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Delta Air Lines, often referred to as Delta, is a major American airline with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. As of August 2020, the airline operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves over 200 million passengers per year. The airline also serves an extensive domestic and international network that includes over 325 destinations in more than 52 countries and on six continents. The American airline's route network is centred around a system of hubs, international gateway and key airports that it operates in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-La Guardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.

Delta Air Lines was one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance and has codeshare agreements with Air France-KLMAlitaliaVirgin AtlanticVirgin Australia and Korean Air. These joint ventures serve over 1,036 destinations in 170 countries. Their regional service is operated under the brand name Delta Connection.

Baggage Policy

Delta Air Lines passengers are permitted to carry one piece of checked baggage, one piece of carry-on baggage and one personal item onboard their flight.

Carry-on Baggage

One piece of carry-on baggage and one small personal item are permitted per passenger. Carry-on baggage for flights must not exceed total dimensions of 45 linear inches (115cm). There are no weight restrictions on carry-on baggage on most of the routes except destinations like Singapore (7kg/15lbs), Beijing (10kg/22lbs) and Shanghai (10kg/22lbs).

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowance will vary depending on the ticket purchased but the baggage size must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 157cm/62in for all passengers. However, the checked baggage must not weigh over 23kg/51lbs for Basic Economy, Main Cabin and Delta Comfort passengers. First Class, Delta Premium Select and Delta One passengers' checked baggage must not weigh over 32kg/70lbs.

Musical Instrument Policy

The airline will allow musical instruments that fit in their overhead bin as carry-on luggage. Larger instruments must be taken as checked baggage. Find out more about their musical instrument policy.

Cabin Classes

Delta Air Lines offers 4 cabin classes that you can fly in. These are Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.

Economy Class

On Delta Air Lines flights, Economy Class varies between the type of seat you have purchased. Please check with our customer service team if you are unsure.

Economy Class facilities

Amenities included in Basic Economy Class are a selection of snacks such as chocolate, pretzels and peanuts and non-alcoholic beverages such as tea, juices and Starbucks Coffee. Alcoholic beverages are not served on flight journeys less than 250 miles. Wi-Fi is available to buy at a small fee on many flights and you'll receive complimentary access to in-flight messaging. Delta Studio is available with a wide range of shows, movies and entertainment. A carry-on bag is permitted but may be checked at the boarding gate due to overhead locker space being limited. Ticket refunds and changes are not available in this class.

What are Economy Class seats like?

Assigned seats are free after check-in. If a seat number is not displayed on your boarding pass, then your seat will be assigned at the boarding gate, before boarding the aircraft. Your boarding pass will instead display, “Seat Assigned at Gate”.

From April 2019, the airline will be experimenting with reducing the recline on its A320 economy seats to 3.5 inches, rather than 5.5. The aim is to prevent flyers from leaning their seats into their neighbour. The A320s make up 7% of Delta's fleet and are typically used for short and medium-haul flights.

Premium Economy

Onboard Delta Air Lines flights, Premium Economy comes in two fares: Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+. In the main cabin, passengers will receive select premium amenities at a much lower price, such as entertainment, improved service and the ability to select a seat for their flight.

Premium Economy Class Facilities

Passengers in Comfort+ will receive premium meals and snacks on their flights, improved from the standard served in the main cabin. They will also receive complimentary priority boarding.

Premium Economy Seats

Delta Comfort+ seats are larger than those in the main cabin, with improved and increased amounts of legroom. Seats in the premium economy include in-seat power, a personal entertainment screen and amenity kits to help aid better sleep.

Business Class

On Delta Air Lines flights, Business Class passengers get the best in-flight experience possible with optimum dining, entertainment and customer service on their flights. Find Business Class reservations by typing your desired destination into the search bar above.

Business Class Facilities

The gourmet meals on offer on your Business Class flight are curated by chefs so that you can enjoy a delicious meal up in the air. Passengers can also choose from an excellent range of complimentary beers, wines and spirits. Business Class passengers with Delta don't have to worry about being bored onboard with Delta Studio's in-flight entertainment and noise-cancelling headset.

What are Business Class seats like?

Business Class passengers enjoy 180-degree flat-beds set with direct aisle access on most flights. Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding means passengers will have maximum comfort onboard their flight. Passengers can also easily adjust their seats for work, play or relaxation. Never run out of battery before you reach your destination with power sockets built into your bedside table. Deluxe skincare products and amenity kits mean you'll arrive revitalised and ready to hit the road to your destination.

