Delta SkyMiles Award Redemption Fees Eliminated; Other Fees Increase

Although the discussion is more positive than negative, there is mixed reaction by FlyerTalk members who are also Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members regarding the SkyMiles Award Fees: Effective 6/2, they be changin’, depending on the elite Medallion status and award redemption habits of SkyMiles members.

  • Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines no longer charges a fee for SkyMiles award ticket redemptions, even for last minute bookings.
  • However, a reissue fee of $150 — increased from $100, effective immediately — will apply for changes made to SkyMiles award tickets purchased on or after June 2, 2010. This reissue fee is waived for Diamond and Platinum Medallion members.
  • The redeposit fee for unused SkyMiles award tickets will be $150, also increased from $100, effective immediately. This fee is also waived for Diamond and Platinum Medallion members.
  • Platinum Medallion SkyMiles members will no longer be limited to two reissue or redeposit fee waivers, effective immediately.

Other changes that do not take effect immediately are also discussed amongst Delta SkyMiles forum FlyerTalk members.

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