A Guide to Delta's Customer of Size Policies | WanderBIG.com (2023)

If you’re a plus size flyer considering a trip with Delta, here’s everything you need to know about their seat sizes, customer of size policy, and ways to advocate for your health, safety, and comfort while flying.

Key Points: Need-to-Know’s About Flying Delta in a Large Body

  • 🔺Delta charges for “all occupied seats,”as of summer 2023, and recommends purchasing an additional seat if needed.
  • 👨‍✈️Delta does not have an explicit customer-of-size policy, although their“extra seat and personal comfort” policycertainly impacts passengers of size disproportionately.
  • ✈️ Delta does notrequirepassengers who need a seatbelt extender or cannot lower the armrest to buy an extra seat, but they may be asked to move or take a later flight if they take up too much space.
  • 👩‍✈️The standard seat width in Delta’s Economy class is typically between 17 to 18.5 inches. Economy plus seats (called “Comfort+” on Delta) generally offer more leg room but no increase in seat width.
  • 💺📏Seat belt extenders on Delta flights:Passengers with a seated lap circumference greater than 46″ should anticipate requesting a seatbelt extender.

While Delta allows plus-size passengers (even those who need a seatbelt extender or can’t lower the armrest) to fly without purchasing an extra seat,they reserve the right to ask travelers to move to a different seat or take a later flight if they encroach on another passenger’s space. This contrasts withSouthwest’s Customer of Size policy, which offers vouchers to accommodate plus-size passengers.

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A Guide to Delta’s Customer of Size Policy

According to Delta’s “extra seat & personal comfort policy” (their only policy explaining the rights and consequences for using their airline as a plus size person),fat passengers can purchase an “Extra Seat” for personal comfort during travel.Delta doesn’t require passengers who need a seatbelt extender or can’t lower the armrest to buy an extra seat. If a passenger takes up a poorly defined “too much space,” they may be asked to move or take a later flight.

Delta’s only policy addressing plus size travelers is for customers to purchase a second full price seat when booking their fare. Travelers should note, the following disclaimer in their policy:“Delta has the right to charge for all seats occupied.

This policy lacks empathy, especially when compared toSouthwest’s customer of size policy, which prioritizes the comfort and safety ofalltravelers by offering a complimentary seat to people who need extra space.

Why Delta Needs a Customer of Size Policy

As a dedicated plus-size travel blogger and an advocate for safe, comfortable, and inclusive travel for all, I’ve had my share of experiences flying fat with different airlines.

Admittedly, the entire air travel industry – with few exceptions – lacks adequate policies in place for passengers in larger bodies. Delta Airlines, a company that prides itself on customer service, has dropped the ball on this opportunity to ensure reasonable comfort and safety for all its passengers, regardless of their size.

While the world outside a Delta flight’s windows is diverse and expansive, it appears the philosophy inside the aircraft cabin remains one-size-fits-all.The failure to accommodate Delta passengers of size also impacts the comfort and travel experience of smaller-bodied passengers seated nearby.

🔺 A particularly concerning aspect of Delta’s policy is their right to charge for “all seats occupied”. What this implies is thatpassengers of size may be required to pay double for their flights– often without prior consent or even notification. This approach is not only a financial burden but also a distressing emotional experience for many.

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Travel should be a source of curiosity and adventure! Not marginalization and the elevated physical risk of DVT that large passengers are disproportionately exposed to.1

Rather than penalizing passengers of size, it would be far more constructive for Delta and other airlines to rethink their seat designs and booking policies.By prioritizing inclusivity and comfort for everyone, airlines could create a more positive and welcoming travel environment. After all, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making travel accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Seat Sizes on Delta Airplanes

Here is what you can expect as a plus-size person in each of Delta’s seat sizes:

Economy Class seats on Delta

On Delta, the standard seat width in Economy typically ranges between 17 to 18.5 inches,depending on the aircraft.

The seat pitch– the distance between a point on your seat and the same point on the seat in front of you – varies between 30 to 33 inches. On Delta this is tight, but generally comparable to other airlines in the industry.

