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Hi, I booked tickets for next week with Delta Basic economy fare but at last I'm unable to travel... I know it's non refundable etc

But I wanted to know if there is a way to pay to change the name on the ticket and like that be able to sell the ticket to somebody willing.

I booked both ways separately. The first ticket it's from LGA to FLL on Monday Jan. 21 morning (~7:30am)
And the second ticket it's from MIA - to LGA on Wednesday Jan. 24 evening (~7:30pm)
Both for 2 passengers

Thank you in advance to DD friends and readers for their help in this case

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:27:45 PM »
No
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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 05:10:39 PM »
So maybe to get a refund or change dates with a Medical report proving my inability to travel now ?

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 05:14:20 PM »
So maybe to get a refund or change dates with a Medical report proving my inability to travel now ?
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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 05:23:09 PM »
Ive gotten Delta to refund nonrefundable tickets before.
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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 06:12:35 PM »
Ive gotten Delta to refund nonrefundable tickets before.

Can you please tell me how ?

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 06:21:50 PM »
Can you please tell me how ?
HUCA. Officially it can not be cancelled. Call them and give them a good enough reason to break their rules. there is no set trick. YMMV
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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 01:12:48 AM »
Also, as you get closer to the travel date, keep an eye if there aren't any weather related cancellation notices in the day or 2 before travel.

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 08:38:23 AM »
Request to be placed on the volunteer list to be bumped. Inquire with the airline about the procedure. In a busy time like now, these flights may indeed be full or overbooked, and volunteers to be bumped may be nicely compensated. Let us know how this works out.

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
Request to be placed on the volunteer list to be bumped. Inquire with the airline about the procedure. In a busy time like now, these flights may indeed be full or overbooked, and volunteers to be bumped may be nicely compensated. Let us know how this works out.

Can I do this online or do I have to call them ?

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 11:15:37 AM »
Can I do this online or do I have to call them ?
I donít know, try both. It could be that you have to check in first, either in person or on line; and it may be necessary, or best, if you are there, as they sometimes request volunteers to be bumped at the gate.

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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 12:55:41 PM »
Request to be placed on the volunteer list to be bumped. Inquire with the airline about the procedure. In a busy time like now, these flights may indeed be full or overbooked, and volunteers to be bumped may be nicely compensated. Let us know how this works out.
A better idea, if OP has a legitimate medical reason preventing OP from flying, is to call DL and inquire about a waiver. If that fails, wait till closer to departure and see whether any travel waivers are issued (unlikely for FLL, but possible for LGA if winter weather approaches).  For now, the weather forecast has a 60% chance of rain on Monday, so I would not count on a winter weather waiver, but weather may change.

Flights are extremely unlikely to be oversold, particularly the Wednesday flight (even if they are full). Further, although the Delta website and/or airport kiosk will sometimes ask at check-in whether you are willing to be bumped in the event the flight is oversold, and if so, how much you are willing to accept, the final decision will not be made until shortly before departure once the gate agent has a firm idea of the load on the flight. You must be at the airport to be bumped off the flight, otherwise you are just a no-show and will receive nothing.

The first ticket it's from LGA to FLL on Monday Jan. 21 morning (~7:30am)

Monday is the 22nd. Confirm the date on your ticket is what you think it is.


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Re: Unable to travel - Sell tickets and change names? - Delta Basic Economy
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »
Monday is the 22nd. Confirm the date on your ticket is what you think it is.

Yes, my bad. Monday Jan. 22