Delta Issues Waivers for 4th of July Weekend Flights

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Delta Issues Waivers

Delta Issues Waivers for 4th of July Weekend Flights

If you’re flying this weekend, then get ready for headaches. Airlines have been struggling all year with staffing issues, resulting into many delays and cancellations. And that’s only expected to get worse during one of the busiest times of the year for air travel.

As Americans get ready to travel for the long 4th of July weekend, Delta has launched a “generous” offer. The airline is letting passengers change their tickets for free during the busy weekend. Delta customers can avoid paying a fare difference and skip the airport during a “potentially challenging” few days. Delta says it is providing more flexibility to customers for changing their travel plans.

However, Delta is only giving passengers a few extra days to fly. The airline is issuing a systemwide fare difference travel waiver for July 1-4, which allows customers to rebook their trip with no fare difference or change fees, as long as customers travel between the same origin and destination. Customers can adjust their travel plans via My Trips or the Fly Delta app. Rebooked travel needs to take place by July 8, 2022.

The Atlanta-based airline says that it is “working around the clock” to rebuild its operation. But it says that some operational challenges are expected this holiday weekend. Delta is expected to carry customer volumes from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4, not seen since before the pandemic.

Airlines usually issue these waivers for limited areas, normally for weather events that are likely to cause widespread delays and cancellations. And that’s probably what Delta expects this weekend.

If you are flying over the next few days, there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of a smooth experience. Try to fly early in the morning, possibly on the first flight of the day. Delays and cancellations normally get worse as the day goes by. You should also avoid connections when possible, or just give yourself more time to make your next flight.

DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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