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Questions tagged [delta-air-lines]

IATA "DL", a major airline of the United States, member of the SkyTeam alliance and one of the largest in the world. It operates eleven hubs: ATL, CVG, DTW, MSP, LGA, JFK, SEA, SLC in the United States, CDG in France, AMS in the Netherlands and NRT in Japan.

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Why would an airline put 15 passengers at once on standby?

I've checked into a flight this morning with Delta, only to see a dreaded "Seat At Gate" message on my boarding pass. I am aware that airlines routinely overbook their flights, so normally I'd expect ...
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Why does Delta often assign Basic Economy passengers a seat the gate, instead of during check-in?

One of the answers to a related question mentioned that Delta often puts a lot of passengers on the "awaiting seat assignment" list because these are Basic Economy passengers who only get a seat at ...
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Connecting in Narita from Domestic ANA 1162 to International Delta 68; Baggage?

I will fly on Sept 30 from Osaka to Narita on ANA 1162, arriving at 13:35. I am then traveling from Narita to PDX on Delta 68 at 4:10 PM. How/where do I claim my bags and recheck them for the Delta ...
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Checked baggages held in Minneapolis Airport Customs - not sure what to do?

We have returned from a family vacation in Europe on Aug 1st CDG->MSP->SEA We picked up our bags at MSP, went through border control and put them back on the Delta conveyor belt before taking our MSP-...
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How can flights operated by the same company have such different prices when marketed by another?

On SkySkanner, I see: Virgin: LHR-SAN (via DTW) and return (via SLC), "operated by Delta": £580 Air France: exactly the same flights, "operated by Delta": £956 ...and there are other combinations ...
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Best technique to get seat changed on a full transatlantic flight

First flight with our 1 year-old. We just discovered she has motion sickness, so it’s going to be rough going since no medication is suitable for babies. The only trick offered by our pediatrician ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

I have a flight with Delta from Philadelphia to Atlanta (19:18 to 21:47), and then a flight with KLM from Atlanta to Amsterdam (22:40 to 12:55). I spoke with Delta and KLM and they said my luggage ...
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Dual-national, returning to US the day the US Passport expires; can he check in with airline on Dutch passport but reenter with expiring US passport?

My Son is US and Dutch citizen. We live in the US. I just found out that his US passport expires On the day he returns to the US. His Dutch passport is valid for another 3 months. Can he check in at ...
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Will I have enough time to make 1 hour connection in LAX to PVR?

We're flying Delta from Minneapolis to Puerto Vallarta. We have 1 hour stop in LAX, is that enough time to make our flight to PVR?
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Check-in time for early morning flight from Minneapolis–St Paul

What time can I check in at Minneapolis–St Paul (MSP) for a 5:20am Delta flight on July 27th 2019?
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Do I recheck baggage at stopovers MCI-SEA-ICN-SGN? Delta and Korean Air

We booked a flight via Travelocity for my stepson to return home to Vietnam in October 2019. He will travel from MCI to SEA and then another Delta flight from SEA to ICN and finally from ICN to SGN on ...
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Checking baggage through to final destination, Canada to US?

I'm a Canadian citizen, traveling from Canada to the US. I have a 5-hour layover in Toronto where I will continue to Minneapolis. Will I need to claim my baggage to take it through customs at YYZ? If ...
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Volunteer to be bumped on Delta for upgrade when checking in online

When one checks in online, Delta now asks how much money in travel vouchers it would take to get you to voluntarily give up your seat and be bumped to another flight. Suppose what I'd really like isn'...
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How to get Delta/KLM to allow excess baggage for nonprofit charity to Uganda?

