Last month, American permanently eliminated changes fees for all travel originating in North or South America.
Delta announced that they will also permanently eliminate change fees for all travel originating in North America, though there’s no love for South Americans.
Basic economy fares will continue to have change fees, as that will become a major differentiation point between fares. I’d imagine that in the future the pricing gap between regular economy tickets and basic economy tickets will grow to make up for change fees.
Delta also announced that all tickets booked through 3/31/21 will have no change fees, regardless of the point of origin or if it’s a basic economy ticket.
Your move United.