Delta Airlines Baggage Policy & Fees

Delta Airlines has a comprehensive baggage allowance that outlines the weight and size restrictions for carry-on and checked bags, as well as the fees associated with excess baggage and special items. This policy ensures that passengers are aware of the Delta Airlines baggage allowance and fees before they travel, helping to avoid any unexpected charges or inconveniences at the airport.
Delta Airlines Carry on Policy
Delta Air Lines' carry-on policy allows each passenger to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item free of charge. The carry-on bag must not exceed 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches (56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm) in size, and the personal item must not exceed 18 inches x 8 inches x 4 inches (45 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm) in size.

Delta airline carry on luggage size:
  • Maximum size: 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches (56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm)
  • Maximum weight: 40 pounds (18 kg)
Personal item:
Maximum size: 18 inches x 8 inches x 4 inches (45 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm)
Examples of personal items include: Purse or handbag, Laptop bag, Small backpack, Camera bag, Duty-free items
Delta Airline Checked Bag Policy
Delta Airlines checked bag policy allows passengers to check one or two bags, depending on their fare class. The maximum delta airline checked bag weight and size restrictions for checked bags vary by fare class.

Fare ClassMaximum WeightMaximum Size
Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm) linear (length + width + height)
Delta Premium Select, Delta One, First Class, and Business70 pounds (32 kg)62 inches (158 cm) linear (length + width + height)
Delta Excess Baggage Fees
Delta Air Lines charges excess baggage fees for bags that exceed the weight or size restrictions for checked baggage. The fees vary depending on the weight and size of the bag and the route being traveled.
Excess Baggage Fees for Domestic Flights:

51-70 pounds (23-31.75 kg)$100 USD/CAD
71-100 pounds (32.21-45.36 kg)$200 USD/CAD
Over 100 pounds (45.36 kg)Not accepted

Excess Baggage Fees for International Flights:
51-70 pounds (23-31.75 kg)$150 USD/CAD
71-100 pounds (32.21-45.36 kg)$300 USD/CAD
Over 100 pounds (45.36 kg)$400 USD/CAD

Delta Airlines Baggage Tracking
Delta Airlines offers a baggage tracking system that allows passengers to track their checked bags in real-time. The system uses RFID tags embedded in each bag to track its location throughout the journey.

How to Track Your Checked Bag in Delta Airline
  • Visit the Delta Air Lines website and go to the "Track Your Bag" page.
  • Enter your confirmation number or the last name of the passenger and the tag number of your bag.
  • Click the "Track My Bag" button.
Tips for avoiding delta baggage fee
  • Know the baggage weight and size restrictions
  • Pack light and consider checking fewer bags.
  • Take advantage of Delta's baggage fee waivers.
  • Join Delta SkyMiles - Delta SkyMiles Members may be eligible for free checked bags on select flights. Additionally, SkyMiles Members earn miles on checked bags, which can be redeemed for future flights or other Delta benefits.