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 SAFETY SEATS

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.

STROLLERS & CAR SEATS

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.

OTHER CARRY-ON BABY ITEMS

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
  • Bassinet
  • Breast pump and associated cooler bag

Please be aware that if you are bringing your baby’s bassinet or infant seat as carry-on baggage, it must be secured tightly by a seatbelt to be stored on an aircraft seat. The item must also meet 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 ALLOWANCE

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

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.

  • An Infant in arms on a Transatlantic (TATL) Basic Economy Fare is not eligible for a free baggage allowance. There is no change to Main Cabin infant in arms or other Basic Economy International markets.

  • Children traveling on a ticket that is 50% or more of the adult fare, children are entitled to the standard baggage allowance.

  • See Child Fares and Ticketing for Delta's current policy on special fares & discounts.