If your flight was canceled by Delta or delayed more than three hours, and you decide not to reschedule, you can ask the airline for your money back.
RESCHEDULE YOUR FLIGHT:
Delta won’t charge its ticket change fee, which can cost as much as $500, even if your flight was not canceled. But if you book the rescheduled flight to take place after Aug. 12, you may have to pay more for airfare.
GET VOUCHERS FOR FUTURE TRAVEL:
As a bonus, Delta is giving away $200 in travel vouchers to those whose flight was canceled or delayed more than three hours. The voucher can be used within a year on any Delta-operated flight.
The vouchers can only be used by the person who was stranded. So if you were traveling for work, the voucher is yours to keep for that next family vacation. However, some companies might require employees to apply the credit toward their next work trip, although that is usually a small percent of companies.
Apply for the voucher at delta.com/wecare .
AP Airline Writer Scott Mayerowitz contributed to this story.