Atlanta-based Delta temporarily drops fees to rebook 4th of July weekend flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced that it is temporarily dropping fees for customers to change their flights for July 4th travel.

The airline says it will have a “systemwide” fare difference travel waiver for flights July 1-4.

Customers won’t have to pay a fare difference or changing flights fee. They can also pay the same price for the new tickets even if the fare is higher than the original.

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The new flights must be between the same origin and destination and scheduled to fly by July 8.

Delta’s unusual move comes ahead of what’s expected to be a busy travel weekend.

“Delta people are working around the clock to rebuild Delta’s operation while making it as resilient as possible to minimize the ripple effect of disruptions. Even so, some operational challenges are expected this holiday weekend. This unique waiver is being issued to give Delta customers greater flexibility to plan around busy travel times, weather forecasts and other variables without worrying about a potential cost to do so.”


AAA says about three million Georgians are planning to skip town. The travel surge comes as airlines continue to struggle with staffing shortages and flight cancellations.

Almost 700 flights, including 200 at Delta, were canceled across the country last weekend. The major airlines blamed staffing shortages, weather issues and air traffic control problems.

Delta previously warned travelers in May to expect more cancelations and delays throughout the summer season. Delta plans to cut 100 flights per day to adjust to current staff starting July 1.

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