Delta Air Lines follows a fairly standard baggage policy in terms of free carry-on bags, charging pretty average fees for U.S. domestic and Canada/Mexico flights, and including one to two bags in the base fare for international flights (dependent on cabin class).
Additional pieces after 1-2 bags, as well as overweight/oversized bags carry a pretty hefty fee, so try to stick to your regulations!
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Delta Carry-On Allowance
1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE
- Personal: undisclosed, but Delta references items such as a purse, briefcase, camera bag, or laptop bag
- Standard: 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 35 x 23 cm)
Weight Restrictions (from the following departure airports only):
- Singapore Changi International Airport: 15 pounds / 7 kg
- Beijing Capital International Airport: 22 pounds / 10 kg
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport: 22 pounds / 10 kg
Lap Infant Carry-On Policy
- Unticketed infants do not have a baggage allowance. So any baggage for the child counts as part of the adult’s baggage allowance. An adult is permitted to bring an infant seat, bassinet, breast pump and/or associated cooler bag, in addition to their carry-on allowance.
Stroller Check Policy
- Delta Airlines does not count strollers or car seats as part of standard baggage. Therefore, Delta checks these items for free at the curbside, ticket counter, or gate.
Delta Checked Baggage Allowance
All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) for Economy and 70 pounds (32 kg) for Delta One, First, Business Class, and must adhere to max linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm).
Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (regardless of route)
- 1st Bag: FREE
- 2nd Bag: FREE
| ||Basic Economy (BE), Main Cabin (MC), Delta Comfort+® (DC+)|
|Travel between||1st Bag||2nd Bag|
|U.S. (including Puerto Rico)||U.S. (including Puerto Rico)||$30||$40|
|U.S. & Canada||U.S. Virgin Islands,|
Central America, Caribbean, Guyana, & Bermuda
|U.S. / El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama||U.S. / El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama||$30(BE only);|
|Canada / El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama||Canada / El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama||FREE||$40|
|Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan||FREE||$75|
|Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Yemen||FREE||FREE|
|Caribbean, Mexico, Central America||South America|
|U.S. / South America|
(excluding Brazil, Colombia,
|U.S. / South America|
(excluding Brazil, Colombia,
|$60 (BE Only);|
|$100 (BE Only);|
|Canada / South America (excluding Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana)||Canada / South America (excluding Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana)||FREE||FREE|
|U.S. & Canada||Tahiti (PPT)||$60 (BE ONLY);|
|U.S. / Colombia||U.S. / Colombia||$30 USD (BE only);|
|Canada / Colombia||Canada / Colombia||FREE||FREE|
|U.S & Canada||Brazil (excluding select G3-operated flights)||FREE||FREE|
|Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America (excluding Brazil)||Israel||FREE||$100|
|U.S||Israel||FREE (MC/DC+); $60 (BE only)||$100|
|U.S & Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)||Australia, New Zealand & The Philippines||FREE||FREE|
|U.S. & Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America||Asia||FREE||FREE|
|U.S. & Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America||Southern and West Africa||FREE||FREE|
|U.S. & Canada, Mexico||India||FREE||FREE|
|U.S. & Canada||Europe & North Africa||FREE (MC/DC+); $60 (BE only)||$100|
|Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)||Europe & North Africa||FREE||$100|
|Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)||Middle East (excluding Israel)||FREE||$75|
|Mexico, Central America & Caribbean||Mexico, Central America & Caribbean||$30||$40|
|Japan||Guam, Saipan & Palau||FREE||$40|
|Mexico||Europe||FREE (MC/DC+); $60 (BE only)||$100|
|Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)||India||FREE||$75|
|U.S. & Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)||First originating point of travel in India||FREE||FREE|
|First originating point of travel in Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Angola, Egypt, Jordan, or Lebanon||U.S. & Canada||FREE||FREE (MC/DC+);|
|U.S. & Canada||Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Angola, Egypt, Jordan, or Lebanon||FREE||FREE|
All passengers traveling to or from Key West, Florida are limited to one checked bag.
