Delta Airlines Baggage Policy

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Under the Delta Airlines baggage policy:

  1. Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First-Class passengers are entitled to carry 2 free checked bags on all flights; Economy Class passengers can carry a free checked bag for a few international destinations, and Basic Economy passengers are not entitled to any free checked baggage allowance—they must purchase it.
  2. The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  3. The weight of a single checked bag item must not exceed: 
  1. 50lb/23kg on Economy Class fares
  2. 70lb/32kg on Delta One, Premium Select, and First-Class fares
  3. You can carry up to 10 pieces of checked bags on Delta-operated flights, and 4 pieces of checked bags on Delta Connection flights—subject to excess applicable baggage fees beyond their free baggage allowance. On flights from/to Key West, Florida, passengers can carry only 1 checked bag/passenger.

Per Delta Airlines baggage policy, the free carry-on baggage allowance is:

  • 1 standard carry-on bag
    (not exceeding 56 x 35 x 23cm/22 x 14 x 9in)
  • 1 personal item
    (such as a purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase)

There’s no weight restriction for carry-on items, except on flights departing from:

  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport: 22lb/10kg 
  • Beijing Capital International Airport: 22lb/10kg
  • Singapore Changi International Airport: 15lb/7kg

 The checked baggage allowance per Delta Airlines baggage policy is:

  • 2 free checked bags for Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (all routes).
  • 1 free checked bag for Economy Class for some international destinations.
  • No free checked bags for Basic Economy passengers—they must purchase them.

Delta Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance 

Delta Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Basic EconomyMain Cabin (Economy)Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First
No. of Bags1 standard carry-on bag 1 personal item1 standard carry-on bag 1 personal item1 standard carry-on bag 1 personal item
Max. SizeStandard carry-on bag56 x 35 x 23cm22 x 14 x 9in
Personal item Purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcaseStandard carry-on bag56 x 35 x 23cm22 x 14 x 9in
Personal item Purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcaseStandard carry-on bag56 x 35 x 23cm22 x 14 x 9in
Personal item Purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase
Max. WeightNo maximum weight requirement*No maximum weight requirement*No maximum weight requirement*
* There’s no weight limit for carry-on items except on flights departing from:Shanghai (Pudong International Airport): 22lb/10kg Beijing (Capital International Airport): 22lb/10kgSingapore (Changi International Airport): 15lb/7kgYou are allowed to carry only 1 personal item on the following flights: Delta Connection flightsFlights with up to 50 seatsAll carry-on items must fit in the overhead bin or under your front seat.The following items can be carried free in addition to the above-mentioned items:1 jacket and/or umbrellaFood or drink item purchased after the security checkpointDuty-free merchandiseSpecial items like strollers, child safety seats, wheelchairs, and assistive mobility devices like crutchesIf there’s no space available when you board, your carry-on bag will be gate-checked free of cost and returned when you deplane.  This does not apply to mobility devices.

Delta Airlines Baggage Policy on Food Items  

Per Delta Airlines’ baggage policy, food items are allowed for in-flight consumption—but only in disposable packaging. Liquid or gel food items exceeding 3.4 oz (100ml) are not permitted as carry-ons, but can be placed in checked baggage (per the Transportation Security Administration, i.e., TSA).

Per the TSA, the food items you carry must be whole, natural foods (such as fruit or vegetables). They must be placed in a container or properly wrapped. This means you cannot carry loose cheeseburgers or sandwiches in your bag. Plus, and you’ll have to purchase mustard sauce, ketchup, or mayo after you get past the checkpoint. Additionally, all food items will be X-rayed like your other items. 

Delta Airlines Checked Baggage Policy

Per Delta Airlines’ checked baggage policy, all checked bags must comply with the maximum weight and size requirements, which are: 

  • 2 free checked bags for Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (all routes), not exceeding 70lb/32kg per bag.
  • 1 free checked bag for Economy Class for some international destinations, not exceeding 50lb/23kg per bag.
  • No free checked bags for Basic Economy passengers—they must purchase their baggage allowance.

The maximum linear dimensions of the checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in. 

Delta Airline Checked Baggage Fees—Economy Class 

Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+ 
Travel to/fromFirst BagSecond Bag 
United States incl. Puerto RicoUnited States incl. Puerto RicoUSD 30USD 40
United StatesCanadaUSD 30USD 50
United States, CanadaUnited States Virgin Islands, Caribbean, Central America, Bermuda, and GuyanaUSD 30USD 40
United States, CanadaMexicoUSD 30USD 55
United States, Panama, El Ecuador, Salvador, United States, Panama, Ecuador, El SalvadorUSD 30—Basic Economy
Others—Free
United States, Canada, MexicoSudan, Iraq, United States, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan FREEUSD 75
United States, Canada, MexicoUAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman FREEFREE
Central America, Mexico, the CaribbeanSouth America
(excl. Guyana)
FREEFREE
United States, South America
(excl. Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil)
United States, South America
(excl. Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil)
USD 60—Basic Economy
Others—Free
USD 100 (BE Only);
Free (MC/DC+)
Canada, South America (excl. Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil)Canada / South America (excl. Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil)FREEFREE
United States, CanadaTahiti (PPT)USD 60—Basic Economy
Others—Free
USD 100
MexicoTahiti (PPT)FREEUSD 100
United States, ColombiaUnited States, ColombiaUSD 30—Basic Economy
Others—Free
USD 60
Canada, ColombiaCanada, ColombiaFREEFREE
United States, CanadaBrazil (excl. some G3-operated flights)FREEFREE
Canada, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean
(excl. Brazil)
IsraelFREEUSD 100
United StatesIsraelUSD 60—Basic EconomyOthers—FREE USD 100
United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean (excl. Brazil)Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand FREEFREE
United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Central America, the CaribbeanAsiaFREEFREE
United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Central America, the CaribbeanSouth Africa, West AfricaFREEFREE
United States, Canada, MexicoIndiaFREEFREE
United States, CanadaEurope, North AfricaUSD 60—Basic EconomyOthers—FREEUSD 100
South America, Central America, the Caribbean (excl. Brazil)Europe, North AfricaFREEUSD 100
South America, Central America, the Caribbean (excl. Brazil)Middle East (excl. Israel)FREEUSD 75
Mexico, Central America & CaribbeanMexico, Central America & CaribbeanUSD 30USD 40
EuropeIndiaFREEUSD 75
JapanPalau, Saipan, GuamFREEUSD 40
MexicoEuropeBasic Economy—USD 60Others—FREE USD 100
Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil)IndiaFREEUSD 75
United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America (excl. Brazil), the Caribbean, First point of origin in IndiaFREEFREE
First point of origin in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, GhanaUnited States, CanadaFREEBasic Economy—USD 70Others—FREE 
United States, CanadaLebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, GhanaFREEFREE
NotePassengers travelling from/to Key West, Florida are allowed to carry only 1 checked bag.Passengers can carry up to 10 checked bags per passenger on Delta- and Delta Shuttle-operated flights and up to 4 checked bags on Delta Connection flights.Additional baggage allowance for: SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus Members are entitled to carry 1 additional bag free of charge if traveling on Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy Class fares between the United States/Canada and any international destination. This applies to up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member but does not apply to flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).Silver Medallion members holding a SkyMiles credit card from American Express are entitled to a second free bag (i.e., up to 2 free bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg each) for flights within the United States and Canada. This applies to up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member.

Delta Airlines Excess Baggage Fees

The Delta Airlines baggage fees for excess (additional) bags are as follows:

Delta Airlines Excess Baggage Fees (3 – 10 bags)
Travel Between3rd Bag4 – 10 Bags
The United States/Canada(incl. U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)/CanadaCaribbeanUSD 150USD 200/bag
The United States/Canada(incl. U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)/CanadaCentral America (excl. SAP, SAL, GUA)USD 150USD 200/bag
United States (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada  MexicoUSD 180USD 200/bag
Mexico, Central America, and the CaribbeanMexico, Central America, and the CaribbeanUSD 125USD 200/bag
United States (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Canada  Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) or San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)USD 200USD 200/bag
United States (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada  Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)USD 200USD 285/bag
South America (excl. select GOL-operated flights between BSB-MCO/MIA and FOR-MCO/MIA United States (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central AmericaUSD 200USD 200/bag
Delta-marketed/GOL-operated flights: Brasília International AirportMiami, Orlando,USD 100USD 100/bag
North/Central/South AmericaNorth Africa or EuropeUSD 285USD 285/bag
AsiaEverywhere elseUSD 200USD 200/bag
United States, Canada, MexicoTahitiUSD 285USD 285/bag
BrazilEverywhere else USD 200USD 200/bag
OthersUSD 200USD 200/bag
Free Additional Baggage Allowance SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus Members are entitled to carry 1 additional bag free of charge if traveling on Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy Class fares between the United States/Canada and any international destination. This applies for up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation (with the member) but does not apply to flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Silver Medallion members holding a SkyMiles American Express credit card are entitled to a second free bag (i.e., up to 2 free bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg each) for flights within the United States and Canada. This applies to up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member.


Per the Delta Airlines baggage policy, the excess baggage fees are as follows (depending on destination):

RouteOverweight Fees
51–70lb
Overweight Fees 71–100lb
Within the United States and Canada (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)USD 100USD 200
North/Central/South America 🡨🡪 North Africa or EuropeUSD 100Not permitted 
North America 🡨🡪 Honduras, El Salvador, or San Pedro SulaUSD 150Not permitted
From/to/within the Caribbean, Central/South America, and MexicoUSD 100USD 200
From/to/within Asia USD 100USD 200
From/to/within Australia and New Zealand USD 100Not permitted
OthersUSD 100USD 200
Free Additional Baggage Allowance SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus Members are entitled to carry 1 additional bag free of charge if traveling on Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy Class fares between the United States/Canada and any international destination. This applies for up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation (with the member) but does not apply to flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Silver Medallion members holding a SkyMiles American Express credit card are entitled to a second free bag (i.e., up to 2 free bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg each) for flights within the United States and Canada. This applies to up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member.Weight Restrictions per BagPer Delta Airlines baggage policy, the maximum weight per bag must not exceed:100lb/45.36kg per bagOn flights within the United States and Canada (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico).70lb/32kg per bagOn flights between Central/North/South America —Europe/North Africa.On flights to/from/within New Zealand and Australia.On flights to/from/through South Africa, Europe, and UAE.

Delta Airlines Baggage Fees—Oversized Baggage 

Delta Airlines Oversized Baggage Fees
RouteOversized Bag 160–203cm (63–80in)
Within/between United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto RicoUSD 200
From/to/between Australia, the Middle East, Asia, IndiaUSD 175
North/Central/South America 🡨🡪North Africa, EuropeUSD 300
United States (incl. U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Canada🡨🡪Central/South America, Mexico, the CaribbeanUSD 150
North America 🡨🡪 Other African countries USD 175
From/to BrazilUSD 100
NoteBags exceeding 203cm/80in will not be accepted.

Delta Airlines Baggage Allowance for Unticketed Infants and Children 

Children travelling without a ticket are not entitled to any baggage allowance. This means you must carry your child’s baggage within your baggage allowance. However, they are entitled to a bassinet, an infant/booster seat, and a breast pump, and an associated cooler bag.

Delta Airlines Baggage Allowance for Ticketed Infants and Children 

  • Children travelling on international flights (at 10% of the accompanying adult fare) are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 1 checked bag not exceeding 22lb/10kg in weight and 45in in combined dimensions (L + W + H) inches, plus 1 fully collapsible push-chair or stroller which must be checked in.
  • Lap infants travelling on Transatlantic (TATL) Basic Economy fares are not entitled to any free checked baggage allowance. 
  • Children travelling on tickets equaling or exceeding 50% of the adult fare are entitled to the standard baggage allowance of the accompanying adult. 

