Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 10:15 am

When your ticket has been cancelled by the Airlines itself, you may get anxious about the further process. It is because such cancellations from the airlines’ side are very rare and happen in a very serious situation. If you are facing the same situation where Delta Airlines Cancelled flights then you must know the Delta Cancellation policy.  Also, you must aware of the refund policy and how to rebook your flight using e Credit if Delta has cancelled your flight. Read this blog thoroughly to know more about it.

What happens if Delta Airlines cancelled your Flights?

Delta Airlines is one of the cheapest flights and offers its services all around the world. It always keeps passengers’ safety its priority, hence, providing them with the best facilities. If you had booked your tickets reservation with Delta Airlines and because of some unexpected situation, Delta has to cancel your reservation then you are entitled to get a refund and in some cases compensation too.

Sometimes passengers are not aware of the refund and its policy for Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights. Therefore, you need to understand the given points for further process.

  • Apart from getting a full refund, you can also ask to rebook your flight for the different days and times on the same itinerary without paying any change fee after your flight is cancelled by Delta Airlines.
  • Once you received the notification that your Delta flight has been cancelled, you can immediately apply for a full refund.
  • If Delta has cancelled your flight due to the Covid situation then you can take your flight anytime within one year of the original booking, and also you do require to pay any charges.
  • After you ask for a refund, delta will start processing within 7-10 business days in your original mode of payment. Whereas, the non-refundable tickets will receive the ticket vouchers immediately after asking for them in Delta Account which can be used for a future booking.
  • You can also reach the customer service representatives by different modes such as call, chat, email, or social media to get complete information about it.
  • Delta will also give you a travel voucher worth $200 if your flight has been cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours.
  • If your flight is delayed or cancelled then you can also ask for free meals or a place to accommodate until you board the plane.
  • If the airline does not offer you compensation for your expenses incurred on your food and stay immediately, then you can ask for the reimbursements for expenses later. 

What is Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights Policy?

To know how to react, you must know about the Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights Policy. By knowing the policy, if such a situation occurs you will know how to react so that you can leverage the funds easily. Here, Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights Policy is mentioned, make sure to go through every point to know about it.

  • If you reached the airport and then you get the notification of your flight has been cancelled then are entitled to get a full refund along with compensation.
  • If the airlines cancelled your flight before you reach the airport then you will get a full refund.
  • When the cancellation happens from the airlines’ side then every fare type ticket is permissible to get the airline refund. And sometimes, you will receive a prompt refund.  
  • If your flight has been cancelled by airlines because of some technical glitch or bad weather then the airline will put you on a standby flight for the same day. However, if you do not wish to take your new or alternative flight as it is not meeting your expectation then you can cancel the flight also ask for a refund without paying any cancellation charges.
  • And if you cancel your flight before the airline does and fails to do before the flight scheduled departure then you will not likely get any refund.

And if in any case, you are facing a different scenario then contact the airlines’ support team to resolve your issue.

Delta 24-Hour Cancellation Policy

According to the Delta Airlines 24 hour cancellation policy, if the customer has made their flight booking cancellation within 24 hours of booking, they are entitled to receiving a full refund. If you successfully cancel your ticket within this 24-hour limit, you will also not be charged any cancellation fee whatsoever. This 24-hour cancellation policy is applicable for all fare types. It doesn’t matter what type of ticket you purchased, as long as you abide by this 24 hour period to cancel your booking, you will be receiving a refund. If the cancellation is made after 24 hours of booking, you will be charged a cancellation fee.

How to apply for a refund for Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights?

If delta has cancelled your flight then it will give you a full refund but it is subject to some conditions. Due to poor weather or technical issue, your flight has been cancelled then you will receive a full refund from Delta. However, the ticket refund depends upon the ticket fare type and destination.

If your flight is cancelled or the raise significant delay in your flight then you will be rebooked in an alternative flight by the airline itself. And if not, then you will receive an e-credit which you can use for future travel. Also in some instances, you are allowed to receive a refund for the portion of your non-refundable fare type that remains unused.

To initiate the refund process, you need to fill out the refund form to request a refund for your forthcoming trip if in case delta has cancelled your flight or delayed it more than 30 minutes. And if you want to receive the refund in your original mode of payment.  

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Rebooking Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights

It is an easy task to rebook your flight that suits your timings if your flight is delayed for more than 30 minutes or cancelled completely. If you are rebooking your flight then it gives you access to most of your previous flight options and all your bags will be re-routed to whichever flight you rebook. You can rebook your flight as many times as you want until you are ready to board the flight.  

You need to rebook when:

  • If your flight has been delayed by longer than 30 minutes.
  • If your flight has been cancelled that is issued by Delta, codeshare partner, SkyTeam, or joint venture partner.
  • If your flight has been cancelled that is ticketed by other airlines that have an agreement with Delta.

Steps to Rebook your Flight:

You need to follow the given steps to see the alternative flights and book yourself a qualifying one.

  • After viewing your updated flight details, you can either choose to remain on the same flight or choose alternative flights.
  • Then select the flight whichever is best suited to you.
  • After confirming, your flight will be updated.
  • You can rebook your flight as many times as you want.

How to rebook Delta Airlines Cancelled Flights using an e Credit?

It is a very simple process to redeem your e Credit on by following the few steps. If your SkyMiles account is associated with your Delta then you can find your e Credit amount just by accessing your profile after logging in to your account.

If you do not have an account with SkyMiles and want to rebook your flight using eCredit then you need to follow some steps.

  • First, you need to search for e Credit by using your credit card that is used to purchase your tickets, or your ticket number, or your SkyMiles account number.
  • Using the SkyMiles account, ticket number, or credit card you can look up and validate your account.
  • Then a window will open from which you need to select your e Credit.
  • You can continue your flight search to rebook with your e Credit being selected. Your e Credit will be automatically applied to your cost.
  • After that select and review the flights which you are purchasing.
  • After reviewing the final time, now you need to put your payment information. You need to keep in your mind that sometimes your rebooking price cost you more than your e Credit. In that case, you need to pay the difference in the fares.
  • Lastly, you can view your confirmation and eCredit value on the confirmation page and below the “Amount Charged” option.


Can I get a refund and compensation if my Delta Airlines flight was cancelled due to coronavirus?

No, you are only entitled to receive the refunds and not the compensation as coronavirus is an extraordinary situation and hence not eligible for any compensation for anyone.

Will Delta notify me if my flight is cancelled?

Yes! It will notify you if there is any cancellation or delays through its automated system which is Delta Messenger.

Can you use someone else’s Delta e Credit?

The Delta e Credit is non-transferable which means you cannot transfer someone’s e Credit to another account. However, you can use or apply that eCredit to someone else’s tickets without any limit.