Publish date:

Winter storm forces Delta to drop change fees in MN, WI

The airline has issued a travel waiver for January 27th-28th.

Don't worry if you're flying Delta and you need to change flights because of the brutal winter weather bearing down on the region — you won't be charged for it. 

The Georgia-based airline, which has a major hub at MSP International in the Twin Cities, issued a travel waiver on Saturday "due to forecasted winter weather in the Upper Midwest":

Six Minnesota airports made the list of locations that could be affected by the weather: Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Hibbing, Rochester, and MSP. 

The waiver is effective Sunday and Monday, and Delta says if you need to change flights, you can do so without having to pay the customary change fee.

There is a bit of a catch, though: depending on the flight you're changing to, there may be a difference in fare, which you'll be on the hook for. 

Another option is cancelling altogether and using "the value (of your ticket) towards a future flight."

Any Delta flyers needing to change their travel plans over the next day can do so right here. 

North Dakota and Wisconsin are also included in the waiver. 

A winter storm is forecast to move through Minnesota today, with snow totals ranging from 6-12 inches from Fargo through St. Cloud, the Twin Cities and in the southeastern part of the state as well. 

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Timberwolves smash Rockets in season opener

The Timberwolves showed they have plenty of firepower in a victory over Houston.

Knuth - Nezhad - side by side

Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

Jerome Horton - Sherburne Co. Jail - CROP

Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

Screen Shot 2021-06-04 at 6.30.24 AM

BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.


Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

vaccine, covid

New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

Autumn Merrick, Autumn Rose Merrick

Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.


Coronavirus: Delta, other major airlines extend waivers on change fees

People are thinking twice about travel as the COVID-19 virus spreads.


Coronavirus: Delta to suspend flights between MSP-South Korea

The fights will end on Saturday for at least two months.

Delta announces nonstop flights between MSP and Mexico City

The Twin Cities will get a direct route to the Mexican capital.


Delta eliminates international change fees for most flights

The change doesn't apply to basic economy or flights booked from outside North America


In crackdown on unruly passengers, Delta urges other airlines to share no-fly lists

The airline says it's a bid to "further protect airline employees across the industry."

Delta could start offering free WiFi on all its flights

The airline's CEO said it's something the company is considering.


Report: Delta kicks 'unruly' passengers off flight from DC to Mpls

Airlines expelled numerous flyers after the DC riots.