⬆️👜One easy way to increase legroom:Flying safely as a large person requires stretching and flexing our legs throughout a flight. One free way to do this is by making sure nothing is stored under the seat in front of us. When Ipack a carry-on bag, I make sure everything I need in-flight is in a small pouch.After I board a planeI put my pouch in the seat-back pocket and place my other belongings in an overhead compartment.

Comfort+Delta Seats for Plus Size Passengers

Economy Plus – or Comfort+ as it’s known on Delta – has limited usefulness for increasing the comfort of larger travelers.

Why? Well, as a plus size traveler myself I can attest that the seats offer NO extra width- only a bit more leg room. For a body that’s round, stocky, or short coupled with wide,economy seats and Delta Comfort+ seats are essentially the same.

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In this upgraded class, you’ll find a seat around 17 to 18.5 inches. However, the pitch is increased to between 34 to 36 inches. For fat travelers, this may provide some comfort in the form of more room for in-seat movement and freedom to move our legs without getting up and moving down the aisle. (Movement, researchers know, is essential during long flights and bigger travelers need and deserve equal or greater freedom to move our bodies during flights.)2

First ClassDelta Seats for Plus Size Passengers

If you are plus size, an upgrade to first class on a Delta flight may be the only way to ensure that you won’t be bumped from your flight. Since the seats in this premium cabin are much wider- averaging between 21 to 21.5 inches- and typically offer a console table betwen seats, large travelers can be sure they won’t encroach on another seat.

In Delta first class, the seat pitch can range from 37 to 40 inches, depending on the aircraft type. Some long hault first class seats come with additional features like the ability to recline fully, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable journey.

💺😬💺Squeezing through the Airplane Aisle as a Plus Size Person:For many plus size travelers, one of the most uncomfortable parts of flying is squeezing down the narrow aisle to find your seat. While Southwest solves this problem by letting plus size people board first, through it’sPassenger of Size policy, on Delta you’ll need to pay to upgrade to First Class. Since the first class section has a wider aisle and the seats take up the first few rows of a flight, plus size people riding first class can avoid the expereince of squeezing between seats.

Read my article onwhat it’s like to fly first class as a plus size person.

Why Plus Size Passengers Should Avoid Exit Rows on Delta

Delta staff and airport personell often bill an exit row as a “premium” seat option that offers a little extra room. ButHeads Up: Exit row seats are generallywayless accommodating where it counts: in seat width.

In an exit row on a Delta flight, you might be able to stretch your legs a few more inches, but the armrests are unforgiving.Many large passengers who can sit with relative comfort in a standard economy-sized seat will experience pinching or hip pain due to the hard, solid dividers on exit row seats.Note that passengers who require seatbelt extenders are typically excluded from sitting in exit rows.

While airlines- delta included – will claim seat pitch makes a seat “premium,” plus size travelers should pay attention to seat width.

How Delta Compares to Other Airlines in Terms of Seat Size

Please note that these dimensions might vary slightly based on the type of aircraft used by the airlines.

💺◀️▶️Seat Widthis the distance from one armrest to the other.

💺 ➡️ 💺Seat Pitchis the space between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it.

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AirlineAverage Seat Width (inches)Average Seat Pitch (inches)
Delta Airlines17 – 18.530 – 33
United Airlines17 – 18.330 – 32
American Airlines17 – 18.531 – 32
Southwest Airlines17 (but large people get 2 seats)31
JetBlue Airways18 – 18.532 – 33
Alaska Airlines17 – 1831 – 32

Remember to check the specific aircraft’s seat dimensions when booking your flight, as they can vary even within the same airline’s fleet.

Will You Need a Seatbelt Extender on Delta? A Chart Sorted By Size

I’ve created this table showing the approximate hip measurements associated with standard women’s plus size dress sizes. It’s important to remember that these are general averages and actual measurements can vary based on different clothing brands and their specific sizing standards.