Delta Airlines Additional Baggage Allowance—SkyMiles and SkyTeam Members

SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus Members are entitled to carry 1 additional bag free of charge if traveling on Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy Class fares between the United States/Canada and any international destination. This applies for up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation (with the member) but does not apply to flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). 

Silver Medallion members holding a SkyMiles American Express credit card are entitled to a second free bag (i.e., up to 2 free bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg each) for flights within the United States and Canada. This applies to up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member.

Delta Airlines Military Baggage Policy 

Delta Airlines Additional Baggage Allowance—Active-Duty Military Personnel 

Per Delta Airlines military baggage policy, military personnel travelling on active duty or personal travel are entitled to the following baggage allowance:

Travel ClassOn Military OrdersOn Personal Travel
Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort5 bags x 70lb/32kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)2 bags x 50lb/23kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)
First Class, Delta Premium Select, Delta One5 bags x 70lb/32kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)3 bags x 70lb/32kg each62in per bag (L + W + H)

How to Purchase (Excess) Baggage Online 

Per the Delta Airlines baggage policy, you can purchase extra baggage starting 24 hours before your flight’s departure (when online check-in starts). 

You can pay your baggage fee: 

  • Online via ‘My Trips’ 
  • Via the mobile app (Fly Delta)
  • At the airport  

Delta Airlines Sports Baggage Policy

Per Delta Airlines’ sports baggage policy: 

  • You can travel with most sporting equipment on your trip, subject to the standard checked baggage fees applicable to your cabin class, travel region, and baggage allowance. 
  • Sports baggage is subject to overweight baggage fees on equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg. Sports baggage is also subject to excess baggage fees and oversized baggage fees. 
  • All sporting equipment must be packed in protective containers specifically designed for it.
  • Normal baggage allowance and handling fees will apply to any sporting equipment not mentioned below. 
  • Sporting equipment exceeding 292cm/115cm in linear dimensions (L + W + H) or 100lb/45kg will not be accepted. 
  • The sports fee will be charged in the currency applicable to the exit airport. 

Delta Airlines Sporting Equipment Guidelines


Per the Delta Airlines baggage policy, you can carry the following sports items on your Delta Airlines reservations, subject to weight, size, and other restrictions:

  • Antlers
  • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
  • Antlers exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Restrictions
  • The tips must be protected, skull wrapped securely, and free of residue. 
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Will be permitted on Delta Connection flights subject to space availability.
  • Archery Equipment
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Accepted only as checked baggage. 
    • Items exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Must be securely packed in a container designed specifically for it. 
  • Restrictions
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Bicycles
    • Includes non-motorized, single-seat racing or touring bicycles.
    • Accepted only as checked baggage on most flights, except on Delta Connection flights. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Bicycles exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
  • Restrictions
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Must be securely packed in a container designed specifically for bicycles. 
  • Subject to a signed limited liability release form by the passenger if the bicycle is not properly packed, but not if properly packed in a hard-shell case specifically designed for the purpose.
  • Delta will not accept any liability for damage due to overpacking. 
  • Boogie/Skim Boards
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Boogie/skim boards exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
  • Restrictions
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Canoes/Kayaks
    • Only folding kayaks are accepted—canoes and kayaks are not allowed.
      Fees per folding kayak
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
  • Restrictions
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Subject to a signed limited liability release form by the passenger.
  • Fishing Equipment
    • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
    • Accepted only as checked baggage if packed securely. 
    • Fishing poles can be brought in the cabin as standard carry-on items if not exceeding 22 x 14 x 9in in size.
    • Fishing equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
  • Restrictions
  • Items exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Golf Equipment
    • Only 1 golf bag per passenger is allowed as a standard checked baggage item. 
    • The equipment must be packed securely and must meet the weight and size requirements. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Golf Bag Requirements—As Checked Baggage
  • Includes 1 golf bag, 1 set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, and 1 pair of golf shoes 
  • Golf bags exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
  • Golf bags exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
  • Golf bags exceeding the baggage allowance will incur an additional or overweight baggage fees.
  • Golf clubs must be packed in a hard-shell case; if packed in a soft-sided golf bag, a limited release form must be signed. 
  • Hockey & Lacrosse Equipment
    • Accepted only as checked baggage only. 
    • Can include 1 equipment bag comprising 2 hockey/lacrosse sticks taped together. 
    • Items exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Hockey and lacrosse equipment exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
    • Hockey and lacrosse equipment exceeding the baggage allowance will incur additional or overweight baggage fees.
  • Javelins
    • Accepted as checked baggage except on flights from/to/via Amsterdam or Dublin.
    • The javelin’s length must not exceed 120in.
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Javelin equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Javelin equipment exceeding 305cm/120in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Kiteboards
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Not accepted on ExpressJet flights; could be limited on Delta Connection or regional carriers.
    • Kiteboards exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Kiteboards exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
  • Kneeboards/Wakeboards
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Kneeboards and wakeboards exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Kneeboards and wakeboards exceeding 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H) will not be accepted. 
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
    • Must be securely packed in a container designed specifically for it. 
  • Parachutes
    • Sports parachutes will be accepted only as carry-on baggage items. 
    • Must not contain any restricted or prohibited item, such as pressurized oxygen cylinders. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
  • Scuba Equipment
    • Includes 1 dive bag comprising scuba equipment but not an empty dive tank. 
    • Empty dive tank must be checked in and must not exceed 100lb/46kg or 292cm/115in in linear dimensions (L + W + H).
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Scuba equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Scuba equipment exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
    • The scuba equipment’s outside linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 292cm/115in or they will not be accepted. 
  • Shooting Equipment
    • Shooting equipment is allowed as checked baggage only. 
    • The firearm must be declared to a Delta representative and security personnel if before the check-in counter. 
    • The firearm must be presented (unloaded) along with a signed Firearms Unloaded declaration.
    • Must be securely packed and locked in a hard-sided container/gun case specifically designed for it. Handguns must be locked and packed in a hard-sided gun case, and thereafter inside a soft-sided bag (unlocked), along with a Conditional Acceptance Tag.
    • Must carry destination/transit country’s entry permits with you.
    • Ammunition must either be packed securely in the original manufacturer’s packaging or a wooden/metal/fiber box with a separate section for cartridges.
    • Must comply with all federal, state, and local laws on the possession and transportation of firearms. For details, refer to the TSA website.
    • The carriage of firearms to the United Kingdom requires a permit. 
    • Passengers flying out of Brussels are not permitted to carry weapons (incl. hunting, sporting, toy, or antique rifles in checked bags.
    • The passenger must be at least 18 years old. 
    • Checked firearms must be collected from the Baggage Service Office after arriving at the final destination. 
    • The following types of ammunition are prohibited:
  • Gun powder such as Black Powder or Pyrodex.
  • Ammunition with incendiary or explosive projectiles.
  • Ammunition exceeding 11lb/5kg (incl. case) per passenger.
  • Pistols and pistol accessories must be packed in one case and can include a small tool case, noise suppressors, telescopes, and up to 11lb/5kg of ammunition (incl. case).
  • Rifles and shotguns must be packaged as follows:
  • 1 hard-sided case comprising not more than 4 shotguns, rifles, tools, and shooting materials.
  • The case must be lockable and locked, and designed to prevent the firearm from unauthorized access. 
  • Cases that can be opened easily will not be accepted. 
  • One hard-sided case comprising not more than 5 handguns, tools, and 1 scope. 
  • 1 sturdy container/case comprising 1 bow, quiver of arrows, and a maintenance kit.
  • Up to 11lb/5kg of ammunition (incl. case).

