, so customers have the trust and confidence they need long after the pandemic ends.”

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