Delta Airlines Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage: Checked baggage allowance depends on number, weight, size and fare class traveled. Special benefits are also allowed on the basis of level of SkyMiles membership and Credit card membership.

For travel within USA and Canada, BusinessElite, Business and First class passengers are allowed to carry 3 pieces of baggage free of cost with each weighing not more than 32 kgs and sum of dimensions being 157 cms. For travel between USA and Canada on one hand and Caribbean and Bermuda (except Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti) and Central America (Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti) on the other, these three classes of travelers are allowed to check in 2 bags each of 32 kgs and sum of dimensions 157 cms per luggage free of cost. This is also correct for these classes for traveling between Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.However, if you are traveling Economy on these flight sectors, then you are allowed to check in luggage not weighing more than 23 kgs and of more than 157 cms of sum of dimensions. The first checked baggage will cost you USD/CAD 25 and the second checked baggage would cost USD/CAD 35 for flights within USA and Canada and USD/CAD 40 for other flights that are mentioned above.

For traveling between US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (not including Brazil and Guyana), 2 bags of 32 kg and 157 sum of dimensions each are free of cost for BusinessElite, Business and First Class whereas the Economy class travelers are allowed one bag of 23 kg and 157 cm dimensions free and the second bag of up to 23 kgs and 157 cms at USD/CAD 75.

For flights between  US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (not including Brazil) to Europe, North America and Israel, or to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saipan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand or even to Australia, New Zealand and Philippines and Southern Africa, 2 bags of 32 kgs and 1 bag of 23 kgs is free for three premiere classes of travel and the Economy class respectively. For the Economy travelers, the second baggage costs USD/CAD 100 for flights to Europe, North America, Israel, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saipan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Second baggage on Economy class travel is free for flights to  Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Southern Africa.

For flights between Japan and Guam, Saipan, Palau and Hawaii, second bag of 23 kg and 157 dimensions for Economy class travel is not free. It carries a charge of USD/CAD 40.

The flights from USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (except Brazil) to Middle East and India, allow you to carry 2 items of 32 kgs and 157 cms each for three elite classes of fare travel and first bag of 23 kgs and 157 cms free while second will carry a charge of CAD/USD 75 or Euro 70.

Delta Airlines flights between Europe and India have 2 free bags of 32 kgs and 157 cms as sum of dimensions for three higher classes of fare and first bag of 23 kgs and 157 cms as sum of dimensions as free for Economy class of travel. However, the second bag of up to 23 kgs and 157 cms dimension carries a charge of Euro 75.

Flights between Brazil are allowed 3 bags of 32 kgs each and 157 cms total dimension for BusinessElite, Business and First class of travel and up to 2 free bags of 32 kgs (157 cms total dimensions) for Economy Class travel.

For flights between all other international flights of Delta Airlines, you are allowed to carry 2 bags free of cost, each having 157 cms as sum of dimensions and 32 kg weight for BusinessElite, Business and Economy travel and 23 kgs for Economy travel.

Special benefits of baggage allowance are allowed for Skymiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members, Skymiles Credit Card members from American Express, Gold Medallions Skyteam Elite Plus and Silver Medallions Skyteam Elite members.

Carry On / Hand/ Cabin baggage: Carry on baggage policy of Delta Airlines allows you to carry only one personal item and 1 carry on bag. The luggage shall not exceed 114 cms in total dimensions including the handles and the wheels of the baggage. The luggage is tested for fitting into the space at the time of check in. For this test to pass, your luggage shall not be more than 56, 35 and 23 cms in dimensions.

Cabin Seat Baggage: This is another type of baggage classified by Delta Airlines. All the luggage which does not form part of carry-on or hand baggage and is to be transported as checked in baggage, can also be requested to be taken as a Cabin Seat Baggage. Carriage of this type of baggage has to meet following conditions:

  • Should not exceed 45 kg weight and 62 inches of linear dimensions

  • It shall be kept in the same baggage

  • there shall not be any dangerous goods

  • it shall be secured by a seat belt

Excess Baggage fee: It includes the additional item, oversized baggage and overweight baggage fee. One luggage may qualify for levy of all of these charges.

Additional Luggage fee (for domestic travel): 1st bag carries charge of USD/CAD 25, 2nd baggage USD/CAD 35, 3rd -USD/CAD 125 and 4th to 10th baggage USD/CAD 200.

Oversized baggage: For 62-80 inches of oversized luggage, fee will be USD 200.

Overweight baggage: In 51-70 lbs category, $100 and in 71-100 lbs category, the fee is $175.

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Posted on 12-Aug-2017
How many checked in baggage of 23 kg allowed free on Delta? is this 23+23 , 2 baggage? I fly to Heathrow from New Delhi by Air India and From Heathrow to SLC to Reno by Delta. Thanks.

Admin Reply :

It is 2 bags of 23 kg each in check in on economy class travel. 


