Delta Airlines Name Change Policy

Delta Airlines is one of the most well-known airlines in the world and they have a strict name change policy to ensure all passengers are properly identified. This post will explore the details of Delta Airlines’ name change policy, including any fees associated with the process and the necessary documentation required. With this information, you can make sure you are prepared for any name change you may need to make when booking your next flight with Delta Airlines.

Delta Airlines Name Correction Policy

Although Delta does not allow you to completely change the name that appears on the ticket, they will allow for some slight modifications. These can include changes to the first, middle, and last names. Usually, a spelling mistake or a marriage is a valid reason for making these adjustments.

Delta Airlines Middle Name Policy

It is relatively easy to add your middle name to your ticket, according to Delta. This is one of the easiest name-related modifications Delta permits. You can use the “Manage Booking” section of their website, their mobile app, and their phone to make the change.

The name on a Delta ticket must match the name on a valid photo ID. Although middle names may not always be required, it is best to make sure that the name is as accurate as possible.

In the Case of Marriage or Divorce, Changing the Last Name

If you have recently gotten married and booked travel under your maiden name, you can change the last name on your Delta ticket to your husband’s last name. You will need to provide a marriage certificate to verify the legal name change. This change is only possible if it is due to marriage or divorce.

Delta Reservations Correcting Minor Spelling Mistakes

If you ever find that you made a mistake when entering your name in your Delta reservation, it’s easy to make the necessary corrections. Having an incorrect name on your ticket will prevent you from passing through security, but Delta’s name correction policy makes it simple to fix this issue.

If you find a mistake in your reservation within 24 hours of booking, you likely won’t have to pay anything. However, if you find the mistake after 24 hours have passed, you may be charged a Delta name change fee because the airline may need to issue you a new ticket. Trying to travel with an incorrect ticket can cause major issues with your trip, so it is better to pay a small fee than try to take the risk.

How to Change Name on Delta Flight Ticket

Customers of Delta have four convenient options for altering their reservations: they can do it online, through their mobile app, by phone call, or by text message. I prefer to use their text assistant, but all of these methods are straightforward and stress-free.

Name Change Online on Delta Airlines Ticket

  • Go to and find the ‘My Trips’ section. 
  • Enter the 6-digit booking reference or 13-digit ticket number, as well as the last name of the passenger. 
  • To successfully retrieve the booking, make sure you enter the correct information. 
  • Then click on the name correction tab and tick the box next to the name that needs to be changed. 
  • Please note, that the name on the ticket must match a passport or any other valid government-issued photo ID. 
  • You can only make up to 3 changes in either the first name or the last name. After you’ve finished, click ‘Confirm & Save’ to send the request. 
  • At the checkout page, you’ll have to pay a fee plus the applicable fare difference. 
  • Once the transaction is complete, you’ll receive an email confirming the name change.

Name Changes on Delta Ticket Via Phone

If you would like to talk to someone from the Global Sales Support team to help you with a name change, you can call Delta’s customer service line at 1 888-982-1907. The customer service representative may ask you for certain flight information, such as your confirmation number, name, trip dates, and destination, to verify your identity.

Name Changes on Delta Ticket Via Mobile App

If you have already downloaded the Delta Airlines mobile app, the next step, if permitted, should be fairly easy to change your name. Open the app, log in, choose the reservation you wish to change, and then select “modify flights”. If the modifications you need to make are accepted by Delta, you should be able to do so in this area. This is handy as it shows all of your Delta account’s flight reservations. If you just need to change your name, you won’t have to look for a confirmation email or contact a travel agent.

Delta Airlines Name Change/Correction Fees

Delta Airlines will charge a fee of $125 if a name change request is made within 24 hours of booking. The ticket will be reissued in the same class of service, though fare differences may apply.

If the request is made beyond 24 hours, the fee will be $275 and the ticket will be reissued in a similar or lower fare class, with possible fare differences applying.

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