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Jude's avatar

Does anyone know if Delta charges for carry on bags?

Asked by Jude (31971 points ) April 21st, 2010

A know that a few airlines do now. I was just wondering if Delta was one of them.

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bobbinhood's avatar

EDITED:

No

You may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onboard at no charge, plus one extra smaller item like a coat or umbrella. All items must meet the size requirements for carry-on baggage, so they can easily fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Approved Personal Carry-on Items
•1 purse, briefcase, camera bag, or diaper bag;
•or 1 laptop computer (computers cannot be checked and must be carried on);
•or 1 item of a similar or smaller size to those listed above.
•All carry-on items must be easily stored in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.
Additional Approved Carry-on Items
A couple of other items are okay to bring onboard. They do not count toward your personal items. Keep reading.

•To be prepared for any kind of weather, you may bring a coat, jacket, or umbrella.
•Enjoy food or drink purchased after clearing the security checkpoint.
•Go ahead and shop. One box or bag of duty free merchandise is allowed.
•A special item like a stroller, child restraint seat, or assistive devices such as wheelchairs or crutches.
Carry-on Items: Baggage Size and Weight Restrictions
When oversized bags don’t fit in the overhead bins, delays happen. Fees will also be applied to the oversized bag if it has to be checked. In order to avoid delays as well as fees, follow these size and weight requirements:

•Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (length+width+height) or 115 cm.
•Baggage must fit easily in our SizeCheck® unit (approximately 22“x14“x9” or 56×36x23 cm).
•Fees apply if your bag is too large to carry on and has to be checked at the gate.

erichw1504's avatar

No.

“You may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onboard at no charge, plus one extra smaller item like a coat or umbrella. All items must meet the size requirements for carry-on baggage, so they can easily fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.”

@bobbinhood jjmah is asking about carry on baggage fees.

bobbinhood's avatar

@erichw1504 Good catch!! I’ll edit that…

Seek's avatar

No one currently charges for carry-on luggage. Checked luggage, yes, carry on, no.

In fact, there are talks of impending legislation forbidding airlines from charging for carry-on luggage, calling it a “necessity of travel”.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Not unless the bag is your mother-in-law

marinelife's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr That is not correct. Spirit Airlines is now charging for carry-on luggage.

Seek's avatar

@marinelife

I thought it was determined they weren’t allowed to do that? I must have heard the newscast wrong. That’s what I get for trying to listen to NPR while my hubby’s running his mouth.

john65pennington's avatar

Southwest Airlines is still free with carry on baggage. just booked a flight.

erichw1504's avatar

Become a member of the U.S. military and checked luggage is also free!

YARNLADY's avatar

Sometimes I wonder if the airlines even knows the answer to that question. Since it changes from day to day, you have to ask them and hope it stays the same until you leave.

Ron_C's avatar

Not yet but, in my experience, you would be lucky to get your bag back from Delta wether you paid extra or not. They lost thousands of dollars of my equipment and didn’t even pay the mandated $300.

JLeslie's avatar

Delta is free carry-on but VERY strict about it, they told my father he would have to check as he walked up to get a boarding pass, and he went over to the luggage measurement thingy and his bag slipped right in, no problem. They seem overzealous lately at my airport, and we are a Delta Hub. Checked luggage is $23—$25 unless you have a Delta American Express then your first bag is free and up to 9 people flying with you check their first bag free.

EverRose11's avatar

I believe one or two ailing have actually started charging for carry one bags . Delta is not one of them yet.

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