If checking in more than 1 gun case, additional charges will apply.

  • Skateboards
    • Can be carried as checked or carry-on baggage items. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. 
    • Must be packed in a bag if carried as a checked baggage item.
    • Skateboards exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • Skateboards exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess or overweight baggage fees. 
    • The outside linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 292cm/115in or they will not be accepted. 
  • Ski/Snowboard
    • Allowed as checked baggage. 
    • 1 item includes 1 ski/pole bag, 1 snowboard bag, 1 boot bag per passenger.
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region.
    • If the total weight exceeds 50lb/23kg, overweight baggage fees will be charged. 
    • The outside linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 292cm/115in or the ski/snowboard will not be accepted. 
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be charged an additional or overweight baggage fee.
  • Surfboards
    • Includes up to 2 boards per bag. 
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region.
    • If the total weight exceeds 50lb/23kg, overweight baggage fees will be charged. 
    • The outside linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 292cm/115in or the surfboard will not be accepted. 
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will be charged an additional or overweight baggage fee.
    • Surfboards exceeding 72in in length will not be accepted on Delta Connection flights, and the terms and conditions may vary. 
  • Vaulting Poles
    • Vaulting poles are not permitted either as checked baggage or cargo on any Delta or Delta Connection flight. 
  • Windsurfing Boards
    • Subject to standard baggage allowance that applies to the travel class and region. Windsurfing boards exceeding 50lb/23kg will be charged an overweight baggage fee. 
    • The outside linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 292cm/115in or it will not be accepted.
    • Items exceeding the baggage allowance will incur additional or overweight baggage fees
    • Up to 2 boards are allowed per bag. 
    • Will not be accepted on Delta Connection flights or MD-88 aircraft.
    • Contact Delta Reservations for more information

Special Baggage Items

Per the Delta Airlines baggage policy, special items (see below) must be declared to a Delta Gate Agent. Special Baggage items refer to:

  • Uniquely sized or shaped bags. 
  • Bags containing items that require extra attention and care.
  • Bags exceeding 50lb/23kg in weight or 158cm/62in in linear dimensions (L + W + H).
  • Equipment for medical assistance, children’s articles, musical instruments, or sporting gear. 

Special Baggage items include:

