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Book Your BE Tickets By April 30 (updated title from March 30)

Book Your BE Tickets By April 30 (updated title from March 30)

Old Mar 14, 21, 7:55 am
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Book Your BE Tickets By April 30 (updated title from March 30)

My family of 5 religiously books only BE tickets for domestic travel of 3 hours or less which saves us $400-$600 on every round trip. Since covid started we have been able to cancel and make changes at no charge to all of our BE tickets. This liberal policy goes away after March 30 so all BE tickets will then revert back to pre-covid use-it-or-lose-it.

I have spent the past few days buying up all the speculative tickets I can (both revenue and award) for the next 11 months/330 days for our likely summer/Thanksgiving/Xmas travel knowing that I can still get a dollar-for-dollar credit for my cancellations for all tickets issued by March 30.
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Old Mar 14, 21, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
My family of 5 religiously books only BE tickets for domestic travel of 3 hours or less which saves us $400-$600 on every round trip. Since covid started we have been able to cancel and make changes at no charge to all of our BE tickets. This liberal policy goes away after March 30 so all BE tickets will then revert back to pre-covid use-it-or-lose-it.

I have spent the past few days buying up all the speculative tickets I can (both revenue and award) for the next 11 months/330 days for our likely summer/Thanksgiving/Xmas travel knowing that I can still get a dollar-for-dollar credit for my cancellations for all tickets issued by March 30.
I’m sure that’s what Delta (businesses) intended its customers to do in response to them providing flexibility from their vantage point. Only yourself can make your own judgement call. The movie “Pay It Forward” comes to my mind.
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Old Mar 14, 21, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
My family of 5 religiously books only BE tickets for domestic travel of 3 hours or less which saves us $400-$600 on every round trip. Since covid started we have been able to cancel and make changes at no charge to all of our BE tickets. This liberal policy goes away after March 30 so all BE tickets will then revert back to pre-covid use-it-or-lose-it.

I have spent the past few days buying up all the speculative tickets I can (both revenue and award) for the next 11 months/330 days for our likely summer/Thanksgiving/Xmas travel knowing that I can still get a dollar-for-dollar credit for my cancellations for all tickets issued by March 30.
They could possibly still extend it again. The past few times the waiver rules have been extended, they didn’t make the extension announcement until days before.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 7:50 am
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BE tickets changeable flexibility is extended now to April 30.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
BE tickets changeable flexibility is extended now to April 30.
Does this cover BE award refunds too?
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Old Mar 31, 21, 11:14 am
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I’m sure that’s what Delta (businesses) intended its customers to do in response to them providing flexibility from their vantage point. Only yourself can make your own judgement call. The movie “Pay It Forward” comes to my mind.
The benefit to DL is that they now have a 330-day interest-free loan. Not a bad business tradeoff if generating cash is the current primary goal.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 1:47 pm
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Does this cover BE award refunds too?
Yes.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 8:52 pm
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Just bought some tickets yesterday thinking it was the last day... glad they're extending it though

Since I've never cancelled a flight before, is there a certain time I need to decide to cancel? (72 hours, etc.). Or can I just decide the day (or even hours) before the flight that I would rather not go?
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Old Mar 31, 21, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerWx View Post
Just bought some tickets yesterday thinking it was the last day... glad they're extending it though

Since I've never cancelled a flight before, is there a certain time I need to decide to cancel? (72 hours, etc.). Or can I just decide the day (or even hours) before the flight that I would rather not go?
Last minute is fine. It makes no difference except that you are holding space which could be needed by others.
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Old Apr 1, 21, 7:43 am
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Last minute is fine. It makes no difference except that you are holding space which could be needed by others.
Whether you cancel in advance or not you still get full credit for future travel.
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Old Apr 1, 21, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
Whether you cancel in advance or not you still get full credit for future travel.
I knew this was the case for the longest time, but I was looking through Delta's agency site yesterday and came across this https://pro.delta.com/content/agency...w-policy-.html that was posted yesterday. I don't know if it's applicable to everyone or just tickets booked through a trave agent/agency. I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet ??

Delta is applying its No Show policy to all tickets purchased or reissued on March 31, 2021 and beyond. Delta will require customers to notify the airline prior to departure if they need to change or cancel their ticket, in order to retain the value of their ticket. If a customer is a no-show and does not notify their Travel Agent or Delta of a change or cancellation prior to their departure, they will forfeit the value of their ticket.
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Old Apr 1, 21, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerWx View Post
I knew this was the case for the longest time, but I was looking through Delta's agency site yesterday and came across this https://pro.delta.com/content/agency...w-policy-.html that was posted yesterday. I don't know if it's applicable to everyone or just tickets booked through a trave agent/agency. I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet ??
Wow that is really good to know. Since covid started DL has actually been encouraging passengers not to call to cancel and tie up the phone lines.
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Old Apr 1, 21, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerWx View Post
Just bought some tickets yesterday thinking it was the last day... glad they're extending it though

Since I've never cancelled a flight before, is there a certain time I need to decide to cancel? (72 hours, etc.). Or can I just decide the day (or even hours) before the flight that I would rather not go?
I wish I purchased yesterday, because my flight prices nearly doubled. Now economy is a few hundred less than what BE was yesterday...
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Old Apr 26, 21, 6:12 am
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Just a reminder to book your speculative/fully changeable BE tickets for any upcoming travel by Friday, April 30. After this date BE goes back to use-it-or-lose-it (unless DL extends the deadline again or a significant schedule change).
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Old Apr 26, 21, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
Yes.
How does this work, canceling a Basic Economy award ticket? Do the miles go back into your account? Or does Delta do eCredits that have a value in miles rather than dollars? Or some other option?
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