Delta Airlines Baggage Policy

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The main highlights of Delta Airlines’ baggage policy are provided below. Delta Airlines baggage fees are explained thereafter.

  1. Checked baggage allowance
    The free checked baggage allowance per Delta Airlines baggage policy varies by route and fare class:
    1. Basic Economy passengers are not entitled to any free checked baggage allowance—they must purchase it. 
    2. Economy Class passengers can carry 1 free checked bag on a few international flights.
    3. Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class passengers are entitled to carry 2 bags on all flights.  
  2. The total weight of a checked bag must not exceed: 
    1. On Economy Class 50lb/23kg per bag
    2. On Delta One, Premium Select, and First-Class 70lb/32kg per bag
  3. The combined linear dimensions of a checked bag should not be more than 158cm/62in.
  4. The maximum number of checked bags you can carry—after paying excess baggage fees—is restricted to: 
    1. On Delta-operated flights 10 bags
    2. On Delta Connection fights 4 bags 
    3. On flights from/to Key West, Florida 1 bag 
  5. If you’re a Delta SkyMiles Medallion member or a Delta SkyMiles® American Express Cardmember, your first standard bag is free. 
  6. Carry-on baggage allowance
    1. Per Delta Airlines baggage policy, the free carry-on baggage allowance is:
      1. 1 standard carry-on item (up to 56 x 35 x 23cm/22 x 14 x 9in)
      2. 1 personal item (such as a purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase)
    2. There’s no weight restriction for carry-on items, except on flights departing from:
      1. Shanghai Pudong International Airport: 22lb/10kg 
      2. Beijing Capital International Airport: 22lb/10kg
      3. Singapore Changi International Airport: 15lb/7kg

Delta Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance


What is Delta Airlines’ hand baggage policy?

Per Delta Airlines hand baggage policy (carry-on baggage policy), you’re allowed to carry 1 standard carry-on bag and 1 personal item such as a laptop bag, diaper bag, etc., for free, as long they fit under your front seat or in the overhead bin. 

You’re also allowed to bring onboard the following additional items for free: an umbrella or a jacket, food or drink items purchased after you clear the security checkpoint, and special assistive items such as a wheelchair, crutches, cane, strollers, and child restraint seats.

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 item 
Max. SizeStandard carry-on bag56 x 35 x 23cm22 x 14 x 9in
Personal itemPurse, 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/hand baggage items except on flights departing from: Shanghai (Pudong International Airport): 22lb/10kg Beijing (Capital International Airport): 22lb/10kgSingapore (Changi International Airport): 15lb/7kgYou can carry only 1 personal item on the following flights: Delta Connection flights Flights with up to 50 seats All carry-on/hand baggage items must either fit under the seat in front of you or inside the overhead bin. The following items can be carried free in addition to the above-mentioned items:1 jacket and/or umbrella Food or drink items purchased after the security check point Duty-free merchandise Special 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 Checked Baggage Policy

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

  • Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First Class (all routes)
    • 2 free checked bags of up to 70lb/32kg per bag 
  • Economy Class (some international destinations) 
    • 1 free checked bag of up to 50lb/23kg per bag
  • Basic Economy Class 
    • No free checked bags 
    • Must be purchased

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

Delta Airlines Checked Baggage Fees—Economy Class


What is Delta Airlines flight baggage policy for Economy Class?

According to Delta Airlines flight baggage policy for Basic Economy, Main Cabin, and Delta Comfort+ passengers, the baggage fees on domestic and international flights are route-dependent, as shown in the table below.

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
Note Passengers 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 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 Domestic Baggage Policy

According to Delta Airlines domestic baggage policy for flights within the United States: 

  • Passengers travelling on a Basic Economy fare must purchase their baggage allowance for USD 30 and USD 40 for the first and the second bag respectively.  
  • Passengers travelling on Delta Premium Select Class are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each. 
  • Passengers travelling on First Class/Delta One Class are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 2 bags of up to 70lb/32kg each. 

SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, and Elite Plus members are entitled to carry 1 additional bag for free. 

Delta Airlines Infant Baggage Policy


What is Delta Airlines’ infant baggage policy?

Infants and children travelling free of charge on Delta don’t have any baggage allowance. If you’re carrying any baggage for your child, it will form a part of the accompanying adult’s baggage allowance. 

Delta Baggage Allowance for Ticketed Infants/Children


What is Delta Airlines baggage allowance for ticketed infants and children?

