Friday, 22 July 2016

Delta Airlines Baggage Allowance For Domestic Flights

Delta Airlines is one of the major airline companies of USA. It flies to more than 60 countries worldwide covering more than 330 destinations. It was founded 92 years ago in 1924 but commenced operations only in 1929. It follows a baggage allowance policy which varies according to route of travel, loyalty rewards membership status of the passengers and cabin class service. There are four different types of cabin classes in Delta Airlines- Main Cabin (which is comparable to Economy class of other airlines), Business, First and Delta One. The last one named is the highest level service offered by Delta Airlines.

Delta Airlines Checked Baggage Fees and Freebies

As per the Delta Airlines baggage policy for domestic flights, the Main Cabin passengers are required to pay for checking-in even their first baggage. The charge for first baggage is USD/CAD 25 while for second baggage is USD/CAD 35. For all Main Cabin passengers, the weight per bag is 23 kg and the sum of dimensions is 157 cm for each bag. So, no check in baggage is free for travelers in the Main Cabin class. If they are planning to take 2 check-in bags, they will have to shell out USD/CAD 60.

However, passengers travelling on other cabin classes on domestic flights are not required to pay anything for carrying 2 check-in bags. Further, these cabin class passengers enjoy a higher allowance of 32 kg per check-in bag. So, the benefit flows by being able to carry more on their flights and, that too, for free.

Apart from the check-in allowances or fees, the passengers are also allowed to carry one cabin baggage which shall two types of size restrictions- sum of linear dimensions shall not be more than 114 cm and individual limit shall be of 56, 35 and 23 cm. The individual side dimensions are also important because the bag is required to be put in the Check which is kept at the check-in counters at airports. If it does not fit into it, you might be either charged more for it or be asked to put it in check-in baggage.

Interesting as it might sound, there is no maximum weight limit to the cabin baggage except for Singapore where 7 kg limit is applicable and Shanghai, Beijing and South Korea where 10 kg limit is applicable. And, there is no charge for carrying cabin baggage.

Along with the cabin luggage, you are also allowed to carry one personal item, which could be 1 purse, briefcase, diaper bag, camera bag, laptop or 1 item of similar nature. There are some other items which can also be taken in cabin and these are not considered to be a part of the personal item. These items are a jacket, overcoat or umbrella, duty free items, wheelchairs, strollers, crutches and other assistive devices. 

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