Posted on 08-Aug-2017
How many checked in baggage is allowed for silver medallion flyer of sky team travelling korean air to korea?

Admin Reply :

If ticket has been bought from Delta Airline and KAL is operating the codeshare flight, then allowance rules of Delta will apply. But, if ticket is on Korean Air and the flight is operated by Delta, then 1 check in bag of 23 kg would be allowed free. 



Posted on 06-Aug-2017
Do people with student visa get extra baggage allowance in delta airlines. I have a flight frm india (ahm) to hethrow through air india and then hethrow to lax in delta airlines. Air india provides 1 extra 23kg bag, does delta?

Admin Reply :

We do not think this would be allowed. However, you are requested to contact the Delta local office to know the same. 


Posted on 04-Aug-2017
Hi! I am flying from Delhi to Vancouver with Delta Airlines with a stop in Amsterdam. Could you please tell how much baggage am I allowed to carry free of cost on my economy ticket? Thanks!

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each are free in check in and 7 kg cabin bag allowed free. 

Holly Caboti-Jones

Posted on 02-Aug-2017
I am flying economy with Delta next week from Narita - Tokyo to Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP). I take two flights: Narita- Seattle Seattle- Minneapolis I know that from Japan I am allowed two bags 50lb each for FREE but I am worried that I will have to pay extra in Seattle. Will I have to recheck bags in Seattle and pay for my second bag?

Admin Reply :

If it is same airline Delta and it is providing this connection (meaning that you are not booking two tickets separately) , there will be no extra charge to be paid 

Satish Gangaram Sarkal

Posted on 02-Aug-2017
I m traveling to USA on 11August 2017 I have 2luggage and one hand bag One of my luggage is 12 kgs & the other one is 21 kgs I wanted to know what does 157cm means Please send me the explanation in my email Id so that I can be prepared before I fly

Admin Reply :

Weight wise both are okay. 157 cm is the sum of dimensions of each check in bag.


Posted on 31-Jul-2017
I am travelling Cancun to New York on Delta economy plus. What are the luggage allowances please?

Admin Reply :

There is no free allowance for economy, main cabin and Delta Comfort class travellers. 25 USD is charged for 1st check in bag and 55 USD for 2nd one. 

Smita Shah

Posted on 30-Jul-2017
sir, my ticket of Delta Airlines from Mumbai to Boston...on 26 th september,so i want to know how many bags are allowed free and weight Thank you so much

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg in check in are free for each adult or child passenger. Cabin allowance is 7 kg for economy class ticket. 

Aslam Mahmood

Posted on 24-Jul-2017
Sir l have booked ticket for my daughter sadia mahmood from new Delhi to houstan by delta airline on 8 August. I want to know how many bags are allowed free and weight. Wheather one bag upto 23 kg or 2 bags up to 46 kg.

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each is check in baggage allowance. 

chaitali Sengupta

Posted on 24-Jul-2017
from mumbai(india) to florida trip how many bag allow in checked baggage in economy class.

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each allowed per person in economy class travel. 

James Runnion

Posted on 23-Jul-2017
Can my carry-on be 26 by 12 by 9

Admin Reply :

Unit dimensions not provided in query. Carry on shall be of same max dimension as mentioned by airline.

dhaval patel

Posted on 28-Feb-2017
Dear sir, I have booked for Mumbai to Houston with return (Economy Class) for the month may-17. I was in the impression that 2 bags are allowed free in check in weight up to 23kg each and cabin allowance up to 7 kg. i also read the norms about the baggage allowance which is as per my expectation but in a previous Query you answered differently. Please clarify my doubts.

Admin Reply :

You are right. We admit our mistake. Since your first flight is from India to US, you would be allowed 2 check in bags of 23 kg each (also valid for return leg flight). We promise to be more attentive to queries in future. 

dhaval patel

Posted on 25-Feb-2017
hi, I booked for India to US (with Return) Economy class in Delta Airlines. Please give details about the baggage allowance.

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 23 kg is free in check in. 2nd bag of up to 23 kg is charged for USD 75. Cabin allowance is of 7 kg per person

kalpesh bhagat

Posted on 23-Feb-2017
Dear Sir, Madam, I have booked my tickets from new york jfk airport to bombay india from jet airways its combined with Delta airways so can you confirm me with 2 adult passenger how many bags are allowed in that flight no 8059 and connected flight no. is (9w) 123. please let me confirm so i can plan according your reply. thank you for your reply. kalpesh bhagat

Admin Reply :

Baggage allowance of First Marketing Carrier would apply. In your case, the first marketing carrier is Delta. Therefore, on this flight, Delta would allow 1 check in bag of 23 kg free and the second one would be charged for each passenger. 


Posted on 23-Feb-2017
Hi, I'm travelling from Narita to Singapore on Delta Comfort. May I know if the check in baggage allowance per person is up to 2 bags totalling 23kg or 2 bags totalling 46kg? Also, the cabin allowance is up to 7kg regardless of the number of bags?

