Delta to allow travellers to change travel plans

Delta Air Lines has announced a plan that will give travellers the ability to change their travel plans.

The airline is offering a dispensation that will allow customers, whose flight plans may be affected by winter weather in the Northern Plains region, to make changes to their proposed schedule. They will be allowed to make a one-time change to their travel schedules without incurring additional fees. After announcing the move, the airline asked customers to consider departing earlier and postponing or re-routing their travel to avoid possible inconvenience from expected flight delays and cancellations.

Customers booked on Delta-ticketed flights to, from or through cities such as Bismarck, N.D., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Fargo, N.D., Grand Forks, N.D. etc will be able to benefit from the offer. Those affected between March 4 and March 5 may rebook for travel with the same origin and destination. New flights may start before or after the original travel dates, as long as they are ticketed and rescheduled for travel on or before March 10.

The firm said that flight delays are likely at airports in various locations because of winter precipitation including snow and ice. It also said that it would reduce flight schedules to minimise delays. The travel firm further encouraged customers to make changes and manage their travel at delta.com, and also use the Fly Delta app for their travel needs.

Delta said that it would continue to monitor the weather and provide the latest updates at delta.com and twitter.com/DeltaNewsroom.