Excess Baggage

WHEN TRAVELING LIGHT ISN'T AN OPTION

Traveling light is always ideal, but it's not always realistic. The best advice we can give as far as minimizing fees is to pack as efficiently as possible and learn where it will cost you. Here is everything you need to know about quantities, extra fees and restrictions.

Before we get to all the nitty-gritties, please note the following general guidelines:

  • Up to 10 bags may be checked per passenger on flights operated by Delta and up to four total checked bags on Delta Connection® carrier flights.
  • We may limit the amount of excess baggage when such excess prevents us from transporting up to two bags per passenger.
  • Delta Connection carriers accept excess baggage on a space-available basis. If the baggage cannot be carried on the same flight with you, it will be transported on the next available flight.
  • Camera, film, videotape, lighting, and sound equipment will be accepted when tendered by representatives of network or local television broadcasting companies or commercial filmmaking companies. See Media Bags for complete details.

Additional, overweight and oversized baggage is accepted on a standby basis.

Bags that do not meet our size and weight restrictions will require special handling and additional fees.

It's important to know that there separate fees for each limitation you exceed: size, weight and quantity. For example, if an extra piece of baggage exceeds the weight and size limits, it will be subject to three fees: one for the extra bag, one for exceeding the weight limit and one for going over the size restriction. Fees are charged for each additional bag, each way.

Some destinations may have additional restrictions as well. Please review the breakdown below.

United States

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

 

Travel within the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico)

On or after August 15, 2014

Bag 3: 150 USD
Bags 4-10: 200 USD each

Canada

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD amount will be charged exit Canada.

Travel between Canada and the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico)

On or after August 15, 2014

Bag 3: 150 USD/CAD* 
Bags 4-10: 200 USD/CAD* each

Latin America (excluding Brazil)

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel between the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico) or Canada and Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

On or after July 1, 2011

Bag 3: 125 USD/CAD*
Bags 4-10: 200 USD/CAD* each

Travel within/between Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

On or after July 1, 2011

Bag 3: 125 USD
Bags 4-10: 200 USD each

Travel between Europe and Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

On or after July 1, 2011

Bags 3-10: 200 USD/CAD/EUR* each

Travel to/from South America

On or after July 1, 2011

Bags 3-10: 200 USD/CAD/EUR* each

Europe and North Africa

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel between North/South America and Europe and North Africa

On or after March 12, 2012

Bags 3-10: 285 USD/CAD* or 200 EUR* each

Asia

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel to/from/within Asia

On or after July 1, 2011

Bags 3-10: 200 USD/CAD/EUR* each

Brazil

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel to/from Brazil

Any

Bags 3-10: 75 USD/CAD/EUR* each

All Other International Destinations

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.
**Bags exceeding 70 lbs. are not allowed to/from Europe.

Any other

Any

Bags 3-10: 200 USD/CAD/EUR* each

Overweight Baggage Fees (one-way)

The following charges apply if your checked bag exceeds our weight limitations.

United States

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Flights within the United States, Canada (including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)

Any

100 USD/CAD* for bags weighing 51-70 lbs. 
200 USD/CAD* for bags weighing 71-100 lbs.
Bags exceeding 100 lbs. are not allowed.

International

Europe and North Africa

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel between North/South America and Europe/North Africa

On or after March 12, 2012

100 USD/CAD* or 70 EUR* for bags weighing 51-70 lbs.
Bags exceeding 70 lbs. are not allowed

Latin America (excluding Brazil)

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel to/from/within Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean

Any

75 USD/CAD* for bags weighing 51-70 lbs.
200 USD/CAD* for bags weighing 71-100lbs.

Asia

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.
**Bags exceeding 70 lbs. are not allowed to/from/through Europe, South Africa, or United Arab Emirates.

Travel to/from/within Asia

On or after July 1, 2011

75 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags weighing 51-70 lbs.
200 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags weighing 71-100lbs.

Brazil

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees (Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.

Travel to/from Brazil

Any

Free for bags weighing 51-70 lbs.
100 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags weighing 71-100lbs.

All Other International Destinations

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees (Each Way)

*CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe.
**Bags exceeding 70 lbs. are not allowed to/from/through Europe, South Africa, or United Arab Emirates.

Any other**

Any

75 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags weighing 51-70 lbs.
200 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags weighing 71-100 lbs.

Oversized Baggage Fees (one-way)

The following charges apply if your checked bag exceeds our size limitations.

