Delta Air Lines® Baggage Fees
Below is a summary of Delta baggage fees charged for most domestic flights. The actual Delta checked baggage fee you will pay may vary based on fare class, frequent flier status, and specific route flown. Please consult Delta’s website to calculate the exact fee you will pay.
Delta baggage fees
|Baggage category||Fee||Max Weight||Max Size (L+W+H)|
|First checked bag||$30||50lbs||62"|
|Second checked bag||$40||50lbs||62"|
|Third checked bag||$150||50lbs||62"|
|Fourth(+) checked bag||$200||50lbs||62"|
|LugLess checked bag||$17-$43||50lbs||20"x16"x10"|
|LugLess oversize bag||$17-$43||50lbs||20"x16"x10"|
3 ways to avoid Delta baggage fees
Delta checked baggage fees are not as high as some other airlines, but they have gotten more expensive recently. If you don't plan ahead, you can end up spending $140 to check two bags round trip, and much, much more if your bags are oversize or overweight. Here are some ways to minimize your Delta checked baggage fees on your next trip:
Delta does not charge a fee for carry-ons, but you must have a suitcase that fits in the overhead bin. The most popular carry-on suitcase is made by Away because of its durable construction, ease of use and stylish design. However, if you are in one of the last groups to board (especially if you have a Basic Economy fare), there may not be any overhead space left. In this case, you'll want to make sure that whatever you bring on board will fit under the seat in front of you. Often, a backpack or large purse is best, or you could use this small rolling suitcase that is specifically designed to fit under the seat.
Ship bags ahead
Shipping luggage with LugLess allows you to avoid the hassle of carrying and checking bags for as little as $15, often less than you would pay to check your luggage on your Delta flight. Learn more about how it works and how we offer the lowest luggage shipping rates.
Weigh your bags
If you can't avoid checking a bag, use a handheld digital luggage scale to make sure it's below 50lbs where the really expensive oversize fees kick in. Make sure you show up at the airport at least 90 minute early to ensure you have enough time for the bag check process. Also, securely attach an identifiable luggage tag will make it easier when you're waiting for your bag at the baggage claim.
However you decide to get your stuff to your destination, you'll do best to plan ahead because once you're at the airport, you'll have limited options and those options will be expensive.
Delta Air Lines checked baggage fees
The new fees for checking baggage at the airport with Delta are $30 for the first bag and $40 for the second checked bag. These fees apply to bags weighing up to 50lbs and measuring 62″ (L+W+H) or less.
Delta Air Lines excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Delta Air Lines flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.
Delta Air Lines overweight baggage fees
Overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Delta are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Delta.
Delta Air Lines oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Delta oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee. Bags measuring greater than 109" in total dimensions will not be accepted as checked luggage.
Luggage shipping alternative
Instead of paying Delta's checked baggage fees, you can ship your luggage ahead with LugLess. For as little as $15, LugLess allows you to generate a FedEx or UPS shipping label, which you can use to attach to your bag and send it directly to your destination anywhere in the US.
More information on Delta baggage fees
The actual Delta baggage fees may vary depending on your specific fare class, loyalty status, and other factors. For additional information on Delta Air Lines checked baggage fees, please visit Delta’s website. Delta Air Lines® is a registered trademark of Delta Air Lines, Inc. This page was last updated on September 26, 2018. Neither LugLess, nor its parent, subsidiaries, and/or affiliates, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained herein. LugLess.com contains references to products from one or more affiliate advertising programs and we may receive compensation when you click on links to those products.