  • Items for children and infants
    • Child safety seats
    • Strollers and car seats
    • Other carry-on baby items such as:
      • Infant or booster seat 
      • Bassinet
      • Breast pump with cooler bag
  • Bulky, fragile, and similar items 
    • Can include valuable items such as cash, bonds, and securities, jewelry, works of art, medication, hearing aids, etc. which cannot be easily replaced. 
    • Other examples include Christmas trees, computers, cremated remains, fragile/limited liability release items, media bags, TV sets, wines, etc.
    • Should not be carried in checked bags.
    • May require a Limited Liability Waiver. 
    • May be carried on a paid passenger seat. 
      • Must not exceed 100lb/45kg.
      • Must not obstruct access to emergency exits, aisle, or cabin.
      • Must not block any passenger’s view of aircraft signage, such as No Smoking, Seatbelt On/Off, etc. 
      • Must not contain non-permissible items. 
      • Must be capable of being secured with a seatbelt. 
      • Must be securely packed to avoid injury to other passengers. 
    • Must be secured on a seat (preferably) adjacent to the owner. 
  • Wheelchairs and medical supplies 
    • Breathing apparatus for emergency rescue services must not exceed 150lb/68kg and must be booked at least 24 hours before departure.
    • Wheelchairs must be booked at least 48 hours before departure and battery-operated wheelchairs must comply with carrier requirements. Before travel, you must fill out a Wheelchair Handling Form. 
    • Medications must be carried as carry-on items.
  • Musical instruments
    • Can be carried as carry-on or checked baggage items, or on a paid seat. 
    • If carried as checked baggage, the total linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 381cm/150cm and 165lb/75kg. Musical instruments larger than 200cm/78.74in will not be accepted on 767-300 flights to/from Tokyo-Narita, Japan.
    • If carried on a paid seat, the following conditions must be met:
      • Must not exceed 165lb/75kg in weight.
      • Must be securely covered/packed to avoid injury to other passengers. 
      • Must be safely secured with a seatbelt. 
      • Must not obstruct access to emergency exits, aisle, or cabin.
      • Must not block any passenger’s view of aircraft signage, such as No Smoking, Seatbelt On/Off, etc. 
      • Must not contain prohibited or dangerous items. 
      • Must be secured on a seat (preferably) adjacent to the owner. 
  • Perishable items and imported merchandise
    • Perishable items include fresh/frozen foods, incl. vegetables, fruits, fish, meats, baking or poultry products; flowers and floral displays; plants, etc.
    • Imported items include commercial or professional equipment such as equipment for the press, advertising, machinery repair, surgical or electrical equipment, articles for fairs and exhibitions, etc.
  • Sporting equipment  
    • Most sporting equipment is permitted and subject to the standard checked baggage fees applicable to your cabin class, travel region, and baggage allowance. 
    • Sports equipment is subject to overweight baggage fees if it exceeds 50lb/23kg in weight. 
    • Sports baggage exceeding the baggage allowance will be subject to excess baggage fees and oversized baggage fees. 
    • All sporting equipment must be packed in protective containers specifically designed for it.
    • Sporting equipment exceeding 292cm/115cm in linear dimensions (L + W + H) or 100lb/45kg will not be accepted. 

How to Book Special Baggage Items

If you’re carrying special baggage items such as a wheelchair, you must book at least 48 hours before your flight’s departure. 

You can book special baggage items (such as a wheelchair):

  • Online as follows: 
  1. Go to www.delta.com 
  2. Click on the ‘My Trips’ tab
  3. Select/enter the following to find your trip:
  1. Your Confirmation Number, or
    Your Credit/Debit Card Number, or
    Your Ticket Number, or 
  2. Your First Name 
  3. Your Last Name 
  4. Your Airport (of origin) 
  1. Your trip(s) will appear
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to book your special baggage

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

When traveling with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) that you intend to use, remember the following:

  • Your POC must be FAA-approved. 
  • Bring your own batteries to power your POC. 
  • Your POC’s batteries must be fully charged to power it for at least 150% of your flight’s duration, incl. ground connection time and unexpected delays.
  • Contact Delta Airlines at least 48 hours before departure for approval: 
    • Fill out the POC Approval and Battery Approval Request. 
    • Fax or email it to OxygenToGo and await approval. 
  • Bring the approval form with you.

How to Pay Delta Airlines Baggage Fees

Per the Delta Airlines baggage policy, you can pay your baggage fee starting 24 hours before your flight’s departure, when online check-in starts. 

You can pay your baggage fee: 

  • Online via ‘My Trips’ 
  • Via the mobile app (Fly Delta)
  • At the airport  

To pay your Delta Airlines baggage fees online: 

  1. Go to www.delta.com 
  2. Click on the ‘My Trips’ tab
  3. Select/enter the following to find your trip:
  1. Your Confirmation Number, or
    Your Credit/Debit Card Number, or
    Your Ticket Number, or 
  2. Your First Name 
  3. Your Last Name 
  4. Your Airport (of origin) 
  1. Your trip(s) will appear
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to book your special baggage

You can also pay your Delta Airlines baggage fees through the mobile app (Fly Delta).

Delta Airlines Musical Instruments Policy

Per Delta Airlines’ musical instruments policy, you can carry your musical instruments in any of these 3 ways

  1. As Checked Baggage
    You can carry your small musical instrument as a check-in baggage item, subject to the following restrictions:
  • Max. Weight 165lb/75kg
  • Max. Dimensions (L + W + H) 381cm/150in

Note. Musical instruments longer than 200cm/78.74in will not be accepted as checked baggage on 767-300 flights to/from Tokyo-Narita Japan.

  1. Musical Instrument as Carry-on Baggage
    You can carry smaller musical instruments (violins, flutes, etc.) if they fit in the overhead bin or other approved locations in the cabin, subject to availability at the time of boarding. The approved baggage size for carry-on items on Delta Airlines is 56 x 35 x 23cm (22 x 14 x 9in).  However, different conditions may apply on codeshare flights and flights to/from the United Kingdom.
  1. Musical Instrument on a Paid Seat (as Special Baggage)

If your musical instrument does not fit in the overhead bin or under your front seat or is too fragile to be carried as checked baggage, you can carry it as a Special Baggage item by purchasing an additional seat for it. The instrument must be booked in advance and must meet the following conditions:

  • The combined linear dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 381cm/150cm and 165lb/75kg. Musical instruments larger than 200cm/78.74in will not be accepted on 767-300 flights to/from Tokyo-Narita, Japan.
  • Must not exceed 165lb/75kg in weight.
  • Must be securely covered/packed to avoid injury to other passengers. 
  • Must be safely secured with a seatbelt. 
  • Must not obstruct access to emergency exits, aisle, or cabin.
  • Must not block any passenger’s view of aircraft signage, such as No Smoking, Seatbelt On/Off, etc. 
  • Must not contain prohibited or dangerous items. 
  • Must be secured on a seat (preferably) adjacent to the owner.

What to Do If Your Baggage is Delayed, Lost, or Damaged on Delta Airlines

If your checked baggage has been delayed, lost, or damaged on a Delta Airlines flight, you must: 

  • Report it immediately at the airport’s Baggage Service Center
    • You will be asked to submit a claim along with supporting documentation. After you submit the claim, you will be given an 8-10-digit file reference code that you will need to trace your bag(s) or take further action. 
    • Make sure to save the baggage claim tags that you received before departure, as you will need to produce them when you receive your baggage.

