Delta baggage fees – What you need to know

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel News

If you are planning to fly with Delta Air Lines, explore everything you need to know about Delta baggage fees, allowance, restrictions, and charges.

Delta Carry-On Baggage

Delta Air Lines passengers are permitted to bring on board one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.
Approved Personal Items

·        1 purse, briefcase, camera bag or diaper bag
·        or 1 laptop computer (computers cannot be checked)
·        or 1 item of a similar or smaller size to those listed above

Additional approved items that do not count as personal items, they are free to bring on board

·        A jacket and/or umbrella
·        Food or drink purchased after clearing the security checkpoint
·        Duty-free merchandise
·        Special items like strollers, child restraint seats or assistive devices such as wheelchairs or crutches

There are size restrictions, however. The carry-on should not be bigger than 45 inches in length, width, and height. No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

Delta checked baggage

Your checked baggage must not exceed 62 inches when you total the length, width, and height. Your bag must also be no more than 50 pounds unless one of the exceptions applies that allows you to have bags up to 75 or 100 pounds.
You should keep in mind that there are separate fees for each limitation you exceed: size, weight, and quantity. So let’s say that you were checking an extra bag that also exceeded your weight allowance of 50 pounds and that the bag was also oversized. In that case, you’d be subject to three fees: one for the extra bag, one for exceeding the weight limit and one for going over the size restriction.
The Delta baggage fees can change depending on where you are flying too. You can check the Delta baggage fees here!

Domestic fees

The standard amount that you will pay for your first checked bag will be $30. However, the prices for checked luggage change depending on the route that you’re flying. Below are some of the fees you can expect to pay for domestic travel when traveling in basic economy, main cabin, or Delta Comfort+. If you are traveling in first class, Delta Premium Select, or Delta One, you’ll be able to bring along two free checked bags up to 70 pounds on just almost every route.

·        1st bag: $30
·        2nd bag: $40
·        3rd bag: $150
·        4th+ bag: $200 each

International fees

When it comes to international flights, the Delta baggage fees can change a lot depending on your destination. On some international routes, you don’t have to pay for your checked luggage. For example, your first two bags can be checked for free when traveling from North American to the following countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Yemen. There are also a lot of other places that give you your first two bags for free when flying to or from the US like Australia, India, and many countries in Africa, South America, and Asia.
Here are some prices examples you can expect for traveling:

Travel between the US and Canada
·        1st bag: $30 USD/CAD
·        2nd bag: $50 USD/CAD

Travel between the US and Mexico
·        1st bag: $30 USD/CAD
·        2nd bag: $55 USD/CAD

You can see the full list here!

Special Items baggage

Delta Air Lines permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on flights. Due to their size, some of these items may be counted as a standard checked bag. However, many will be considered oversized or overweight items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply. We advise you to check out the special items baggage list here!

Delta baggage protection

You can also purchase baggage protection from Delta. The fee will be paid at check-in and will change depending on the route and value of your luggage. Here is what the fees look like.

If you are traveling with a small amount of baggage, then carrying bags with you on your flight is an easy option. If not, do some previous planning and pack accordingly!