Delta Fliers Can Change Flights for Free During Storm

In light of a big winter storm that's brewing in the Upper Midwest, customers who have flights scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday are permitted to make a one-time change to their travel schedule without incurring a fee.

Worried that the winter storm will hinder your travel plans?

No need to worry if you're flying Delta Air Lines.

The Atlanta-based airline-which is the largest carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport-said Tuesday that customers with flights scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday are permitted to make a one-time change to their travel schedule without incurring a fee.

The allowance applies to customers booked on Delta flights to, from, or through Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and/or Wisconsin. Those who opt to rebook their flights must schedule new flights that have the same origin and destination, and the rescheduled flights must resume by Monday.

Delta said that flight delays are possible at airports in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin-and it will reduce flight schedules in order to minimize delays. All customers traveling to or from any of those states should check their flight status at delta.com prior to arriving at the airport, Delta said. Customers whose flights are cancelled altogether can request refunds.

A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service is in effect for central Minnesota and western Wisconsin-including the Twin Cities-from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday evening.

Residents in the metro area could experience mostly snow or might have to battle freezing rain and sleet. Snowfall is expected to total up to 14 inches in central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin but may be close to zero near the Iowa border, the National Weather Service said.

Delta offers 433 peak-day departures to 139 nonstop destinations from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.