2023 Delta Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Check Delta's baggage allowance and fees before you travel

Delta Baggage Allowance
Delta Baggage Allowance

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Delta Carry-On Allowance:

Delta’s carry-on allowance permits passengers to bring on board one cabin bag, plus one personal item, free of charge. Bags must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 35 x 23 cm). There is no weight restriction on the majority of routes.

Certain additional items are exempt from Delta's carry-on baggage allowance and may also be brought into the cabin, such as an umbrella, a seat restraint or a pushchair.

On Delta Connection flights with 50 seats or less, passengers may only bring personal items on board as carry on, due to restricted storage space. Other carry on bags can be checked in at the gate, free of charge.

Delta Carry On and Musical Instruments

Small musical instruments can be brought on board as part of your carry-on allowance, provided they fit under the seat in front or in the overhead locker. Larger items that are too fragile to check can be placed in their own seat, which the passenger must pay for. The seat must have a bulkhead or divider in front of the compartment. These items must not exceed 165 lbs (75 kgs).

Delta Carry On and Bringing Pets on Board

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic US flights) can be carried on board for $95 one way to/ from most destinations within the US/ US Virgin Islands/ Canada or Puerto Rico. The fee is $200 for travel outside the US, and $75 for travel to/ from Brazil.

The pet must fit comfortably within a carrier that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Delta carry-on luggage.

Delta Carry On and Prohibited Items

Items that are not permitted in your cabin baggage include:


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Delta Checked Baggage Fees and Allowances:

Passengers in the main cabin may check bags weighing max 50 lbs (23 kg) and measuring 62 inches (157 cm) in total dimensions. For travel within the US and Canada, the fee is $30 for the first bag and $40 for the second bag.

For travel between the US/ Canada to / from Europe/ North Africa, Basic Economy passengers must pay $60 for the first checked bag and $100 for the second checked bag. The first checked bag is typically free for standard Economy passengers.

The number and size of checked bags permitted by Delta’s baggage allowance vary according to route traveled and the passenger’s fare type.

Delta Excess Baggage Fees

If a bag exceeds the size/ weight or quantity of bags permitted by Delta’s baggage allowance, excess fees will be charged. Fees apply to each limitation. This means that if an extra piece of baggage exceeds the weight and size limits, the passenger will have to pay three fees: one for the extra bag, one for going over the weight limit and one for exceeding the size restriction. The fees charged, once again, vary according to the route traveled.

Delta Checked Baggage and Extra Bags

For extra bags checked onto a flight within the US (incl. the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), the fee is $150, one way, for the first extra bag (the 3rd bag in total), or $200 for each additional bag after that.

For travel between North/South/Central America and Europe or North Africa, the charge is $285 each for bags number 3 – 10.

Passengers are permitted to check up to a maximum of 10 bags on flights operated by Delta and up to 4 on Delta Connection flights.

Delta Checked Baggage and Overweight Bags

According to Delta’s checked baggage allowance rules, overweight bags incur fees that differ depending on the route travelled. For flights within the US/ Canada, the fee is $100 for bags weighing between 51-70 lbs or $200 for bags between 71-100 lbs. Bags over 100 lbs (45 kg) are not allowed.

For flights between the US and Europe, the fee is $100 for bags weighing between 51-70 lbs. Bags over 70 lbs are not permitted.

Delta Checked Baggage and Oversized Bags

Oversized bags also incur different costs depending on the route travelled. For travel within the US/ Canada, the charge is $200 for a bag between 63-80 inches (161-203 cm) in total dimensions.

For travel between the US and Europe, the fee is $300 for bags with total dimensions between 63-80 inches (161-203 cm).

Bags larger than 80 inches (203 cm) are not allowed in the hold.

Delta Golf Clubs, etc

Exceptional items like sports equipment can be viewed as standard hold luggage if they are small enough. One golf bag can be accepted as a normal item of checked luggage. Fees apply to some items. For example, it costs $150 to check a bike into the hold.

Musical instruments may be checked into the hold, providing they don’t exceed 115 in (292 cm) in total dimensions or 100 lbs (45 kg) in weight.

Information correct as of 07/03/2023.

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Baggage at a glance
Delta Carry On

One cabin bag, plus one personal item

22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 35 x 23 cm)

Delta Checked Baggage

Up to 10 checked  bags, charged per item

Cost differs depending on route and fare type

Excess baggage fees apply for overweight/ oversized items and for extra bags

Fees vary according to route