First Class

First Class passengers will enjoy personalised service at the airport and throughout the duration of the flight. Passengers are taken care of, allowing them to relax in comfort or focus and increase their productivity for work. Passengers in First will have their own personal flight attendant, priority check-in, security and boarding and express collection of checked baggage. There are 3 different first-class tickets; First Class is available on domestic and selected international flights, Delta Premium Select is available on selected long-haul international flights and Delta One is available on long-haul international, and selected domestic flights.

What does First Class Include?

Seats in First Class are premium, with at least 50% more room than a seat in the main cabin, rising up to a flatbed in Delta One. You'll receive an amenity kit, helping you stay refreshed and prepared for better sleep and relaxation during your flight. Premium fine-dining meals are served on premium plates, with complimentary alcoholic beverages if desired. Entertainment is provided on bigger personal screens, with in-seat power charging points should you wish to charge your own devices.

Does First Class Have a First Class Lounge?

Delta Sky Club is available to passengers travelling in First Class. It provides the best experience for waiting for your flight at the airport, with a relaxing atmosphere and comfortable seats. WiFi and charging points are complimentary and fresh, healthy food and premium drinks are available. The menu for your selected Delta Sky Club lounge can be viewed online.


Meal Options

The airline offers a wide range of food options on its flights, from snacks of Biscoff biscuits to 3-course meals. Passengers in Basic Economy and Main cabin are given complimentary snacks and can purchase meal items from the Flight Fuel menu, for flights over 900 miles. Passengers in First Class are given complimentary food on flights, from premium snacks on short flights, lighter meals on medium flights and full meal service on longer flights. Passengers flying in First Class are given premium seasonal and regional menus.

Special Dietary Requirements

The airline can offer a variety of meals to suit special dietary requirements. This must be done by calling or booking online in MyTrips, at least 24 hours before flying. The following are the meals available:

Child Meal:

Baby Meal

Children's Meal

Dietary Meal:

Blank Meal

Diabetic Meal

Gluten Intolerant Meal

Low Calorie/fat/cholestrerol Meal

Low Sodium Meal

Vegetarian Meals:

Vegetarian Asian Meal - Transpacific

Vegetarian Asian Meal - Transatlantic

Vegetarian Vegan Meal

Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal

Religious Meal:

Hindu Meal

Kosher Meal

Muslim Meal

Regional Meal:

Chinese Meal

Japanese Meal

Korean Meal

Drinks & Alcohol

All passengers are given complimentary soft drinks. Coffee, tea, wine and water are provided on all long-haul flights. Flights over 250 miles will have Starbucks, beer, wine and spirits onboard but passengers must be 21 or over to consume alcohol onboard.

In-flight Entertainment

With Delta's excellent in-flight entertainment system, you won't notice the time passing by during your journey. Choose from a range of TV shows, movies, songs and interviews and sit back and enjoy your flight. To enhance your in-flight entertainment, the airline recommends downloading the Gogo Entertainment app before your flight.


As well as popular movies, the top-of-the-range in-flight entertainment service offers travel documentaries, news broadcasts, sitcoms, dramas and lifestyle programs on its in-flight entertainment system. Browse popular sitcoms as well as award-winning TV dramas.


No matter what your taste is in movies, you'll find something for all interests and ages. Whether you're looking for that Hollywood blockbuster that you missed on the big screen or that indie cult classic, with over 300 films available, you're bound to find the right movie.


With over 1,000 aircraft with WIFI available, Delta is one of the world's best airlines to fly on when it comes to staying connected online. Stream your favourite films and television shows, or waste no time and catch up with work when you fly and connect to the DeltaWIFI network. The inflight WIFI is powered by GoGo and uses KU and 2KU technology ensuring a fast and reliable WIFI service.

Free Messaging

Delta offers passengers free mobile messaging onboard but only iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are allowed. Passengers cannot send pictures, videos or SMS with this feature though.

Wi-Fi Price

This airline offers a number of different passes which give access to the DeltaWIFI network. The price of these passes will differ depending on the route flown and the plan chosen.

- North American Day Pass

The North American Day Pass gives unlimited WIFI access on flights flying within North America for 24 hours and is available to pre-purchase online from $16.00 USD.

- Global Day Pass

The Global Day Pass gives unlimited WIFI access on flights flying globally for 24 hours and is available to pre-purchase online from $28.00 USD.

- North America Monthly Pass

The North America Monthly Pass gives unlimited WIFI access on flights flying within North America for an entire month and is available to pre-purchase online for $49.95 USD.

