What is the baggage fee for Delta Air Lines?

How much does Delta charge for baggage?

Travelling with Delta Airlines? Get help and feel prepared about everything you need to know about the Delta baggage fees- before, during and after the trip. Like other airlines, Delta Airlines charges checked bag fees and to avoid an unwanted inclusion in your travel budget, passengers must be aware of those fees and strategize to avoid them. Let’s discuss this in detail.

Common baggage fees at Delta Airlines

The Delta baggage fees shown below are particularly for the people travelling on domestic flights within the US without a Delta SkyMiles and Medallion Status.

  • Baggage size: below 62 inches (158 inches)
  • 1st standard checked bag under 50 lbs: USD 35
  • 2nd standard checked bag under 50 lbs: USD 45
  • Passengers having Delta Airlines SkyMiles and American Express Card members can check their standard checked bag for free.
  • The Delta baggage fees for checked bags vary by route and fare.

How much is the overweight baggage fee for Delta?

People bringing 2 or 3 bags on Delta flights may have to pay some charges if the bag exceeds the limitation including size, weight or quantity. However, some exceptions may apply to people having Delta SkyMiles and American Express Cards.

Excess Delta baggage fees within the US

Check out the excess baggage fees if you are flying domestically within the US:

Type of Bag

Delta Baggage Prices

3rd checked bag


bags 4 to 10


overweight bag

more than 51-70lbs ($100)

oversized bag

(161203 cm): $200


How much does Delta charge for international baggage?


Travel between

Delta fees

US to South America 

Bags 3-10: $200 each

US/Canada to Caribbean

Bags 3-10: $200 each

US Canada to Central America

Bags 3: $150 each

Bags 4-10: $200 each

US/ Canada to Mexico

Bags 3: $180 each

Bags 4-10: $200 each

US/ Canada to Honduras/ Salvador

Bags 3 to 10: $200 each

US/ Canada to Guatemala

Bags 3 to 10: $200 each

North/Central/SouthAmerica  to Europe/North Africa

Bags 3-10: $285/ $330 each

Asia to Everywhere

Bags 3-10: $200 each


How can I get a free Delta checked bag?

  • Passengers can check their first bag free on Delta Airlines booked with an American Express card. People can save up to $70 on a round-trip DElta flight per person after getting a card membership.
  • People having Delta SkyMiles can also enjoy this facility but they have to include their SkyMiles number in the reservation.
  • The first bag of each passenger in the reservation will be automatically waived of fees at the time of check-in.
  • As per the Delta baggage policy, this benefit is liable for bags that are not overweight or oversized.

Does Delta have free carry-on baggage?

Delta Airlines passengers can bring 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item free from any change. This may include a purse, laptop bag or any item that can be placed under the front seat. For more information related to baggage fees on Delta Air Lines you can easily connect to mytravelmart or our team support members at +1786-6232-893.

The following size and weight restrictions should not be exceeded in the case of Delta carry-on bag:

  • Size: 115 centimetres (56 x 36 x 23 cm)
  • Easily gets fit in the overhead bin or under the front seat.
  • Personal items should fit under the front seat.
  • A jacket, umbrella, diaper bag, duty-free items and assistive devices do not count towards the carry-on allowance.


(1) Do you get 1 free checked bag with Delta?

You can get two free checked bags regardless of your route if you are flying in a premium cabin and the medallion elite status can enjoy free checked bags.

(2) Does Delta Basic include carry-on?

Delta Airlines provides a free overhead carry-on bag in its basic economy fares.

(3) Does Delta charge for all bags?

Delta baggage fees do not incur if the bag is not weighing more than 50 pounds. but bags weighing between 51 to 70 pounds will incur about $100 charges in all the domestic flights while other bags weighing more than 71 will incur a fee of about $200.

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