Delta Matches Change Fee Increases of United and US Airways

This Boeing 757-200 aircraft parked on the tarmac in Salt Lake City on May 1, 2007 is the first to sport the then-new livery of Delta Air Lines. Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.


Delta’s Fees

Delta’s fees have caught onto this disease
United and US Airways couldn’t pass by
And did I hear Delta say it was a-raisin’ them here today
To take the cost of those change fees sky-high

Predictable and unavoidable, don’t you know
That the lower change fee policy’s gotta go
‘Cause Delta wants to profit as much as it can
Raisin’ those ancillary fees is the plan

In earlier days they flew Delta Air Lines
But some say that no one saw the signs
Of benefits enhanced and restrictions increased
And higher fees; the good ol’ days have ceased

Delta’s fees have caught onto this disease
United and US Airways couldn’t pass by
And did I hear Delta say it was a-raisin’ them here today
To take the cost of those change fees sky-high

Repeat chorus several more times

I offer no apology to re-writing the lyrics to Delta Dawn, which is the title of a song originally recorded and co-written by Alex Harvey in 1971:

The above video is not the original version of the song, which can be found on the album The Songwriter by Alex Harvey on iTunes. The most famous version was performed by Helen Reddy and also covered by Tanya Tucker, both in 1972.
Once again, this song parody is simply a different way to spread the news pertaining to the increase in change fees on Delta Air Lines from $150.00 to $200.00 in some markets and from $250.00 to $300.00 in other markets, matching similar increases in change fees of United Airlines and US Airways
I had said that if you want for me to stop doing these song parodies, tell the airlines to stop raising their change fees. Apparently you and the airlines love my song parodies, which must be the main reason as to why they keep raising their change fees — because both you and they want for me to write more song parodies.
Yeah — that’s it…

One thought on “Delta Matches Change Fee Increases of United and US Airways”

  1. starflyer says:

    This is yet another reason why Delta has a “best in class” frequent flyer program, as per Jeff Robertson.

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