Delta Air Lines 24 Hour Cancellation Policy


How to Cancel a Delta Flight Ticket within 24 Hours of Reservation and Payment

Q: Does Delta Air Lines’ 24 hour cancellation policy permit refunds?

A: Yes.  You can get a full refund on any Delta flight ticket until midnight the day after purchase, even if you purchased a non-refundable fare, as long as the departure date is more than 7 days away.

Delta Air Lines’ Risk-Free Cancellation Policy allows refunds for eTickets purchased directly from Delta (online or by phone) through midnight on the day after purchase.  This policy applies to both regular (non-award) flights (including Basic Economy – E booking class) and award flights purchased with frequent flyer miles.

Only flights that depart from the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada are eligible (it doesn’t matter where the ticket was purchased).  If you cancel your ticket within the allotted time, you’re entitled to a 100% refund including all taxes, fees, and charges.

In most cases, the time period during which you’re entitled to a full refund is actually longer than 24 hours, since you have until 11:59pm the following day to cancel.


Q: How do I cancel Delta flight tickets within 24 hours of purchase?

A: To cancel your flights, enter your name and confirmation number, then cancel your eTicket.  The refund is automatically applied to the original form of payment.

If you purchased your ticket in person at a Delta ticket office or airport ticket counter and were assessed a Direct Ticketing Charge, you must email your receipt number for a refund of this fee.

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