Seat Selections

Seats may be pre-assigned on Delta operated flights a maximum 331 days prior to each departure flight. In addition to seat selections please review other seating information:

Boarding Passes | Buffer Row Seats | SkyCots

Boarding Passes

Boarding passes cannot be issued earlier than twenty-four (24) hours before flight departure. Passengers can also obtain a boarding pass by using one of the following check-in methods:

  • Online Check-in (OCI) - Print or re-print boarding passes and check in up to 24 hours before flight departure.
  • Fly Delta App & Mobile - The Fly Delta app makes it easy to check in for flights.  Download the app on your smartphone, and when it's time to check in, simply assess it.
  • Airport Kiosk Check-in - Check in at least 30 minutes before departure with no lines and no waiting.
  • Airport Curbside Check-in - The Skycap will check baggage and print boarding passes, available at approximately 100 domestic locations.

Buffer Row Seats

"Buffer seats, or blocked seats, are blocked for airport check-in at the gate to accommodate customers with disabilities and special needs. These seats are not released for advance seating assignments. Seats are reserved for, but not limited to, passengers who meet the following qualifications:

  • Requires oxygen
  • Blind/Deaf
  • Disabled
  • Unaccompanied Minor


SkyCots are also known as onboard bassinets and are available free of charge on equipped aircraft for some international flights. SkyCots are wall mounted to the bulkhead seats and can be requested; however, not guarenteed as they are issued at the gate on a first come - first service basis.

To request a SkyCot, check availability or to see if the aircraft is equipped with a SkyCot, please contact Delta reservations. The following parameters must be met:

  • Infants must weigh 20 pounds or less and be no longer than 26 inches in length
  • There is a limit of two SkyCots per equipped aircraft
  • SkyCots may be subject to weight restrictions. The customer must check with the gate agent as limits vary according to type of SkyCot
  • Infants must be held during take off and landing

SkyCots are currently available on the following aircrafts. Customers must go to the gate of the international flight and request the SkyCot from the gate agent:

Type Ship Number Seat Assignment

Note: There are 2 bassinets stored in the overhead bin above 46C, but this is not a bassinet seat assignment.
B767-300ER 171-199


1AB / 13C/D/E

B777 7001-7003
B777 7004-7007 10A/C/G/J
777LR 7101-7102 44D/E/FF
747-400 or 1K 6301-6316

1A /B/J/K
9D/F/J /K
10A /B

Note: Per the Department of Transportation (DOT), customers are not required to disclose their disability in order to be assigned a bulkhead/blocked seat. To determine eligibility, you may ask: "Mr. / Mrs., in order to determine if the seat you requested is available, can you please tell me the reason you need this particular seat?" If the customer states they just want extra leg room etc., please advise them "the remaining seats for this flight are under airport control and can be confirmed upon check-in on the day of departure

Note: We accommodate the seating requirements of customers with certain types of disabilities. This could result in the occasional need to change another individual's pre-assigned seat, with bulkhead seats being particularly subject to reassignment. We appreciate your cooperation in these special circumstances.

Have questions regarding seat maps, number of seats and seat dimensions view Aircraft Types and Layouts.


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