Up to 10 bags may be checked per passenger on flights operated by Delta or Delta Shuttle® and up to four total checked bags on Delta Connection® carrier flights.
Additional Baggage Fees
|Geographical region||3rd bag||4+ bags|
Travel between the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico) or Canada and the Caribbean
Travel between United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico and Central America (excludes GUA, SAP and SAL)
Travel between the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada and Mexico
Travel within/between Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
|Travel between United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada, and San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) or San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)||$200||$200|
Travel between United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada and Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
Travel between South America (excluding select GOL-operated flights between BSB-MCO/MIA and FOR-MCO/MIA; see below) and the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America
Travel on GOL-operated/Delta-marketed flights between Brasília International Airport (BSB) and Miami, FL (MIA) or Orlando, FL (MCO) or Fortaleza International Airport (FOR) and Miami, FL (MIA) or Orlando, FL (MCO)
Travel between North/South/Central America and Europe or North Africa
Travel to/from/within Asia
|Travel between North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) and Tahiti||$285||$285|
|Travel to/from Brazil||$200||$200|
Excess Baggage Fees
|Within US & Canada (including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)||$100||$200|
|Between North/South/Central America & Europe or North Africa||$100||Bags exceeding 70 lbs not allowed|
|Between North America and San Pedro Sula, Honduras or San Salvador, El Salvador||$150||Bags exceeding 70 lbs not allowed|
|To/from/within Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean||$100||$200|
|To / from / within Asia||$100||$200|
|To / from / within Australia and New Zealand||$100||Bags exceeding 70 lbs not allowed|
|Route||Oversized (63-80 inches)|
|Travel within/between United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands||$200|
|Travel to/from/between Asia, Middle East, Australia, India||$175|
|Travel between North/South/Central America and Europe or North Africa||$300|
|Travel between US (including U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ) or Canada and Mexico, Caribbean, Central/South America||$150|
|Travel between North America and all other African countries||$175|
|Travel to/from Brazil||$100|
For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Delta’s policy here.
Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?
Delta Air Lines does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online when checking in from 24 hours before the flight departure.
Here’s how you can pre-pay:
Credit Cards That Give You A Free Checked Bag With Delta Air Lines
American Express provides numerous co-branded credit cards with Delta. Each card provides you with a free checked bag on your flights with Delta. Even your friends and family can enjoy the benefit.
Check out the details below:
|Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card- use this card to get one free checked bag for you and up to 8 companions on your itinerary, which we see as a "must-have" if you fly Delta regularly. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of Card Membership. Offer Expires 4/1/2020. Card also now earn 2x miles at restaurants and U.S. markets in addition to 2x miles on Delta purchases (1x on all other purchases).For rates and fees of the Gold Delta, click here.|
Exclusions & Waivers
- SkyMiles Medallion members, SkyTeam® Elite & Elite Plus Members: 1 additional bag when traveling in Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy between the U.S./Canada and any international destination. This is valid for up to 8 travel companions on the same reservation is not applicable to flights departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS).
- Silver Medallions who also hold a SkyMiles credit card from American Express will be able to receive a second bag free (up to two free bags at 70 pounds or 32 kg each) for themselves and up to eight (8) others traveling in the eligible member’s reservation, for flights within the U.S. and Canada.
For active duty U.S. military personnel when traveling on orders or for personal travel.
- On Military Orders:
- Basic Economy, Main Cabin & Delta Comfort: 5 free bags (70 pounds/ 32 kg each)
- First Class, Delta Premium Select & Delta One: 5 free bags (70 pounds/ 32 kg each)
- Your bags can be 80 inches (total length + width + height)
- For Personal Travel:
- Basic Economy, Main Cabin & Delta Comfort: 2 free bags (50 pounds / 23 kg each)
- First Class, Delta Premium Select & Delta One: 3 free bags (70 pounds/ 32 kg each)
- Your bags can be 62 inches (total length + width + height)