Does Delta Charge for Heavy Baggage?

Many airlines are cracking down on the number of bags that a passenger can check, as well as the weight of each piece of luggage. Delta is no different, and if you are flying this airline you need to be well aware of the fees that are associated with checking heavy baggage.

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. If traveling outside of the United States, bags weighing between 51 and 70 pounds are charged at a rate of $150 each with those between 71 and 100 encountering a fee of $300.

As you can see, Delta is very strict when it comes to the weight of the baggage that passengers can check. If you are worried that your bag may weigh more than 50 pounds it would be in your best interest to check on this before you head to the airport. If you don’t, you may be surprised when you are charged a fee of up to $300.


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