Note. If your checked baggage is delayed by more than 12 hours after you reported it, you may get a rebate. To apply for the rebate, you will need to fill out and submit the Start Delayed Bag Rebate Form.

What to Do If You Lose an Unchecked Item

If you lose a carry-on item on a Delta flight, you must report the unchecked item by filling out the lost item form. If you left an item at the TSA security checkpoint, call the TSA at 866-289-9673.

What to Do If Something is Missing from Your Checked Bag

If something is missing from your checked baggage, you must report the missing item immediately to a Delta personnel at +1-844-902-2949 or the toll-free number in your area. You must report the missing item(s) within 24 hours for domestic flights and within 7 days for international flights. After you report the loss, you will be provided a reference number which you will need to fill out and submit the claim form by selecting Damage/missing property claim no more than 30 days from reporting date. 

Delta Airlines Baggage Tracker

You can use Delta Airlines’ baggage tracker (an online tracking tool) to trace your baggage online via this link. Alternatively, you can call +1-844-902-2949, or the toll-free number in your area. 

How to Seek Reimbursement for Missing Bag(s) on Delta Airlines

If your baggage was delayed and you had to incur expenses as a result, you are entitled to claim reimbursement from Delta. 

Expense reimbursements 

  • The expenses are typically USD 50 per day for the first 5 days after the delay.
  • The reimbursements will be adjusted against the final claim if the bag cannot be located. 
  • To claim reimbursement, you must have submitted the baggage claim form. 
  • You must present actual receipts for the expenses incurred by you during the delay of your baggage. 

How to Submit a Claim 

To submit a claim for your missing or delayed bag on Delta:

  1. Fill out and submit the baggage claim form.
  2. After filling out your name and file reference number, select the Out of Pocket Expense option for filling out the incidental expenses incurred by you during the delay period.
  3. Upload the expense receipts when submitting the form. 

Delta Airlines will not cover the following defects: 

  • Minor damages—such as scuffs, cuts, scratches, dents, stains, dirt, marks, and punctures. 
  • Items contained in overstuffed bags, or inadequately packaged items.

Delta Airlines’s Liability for Lost and Damaged Bags

In most cases, Delta Airlines’s liability for lost, damaged, or delayed bags (including contents)—except mobility aids, assistive devices, and wheelchairs—is limited to:

  • Domestic flights—USD 3,500 per ticketed passenger.
  • International flights governed by the Warsaw Convention—USD 9.07 per pound up to USD 640 per bag.
  • International flights governed by the Montreal Convention—SDR 1,288 (approx. USD 1,780) per passenger.

Delta Airlines’ Liability for Mobility Aids, Assistive Devices, and Wheelchairs

If your mobility aid, assistive device, or wheelchair is damaged by Delta Airlines, the criteria for calculating the loss will be per the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as explained below. 

  • On domestic flights. You will be fully compensated for the loss or damage—regardless of any rule that limits the liability for lost or damaged baggage.
  • On international flights. The compensation will be per the provisions of the Montreal Convention for such items. If the Montreal Convention does not apply for some reason, the older Warsaw Convention treaty may apply.

What is Included in Assistive Devices?

Assistive devices include the following items, but are not limited to:

  • Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines
  • Prescription medications 
  • Wheelchairs 
  • Crutches, canes, and walkers 
  • Braces/prosthetics 
  • Medical devices for administering medications—such as auto-injectors and syringes 
  • Hearing aids 

Prohibited Items on Delta Airlines

The following items are prohibited on Delta Airlines, both as carry-on or checked baggage items:

  • Aerosol products, such as anti-static sprays, cooking sprays, etc.
  • Bleaches, pesticides, drain cleaners, etc.
  • Fireworks and explosives.
  • Gunpowder such as Pyrodex, mace pepper sprays, bear deterrents, black powder, etc.
  • Blue flame lighters/torch, and lighter refills (all).
  • Fuels, such as gasoline, Sterno cans, etc.
  • Paints, lubricants, stains, etc.
  • Strike-anywhere matches. 
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MREs). 
  • Balance gliders, hoverboards, self-balancing boards, motorized riding suitcases operated by lithium/lithium-ion batteries. 
  • Items containing refrigerants, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, etc.

Restricted Items that Can be Transported under Certain Conditions 

The following items are subject to restrictions and can only be carried under specific conditions. If traveling with such items, be sure to check Delta’s baggage policies on how to carry them.

  • Explosives, Ammunition, Firearms, etc.
  • Certain Types of Foods and Alcohol Items
  • Fuel- or Battery-Powered Items 
  • Certain Medical and Personal Care Items
  • Robotic, Machine, Household Items, etc.
  • Sporting & Leisure Goods
  • Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Marijuana
  • Recalled devices and lithium batteries. Lithium batteries and battery-powered devices recalled by the vendor or manufacturer due to safety concerns (such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7) are not allowed as carry-on or checked baggage. For specific product information, visit www.cpsc.gov/recalls. 
  • Alcoholic beverages not exceeding 70% alcohol by volume 

For details, refer to Delta Airlines prohibited or restricted items page. 

Note. As key regulations may vary by country and airline, always check the local airport and airline rules before you fly. 

Liquids and Powders 

  • Liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) must be placed in transparent quart-sized bags in your carry-on bags, and must not exceed 3.4 oz (100 ml). However, larger containers (incl. hairsprays and insect repellents) can be packed in checked bags. 
  • Powdered substances like coffee, sugar, flour, powdered milk, spices, cosmetics, etc., must not exceed 12oz (350ml) in your carry-on bags if traveling internationally. However, larger quantities may be permitted in your checked bag after screening. 

