Delta charges for luggage in some cases, and you need to be aware of these fees before heading to the airport. It is much easier to pack and plan for your trip when you are aware of the charges that you may face during check in.
At this time, Delta allows passengers flying within the United States to check one bag free of charge. If you are flying internationally, passengers are permitted to check two bags.
For passengers that want to check another bag, the fee for doing so is $50. Bag three will be charged at a rate of $125, and bags four through ten at a rate of $200. If traveling outside of the United States these fees are even higher.
Each bag, no matter if it is your first or tenth, must weigh no more than 50 pounds, and may not be any larger than 62 inches when adding the length, width, and height. If you check a bag that breaks this restriction, you will be faced with an additional fee. When flying in the United States, bags weighing between 51 and 70 pounds are assessed a fee of $90. Those weighing between 71 and 100 pounds are charged at $175 per bag. Anything weighing more than 100 pounds is not permitted to be checked.
When it comes to the size of your bags, anything between 63 and 80 inches, when adding the length, width, and height, will be assessed a $175 fee. Bags over 80 inches are not permitted.
Unlike some other airlines, Delta allows at least one bag to be checked without a fee. That being said, there are many fees that you may incur if you need to carry on additional bags or those that are too large.
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