Special Items

Children & Infant Items

We try to make traveling with kids as easy and convenient as possible. So, before you head to the airport with your little one in tow, find out how much of your child's baggage you can bring on the plane with you and what items can be checked. Also, find more information about traveling with children.


Child restraint seats may be brought on board the plane in certain circumstances. For instance, if there is an open passenger seat in your row or if you purchased a seat for your child, you may place your child in an FAA-approved child restraint in that seat during take-off and landing. If an empty passenger seat is not available for your child restraint, the item must be checked at the gate by a Delta representative.


For your convenience, we don't charge any fees for traveling with strollers or child-restraint seats, like an FAA-approved car or booster seat. These don’t count towards your (or your ticketed child’s) baggage allowance. You can easily check these items before you go through security; or if you prefer, you can check them at the gate.


In addition to the one bag carry-on allowance, passengers may bring the following infant items onto the plane as an additional free item:

  • Booster seat or other infant seat
  • Breast pump and associated cooler bag

Please be aware that if you are bringing your baby’s FAA-approved infant seat as a carry-on item, it must be tightly secured to the seat using the aircraft seatbelt. Booster seats may be brought onboard, but cannot be used during taxi, takeoff or landing. These items must also meet the carry-on size restrictions.

If children are traveling for free, they don’t have a baggage allowance. So any baggage for the child counts as part of the adult's baggage allowance.


Children’s baggage allowances are based in part by the fare paid for their travel. See the guidelines below.

Please keep in mind items such as portable cribs (Pack-N-Play), playpens, and wagons count as part of the checked baggage allowance and should be checked before going through security.

Unticketed Infant/Child

If children are traveling for free, they don’t have a baggage allowance. So any baggage for the child counts as part of the adult's baggage allowance.

Ticketed Infant/Child

  • Children traveling on an international ticket that is 10% of the adult fare are allowed one checked bag up to 20lbs (10kg) with a maximum outside dimension (length+width+height) of 45 inches, plus one checked fully collapsible stroller or push-chair.

  • For children traveling on a ticket that is 50% or more of the adult fare, the standard baggage allowance applies.