Admin Reply :

It is 2 bags of 23 kg each. If you exceed weight in any one, keeping total under 46 kg, even then excess charges will have to be paid. Cabin allowance is 1 bag of up to  7 kg and 1 personal item. 

MarĂ­a napoli

Posted on 29-Jan-2017
I 'm travelling ok flight delta 918 this Jan 31st from Denver to New York. It s an economy flight. I would like yo know how much baggage i m allowed to take and how much does extra baggages cost. Thank you

Admin Reply :

You do not have free check in baggage allowance for flying domestic in US on Delta Airlines. USD 25 is chargeable for the first bag and USD 35 for the second bag. No bag shall be more than 23 kg in weight.

Rajiv Shukla

Posted on 25-Jan-2017
Hello! I booked the ticket of my relative and I want you to confirm me that how much whole luggage including weight is allowed from New Jersey to india.

Admin Reply :

You have not mentioned which class of fare has been booked. 


Posted on 08-Nov-2016
From Japan to Singapore in economy class, how many free baggages are allow for check in and carry on baggage?

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each in check in and 7 kg cabin allowance is free allowance. 


Posted on 10-Oct-2016
How many free baggage are allowed for economy class travelling from narita to philippines?

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each in check in and 7 kg cabin allowance. 


Posted on 22-Sep-2016
How many kilos Of baggage are allowed if traveling from Malaysia to the USA?? And what's the limits on the carry on?? I'm traveling on economy class.

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each are allowed but there is no free allowance for economy class travellers. You will have to pay for it. 


Posted on 16-Sep-2016
What are the carry-on limitations for first class passengers?

Admin Reply :

1 cabin baggage along with 1 personal item is allowed in cabin. Dimension of cabin baggage shall not exceed 114 cm in sum of three dimensions and also be within 56, 35, 23 cm individual limits. 

Ragav Mahajan

Posted on 23-Aug-2016
how many kilos of baggage are allowed if travelling from delhi, india to montreal, canada in delta airlines. flight has 2 stops one in mumbai (2hrs) and one in amsterdam ( 7hrs) .

Admin Reply :

You have not mentioned the cabin class of travel. In economy, you can take 1 bag of 23 kg free as check in and 7 kg cabin allowance.

Jacquelin Hirai

Posted on 20-Aug-2016
How many kilos should allow to check in baggage from narira to singapore?

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 23 kg is allowance if travelling in economy class. 

Kripa Kamath

Posted on 24-Jun-2016
I want to carry a silver bowl to usa.ftom mumbai. Can i put it in check in baggage.

Admin Reply :

It is always suggested to carry precious items in cabin baggage. 


Posted on 30-Jan-2016
I will be travelling with my infant 14 months flying from atlanta(usa) to bombay(india). How much luggage will we be entitled to 1 adult? and 1infant? Thanks in advance.

Admin Reply :

Adults are allowed 1 bag of 23 kg free if travelling in economy (also called Main Cabin in Delta Airlines). 2 nd baggage is charged USD 75 for economy class. However, if you are travelling on any of the other three classes (Delta One, First or Business Class), you will be allowed 2 bags of 32 kg each free. 1 cabin baggage for adults of size 56 x 35 x  23 cm is allowed free of cost. No maximum weight limit applies on cabin baggage.

Infants, if not ticketed, are not allowed free allowance. However, you can carry fully collapsible strollers in check in baggage. 

Vima Alagu

Posted on 21-Jan-2016
I\'m flying from Narita (Tokyo) to Singapore on the !st of Feb. 2016 on Delta Air Lines. Could you please tell me the check in baggage and carry on allowance. Thanks.

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg are allowed while travelling on Main Cabin class of service. For Delta One, First Class or Business class cabin service, allowance is 2 bags of 32 kg each. Cabin baggage allowance restrictions for your route are not related to weight but only to dimensions of the baggage. There is no upper weight limit but the size of luggage shall be 114 cms as sum of dimensions. There is a cabin bag size checked kept at airports in which you bag would be put to check whether it meets dimensions restrictions or not. The size of this check is 56*35*23 cms. 

jay patel

Posted on 24-Nov-2015
hello sir/madam, i\'m travelling from INDIA to NEWARK, NJ through Air India international airline and NEWARK, NJ to ATLANTA,GA through Delta airlines visa connected booking. so Air India international allow two baggage(23KG) and one hand bag(8 kg) per person on Economy class. now i have checked baggage allowance for Delta airlines on their website which allow one baggage (23kg) and one habd bag(8kg) per person so should i need to pay extra money for baggage ?

Admin Reply :

You will have to excess baggage since Delta and Air India are neither partner airlines nor belong to same airline allowance. There is nothing to suggest that you will be allowed to take the allowance from Air india to Delta without paying excess baggage rates. 

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