- North America Annual Pass

The North America Annual pass gives unlimited WIFI access on flights flying within North American services for the entire year and is available to pre-purchase online for $599.99 USD.

Pre-purchase the North American Day Pass, North America Monthly Pass, North America Annual Pass and Global Day pass.

Check-In Information

Online and airport check-in is available for Delta flights. Opening and closing times vary.

Online Check-In

Once you've made a Delta Air Lines flight ticket reservation with Alternative Airlines, you will be able to check in online up to 24 hours before flight departure by entering using our online check-in page. Once you have checked in online, you can print your boarding pass or download your e-boarding pass onto your handheld device.

Airport Check-In

If you prefer to check in at the airport for your flight, you can do so at the airport check-in desk. For domestic flights, the airport check-in counter closes 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time on most flights. However, airport check-in closes one hour before for international flights.

Frequent Flyer Program

Passengers can earn miles through SkyMiles and once a member, passengers can then earn miles towards Award Travel based on flight ticket price and their SkyMiles status. In 2013, Delta was the world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried and capacity. Passengers can earn miles on flights & travel (including partner flights), with the Delta SkyMiles American Express Card and from SkyMiles Partners. Explore more here.

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Destinations that Delta flies to

Delta offers flights to several destinations across the US, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. This includes Chicago, Aystubm Dakkasm Fargim Fort Myers, Hartford, Kansas City, Miami, New York City, Portland, Savannah, White Plains, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Beijing, San Jose, Paris, London, Mumbai, Milan and many more. If you're looking to fly within the US, our guide to domestic flights within the USA offers lots of helpful information, or if you're planning a multi-city flight with Delta, check out our Delta Multi City Flights page.

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Delta Flights Atlanta to New York

If you're looking for a Delta flight between Atlanta and New York, you have come to the right place. At Alternative Airlines, we offer Delta flights as well as tickets from over 600 international airlines. You'll have plenty of options when you search for flights between these two destinations.

Not only do we offer flights from over 600 airlines, but we also offer over 40 payment options across 160 currencies including buy now pay later (BNPL) and financing options, cryptocurrencies and many more for you to choose from.

Atlanta airports serving flights to New York

Delta serves Atlanta's major airport in the US, the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Daily flights are available and Delta serves First, Business and Economy Class class types onboard. The airport can easily be reached and offer great facilities to its travelers.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL)

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the major international airport in the US, located in the south of Downtown Atlanta District. It's the world's busiest airport, accommodating more than 42 million passengers per year.

The airport offers over 1,000 flights a day to 225 domestic and international destinations, the  Hartsfield–Jackson Airport is the primary hub of Delta Air Lines and is the world's largest airline hub. 

How long is the flight time from Atlanta to New York with Delta?

The average flight time between Atlanta and New York is around 2 hours on average. The exact flight time may vary depending on the weather during the flight. For more details, please refer to your e-ticket.

Does Delta still fly to Atlanta?

Yes, it does! Delta still flies between New York and Atlanta.

How many times does Delta fly to Atlanta daily from New York?

Delta flights to New York operate 74 times a day from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please note that this is for reference only. For more accurate information, please use our search form to locate your flight.

Are Atlanta to New York flights operating?

Yes, they are. Flights are available daily from the Atlanta airport. You can find your next Delta flights by using our search form. You can pay with a range of over 40 payment options on your next flight, including buy now pay later and financing options. In the US, we've got AfterpayKlarnaZip and PayPal Credit and many others for you to choose from. For more details, please visit our buy flights on finance page.

Are flights to Atlanta cheap?

Depending on where you are flying from and when you plan to fly, ticket prices will vary. However, we've created a guide on how to search and book cheap flights to Atlanta, outlining which airlines to fly with and where you can fly from with the cheapest price.

Can I fly First Class from Atlanta to New York?

Yes, with Delta Air Lines, you can fly to New York from Atlanta on a First Class fare. Delta Air Lines offers many first-class routes within the US and internationally.

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Hub Airport

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

One of Delta's largest hubs is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is located seven miles south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998. In 2019, the airport held its title as the world's busiest airport by accommodating 109 million passengers. 225 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations are served. The airport has 192 domestic and international gates. Other airlines that operate out of the airport include but are not limited to SouthwestSpiritUnited Airlines and WestJet.