  • If your child is travelling on an international ticket that is 10% of the adult fare, your child is entitled to a baggage allowance of: 
    • 1 checked bag up to 20lb/10kg in weight and 114.3cm/45in in combined dimensions 
    • 1 fully collapsible stroller/pushchair (as checked baggage)
  • If you’re travelling with a lap infant on a Basic Economy ticket on a transatlantic flight, your child is not entitled to any free baggage allowance.
  • If your child is flying on a ticket worth at least 50% of the adult fare, your child is entitled to the standard baggage allowance of the accompanying adult. 

Delta Airlines Excess Baggage Fees—Additional Bags


What is Delta Airlines’ excess baggage policy/extra baggage policy?

According to Delta Airlines excess baggage policy/extra baggage policy, the baggage fees for excess/additional bags range from USD 100 – 285 per bag depending on your route, as shown in the table below:

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.

Delta Airlines Baggage Fees—Overweight Bags


Delta Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags by destination are as follows:

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 can bring 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 Bag Per Delta Airlines baggage weight policy, 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 Baggage Fees—Oversized Baggage


What is Delta Airlines’ oversize baggage policy?

According to Delta Airlines’ oversize baggage policy, most bags exceeding 158cm/62in in combined linear dimensions will be considered oversized. The oversized baggage fees are route-dependent and are charged in addition to the standard, overweight, and excess baggage fee. However, bags exceeding 203cm/160cm in combined linear dimensions will not be accepted.

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 in combined linear dimensions 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—Sky Miles and Sky Team Members

  • Sky Miles Medallion, Sky Team Elite, and Elite Plus Members are allowed to travel with 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 Sky Miles 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 Baggage Policy for Military Personnel

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 free baggage allowance:

Travel ClassOn Military OrdersOn Personal Travel
Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort5 bags x 100lb/45kg 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 100lb/45kg each80in per bag (L + W + H)3 bags x 70lb/32kg each62in per bag (L + W + H)

Purchasing Additional Baggage on Delta Airlines

You can buy additional baggage starting 24 hours before departure when online check-in starts. 

Under the Delta Airlines baggage policy, 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


The following sporting equipment can be carried as per the weight, size, and other restrictions laid out under the Delta Airlines baggage policy for sporting equipment:

  • 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 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 should not be more than 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 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 an adult, i.e., 18 years or older. 
    • 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 that weigh more than 50lb/23kg or more than 158cm/62in in size (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 no less than 2 days (48 hours) in advance. 
    • 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
    • Are accepted in the cabin or as checked baggage, as well as on a paid seat. 
    • When 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.
        • Block anyone’s path.
        • Obstruct the view of the signage inside the aircraft.
      • Must: 
        • Be safely packed for damage protection and injury to others. 
        • Be secured on a seat (preferably) adjacent to the owner. 
        • Be secured with a seatbelt. 
  • 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. 

Special Baggage Booking

Passengers travelling with special baggage items like wheelchairs, etc., must book a minimum of 48 hours in advance. The booking can be made online via Delta.com (My Trips), or by phone (800-984-8935). 

Medical Devices—Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

If you’re carrying a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) that you intend to use onboard, remember the following:

  • Your POC must be FAA-approved. 
  • Bring your own batteries to power your POC. 
  • The batteries should be sufficiently charged to last for at least 1.5 times your trip duration. 
  • Seek advance approval from Airlines a minimum of 48 hours before departure: 
  • 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 either at the time of booking or later when check-in starts, i.e., 24 hours before your flight’s departure. This can be done online My Trips, through the mobile app (Fly Delta), or physically at the airport.

Delta Airlines Musical Instruments Policy

Delta Airlines allows you to travel with musical instruments as part of your baggage allowance, as well as by purchasing a seat for it. However, you must ensure that you comply with the Delta Airlines musical instruments policy.

  1. As Part of Your Checked Baggage Allowance
    Musical instruments can be carried as part of your baggage allowance. If the weight or size of your musical instrument exceeds your checked baggage allowance, you will be charged per the prevailing baggage fee. Remember, your musical instrument not exceed the following limits:
  • 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
    Small musical instruments such as flutes and violins can be brought as cabin baggage items, subject to space 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 as Special Baggage

Musical instruments that are too large to fit as cabin baggage items or too fragile to be checked in can be carried as Special Baggage items on a paid seat. Remember, you must make advance reservations and comply with the following conditions:

  • Must not exceed 165lb/75kg in weight.
  • The combined linear dimensions should not be more than 381cm/150cm. However, on 767-300 flights to/from Tokyo-Narita, Japan, musical instruments must not be larger than 200cm/78.74in.
  • Must be securely covered/packed to avoid injury to other passengers. 
  • Must be safely secured with a seatbelt, preferably on a seat next to the passenger. 
  • Must not block any passenger’s path or view of signage inside the aircraft.

