Additional Baggage Information

Baggage FAQs

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You may bring one carry-on item onboard the aircraft, plus one personal item. See our Baggage page for further information.

Passengers traveling on Delta Connection flights with 50 seats or less are permitted to carry personal items onboard the aircraft. Due to limited overhead and under-seat space, larger items will be tagged with a pink Gate Claim/Planeside tag and loaded in the cargo bin. These bags will be returned to the passenger upon deplaning

All carry-on items must meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and may not exceed 22" x 14" x 9". The FAA mandates that all carry-on items fit under a seat or in an enclosed storage compartment.

Our gate or flight personnel may need to further limit the amount of carry-on baggage for a particular flight, depending on the cabin storage capacity of the plane and the expected number of passengers.

SkyTeam Elite/ElitePlus customers in the Main Cabin are subject to the current checked baggage fees. For full details and baggage fees, visit the Baggage page.

Some bag fees apply to passengers traveling internationally. The latest updates and exceptions to these fees can be found on the Baggage page.

If all flights are on the same itinerary, international fees and rules apply to passengers traveling internationally with a connection or stopover in the U.S.

If an international passenger travels to the U.S. and continues their travel within the U.S. on a separate ticket, domestic rules apply.

Complete rules can be found on the Baggage page.

Please visit our checked baggage fees page to find the most up-to-date information by travel region.

Please review the baggage allowance for active-duty U.S. military personnel when traveling on orders or for personal travel on our baggage and travel fees page.

We require outside personal identification on all checked baggage. We also recommend inside identification details, just in case the outside identification gets lost.

Remember to always carry medicine, money, valuable documents, keys, jewelry, cameras and other small fragile items in your carry-on luggage, just in case your baggage is separated from you for a time. And remember to never lock your luggage.

Unfortunately, we cannot assume liability for jewelry, cash, camera equipment or other similar valuable items contained in checked or unchecked baggage on domestic flights. See the Delayed, Lost or Damaged page for more information.

We do not assume liability for unchecked items unless they are given to our personnel for storage during the flight or otherwise delivered into our custody for travel.

Federal regulations require that a cane must be stowed for takeoff and landings in an approved storage compartment. Flexible travel canes, such as those used by customers that are visually impaired, can be stored in the area under passenger seats, as long as the cane doesn't protrude into the aisle or otherwise disturb the crew or other passengers.

Please check your SPAM box and verify the email address that you entered into your Lost Item Report to be sure we have your correct email address.

You will receive an email from Delta’s Lost & Found Central when you file the report for your lost item. If we find an item that matches the description of your lost item, we will send you an email notification with further instructions to allow for confirmation that the item is yours. While we are searching for your lost item we will update you via email throughout the process.

A thorough search will take place for approximately 14 days after we receive the lost item report. If we are unable to find your item, you will receive an email notification informing you that we have been unsuccessful in our efforts.

If we locate an item that matches the description of your lost item, Lost & Found Central will contact you via email and/or phone to verify that the item is yours and arrange for delivery of the item.

Lost & Found Central will provide you with a link to the shipping checkout page. You will be able to verify your shipping information and provide credit card information for shipping charges. 

If you do not have an email address you will be contacted via telephone only if it appears that your item has been located. We cannot provide status updates via telephone.

Military IDs will be sent to the Department of the Navy, NAS-JRB ID Office. This department will then facilitate the return to the various military branches.

Passports will be sent to the U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LE, ATTN: CLASP

All other personal documents that we are unable to return will be destroyed.

We understand that every lost item is very important to each individual, and undergo an exhaustive search to locate every single item reported. Please be assured that we take each Lost Item Report very seriously and will go to every effort to locate and return your lost item(s).

Yes. Although we are conducting an exhaustive search and hope to locate your item, you should immediately deactivate any associated data plans for your own protection. We recommend that you leave call service activated on phones for a period of one week to assist in our search and verification process.

Please provide detailed, accurate descriptions on the Lost Item Report Form. If possible, gather the descriptive information about the item(s) prior to filling out the form and be sure to include any and all identifiable details to help in our search. Please enter the information just as it appears on the item. Also, be sure to include the flight date and flight number reflecting when your item(s) were lost. You may also provide additional information in both the "brief description" field, as well as the "help us find your item" area. Failing to include information in either of these fields will limit our ability to find your item. We also ask that you file your report within 7 days of your item becoming lost. Reports filed after 7 days have a decreased chance of item recovery.

You can update the information on your Lost Item Report up to two weeks after filing it by clicking on this link: Lost Item Update. Please be ready to provide your Lost Item Report number and the last name included on the report.

The time a bag takes to arrive at the baggage claim is measured by Delta's baggage tracking system, where available. If the time elapsed between aircraft door open and delivery of the bag to the baggage claim carousel is longer than 20 minutes, the customer is eligible to earn 2,500 miles. This offer is valid on domestic flights within the U.S. 50 and Puerto Rico, marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection® carriers.
If any of your bags arrive late, you are eligible for the guarantee. However, there is a limit of one request per passenger per departing or returning itinerary, regardless of number of checked bags. This offer is valid on domestic flights within the U.S. 50 and Puerto Rico, marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection® carriers.
Complete the form at no later than three days after your flight's arrival. Requests should only be submitted after your flight. Please allow up to two weeks after submitting your request for your bonus miles to appear in your account. This offer is valid on domestic flights within the U.S. 50 and Puerto Rico, marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection® carriers.