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Delta unveils SimpliFares to applause, concern.(Delta Air Lines Inc.)(Brief Article)

The long-anticipated US legacy airline fare restructuring got underway Jan. 5 when Delta Air Lines extended its SimpliFares structure beyond its Cincinnati hub to its domestic route network excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The structure caps economy one-way walkup fares at $499 and one-way first-class fares at $599, representing a reduction of as much as 50% off the previous Y fare in many markets.

Roundtrip purchase is required for some fares, but the Saturday-night stay requirement has been eliminated from all categories (some fares do require a one-night stay). Additionally, Delta cut the ticket change fee 50% to $50. …

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