As of February 2023, Delta Air Lines has a fleet made up of the following aircraft:

  • 45 x Airbus A220-100
  • 15 x Airbus A220-300 (with 59 on order)
  • 57 x Airbus A319-100
  • 61 x Airbus A320-200
  • 127 x Airbus A321-200
  • 23 x Airbus A321neo (with 132 on order)
  • 11 x Airbus A330-200
  • 31 x Airbus A330-300
  • 20 x Airbus A330-900 (with 18 on order)
  • 28 x Airbus A350-900 (with 16 on order)
  • 66 x Boeing 717-200
  • 77 x Boeing 737-800
  • 163 x Boeing 737-900ER
  • 111 x Boeing 757-200
  • 16 x Boeing 757-300
  • 45 x Boeing 767-300ER
  • 21 x Boeing 767-400ER

Delta also has 100 orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 10 with deliveries beginning in 2025.

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals

Get all information and rules on taking a pet on a Delta Air Lines flight. To fly with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal on Delta is advised by Alternative Airlines about taking an animal on a plane.

Delta Cancellation Policy

What is Delta's Cancellation Policy?

Are you looking to cancel your Delta booking but unsure if you'll be entitled to a refund? Well, at Alternative Airlines can help.

Delta's cancellation policy states that you're qualified for a complete refund if you cancel your flight within 24 hours of purchasing your Delta Air Lines flight ticket. This is referred to as a 24-hour refund policy. If you booked a Delta Air Lines flight ticket with Alternative Airlines then you can cancel within 24 hours of your purchase, but, there are some important things that you need to know.

Please note that if you contact us outside of business hours to cancel your Delta Air Lines flight and the 24-hour window has elapsed by the time we've received your refund request, we may not be able to honour the 24-hour cancellation policy as Delta won't let us issue the refund.

Please contact us between 9am - 8pm UK time if you wish to cancel your Delta booking within the 24-hour cancellation window and receive a refund.

Can I get a refund for my Delta cancellation?

Of course! You are entitled to receive a full refund for your Delta Air Lines flight as long as you cancel within the 24-hour window from the time of booking. You're able to cancel your booking for a refund through Alternative Airlines, but, please bear in mind that if you contact us outside of our opening hours (9am - 8pm GMT) and the 24-hour window has passed by the time we have received your refund request, we may not be able to issue out the 24-hour cancellation policy for you.

Cancellation Protection with Delta Air Lines

Did you know that if an emergency circumstance prevents you from making it to your Delta Airlines flight, you can still receive a full refund? Well, with Cancellation Protection you can protect your booking. When you add Cancellation Protection to your booking then you'll be qualified for a full refund if you need to cancel your Delta Air Lines flight due to any unforeseeable circumstances. This includes the death of a close family member, government travel bans, illness or injury to yourself as well as other reasons.

You can add cancellation protection to your booking for a small additional price. This will make you feel more secure knowing that you're covered if one of these emergency circumstances occurs.

Read our full terms and conditions on Cancellation Protection for more information.

How to add Cancellation Protection to a Delta booking

  1. First of all, use the search box at the top of the page and enter your departure and arrival destinations along with the dates you plan to fly, the number of passengers and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Hit 'Search Flights' to continue.
  2. If you wish to fly with a particular airline (e.g. Delta) then you can use the 'Airline' tab to filter down your search. Once you've selected Delta as your preferred option then you'll only be displayed with Delta flights.
  3. Enter the required passenger details and scroll down until you reach the Cancellation Protection stage. Select 'Yes, protect my booking' in order to apply an added layer of protection to your flight with Delta.
  4. To secure your booking, choose the payment method that best suits you. If you request a full refund from the 24-hour cancellation policy or from Cancellation Protection, you'll have the refund sent in the same way you paid when you originally made the booking.

Need to make a claim?

If you've purchased Cancellation Protection and need to make a claim for a refund, please fill out this form.

I've cancelled my Delta Air Lines booking - why haven't I received a refund?

You'll not be entitled if you decide to scrap your booking after the 24-hour window has elapsed. This is because the airline won't send us your refund for us to process and send back to you as we are following the airline's policies. We have no other choice but to follow the airline's policies and have no influence over what the airline says.

Alternative Airlines is open from 9am - 8pm UK time (GMT). If your 24-hour cancellation period for your Delta Air Lines closes whilst we are closed and you contact us during this time, then you won't be qualified for a refund. In order to receive a refund you must contact us during opening hours.

Can I buy refundable Delta Air Lines flights?