How to Handle Baggage Problems on Delta Airlines (Delayed, Lost, or Damaged Bags)


Delta Airlines delayed baggage policy | Lost baggage policy | Damaged baggage policy

If you lose your baggage while travelling on Delta, or find it damaged upon arrival, you should immediately notify Delta’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 for tracking your bag or taking further action. 
  • Make sure you 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


What is Delta Airlines lost baggage policy for unchecked items?

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.

Missing Items from Checked Baggage


What is Delta Airlines lost baggage policy for missing checked baggage items? 

If something is missing from your checked baggage, you must report the missing item immediately to a Delta personnel at 800-325-8224, 404-209-3043, 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 800-325-8224, 404-209-3043, or the toll-free number in your area. 

Seeking Reimbursement
How to claim reimbursement for a missing bag 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 with Delta Airlines 

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’s Liability 

If your bag is lost, delayed, or damaged on Delta, the airline’s liability 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—1,288 SDR for one passenger.

List of Prohibited Items on Delta 

The list of prohibited items on Delta Airlines includes:

  • 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 

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 lithium batteries and devices, as listed on www.cpsc.gov/recalls 
  • < 70% alcoholic beverages by volume
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 

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 baggage fees can be paid online when you’re purchasing your ticket, or later via My Trips online check-in starts (24 hours before departure). You can also pay the baggage fees via the Fly Delta mobile app, or at the airport. 

The baggage policy at Delta Airlines is briefly explained below:

  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 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. A passenger 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.

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 +1-866-399-0587, 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.

  • If you’re flying on an international flight, the international baggage rules and baggage fees will apply to you, depending on your route. 
  • If all your flights are on the same itinerary and you’re travelling on an international flight with a stopover or connection in the United States, the international rules and baggage fees will apply to you. 

According to Delta Airlines baggage policy for international flights, Basic Economy passengers travelling between the United States/Canada and Europe or North Africa must pay USD 60 and USD 100 for the first and second checked bags respectively. However, for standard Economy passengers, the first checked bag is generally free of charge.

Per Delta Airlines baggage policy for domestic flights, if you’re travelling within the United States and Canada, the baggage fee is USD 30 for the first bag and USD 40 for the second bag on an Economy Class fare. 

If you are travelling on Delta Premium Select Class, you’re allowed to check 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each for free, and if you are travelling on First Class/Delta One Class, you can check in 2 bags of up to 70lb/32kg each for free. 

However, you can carry 1 additional bag for free if you’re a SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, or Elite Plus member. Remember, the combined linear dimensions of your bag must not exceed 158cm/62in per bag.

Per Delta Airlines baggage policy for flights within the USA, passengers travelling on Economy Class tickets must pay USD 30 for the first bag and USD 40 for the second bag. However, if you’re a SkyMiles Medallion, SkyTeam Elite, or Elite Plus member, you are entitled to carry 1 bag for free, as long as the combined linear dimensions of your bag do not exceed 158cm/62in. 

Per Delta Airlines baggage size policy, the size of your carry-on bag must not exceed 56 x 35 x 23cm/22 x 14 x 9in. The size of your free personal item must be small enough to fit under your front seat. 

The size of your checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in in combined linear dimensions.

If you’re travelling on a domestic flight within the 50 states in the U.S. (and Puerto Rico) and it takes more than 20 minutes for your bag(s) to be delivered to the baggage claim carousel (from the time the airport doors open), you’re eligible to earn 2,500 miles. The 20-minute bag guarantee applies only to flights operated and marketed by Delta and Delta Connection carriers.

Per Delt Airlines ski baggage policy, you’re allowed to carry skis/snowboards as checked baggage. Your ski bag should comprise only ski equipment, such as a ski/pole bag, a snowboard bag, and a pair of boots. The size of your ski bag must not exceed 292cm/115in in combined linear dimensions and the total weight must not exceed 50lb/23kg, or you will be charged an oversize and/or overweight baggage fee.

Per Delta Airlines baggage policy, passengers travelling on a Basic Economy fare do not have any free baggage allowance—they must purchase their baggage allowance. 


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