BAGGAGE & TRAVEL FEES

 

Know The Fees & Details

When you travel with Delta, we want to help you understand the fees you’ll pay. This way, you can make the right choices regarding what bags you bring, flexibility when changing your flight or even what to expect when traveling with children or pets.

Baggage Fees

Common Baggage Fees

The most common fees for traveling in a domestic, Main Cabin seat are:

For U.S. and Canada TO AND FROM Europe/North Africa - ticketing on or after Dec. 6, 2017 for travel on/after April 10, 2018 will have the following baggage fees:

BASIC ECONOMY ONLY

  • 1st bag fee is $60/50EUR/75CAD
  • 2nd bag fee is $100/85EUR/120CAD 

No change to policy for Main Cabin/Delta Comfort+®/First Class/Delta Premium Select/Delta One®
For travel departing before April 10, 2018, Basic Economy passengers will enjoy a 1st standard checked bag free.

For DELTA PREMIUM SELECT customers, the following baggage allowances apply:

  • 2 free bags weighing a maximum of 50 lbs. (23 kg)
       

STANDARD CHECKED BAG ALLOWANCE

To better assist you with finding baggage information, select from the routes listed. You’ll find information on fees and size requirements — sorted by the general routes where you plan to travel. Exceptions for Active Military, Medallion Members, and Delta SkyMiles Credit Card by American Express Members apply. Please reference Baggage Fee Details & Rules, Baggage Fee Exceptions or the Regions page for more details.

Checked Baggage Allowance Each Way

Baggage size must not exceed 62 inches (157 cm) when you total length + width + height 

For Travel Between

BASIC ECONOMY (BE),
MAIN CABIN (MC), 
DELTA COMFORT+®  (DC+)

First Class,
Delta Premium
Select 4,
Delta One®



      

1st Bag

2nd Bag

U.S. (including Puerto Rico)

U.S. (including Puerto Rico)

30 USD/CAD

40 USD/CAD

2 FREE4

U.S. 

Canada 

30 USD/CAD1 

 50 USD/CAD1

2 FREE

U.S. Virgin Islands,
Central Americaopens in a new windowCaribbean, Guyana, & Bermuda

30 USD/CAD1,2

40 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

Mexico

50lb

30 USD/CAD1

55 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

U.S., Canada / El Salvador, Ecuador

U.S., Canada / El Salvador, Ecuador

 FREE

 40 USD/CAD1,3

 2 FREE4

U.S.,Canada / Panama (excluding ATLPTY) 

U.S.,Canada / Panama (excluding ATLPTY) 

FREE 

 40 USD/CAD1

 2 FREE4

ATL / Panama City (PTY)

ATL / Panama City (PTY)

30 USD (BE only); Free (MC/DC+)

40 USD 

2 FREE4 

U.S., Canada
& Mexico

Tahiti

FREE

100 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

U.S., Canada
& Mexico

Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan

FREE

75 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

U.S., Canada
& Mexico

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Yemen

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

South America
(excluding Guyana)

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

South America (excluding Guyana and Ecuador)

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

U.S. & Canada, Caribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America
(excluding Brazil)

Israel

FREE

100 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

U.S. & Canada, Caribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America
(excluding Brazil)

Australia, New Zealand
& The Philippines

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

U.S. & Canada, Caribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

U.S. & Canada, Caribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

U.S. & Canada,
Mexico

India

FREE

FREE 

2 FREE4

FREE (MC/DC+);
60 USD, 75 CAD,
50 EUR (BE ONLY).

100 USD; 120 CAD1 ; 85 EUR1

2 FREE4

Caribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America
(excluding Brazil)

FREE

100 USD; 120 CAD1 ; 85 EUR1

2 FREE4

Caribbean, Central America, South America,
(excluding Brazil)

Middle East
(excluding Israel)

FREE

75 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

30 USD

40 USD

2 FREE4

Europe

India

FREE

75 EUR1

2 FREE4

Japan

Guam, Saipan, &
Palau

FREE

40 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

For Travel Between
(To/From)

Basic Economy, Main Cabin, 
Delta Comfort+®

First Class, 
Delta Premium Select4
Delta One®

Origin Region

Destination Region

1st Bag

2nd Bag

CaribbeanCentral America, South America,
(excluding Brazil)

India

FREE

75 USD/CAD1

2 FREE4

U.S. & CanadaCaribbean,
Mexico, Central America,
South America
(excluding Brazil)

First originating
point of travel in India

FREE

FREE

2 FREE4

For all other international flights, you may check up to two bags that meet our size & weight restrictions at no extra charge when traveling within regions not listed above.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. CAD or EUR base amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively, and converted to local currency; for itineraries between Europe/India, fees will be converted from EUR into local currency
  2. Fee waived for passengers traveling between Los Angeles, California (LAX) and Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA). 
  3. The 2nd bag fee for passengers traveling between Los Angeles, California (LAX) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) is 30 USD.
  4. Delta Premium Select customers are allowed 2 free bags (50lbs, 23kgs each).
  • All passengers traveling to or from Key West, Florida are limited to one checked bag. This supersedes all exceptions.
  • Boxes are not accepted as checked baggage to/from Central or South America (except Brazil, Mexico, and Chile) at any time of the year; however, original factory-sealed boxes may be accepted on a standby basis.
  • 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.
  • Weight restrictions at no extra charge vary by cabin. Main Cabin passengers should follow the standard 50 lb limit per piece. Delta One, First, and Business passengers should follow the 70 lb limit per piece.
  • First bag fee does not apply in the following markets if traveling to/from the United States and Canada: PTY, SAL
  • Additionally, lower fees may apply depending on your date of purchase. See previous checked fees.                    

