How does the Delta standby list work?

With standby, you can wait for an open seat on a different flight. Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible to make Same-Day Confirmed or Same-Day Standby travel changes, regardless of Medallion or other elite status. *Same Day Standby fee is $0 USD for tickets issued on/after August 4, 2021.

What is the standby list for Delta?

Standby is the list you’re on until you get your seat. Everyone on a BE fare is on the standby list until their seat is assigned. It does not mean you’re going to be bumped. It means you’re standing by for your seat assignment.

How do you get on the standby list on the Delta app?

To register for the standby list using the app, download and open the Fly Delta app. Next, click “Same-Day Change.” There you’ll be taken to a list of flights to either confirm a new seat on or fly standby.

Does Delta have automatic check-in?

Delta Air Lines has added automatic check-in to the Fly Delta app to streamline the check-in experience for customers and take the guesswork out of accessing a boarding pass.

How does standby work at the airport?

Travelers get on the standby list by speaking to a ticket agent or gate agent. This usually must occur in person at the airport, and not over the phone. When the flight boards, agents give any available seats to standby passengers, who wait at the gate to be called.

What is an upgrade standby list?

This new feature breaks the upgrade list down by cabin and also displays the standby list for your flight. If you score the upgrade or snag the seat, you’ll then see your name highlighted along with your new seat. Plus, your upgraded seat assignment will now show on the airport monitors as well.

How do you make sure you get on a standby flight?

Arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your desired flight. Immediately ask a ticket or gate agent to place your name on the free same-day standby list.

Are standby tickets free?

A few standby seats are free, but most will cost you. The freebies typically go to elite miles members or those who’ve already purchased tickets in first or business class (but this varies by airline, so always check). Those who buy more expensive refundable economy seats also may get free standby.