Does anyone know how I can get the extra baggage fee waived for materials I am taking to Uganda to a school/orphanage? I am the E.D. for a U.S. nonprofit, and it seems that we should be able to get ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

For my specific flights, I'm flying out of Dublin (Terminal 2) which has US customs pre-clearance. I arrive in Atlanta before connecting to San Francisco. I'd like to shop at the duty free store in ...
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Where to get connecting flight boarding pass? [closed]

I'm a young girl traveling for the first time alone in January. The trip will be from Connecticut to Jacksonville with a short layover in Atlanta. I'm only going to be traveling with a carry-on and a ...
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Connecting flight inside the U.S then Canada

I will be flying Delta from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and then WestJet Los Angeles to Toronto, the airlines are partners so do I have to check my bag again or they will send them directly to Canada. I ...
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Emergency Travel Document through Narita

I will be traveling from Albany, NY to Manila via Delta airlines. I will be traveling on Philippines Emergency Travel Documents. I have heard rumors that you cant travel through Narita with these. I ...
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Why was I quizzed about my activities in Colombia by the air-line staff prior to check-in?

At the queue for check-in at El Dorado airport in Bogota, all passengers were submitted to a series of questions by air-line staff (Delta) before reaching the check-in desk. The questions I was asked ...
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How much time needed for connecting flight at Schiphol - separate tickets

I am traveling from NYC to AMS on Delta. Flight is scheduled to arrive (if on time) at 5:55 AM. Is it feasible to catch an Easy Jet flight to Berlin at 9:10 AM? There's a KLM flight at 9:50 AM or 12:...
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Is 1 hour sufficient time for a Delta connection at LAX from MSP to SYD?

I am making a delta booking MSP/SYD and the connection Delta gives me is one hour. Is that a legal connection and what if my MSP flight is running late? The Delta flight out is the last one for the ...
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Is two hour delay sufficient to demand compensation from the airline?

My Delta flight from Milwaukee to Boston was delayed 2+ during which we had to sit on the plane waiting for takeoff. The reason for delay was deicing and other minor issues. Am I within my rights to ...
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Can I have a laptop case separate from my carry on on Delta? [closed]

I have a laptop case that is pretty big, as it can fit my PlayStation 4, it’s games and my laptop. However it fills the majority of my carry on. I was wondering if I could have my laptop case separate ...
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Delta carry-on policy

So, I will be flying with Delta (from Europe to the US, if that matters) soon and I'm trying to understand what I can take with me to my seat. The following conditions were copied from Delta's ...
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JFK to Adelaide with LAX layover

I will be flying delta JFK to Adelaide with a LAX layover. the layover is 1h and 42min. Once I get down at LAX, will there be signs that tells me exactly where to get the airside bus from ? I will be ...
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Transporting Golf club shafts

i’m aware that golf clubs are not permitted as hand luggage on most airlines. How about replacement shafts?? Can those be transported as hand luggage if one is flying business class ?
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TSA-PreCheck not showing on Delta boarding pass

I received TSA precheck via NEXUS (or at least I presume I did since it's included with NEXUS) over a month and a half ago, and added the KTN (Known Traveler Number) to my Delta Skymiles profile. I ...
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Weight restriction for carry on baggage in Delta airline

I will be travelling to New York, USA from Berlin, Germany using Delta airline and I checked the restriction of carry on available here. It is said that there is no weight restriction, but is it true ...
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What options do I have if I got far fewer airline points than what I was promised on chat at time on booking?

I had a ticket on Delta. I chose that miles be credited to my JPMiles account. I specifically asked the Delta chat agent how many JPMiles I would earn. He told me that I would earn around 19,744 ...
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Give Delta voucher to another person

If I have a Delta voucher in my name, can I give it to another person to use, for example to my daughter?
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Can I check in a 35-kg suitcase?

I booked a flight with Delta (operated by Korean Air). I plan to check in one 35-kg suitcase instead of two 23-kg suitcases. Some people state that it should be avoided as much as possible, but the ...
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What does the TSA consider to be household cleaners?

When I was checking in online with Delta airlines, it was mentioned that household cleaners are restricted by TSA. What is TSA's definition of household cleaners?
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37-minute layover and change of aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport with Delta Airlines

I am travelling from Houston International Airport to Miami International Airport with Delta Airlines. I have a layover of 37 minutes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). I am ...
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Best strategy to get a refund from Delta?

After checking in 90 minutes before my flight from Tokyo, the immigration held me for 2 hours to fix some paperwork, and I missed my flight home. Immigration had me then change my ticket on Delta for ...
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Visa on expired passport

If your visa is on an expired passport but still valid, can you still use it with your new passport, or does the old passport have to have a recent expiration date? If so, how do you transfer your ...
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What caused the delay of DL49 AMS-JFK 08-08-2017? [closed]

On 8-8-2017, DL49 was delayed, causing me to miss my connection at JFK and arriving 6 hours late at final destination. According to KLM, the delay was due to late arrival of the aircraft due to ...
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Can I return to America if I used my Philippine passport although I am an American citizen? [duplicate]

I used my Philippine passport to book an airline ticket, but I'm also an American citizen. Will this create problems with immigration?
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Tight connection, US domestic to international flight at DTW (Detroit)

So im flying to CLT-DTW on delta with ONLY a 52min LAYOVER for my DTW-CDG(Paris) flight,im flying with Air France which is a partner of delta, will i have to go through security again? and i cant find ...
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Minimum connection time in Sydney

How much time do we need in the Sydney airport, arriving from Los Angeles on Delta airlines, connecting to Virgin Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand? We have carry-on bags only.
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What is the minimum age for serving alcohol on an international Delta Airlnes flight?

I will be travelling from Dublin to New York (JFK) using Delta Airlines. I'm 20 and have been served alcohol on a summer flight without identification but that was Ethiopian Airlines and I have read ...
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Moving from one SkyTeam partner to another

I currently have Silver Medallion on Delta for 2018. However Delta has this stupid MQD thing which make it hard for me to move from silver to gold, plus Delta Skymiles are not very valuable now so am ...
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Can I carry on/check in a child's car seat for free for a flight?

I am not flying with my child. Instead, I will meet my child at the destination of my flight. I have a small backpack and one carry-on bag, which is free for most airlines. Can I carry on additionally ...
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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

My parents were issued vouchers for a specific dollar amount towards future travel on Delta as compensation for volunteering to switch to a different flight in an overbook situation. The vouchers have ...
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Change date of flight [closed]

I have scheduled a flight from New York to Vancouver for this Saturday via Delta. But since I'm arriving to New York on Thursday I was wondering whether it might be possible to change the flight so I ...
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Showing credit card for international flight purchased with online travel agency

I recently purchased a ticket for my friend to fly from Argentina to the US. He will be flying with Delta. I am concerned that he will be asked to show my credit card at the check-in desk, but he does ...
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

Is there a mileage program that will allow me to earn and redeem miles on Delta and Alaska airlines?
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Consequences for canceling a credit card before going on a flight bought with miles from that card

Last year I signed up for the Delta Amex and received 50K bonus miles with the first year fee waived. I just cashed it in for a flight and paid an $11.50 fee with the Amex that grants me priority ...
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Is this connection through JFK airport doable?

I'm currently deciding whether to book this flight, the only doubt I have is the return flight. Delta DL6304 - Toronto (YYZ) to JFK @ 8:24PM 51 minutes wait Delta DL409 - JFK @ 9:15PM to Edinburgh (...
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Can I use Korean Air's mileage for Delta domestic flights?

I am considering an airline credit card. I currently live in the U.S. and frequently fly domestic, say once a month. I also annually fly to South Korea. If I use the Korean Air's mileage program and ...
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Can 'Snow in a can' be checked in luggage for a flight?

Bizarre question I know, but I'm traveling to Australia from Canada and want to bring snow in a can for the tree as you can't buy any there. The product is non flammable however is an aerosol can. I ...