Delta Increasing Their Standby and Same Day Confirm Fee Big Time

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Do you remember the good old days when going standby for a flight was free!?! Unfortunately, Delta has increased that fee once again! Here are the fees you’ll incur if you are looking to change your travel plans the same day:

Same Day Confirmed: If you are looking to make a same-day flight change within 24-hours of your flights departure time for flights originating within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Silver Medallion members, general SkyMiles members and non-members: $75 fee
  • Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members: No fee

Same Day Standby: Is only offered if same-day confirmed is not available. Silver Medallion members and those with no status can only go standby for a flight earlier than their original flight. Those with status can standby for a flight any time on the same day as their original flight. Same day standby is only available for travel within the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Silver Medallion members, general SkyMiles members and non-members: $75 fee (as long as they are able to get a seat for you on the plane)
  • Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members: No fee

These fees (except for those who have Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status) used to be $50 for the exact same request. The fees are now $75, which shows a 50% increase! Remember though, if you have a Basic Economy (E) fare, regardless of your status, you are not able to make same day confirmed or same day travel standby changes.

Thanks to Points, Miles, and Martinis for letting me know about these changes.


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  1. With the wisdom that only the airlines could possess, they charge a fee for a procedure that helps them make money! What other industry does this? If I hop on an earlier flight that is about to take off with empty seats, they now gain my empty seat on a later flight which they can sell to someone else and make money that they would not have otherwise made. Why would they charge me for this? They should pay me. And they scratch their heads over how they can so often be losing money and teetering on bankruptcy. Hmmm. I wonder why!

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