The following liquids and powders are always allowed in hand baggage:

  • Baby foods for inflight consumption 
  • Medicines (with prescription)
  • Special diet foods for inflight consumption 
  • A deceased person’s ashes in an urn, subject to conditions 
  • Tax-free items (sealed)

Food and Alcohol

  • Alcohol or Liquor 
    • Allowed in checked baggage or when purchased after the security checkpoint, subject to the following conditions:
      • The total alcohol content must not exceed 140 proof.
      • Max. 5 liters/passenger is permitted if the alcohol content is 48–140 proof.
      • If the alcohol content is under 48 proof, it is also permitted. 
      • Must be in original retail packaging (unopened).
      • If purchased before the security checkpoint, the normal security rules for carry-on or checked baggage will apply. 
  •  Food Items 
    • MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) are neither permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. 

Frequently Asked Questions on Delta Airlines Baggage Fees, Policy, etc 

You can pay your Delta Airlines baggage fees when online check-in starts, which is 24 hours before departure. You can pay the baggage fees online via ‘My Trips’, via the Fly Delta mobile app, or at the airport.

Delta Airlines baggage fees for the first and second checked bags on flights within the United States are USD 30 and 40 respectively.

Delta Airlines baggage fees for the first two bags are zero on all routes, provided the bags do not exceed 70lb/32kg each. Additional bags will be charged extra depending on the route.

Delta Airlines baggage fees for oversized bags (i.e., bags measuring 160-203cm/63-80in) is USD 200 per bag within the United States, USD 175 per bag for flights to/from/between Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and India.  For other areas, it ranges from USD 150 to 300.

Delt Airlines baggage allowance for children travelling without a ticket is zero, i.e., they are not entitled to any baggage allowance. However, infants and small children are entitled to carry a bassinet, an infant/booster seat, and a breast pump and associated cooler bag—all free of charge.

Delta Airlines baggage allowance for ticketed infants and children is:

  • 1 checked bag not exceeding 22lb/10kg in weight and 45in in combined dimensions (L + W + H) inches, plus 1 fully collapsible push-chair or stroller, for children travelling on international flights at 10% of the accompanying adult fare.
  • Nil/zero for lap infants travelling on Transatlantic (TATL) Basic Economy fares.
  • The accompanying adult’s standard baggage allowance if travelling on tickets equaling or exceeding 50% of the adult fare.

Delta Airlines additional baggage allowance for SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus members is 1 additional bag (in addition to their free baggage allowance) at no additional charge when travelling on Comfort+, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy Class fares between the United States/Canada and any international destination. This allowance applies for up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation (with the member) but does not apply to flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). 

Delta Airlines’ additional baggage allowance for Silver Medallion members holding a SkyMiles American Express credit card is 1 additional bag not exceeding 70lb/32kg in addition to their free baggage allowance. This applies to all flights within the United States and Canada, and for up to 8 travel companions travelling on the member’s reservation with the member.

Delta Airlines’ sports baggage policy allows passengers to travel with most types of sporting equipment. Sporting equipment is subject to standard checked baggage fees applicable to a passenger’s cabin class, travel region, and baggage allowance. 

Per Delta Airlines baggage policy:

  • Sports equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg will incur an overweight baggage fee.
  • Sports baggage will also be subject to excess baggage fees. 
  • All sports items must be packed in containers specifically designed for them.
  • Sports items exceeding 292cm/115cm in linear dimensions (L + W + H) or 100lb/45kg will not be accepted. 
  • The sports fee will be charged in the currency applicable to the exit airport.

Delta Airlines’ baggage policy, in a nutshell, is as follows:

  1. Passengers travelling on Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First-Class tickets can carry 2 free checked bags on all flights; Economy Class passengers can carry a free checked bag for a few international destinations, and Basic Economy passengers are not entitled to any free checked baggage allowance—they must purchase it.
  2. The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  3. The weight of a single checked bag item must not exceed: 
  1. 50lb/23kg on Economy fares
  2. 70lb/32kg on Delta One, Premium Select, and First-Class fares
  3. Passengers can carry up to 10 pieces of checked bags on Delta-operated flights, and 4 pieces of checked bags on Delta Connection flights—subject to excess applicable baggage fees beyond their free baggage allowance. On flights from/to Key West, Florida, passengers can carry only 1 checked bag/passenger.

Per Delta Airlines carry-on baggage policy, passengers are entitled to carry the following items free of charge in the cabin:

  • 1 standard carry-on bag
    (not exceeding 56 x 35 x 23cm/22 x 14 x 9in)
  • 1 personal item
    (such as a purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase)

The carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin space, and the personal item must fit under the passenger’s front seat.

There’s no weight limit for carry-on items, except on flights departing from:

  • Shanghai (Pudong International Airport): 22lb/10kg 
  • Beijing (Capital International Airport): 22lb/10kg
  • Singapore (Changi International Airport): 15lb/7kg

Per Delta Airlines checked baggage policy, the checked baggage allowance for passengers is as follows:

  • 2 free checked bags for Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (all routes).
  • 1 free checked bag for Economy Class on some international destinations.

No free checked bags for Basic Economy passengers—they must purchase their baggage allowance.

That depends on your fare type. If you’re traveling on a Basic Economy fare, you’re only entitled to a free carry-on baggage allowance, i.e., 1 piece of carry-on bag and 1 personal item, but no checked baggage. On some international destinations, Economy Class passengers are entitled to 1 free checked bag. However, if you’re traveling on Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class, you’re entitled to carry 2 free checked bags on all routes.

Delta Airlines’ baggage size limits are as follows: 

  • Checked baggage size limit: The combined dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • Carry-on baggage size limits: Must not exceed 56 x 35 x 23cm (22 x 14 x 9in).

