Delta Airlines has long been one of the biggest airline service providers in the U.S.A. Founded in 1924, it has since gone on to become a major player in the industry, serving over 4,000 flights daily, for a total of 120,000 flights per month. This is an incredible number which should clearly be taken into consideration when you choose your airline service provider.
Delta Airlines baggage fees are some of the lowest, most reasonable in the industry. If you are planning to travel with nothing but carry-on baggage (a purse, small flight bag, or suitcase), you will need to pay attention to the size of your luggage. If it is less than 45 in (115 cm) in height, width, or length, no carry on fee will apply. If it should exceed these dimensions, a fee will apply.
Delta airlines baggage fees begin at $25 for flights between the United States and Canada for the first checked bag, and will increase to $35 for a second bag. Even though you are thus paying to carry your luggage onto the airplane, there will still be some restrictions that apply. Your bag must not weigh more than 23 kg, and its dimensions must fall within the appropriately stated measurements.
Due to drastically revised safety and security measures in the wake of the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, the Homeland Security Act now stipulates that not all of your baggage items may be carried with you onto the airplane, and you can end up paying more for your delta airlines baggage fees if you bring in forbidden items. Items such as explosives, weapons, and fireworks are obviously forbidden, and you will be quickly arrested if you show up to the airport with any of these in your luggage. Also forbidden are alcoholic beverages, construction or mechanical tools such as box cutters, knives, or screwdrivers, and any sort of hazardous materials which could compromise the safety of your fellow passengers in any way, shape, or form.
Additionally, it should be noted that all Sky Miles Medallion members are permitted to check one additional bag over the standard cabin allowance, when travelling outside the United States and Canada, as well as certain select Caribbean destinations. This privilege will be subject to the applicable weight and size restrictions of the airplane you will travel on (which varies from plane to plane). Also, the benefits that Sky Miles Medallion members receive can be extended to include up to eight travel companions, adding up to a total of nine 9 passengers.