BAGGAGE FEE DETAILS & RULES

Within 24 hours of your departure, you can check in and notify Delta of the number of bags you will check on delta.com or on the Fly Delta app. If you’ve already checked in, drop your bags at Baggage Drop. You may also check in and pay for bags at the airport.

FEES

All baggage fees listed are current and applicable for all ticketing on or after today when Delta's baggage rules are determined to apply.  If you ticketed at a much earlier date, please refer to Delta's previous checked baggage page for more details. 

OVERWEIGHT

If your bag exceeds weight and size limits, review the Overweight and Oversized Baggage Details to find information on how Delta can best accommodate you.

EXCESS BAGGAGE

Up to 10 bags may be checked per passenger on flights operated by Delta or Delta Shuttle® and up to four total checked bags on Delta Connection® carrier flights. Fees are charged for each additional bag, each way.  Please refer to Delta's Excess Baggage page for more details.

SPECIAL ITEMS

Keep in mind, some fragile and bulky items fall under the category of Special Items — including infant & children’s items like safety seats, personal wheelchairs, medical supplies & equipment, imported items, sports equipment and musical instruments.  Check the Special Items page for details. 

CARRY-ON

If you choose to carry on your luggage, you will not pay a fee. Make sure to review Delta’s Carry-On Baggage Requirements so that you know your bag fits size restrictions.

PARTNERS

Bag allowance and fees will vary depending on partner and region. Optional services and fees may vary if your flight is operated by a codeshare partner, even if you purchased your ticket from Delta. For more information please go to the Operating Carrier Website.

BAGGAGE PROTECTION

If you prefer, you can pay an optional fee to declare the value of your bag. Though we strive to provide excellent baggage service, this fee will protect your bag and its contents should it be lost, delayed or damaged.*

Domestic or International

Total Declared Value

Fee Paid at Check in

Domestic1

$3501 to $4000

$40

Domestic1

$4001 to $5000

$50

International2

UP to $1000

$10

International2

$1001 to $2000

$20

International2

$2001 to $3000

$30

International2

$3001 to $4000

$40

International2

$4001 to $5000

$50

1 Domestic flights include routes between the U.S. 50, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

2
International flights include all other Delta routes in the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia

* Effective January 31, 2017, checked baggage for tickets purchased on or after this date are not eligible for excess valuation. 

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Baggage Fee Exception

ACTIVE MILITARY

You serve us, and we’re delighted to serve you. Please review the bags allowed for active duty U.S. military personnel when traveling on orders or for personal travel. These benefits are subject to any applicable embargoes or regional weight restrictions in place. Please see our excess bag page for more detail.

  • On military orders, your bags can be 80 inches (total length + width + height)
  • For personal travel, your bags can be 62 inches (total length + width + height) 

 CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE EACH WAY

Travel Purpose

Basic Economy, Main Cabin,
Delta Comfort+

First Class, Delta Premium Select,
Delta One

On Military
Orders

5 FREE

5 FREE

 CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE EACH WAY

For Personal
Travel

2 FREE

3 FREE

DELTA SKYMILES MEDALLION MEMBERS

To reward your loyalty, your first checked bag fee is waived with Delta Medallion Status or as a SkyTeam® Elite & Elite Plus Member. Traveling outside the U.S. and Canada or between the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, you will be able to check one additional bag over the standard cabin allowance. A Medallion Member traveling in Delta One can check up to 3 free bags at 70 pounds per bag. These benefits are subject to any applicable embargoes or regional weight restrictions in place. Please see our excess bag page for more detail.

The benefit extends on the Medallion Member’s reservation to a total of 8 travel companions, when traveling on a Delta-operated flight. Companions of Medallion Members will not receive this benefit on Delta-operated flights departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Silver Medallions who hold a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express will receive a second bag free (up to two free bags at 70 pounds or 32KG each) for travel within the U.S. and Canada.

Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+ Allowance Each Way

Baggage size must not exceed 62 inches (157 cm) when you total length + width + height

Origin and
Destination
Region

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Diamond

Within the
U.S. & Canada

FREE

2 FREE

3 FREE

3 FREE

To/From
U.S. Canada,
Caribbean,
Central America
South America

2 FREE

To/From
Australia
New Zealand &
the Phillippines via the Pacific only

3 FREE

To/From
Brazil

3 FREE

To/From
All Other Int'l
Destinations

ADDITIONAL FREE OVER
Checked Baggage Allowance Each Way

FIRST CLASS, DELTA PREMIUM SELECT, DELTA ONE ALLOWANCE EACH WAY

Origin and
Destination
Region

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Diamond

To/From All
Destinations

3 FREE

DELTA SKYMILES CREDIT CARD MEMBERS

If you have an eligible SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, you receive your First Bag Free on Delta flights booked with your SkyMiles Credit Card. The benefit extends to up to 8 travel companions, who must be listed on the Card Member’s reservation — for a total of 9 passengers. The first bag of each passenger on the reservation will have their fees waived at check-in. This benefit can only be used with bags that are not overweight or oversize under Delta’s applicable rules.  The first checked bag fee waiver will only be applied on flight segments which originate on a Delta or Delta Connection® carrier when you check-in with Delta for both a Delta marketed and Delta operated flight.  Additional baggage fees will start at the 2nd checked bag fee listed in the Checked Baggage Allowance Each Way chart. Visit First Checked Bag Terms & Conditions for details.

For reference, please note the Card types eligible for the First Bag Free benefits are the following:

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card / Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card / Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card
  • Delta Reserve Credit Card / Delta Reserve Business Credit Card

TRAVEL CHANGES

SAME DAY TRAVEL CHANGES

Most fares for domestic travel on Delta are eligible for same-day flight changes. Some tickets don’t offer change eligibility, such as international travel and Basic Economy (E) fares.

SAME DAY FLIGHT CHANGES

If there is space available in the fare class you originally purchased, you may be able to select the Same Day Change check-in option and pay a $75 Same Day Change Fee to confirm a seat on a new flight. This fee does not apply to Delta Gold, Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members.

SAME DAY FLIGHT STANDBY

At the time of your change request, you may be able to select this option for a standby seat on a new flight. You won’t lose your seat on your original flight or pay the $75 Same Day Standby Fee unless your standby seat clears. This fee is waived for Delta Gold, Platinum and Diamond Medallion Members.

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STANDARD FLIGHT CHANGES

Based on the fare rules, you may have to pay a service fee and/or a difference in fare. Please note that some tickets cannot be changed, such as Basic Economy (E) fares. Please check your ticket for details.

DOMESTIC FLIGHT CHANGES

For travel within the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the fee is $200 for Delta-marketed flights.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT CHANGES

For travel outside the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the change fee for Delta-marketed flights is typically $200 to $500, but can vary based on location and type of fare. Changes are usually permitted only to the return portion of an international itinerary.

HOW THE CHANGE FEE WORKS

  1. If you want to make a change, check your original ticket for specific fare rules regarding change fees
  2. Pay the price difference between your original ticket cost and the new fare
  3. Pay the change fee each way according to your flight destination
  4. Receive confirmation for your new flight that fits your schedule

AWARD TICKET & MILEAGE UPGRADE CHANGES

Award Tickets and mileage upgrades must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to originating flight departure time to redeposit the miles. Award Tickets must be reissued at least 72 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Miles for Award Travel are nonrefundable for flights canceled or changed within 72 hours of the original flight departure time. Changes to outbound flight(s) must be made 72 hours prior to departure. The Award change fee is $150 per person. Please note that Award Tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are nonrefundable and cannot be redeposited or changed.

REDEPOSIT OF MILES FOR AWARD TICKETS/MILEAGE UPGRADES

If you want to redeposit unused miles to your account, pay a $150 Redeposit Fee. This fee also applies when you change your award travel, but does not apply to Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallion members.

Travel Services

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

The unaccompanied minor program provides an employee escort and amenities for children traveling alone between the ages of 5 to 14; or 15 to 17 with guardian request. For a $150 fee each way, up to 4 children will be supervised by Delta staff as they travel. Focused on safety, the program gives each child a barcoded wristband scanned at each location and children receive access to Delta Sky Zone lounges for unaccompanied minors, where available.

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INFANT IN ARMS

Traveling with a child under two years of age? It’s free to hold an infant in your arms or in an FAA-approved travel harness on flights in the U.S. & Canada. For international flights only, it is 10% of the cost of an adult fare.

PET TRAVEL

We know the furry members of your family matter too. That’s why Delta allows small dogs, cats and household birds (limited to the U.S.) to travel with you in the cabin on your flight in an approved carrier for a fee. For our most up to date fees by region, please visit our Pet Travel Options page. Size and other restrictions apply. Travel options and exceptions for service animals, U.S. Military personnel and other special cases are also available.

DIRECT TICKETING

We offer a direct ticketing service for customers who wish to purchase their tickets over the phone through Reservation Sales or in person at airports and other ticket office locations. A Direct Ticketing international charge applies to tickets issued in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Customers may be eligible for a waiver of the Direct Ticketing international charge upon request. The service is complimentary for all other points of origin. 


TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • For information on regions defined by Delta Air Lines, visit our Regions pageopens in a new window in the Traveling With Us section
  • All prices are USD. Fees may vary by country and currency.  For example, checked bag fees for itineraries originating in Canada or Europe will be charged in CAD and EUR, respectively.
  • These offers are non-refundable and only for use on flight for which it was purchased