Absolutely! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can book refundable flights with Delta. We have put together a handy guide that shows you exactly how to search and book refundable Delta Air Lines flights at Alternative Airlines. With refundable tickets, you can be more flexible with your trip. Take a look at our guide on refundable Delta flights to find out more

SkyTeam Airline Alliance

Delta is part of SkyTeam Airline Alliance, which is a leading global airline network, with 19 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Alitalia, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has more than 15,445 daily flights, with 1,036 destinations in 175 countries.

Payment Plan

Alternative Airlines offer a wide range of payment plans when you make your reservation. Choose to buy tickets now and pay later with PayPal CreditAffirm or Klarna. You can even buy Delta airfares and pay off in instalments. Never miss out on a great deal on your Delta reservation again!

If you're a resident of the United States and looking to pay in USD you can buy Afterpay flights or Sezzle flights through Alternative Airlines. To find out more, visit our Delta 'Fly Now, Pay Later' guide, to discover all the ways you can spread the cost of your Delta flights over time.

Pay for Flights with PayPal

Use Alternative Airlines to make your reservation and pay with PayPal. PayPal is a quick, safe and secure way to pay for tickets and Alternative Airlines offers passengers the option to pay with PayPal on all reservations. Make your reservations with Paypal for a swift and convenient flight booking! You can pay for Delta tickets with PayPal by searching Delta flights from all allocated airports and routes with the search bar at the top of this page, you can check out with PayPal and PayPal Credit. As an example, fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and choose PayPal at checkout.

Alternative Airlines also gives you the option to be billed later on Delta flights with PayPal Credit which means you can buy any Delta Air Lines airfare and pay it off later in instalments.

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Split Your Payment on Delta Air Lines tickets

Split Your Payment on Delta Air Lines tickets. Split Your Payment allows you to divide the total amount of your flight purchase between two different payment methods. For example, you can use a debit or credit card to pay off one portion of your flight and PayPal to pay for the other portion. Both payments must be made at the time of purchase.

With Alternative Airlines, you can split your payment on all airline tickets, including airlines such as Southwest, Virgin, Norwegian and LATAM.

Deals and Discounts

Get great deals on your tickets with flight coupons and discounts on any Delta reservation so grab some amazing deals today! If you are looking for student discount code, you can get a discount for Students, Seniors or young adults with Alternative Airlines. Just pay with PayPal and use the PayPal discount code.

Emergency and Bereavement Flights

Looking to buy an emergency flight? If you are needing to buy a last-minute flight or need a refund for your flight due to sudden death or in an emergency, Alternative Airlines will help you through this stressful process. See all information on flying in an emergency with Delta and Alternative airlines and flying for a funeral.

Special Services

The airline offer services for incapacitated persons, pets and animals, persons with illness requiring special assistance, all need to make arrangements with the airline. Special assistance passengers may not be permitted to be seated near an emergency exit.


20 September 2022

Delta to improve emissions with sustainable fuel

While pressure rises in the aviation industry to tackle climate change, Delta Air Lines is already planning to be ahead of the game with more sustainable fuel options. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta retired more than 200 aircraft in its fleet and is currently replacing these with aircraft that are 25% more fuel-efficient. By the end of 2030, Delta Air Lines plans to replace 10% of its jet fuel refined from fossil fuels with sustainable aviation fuel.

30 August 2022

Delta Air Lines suspends flights to Nigeria

Delta has announced that from the beginning of October, it will be suspending its flights between New York and Lagos due to the lack of revenue being generated from this particular route. This announcement came shortly after Emirates and British Airways' decisions to suspend flights to the African nation.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to wear a face mask when flying with Delta Air Lines?

Face masks are no longer required inside domestic airports in the US, onboard domestic flights within the US and on most international flights. A face mask may still be required depending on your destination/arrival airport, so it's recommended that you still bring a face mask with you on your travels when flying with Delta.

What other airlines fly to similar destinations?

There are many other airlines that travel to similar destinations such as American Airlines, Continental, Southwest and more!

Can I pay for Delta flights with Apple Pay?

Yes, you can pay for your Delta Air Lines flight tickets with Apple Pay right here at Alternative Airlines. Once you've found the perfect Delta flight for you, you'll be able to select Apple Pay at checkout and seamlessly pay for your Delta flights before receiving your e-tickets! Take a look at our guide on buying Delta flights and paying with Apple Pay on our site for more information.

Where can I book Delta flights to Chicago?

Book your Delta Air Lines flights to Chicago right here at Alternative Airlines. Simply use our search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights to Chicago from any departure airport of your choice, and select Delta as your preferred airline once the search results have loaded. Read our guide on booking Delta flights to Chicago at Alternative Airlines for more information.