United States

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees (Each Way)

 

Travel within/between United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Any

200 USD/CAD* for bags measuring 63–80 inches (161-203 cm) in combined length, width, and height. Some Specialty Items may be exempt from this fee.

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm), with the exception of Specialty Items which may be up to 115 inches (292 cm), are not allowed.

International

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

 

Travel to/from/between Asia, Middle East, Australia, India

Any

175 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags measuring 63-80 inches (161-203 cm) in combined length, width, and height. Some Specialty Items may be exempt from this fee.

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm), with the exception of Specialty Items which may be up to 115 inches (292 cm), are not allowed.

Travel between North/South America and Europe/North Africa

On or after March 12, 2012

300 USD/CAD* or 210 EUR* for bags measuring 63-80 inches (160-203cm) in combined length, width, and height. Some Specialty Items may be exempt from this fee.

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm), with the exception of Specialty Items which may be up to 115 inches (292 cm), are not allowed.

Travel between US (including U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ) or Canada and Mexico, Caribbean, Central/South America

Any

150 USD/CAD* for bags measuring 63-80 inches (161-203 cm) in combined length, width, and height. Some Specialty Items may be exempt from this fee.

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm), with the exception of Specialty Items which may be up to 115 inches (292 cm), are not allowed.

Brazil

 

Geographic Region

Ticket Purchase Date

Fees
(Each Way)

 

Travel to/from Brazil

Any

100 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags measuring 63–80 inches (161-203 cm) in combined length, width, and height.

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm), with the exception of Specialty Items which may be up to 115 inches (292 cm), are not allowed.

Geographic & Date Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to travel to/from the destinations listed below:

Boxes — Only factory-sealed boxes will be accepted to Latin American destinations (excluding Brazil, Chile, and Mexico) at any time during the year.

Regional Jet Service — No excess baggage (weight, size, or piece) will be accepted on Delta Connection® or other regional jet flights to/from cities in Mexico.

Embargo Dates — Excess baggage pieces will not be accepted on flights to the following destination(s) during these specified dates:

 

Date

Cities

 

All Year

No excess baggage beyond three checked pieces per passenger allowed. Checked baggage weighing 51–70 lbs. is subject to overweight baggage charges. No excess baggage pieces or baggage over 70 lbs. or 62 linear inches will be accepted to/from the following destinations:

  • Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP)
    • Effective October 15, 2013 a maximum of 3 bags will be allowed per passenger.

No excess baggage beyond two checked pieces per passenger allowed. Checked baggage weighing 51–70 lbs. is subject to overweight baggage charges. No excess baggage pieces or baggage over 70 lbs. or 62 linear inches will be accepted to/from the following destinations:

  • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)           
    • Effective July 1, 2010 a maximum of 4 bags will be allowed per passenger.
    • Excess piece, weight charges will apply. No oversize bags permitted.
  • Mexico—Not accepted on Delta Connection Carriers or other regional jets to/from destinations in Mexico

June 3
through
August 31

No extra pieces above the maximum embargo allowance. No bag over 50 lbs or 62 linear inches will be accepted for travel to/from/connecting via the following destinations:

  • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
  • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)

November
16 through
January 16

No excess baggage (extra piece) allowed. Checked baggage weighing 51–70 lbs. is subject to excess baggage charges. No baggage over 70 lbs. or 62 linear inches will be accepted for travel to/from the following destinations:

  • Bogotá, Colombia (BOG)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS)
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
  • Manila, Philippines (MNL)
  • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)

No extra piece allowed during this period. No bag over 50lbs. or 62 linear inches will be accepted for travel to/from the following points in Mexico:

  • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)

December 1 through January 15

No extra pieces above the maximum embargo allowance. No bag over 50 lbs or 62 linear inches will be accepted for travel to/from/connecting via the following destinations:

  • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
  • Leon, Mexicon (BJX) (BJX service starts Dec 19, 2013)

    *Leon, Mexico (BJX): A maximum of 1 bag will be allowed per passenger
                   (Exception: Passengers originating to/from Tokyo, Japan (NRT and HND)
                   are still permitted 2 checked bags)

*Note - Unless otherwise noted, Delta will accept up to two (2) checked pieces per customer during embargo periods listed above.  Standard baggage fees apply.

Passengers are allowed to check two excess bags at the applicable rate during non-embargo time periods on a standby basis if traveling to:

  • Bogotá, Colombia (BOG)
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

For any additional questions concerning excess baggage, Contact Reservations.

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