Delta Baggage

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) baggage policy?

The Delta Airlines (DL) baggage policy for regular basic fares include the following:

  • Carry-on baggage.
  • 1 personal item - Fee free
  • 1 carry-on item - Fee free
  • Checked baggage / Hold luggage - Applicable fees per bag increase with number checked.
  • Overweight and Oversize bags - Applicable fees per bag depending on weight and size categories.
  • Sports equipment - Certain items might have applicable fees.
  • Please check Delta’s site for excess baggage restrictions if traveling to/from Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, Japan, Mexico, and South America.

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) carry-on baggage policy?

Delta Airlines (DL) allows 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop bag) per passenger fee free.

Carry-on should not exceed the following size and weight restrictions:

  • 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 in) or 115 centimeters (56 x 36 x 23 cm) including handles and wheels.
  • Fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.
  • Personal item should be of proper size to fit under the seat in front of you
  • A jacket, umbrella, diaper bag, duty free items, and assistive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, child restraint seats, etc.) do not count towards your carry-on allowance.

NOTE: Bulkhead seats do not have under seat storage, therefore, all carry-on baggage must be stowed in the overhead bin during take-off and landing.

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Delta Airlines' (DL) standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Delta Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms (for Brazil: 70 pounds or 32 kilograms).

Are there fees for baggage on Delta Airlines (DL)?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active U S military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Delta Airlines' (DL) frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Delta Airlines (DL) sponsored credit/charge card.

Delta Airlines' (DL) standard checked baggage / hold luggage fees follow:

  • United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Puerto Rico:
  • First checked bag: 25.00 USD/CAD 1
  • Second checked bag: 35.00 USD/CAD 1

CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

NOTE: All passengers traveling to or from Key West, Florida are limited to one checked bag.

  • United States or Canada and Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Haiti, Dominican Republic & Guyana 2:
  • First checked bag: 25.00 USD/CAD 1,2,3
  • Second checked bag: 40.00 USD/CAD 1,3

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

2 First bag fee does not apply in the following markets if traveling to/from the US and Canada or within Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean:

Mexico – MEX, GDL, MTY, BJX

Dominican Republic/Haiti – SDQ, STI, PAP

Central America – GUA, SAP, TGU, MGA, PTY, SAL

3 Flights between US and Canada and El Salvador the first and the second bag fee does not apply (free).

  • Mexico and Central America and the Caribbean:
  • First checked bag: 25.00 USD
  • Second bag: 40.00 USD
  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil & Guyana):
  • First bag: Free
  • Second bag: Free
  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and Europe, North Africa, and Israel:
  • First bag: Free
  • Second checked bag: 100.00 USD/120.00 CAD/85.00 EUR 4

4  CAD or EUR base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively, and converted to local currency.

  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and China, Japan, Guam, Hong Kong, Palau, Saipan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Southern Africa:
  • First bag: Free
  • Second bag: Free
  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and the Middle East (excluding Israel) 5:
  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second bag: 75.00 USD/CAD 1

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

5 Flights between North America (US, Canada, Mexico) and Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Yemen the second bag is also free

  • Japan and Guam, Saipan, and Palau:
  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second bag: 40.00 USD (converted to local currency)
  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and India
  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second bag: 75.00 USD/CAD or 70.00 EUR 1,6

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

6 EUR base amount will be charged, converted to local currency.

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) fee for excess baggage?

Delta Airlines (DL) will charge the following for the third to tenth bags:

  • United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Puerto Rico:
  • Third checked bag: 150.00 USD/CAD 1
  • Fourth to tenth checked bag: 200.00 USD/CAD per bag 1

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

  • United States, Canada and the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico
  • Third checked bag: 125.00 USD/CAD 1
  • Fourth to tenth checked bag: 200.00 USD/CAD per bag 1

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

  • Mexico and Central America and the Caribbean:
  • Third checked bag: 125.00 USD
  • Fourth to tenth checked bag: 200.00 USD per bag
  • United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil & Guyana):
  • Third to tenth checked bag: 200.00 USD/CAD per bag 1

1 CAD base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada and converted to local currency.

  • North/South/Central America and Europe or North Africa
  • Third to tenth checked bag: 285.00 USD/330.00 CAD/240.00 EUR per bag 2

2 CAD or EUR base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively, and converted to local currency.

  • Asia - To/From/Within
  • Third to tenth checked bag: 200.00 USD/CAD/EUR per bag 2

2 CAD or EUR base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively, and converted to local currency.

  • Brazil - To/From
  • Third to tenth checked bag: 75.00 USD/CAD/EUR per bag 2
  • 2 CAD or EUR base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively, and converted to local currency.

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) fee for overweight baggage?

Delta Airlines (DL) will charge the following for bags that are greater than the standard 50 pounds or 23 kilograms on U S domestic flights:

  • 51 to 70 pounds or 24 to 32 kilograms: $100.00 USD extra per bag.
  • 71 to 100 pounds or 33 to 46 kilograms: $200.00 USD extra per bag.
  • Bags exceeding 100 pounds or 46 kilograms will not be accepted as checked baggage / hold luggage.
  • Check Delta’s site for flights to/from/within other geographic areas.

What is Delta Airlines' (DL) fee for oversize baggage?

Delta Airlines (DL) will charge $200.00 USD extra for bags that are from 63 to 115 linear inches or from 160 to 292 centimeters on U S domestic flights. Bags greater than 115 linear inches or 292 centimeters will not be accepted as checked baggage / hold luggage.

  • Check Delta’s site for flights to/from/within other geographic areas.
  • $150 – Brazil and Transatlantic.

Are there fees for sports equipment on Delta Airlines (DL)?

Sports equipment such as skis, golf bags, fishing equipment, hockey, and lacrosse equipment will be accepted up to Delta Airlines' (DL) size and weight limits and will count as one checked bag/hold bag. Associated fees might be applied.

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