Delta Ecredit expiring

Reply

Old Feb 22, 19, 8:36 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Programs: Delta
Posts: 5
Delta Ecredit expiring

Hi, I have $1300 on a Delta ecredit that is expiring on June 19 2019. I cannot fly anywhere before then. What is the best way to not lose my $$?
Shell8175 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 8:45 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: JFK
Posts: 272
As I understand it, as long as you use it prior to the expiration date you should be fine. So even if you can't travel before June 19 if you use it prior to June 19, booking a flight in August (for example) you'll be find.
This is what I was told by Delta via telephone on Wednesday when I needed their assistance booking a flight by ecredit (went through the whole process on delta.com only to get the "this can't be redeemed online, you must call" message when trying to complete the booking).
rsqrott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 8:49 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DCA
Programs: UA US CO AA DL FL
Posts: 39,720
What do the terms of your ecredit say?
Often1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 8:52 am
  #4  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 77,794
Originally Posted by rsqrott View Post
As I understand it, as long as you use it prior to the expiration date you should be fine. So even if you can't travel before June 19 if you use it prior to June 19, booking a flight in August (for example) you'll be find.
This is what I was told by Delta via telephone on Wednesday when I needed their assistance booking a flight by ecredit (went through the whole process on delta.com only to get the "this can't be redeemed online, you must call" message when trying to complete the booking).
To be clear, you mean booking a flight now (or at least by June 19th, which might mean on June 19th or before June 19th in some indeterminate time zone) for travel in August.

Don't forget that there could be some issues if the OP would need to change the ticket, although it's obviously better to try to use it than just to let it expire.

OP should start by reading the T&C of his/her specific credit rather than expecting people to guess at what they might say.
Mr. Tickets likes this.
MSPeconomist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 9:21 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Programs: Delta
Posts: 5
copied from T&C

This is what the T&C says
  • Validity Period: This is a residual eCredit from a partially redeemed TCV, DBC or non refundable eTicket and is valid for 1 year from the original documents date of issue.
  • Residual Value: If redeemed for less than its face value, the residual value of an eCredit(s) may be applied to subsequent ticket purchases at www.delta.com/redeem. The expiration date of the original eCredit will apply to any residual value. Residual value of a eCredit may only be used by the original eCredit owner.
Shell8175 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 10:08 am
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Programs: Delta
Posts: 5
  • Here's my T&C
  • Validity Period: This is a residual eCredit from a partially redeemed TCV, DBC or non refundable eTicket and is valid for 1 year from the original documents date of issue.
  • Residual Value: If redeemed for less than its face value, the residual value of an eCredit(s) may be applied to subsequent ticket purchases at www.delta.com/redeem. The expiration date of the original eCredit will apply to any residual value. Residual value of a eCredit may only be used by the original eCredit owner.
  • Ticketing Information: Please redeem this eCredit at www.delta.com/redeem. Redemptions at www.delta.com/redeem will not incur a transaction fee. Fees will apply if eCredit is redeemed through any other Delta location. Certificate/eCredit may not be redeemed at travel agencies, other airlines, or other travel websites. Once ticketed, penalties may apply for changes, per the fare rule purchased.
  • Transferability/Redemption: This eCredit is non-transferable. Only 1 of this type of eCredit may be applied to a ticket.
  • Theft or Loss: eCredit will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Shell8175 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 10:16 am
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Programs: Delta
Posts: 5
  • Validity Period: This is a residual eCredit from a partially redeemed TCV, DBC or non refundable eTicket and is valid for 1 year from the original documents date of issue.
  • Residual Value: If redeemed for less than its face value, the residual value of an eCredit(s) may be applied to subsequent ticket purchases at www.delta.com/redeem. The expiration date of the original eCredit will apply to any residual value. Residual value of a eCredit may only be used by the original eCredit owner.
  • Ticketing Information: Please redeem this eCredit at www.delta.com/redeem. Redemptions at www.delta.com/redeem will not incur a transaction fee. Fees will apply if eCredit is redeemed through any other Delta location. Certificate/eCredit may not be redeemed at travel agencies, other airlines, or other travel websites. Once ticketed, penalties may apply for changes, per the fare rule purchased.
  • Transferability/Redemption: This eCredit is non-transferable. Only 1 of this type of eCredit may be applied to a ticket.
  • Theft or Loss: eCredit will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Shell8175 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 10:57 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Programs: DL GM, Bonvoy Gold
Posts: 7,219
Can you really not fly before June? You could use that to buy a domestic first class ticket. Go on a nice long weekend someplace.
jdrtravel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 11:19 am
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Programs: Delta
Posts: 5
If I could, I would have not posted this question. Just sayin'
Shell8175 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 6:26 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: LAS
Programs: DL PM, Honors Gold, Marriott Gold, AA Gold
Posts: 673
you just need to spend it by that expiry date, which gives you travel dates almost a year past that.
gitismatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 8:40 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: miami, florida
Posts: 719
Assuming it is a 006054 which can only be used by you, book something by June for travel by May of 2020. Surely you can find a one way ticket that you can travel on and enjoy within the next 15 months.
sydneyracquelle is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread