If you’re like many of our readers, you may have had to cancel a trip due to COVID-19. It’s been a disappointing year for travelers, but we just got some good news from Delta Airlines that should help you with rescheduling.
Delta has now extended their flight credits for up to two years. This means that anyone who had to cancel a flight due to the pandemic is now able to rebook anytime between now and May 31, 2022 – a much larger window than was previously offered.
This extension applies to anyone who had/has a trip booked through May 31 of this year – the policy for travelers after May 31 is still to be determined. Delta CEO Ed Bastian recently reported that the company is losing $60 million per day due to the pandemic, as it’s seen a 95% drop in demand.
The airline industry is just one of many industries that have been devastated by the pandemic of course, but it’s nice to know that we’ll have a good amount of time to rebook if Delta was your airline of choice. In an email they sent to customers last week, the company assured travelers that their credits would be secure:
“Delta is working on a solution to display the new expiration dates on Delta.com, so even if your eCredit for canceled travel has not yet been processed or extended, rest assured that your flight value is secure.”
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more details.