Delta Air Lines temporarily offers free flight changes over the Fourth of July weekend

Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will temporarily be dropping fees for customers to change their flights over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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According to WSB-TV, Delta will be providing a “systemwide” fare difference travel waiver for flights from July 1 to July 4, so customers won’t have to pay the difference or the fee for changing flights.

In order to qualify, customers must travel between the same “origin and destination,” according to Delta. The adjustment can be made through My Trips or the Fly Delta app, and the new flights must be scheduled by July 8.

“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,” said Delta in a news release.

Delta said it is expecting heavy volumes of customers traveling over the Fourth of July weekend which they have not seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAA said in a news release that they are expecting about 47.9 million people to travel over the Fourth of July weekend between plane and car travel.

“The volume of travelers we expect to see over Independence Day is a definite sign that summer travel is kicking into high gear,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president, AAA Travel. “Earlier this year, we started seeing the demand for travel increase, and it’s not tapering off. People are ready for a break and despite things costing more, they are finding ways to still take that much-needed vacation.”

More information can be found on Delta’s website or through the Fly Delta app.

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