Delta Air Lines, citing unprecedented fuel costs, will begin adding fuel surcharges to Award Tickets originating from the U.S. and Canada, effective August 15. Travel between the 50 U.S states and Canada will require a $25 surcharge and $50 will be charged for travel between the U.S or Canada and international destinations, including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean, transatlantic, transpacific and Latin America. The fuel surcharge will not be applied to ticketed Award itineraries or future Award Tickets issued prior to August 15, regardless of the date of travel
"This was a difficult but essential decision to ensure we are doing everything possible to offset the cost of fuel which has nearly doubled in the last year," said J.W Robertson, managing director of Delta's SkyMiles program, in a released statement. "We hope this is temporary and, should fuel prices subside from current levels, we will reevaluate this surcharge."
Additional taxes and fees will apply and remain the responsibility of the passenger to be paid at the time the ticket is issued.