How Do I Get Full Refunds From Delta Airlines?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

How Do I Get Full Refunds From Delta Airlines?

There might be several reasons when you need to cancel your flight reservations. Sometimes you cancel your flight and rebook on a different date. However, sometimes you cancel your flights and do not want to rebook. In case you do not want to rebook your flight, you are eligible to claim for refunds of the flights that you have cancelled. We will discuss Delta Airlines refund policy. The refund policy varies from airline to airline. Type of refunds or the amount of the refunds depends on the type of the tickets that you are cancelling. We will know how to get full refunds from Delta Airlines after cancelling Delta Airlines flight tickets.

What is Delta Airlines Cancellation Policy?

In case your travel plan is changed due to any reason, Delta Airlines gives you options to cancel Delta flight tickets and raise a claim for refunds. Whether your flight ticket is refundable or non-refundable, you can cancel it before the flight departure time. Generally, main cabin tickets and higher that have been cancelled retain the value of the ticket. As far as basic economy tickets are concerned, you can get e-credit if you cancel it before the flight departure. Call Delta Airlines customer service number to know the possibility of getting refunds of your tickets.

What is Delta Airlines Refund Policy?

The refundable amount of a cancelled flight is calculated as per the Delta Airlines refund policy. It depends on many factors such as the timeline when you are cancelling it, the fare type and how and from where you purchased tickets. In case, either full or partial refund is not possible, then you will be awarded with e-credit that can be utilized in purchasing Delta flights and services in the future.

How to Apply for A Refund from Delta Airlines?

If you choose to cancel a Delta Air flight, you can perform the cancellation process online with ease.

  • Login to your account with the required credentials on If you want to cancel a flight through the Delta app, launch the Fly Delta App.
  • Go to the My Trips section on the page. If you don’t have a Delta account, select ‘Find Your Trip’.
  • Once you go to the My Trips section, you would be able to see details of all your bookings.
  • Select the one that you want to cancel.
  • Once it is selected, click on the ‘cancel’ button.
  • Once the cancellation process is completed. Fill the refund form online.

If you are cancelling your Delta flight within 24 hours from the purchase time, you will get a full refund from Delta Airlines irrespective of refundable or non-refundable ticket.

Can I Get A Refund On Cancelling A Non-refundable Ticket?

In some cases, a non-refundable ticket is also eligible to get refunds. In such a scenario, the airline will deduct a certain amount as a cancellation fee from the ticket cost, and will award e-credits for the remaining value. These ecredit can be utilized in purchasing Delta flights in the future. You need to make sure that you cancel your flight ticket before the departure of the scheduled flight. After departure, you won't be eligible to get full refunds in case of refundable tickets and e-credit in case of non-refundable tickets. Some tickets such as a Basic Economy ticket cannot be cancelled unless it falls under COVID-19 travel waiver policy.

When Do I Get Full Refunds from Delta Airlines?

Getting a full refund from Delta Airlines is possible in certain scenarios.

  • If you cancel your Delta flight tickets under the 24-hours risk free cancellation policy. Delta Air offers a 24-hours risk-free cancellation policy where you do not need to pay any cancellation fee if the cancellation is being raised within 24 hours from the purchasing time. Irrespective of the type of tickets, you will get full refunds if cancellation is made within 24 hours of the ticket purchase time. If your ticket is non-refundable, you will still be eligible to get full refunds.
  • If Delta Airlines itself cancels your flight due to any reason (where you are not at fault), you can claim for a full refund from the airline.

Refund Policy for SkyMiles Award Tickets

Refund of SkyMiles Award tickets is also possible under the Delta Airlines refund policy. It depends on how you used your delta skymiles to get a Delta Airlines award flight.

  • If you get an award ticket using Delta SkyMiles for the entire cost of the ticket, you will get Delta SkyMiles back into your SkyMiles account in case you choose to cancel it.
  • If a ticket is purchased using Delta SkyMiles and cash too, you will not get a refund of the cash part when cancelling it unless it falls under Delta Airlines 24-hours cancellation policy. But the portion of Delta SkyMiles that you used to buy the ticket will be deposited back to your SkyMiles Account.
  • If you used your Delta SkyMiles in upgrading your flight, you will not get Delta SkyMiles back in your account if you choose to cancel it.

Cancelling a flight and getting a refund from Delta Airlines is simple and convenient for the Delta customer. If at any point in time you want more clarification on whether your ticket is refundable or non-refundable and whether you will get full refunds in your account as cash or will get e-credit for the cash value, call Delta Airlines customer service number. You can get instant help from one of the Delta executives if you speak live with them. Get a comprehensive guide on how to speak to a live person at Delta Airlines.

Frequently Asked Question On Delta Airlines Refund Policy

Q: Can I get full refunds for a non-refundable ticket if the flight is cancelled by Delta itself?
Ans: Normally, you will be assigned a different flight in case a flight is cancelled by Delta. However, you can claim for full refunds if you do not want the rescheduled flight.

Q: Can I get a refund if there is “No Show” on a flight?
Ans: For tickets purchased after March 31, 2021 will have no value if there is no show or you make a cancellation request after the flight departs. Delta will cancel all remaining flights in the itinerary.

Q: How do I check the status of my refund request?
Ans: It can be checked online on the official website of Delta Airlines.

Q: Can I place a refund request over the phone?
Ans: Refund requests can be raised over the phone. Call Delta Reservation Sales to raise a request. Ultimately you can call Fondtravels at +1-571-389-6426 to get your Delta tickets cancelled and for refunds if eligible.

Also, read how to book Delta Red-eye flights?

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