Delta Baggage

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item

Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item. Personal items include things such as a purse, briefcase, camera or diaper bag, laptop computer, or an item smaller than the aforementioned articles. Assistive devices, outer garments, umbrellas, food and drink purchased after clearing the security checkpoint, and duty-free merchandise do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 115 cm) in combined length, width, and height.

Note: Delta Air Lines gate or flight personnel may further limit carry-on baggage based on available stowage space. Approximate* limiting dimensions of these areas:

Stowage AreaMaximum Possible DimensionsTotal Dimensions (length + width + height)
Underseat 9in x 14in x 22in 45 in
Overhead 10in x 14in x 36in 60 in
Closet 4in x 23in x 45in 72 in

*These dimensions are approximate and vary from aircraft to aircraft. Small regional aircraft will have significantly less space available.

For tickets purchased on or after January 5, 2010 for travel on or after January 12, 2010:

Economy Class flights to/from the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Puerto Rico:

  • First checked bag: $23USD/CAD if pre-paid online*
  • Second checked bag: $32USD/CAD if pre-paid online*

*The first checked bag will be charged a $2 surcharge and the second checked bag will be charged a $3 surcharge if paid for at the airport during check-in.

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

 

Economy Class flights to/from the United States or Canada and Mexico, Central America, Haiti, Dominican Republic & Guyana:

  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second checked bag: $37USD/CAD if pre-paid online*

*The second checked bag will be charged a $3 surcharge if paid for at the airport during check-in.

 

Economy Class flights to/from the United States or Canada and Europe:

  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second checked bag: $80USD/56EUR if pre-paid online*

*The second checked bag will be charged a $20 surcharge if paid for at the airport during check-in.

 

Economy Class flights between Europe and India:

  • First checked bag: Free
  • Second checked bag: 75EUR if pre-paid online*

*The second checked bag will be charged a 5 EUR surcharge if paid for at the airport during check-in.

 

Economy Class flights to/from Brazil:

  • Two checked bags: Free
  • Maximum weight of each bag: 70 lb/32 kg
  • Maximum size of each bag: 62 linear inches/157 cm

 

First Class, BusinessFirst, and International Business Class passengers*:

  • Three checked bags: Free
  • Maximum weight of each bag: 70 lb/32 kg
  • Maximum size of each bag: 62 linear inches/157 cm

*The ticket must reflect confirmed seat in First Class, BusinessFirst, and International Business Class for segment in which customer is checking in.

Size Requirements

All bags must still adhere to the size and weight requirements unless otherwise noted:

  • Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 50 lb/23 kg

Overweight Baggage Fees on flights within the U.S.

  • Fee for any bag weighing 51-70 lb: $90
  • Fee for any bag weighing 71-100 lb: $175

Bags weighing more than 100 lb will not be accepted. Bags that exceed the allowance in more than one category, will be charged all applicable excess fees.

Oversize Baggage Fees

Fee for any bag between 62-80 in: $175

Bags with overall dimensions that exceed 115 inches will not be accepted. Bags that exceed the allowance in more than one category, will be charged all applicable excess fees.

Excess Baggage Fees

  • Fee for third bag (within the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico): $125 each
  • Fee for all additional bags (all other destinations): $200 each

Sports Equipment

Some checked items, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags. If you plan to travel with sporting equipment, contact Delta Air Lines directly to confirm packing regulations and fees.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is true and correct at the time of publication. Because airlines reserve the right to change policies at any time, see delta.com for official and up-to-date baggage restrictions.

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