Delta Airlines Name Correction Policy

Delta Airlines Name Correction Policy

Delta Airlines name correction policy applies worldwide for the Delta-operated flights generating ticket stock starting with 006. Please follow the Delta Airlines name correction guidelines to ensure that passengers’ reservation details are documented correctly and to avoid cancellation of the PNR. 

  • Please note that there is a restriction on the Delta Airlines name correction process or travel between the United States and Canada. After the issuance of the ticket, if the passenger’s name needs to be corrected or updated, a new reservation will need to be booked. 
  • Delta Airlines reservations issued with third-party travel agents must contact ‘Delta’s name correction global desk at +1-855-915-0936, for travel between the U.S, and China.

Delta Airlines Name Change Policy for Domestic and International Booking

When one or more following considerations will apply, as per Delta Airlines name correction policy, to your Delta Airlines reservation, please contact us for all the assistance.

  • If the ticket includes a flight operated by interline or codeshare agreement partners of Delta Airlines such as Aeromexico, KLM, Air France, Korean Air, Virgin Australia, or Virgin Atlantic. 
  • If the Delta Airlines booking includes travel to/and from China and India
  • The last name of the passenger needs to be corrected up to three characters
  • If Delta name correction has been done once and requires further correction, and tickets need to be reissued for the second time. 

Delta Airlines Minor Name Correction Policy

Most minor name corrections can be accomplished without contacting the Delta name correction support desk for assistance. Please follow these Delta Airlines name change guidelines to ensure that PNR is documented correctly and to avoid the cancellation of the PNR – 

  • Delta minor name correction applies worldwide for the Delta-operated flights generating ticket stock starting with 006.
  • Only one reissue/exchange would apply to each Delta Airlines reservation

Delta Name Correction To The First Or Middle Name

Delta team may make a name correction to the first or middle name and can reissue the ticket without applying the waiver code, as per Delta Airlines name correction policy. Here what they need to do – 

  • Correct name on Delta ticket
  • Add the following OSI message to the PNR via Amadeus or Sabre reservation tool that a ‘Delta Airlines correct name on the ticket’ has been made 
    • OSI DL NAME CORRECTION FIRST NAME/MIDDLE NAME
  • Reissue the ticket without applying for ‘Delta name correction waiver’

Delta Name Correction To The Last Name

Travel agents may make a name correction to the last name and can reissue the ticket without applying the waiver code, as per Delta Airlines name correction policy. Here what they need to do – 

  • Correct to the last name on Delta ticket, and is limited to a maximum of three characters. If the change to the name spelling required more than characters, contact the Delta name correction global desk at +1-855-915-0936.
  • Correct the name on the Delta Airlines reservation
  • Add the following OSI message to the PNR via Amadeus or Sabre reservation tool that a ‘Delta Airlines correct name on the ticket’ has been made 
    • OSI DL NAME CORRECTION TO  3 CHARACTERS TO THE LAST NAME
  • Reissue the ticket without applying for ‘Delta name correction waiver’

Delta Name Correction If First and Last Names Are Inverted

For instance, JESSE/PINKMANJESSE should be PINKMAN/JESSE

  • Correct name on Delta ticket
  • Add the following message to the OSI citing that the name correction has been initiated 
    • OSI DL NAME CORRECTION FIRST AND LAST NAME INVERTED
  • Reissue the ticket without applying for ‘Delta name correction waiver’

Delta Airlines Name Change Policy for SFPD (Secured Flight Passenger Data) Information

As per Delta Airlines name correction policy, If the passenger name has been corrected or updated that contains SFPD data, the SSR DOCS would get automatically removed from the Delta Airlines booking. It is required to enter the new SSR DOCS containing the SFPD data for the passenger after the name correction has been done. 

Here are the following examples when the Delta team will do name correction without applying for Delta name correction waiver  – 

  • Passengers have a round-trip ticket from New York to Los Angeles, and the reservation contains all the Delta-operated flights. The passenger needs to correct his first name from Jos to Joseph to match exactly as it appears on the government-issued photo ID. Delta name correction team will make the change to the first name, type in the required OSI command, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver.
  • Passenger requests that the middle name is to be included in his reservation detail, else no correction to be done on his/her first and last name, name or name. Delta team will add the middle name, type in the required OSI command, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver.
  • A ticket is issued in the name of SMITH/JESSE. The passenger called to say that his last name is spelled ‘SMYTHE’. Delta team will correct the last name because only two letters, ‘’y’’ and ‘’e’’ are different from the original spelling (limited to a maximum of three characters), type in the required OSI command, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver.
  • A ticket is issued in the name of PINKMAN/JESSE. The passenger called to say that his government-issued ID includes his combined last name of WALTER-PINKMAN. Delta team will correct the last name to WalterPinkman, type in the required OSI command, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver. The waiver code does not apply here because this is an addition to the last name and not a complete name change. 
  • Passenger’s first and last name is inverted (for eg. JESSE/PINKMANJESSE should be PINKMAN/JESSE) on the ticket. Delta team may correct the first and teh last name, type in the required OSI command, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver.

Delta Airlines Name Correction Policy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you change the name on an airline ticket operated by Delta?
Delta team may make a name correction to the first or middle name and can reissue the ticket without applying the waiver code, as per Delta Airlines name correction policy. They will correct the name on the Delta ticket, add an OSI message to the PNR, and reissue the ticket without applying for the Delta name correction waiver. 

Does Delta charge for name correction?
As per Delta Airlines name correction policy, there is no Delta name correction fee as such to correct the name. However, the airline prescribed a name change fee in case the passenger want to change the name on Delta Airlines. 

How do you correct the name on the Delta Airlines ticket?
Delta team may make a name correction to the first or middle name and can reissue the ticket without applying the waiver code, as per Delta Airlines name correction policy. Here what they need to do – 

  • Correct name on Delta ticket
  • Add the following OSI message to the PNR via Amadeus or Sabre reservation tool that a ‘Delta Airlines correct name on the ticket’ has been made 
    • OSI DL NAME CORRECTION FIRST NAME/MIDDLE NAME
  • Reissue the ticket without applying for ‘Delta name correction waiver’

For all the assistance on the name correction, feel free to speak to one of our Delta representatives at the Delta name correction support desk at +1-855-915-0936.


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