Delta Airlines baggage rules, in a nutshell, are as follows: 

  • The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • The weight of a single checked bag item must not exceed: 
    • 50lb/23kg on Economy fares.
    • 70lb/32kg on Delta One, Premium Select, and First-Class fares.
  • Passengers can carry up to 10 pieces of checked bags on Delta-operated flights, and 4 pieces of checked bags on Delta Connection flights—subject to excess applicable baggage fees beyond their free baggage allowance. On flights from/to Key West, Florida, passengers can carry only 1 checked bag/passenger.

Delta Airlines checked baggage limits are as follows:

  • The maximum size of a checked bag (Length + Width + Height) must not exceed 158cm/62in. Oversized bags measuring between 160–203cm (63–80in) are allowed but will incur an oversized bag fee.
  • Bags exceeding 203cm/80in will not be accepted. 
  • The maximum weight per bag must not exceed:
    • 100lb/45.36kg per bag 
      • On flights within the United States and Canada (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)
    • 70lb/32kg per bag 
      • On flights between Central/North/South America —Europe/North Africa.
      • On flights to/from/within New Zealand and Australia.
      • On flights to/from/through South Africa, Europe, and UAE.

Delta Airlines does not have any weight restrictions for carry-on baggage (however, there’s a size restriction). For checked bags, Delta Airlines baggage weight restrictions are as follows:

  • 100lb/45.36kg per bag 
    • On flights within the United States and Canada (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)
  • 70lb/32kg per bag 
    • On flights between Central/North/South America —Europe/North Africa.
    • On flights to/from/within New Zealand and Australia.
    • On flights to/from/through South Africa, Europe, and UAE.

Delta Airlines carry-on baggage size limits for the standard carry-on bag are 56 x 35 x 23cm (22 x 14 x 9in). The carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin space. There’s no size limit for the free personal item (purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase), but it must fit under your front seat.

Delta Airlines baggage allowance for carry-on baggage is: 

  • 1 standard carry-on bag
    (not exceeding 56 x 35 x 23cm/22 x 14 x 9in)
  • 1 personal item
    (such as a purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase)

There’s no weight restriction for carry-on items, except on flights departing from:

  • Shanghai: 22lb/10kg 
  • Beijing: 22lb/10kg
  • Singapore: 15lb/7kg

 Delta Airlines checked baggage allowance is:

  • 2 free checked bags for Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (all routes).
  • 1 free checked bag for Economy Class for some international destinations.
  • No free checked bags for Basic Economy passengers—they must purchase their baggage allowance.

This is the link for using Delta Airlines’ baggage tracker to trace your baggage online is. You can call +1-844-902-2949, or the toll-free number in your area, to find out about your missing baggage, but the baggage tracker link is the quickest way to track your baggage.

Delta Airlines’ baggage weight limit per bag is as follows:

  • 100lb/45.36kg per bag 
    • On flights within the United States and Canada (incl. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)
  • 70lb/32kg per bag 
    • On flights between Central/North/South America —Europe/North Africa.
    • On flights to/from/within New Zealand and Australia.
    • On flights to/from/through South Africa, Europe, and UAE.

Delta Airlines military baggage policy grants special privileges to military personnel travelling on active duty or personal travel, as shown in the table below:

Travel ClassOn Military OrdersOn Personal Travel
Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort5 bags x 70lb/32kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)2 bags x 50lb/23kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)
First Class, Delta Premium Select, Delta One5 bags x 70lb/32kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)3 bags x 70lb/32kg each62in per bag (L + W + H)

To submit a claim for your missing or delayed bag on Delta Airlines, you will need to complete and submit the baggage claim form (an online form). After you fill out your name and file reference number, select the Out of Pocket Expense option for filling out the incidental expenses incurred by you during the delay period. Finally, you must upload the expense receipts when submitting the form via the link.

To learn about Delta Airlines’ baggage restrictions, refer to the sections titled Prohibited Items on Delta Airlines and Restricted Items that Can be Transported under Certain Conditions above.

On flights within the United States and Canada (incl. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Delta Airlines charges an overweight baggage fee of USD 100 on bags weighing 51-100lb and USD 200 on bags weighing 71-100lb. For other routes, refer to the section titled Delta Airlines Excess Baggage Fees.

If your checked baggage has been delayed, lost, or damaged on a Delta Airlines flight, you should immediately report it at the airport’s Baggage Service Center and submit a claim. Remember, if your baggage is delayed by more than 12 hours after you reported it, you may get a rebate. To apply for the rebate, you must fill out and submit the Start Delayed Bag Rebate Form.

Delta Airlines’ baggage allowance depends on your route and fare type. Check out the tables on this page to learn about your baggage allowance or fees for your route.

If you’re holding a Delta One, Delta Premium Select, or First-Class ticket, you are entitled to carry 2 free checked bags. However, Economy Class passengers can carry 1 free checked bag to some international destinations.

To calculate your baggage fees on Delta Airlines, you must take into account several factors, such as your destination, number, weight, and size of the bags, when you purchased your ticket, your fare type. You can either refer to the tables above or check online through Delta’s Calculate Baggage Without a Trip.

Delta Airlines baggage limit per passenger is 10 checked bags on Delta-operated flights and 4 checked bags on Delta Connection flights. However, passengers travelling from or to Key West, Florida are allowed to carry only 1 checked bag per passenger.

Anything exceeding your baggage allowance will be charged an excess baggage fee on a per-piece basis.

Delta Airlines’ checked baggage allowance depends on your route and fare type. If you are holding a Delta One or First-Class ticket and flying within the United States, you can check in up to 2 bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg each free of cost. If you are flying on a Delta Premium Select ticket within the United States, you can check in up to 2 bags of 50lb/23kg each free of charge. If you’re flying on a Main Cabin ticket (i.e., Delta Comfort+, Main Cabin, Basic Economy ticket), within the United States, you will be charged USD 30 and USD 40 for the first and second bags respectively, provided the weight per bag does not exceed 50lb/kg. On most other flights, you can carry 1 checked bag at no extra charge. On some routes, specific baggage allowances may apply.


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