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.