Also key:Remember that folds and flaps of skin are a normal part of how a body deposits fat. Fastening a seatbelt across your lap but running it underneath your belly can help many size 22 and size 24 people fasten a seatbelt on an airplane without needing a seatbelt extender. Because of this, the table below is just a general guide.

Dress SizeAverage Hip Measurement (inches)Average Delta seatbelt lengthSeatbelt Extension Needed?
18W4846very unlikely

These are U.S. dress sizes and measurements. If you’re shopping from international brands, be sure to check their specific size charts, as sizing can vary significantly from country to country.

Using a Seatbelt Extender on Delta

The standard length of an airline seatbelt, including the buckle and the portion of the belt attached to the seat, is typically about 46 inches. Passengers with a waist size larger than this may require a seatbelt extender. Seatbelt extenders are available for free, on request, on all U.S. airlines. Seatbelt extenders add about 24-25″.

🔺The best way to get a seatbelt extender on Deltais to board your flight normally, take your seat, and wait for all passengers to board. When the flight crew begins making preparations for takeoff (like coming down the aisle to close overhead bins) you can request a seatbelt extender. Most flight attendants are discrete and respectful as they deliver the adaptive device to your seat.

Things to Know:

  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States does not dictate the length of seatbelts, but it does require all passengers to be properly secured during taxi, takeoff, and landing, and whenever required.
  • Seatbelt lengths vary dramatically.Even on a single plane! These nylon belts wear constantly and regularly fray. Routine airplane maintenance includes a Delta maintenance crew coming through to cut off frayed ends and restitch seatbelts! Each time they are restitched, seatbelts get shorter. On a normal plane, seat belts can vary up to 12″ in length depending on how many times they have been repaired or if the entire belt was recently replaced with a new strap.3

How to Demand Change toDelta’s Approach to Plus-Size Passengers

Delta needs to adopt a passenger of size policy – and we, as customers, need to demand that growth.

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If you’d like to see Delta make changes that are inclusive and non-discriminatory, join me in reaching out to Delta’s CEO Edward Bastian at the following email address:edward.bastian@delta.com

Here are a few paragraphs you may cut and paste into your message:

  • 📣I believe Delta should implement an inclusive customer of size policy.Your current recommendation to “Buy an extra seat” is a policy that stigmatizes large passengers. Requiring fat people to purchase an extra seat adds financial strain and emotional pain.
  • 📣When big people squeeze into small seats, it disproportionately increases the health risks of flying for large bodies while simultaneously making your smaller customers uncomfortable.Delta should not discriminate in this way and instead should prepare now for new weight discrimination laws such as those passed recently in New York City by proactively protecting higher-weight people when flying.
  • 📣 As a previous customer of Delta, I think you shouldprioritize the comfort and safety of all passengers over profits by expanding seat width in all new aircraft. Inclusivity should not be a luxury but a standard. The standard 17 to 18.5-inch seat width offered by Delta is uncomfortable, painful, and potentially dangerous for many travelers. In many cases, the anxiety of not fitting comfortably into a seat may deter plus-size individuals from traveling at all.
  • 📣Please standardize your standard seatbelt size and ensure that seatbelt extenders are discreetly available, such as through seat-back entertainment panels or perhaps stowed at a seat by default. It can be uncomfortable for passengers to not know if they will need a seatbelt extender. It’s unfair for a passenger to have to ask for a seatbelt extender simply because their body weight is distributed differently than a passenger of equal weight or because maintenance has shortened a seatbelt beyond a usable length.
  • 📣Please create a Customer of Size policyso that large travelers have equal access to safe air travel and the experiences it brings.

The Bottom Line

Everyone deserves to travel comfortably and with dignity. It’s time for Delta and other airlines to reconsider their design and policies to ensure they’re truly serving all passengers equitably. By implementing an inclusive customer of size policy, expanding seat width, and providing discreet access to seatbelt extenders, Delta can take significant strides toward creating a more welcoming and comfortable flying experience for plus-size travelers. It’s time for the airline industry as a whole to prioritize inclusivity and redefine what it means to fly without boundaries.

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Lynli Roman’s unique approach to travel is informed by decades of experience on the road with a traveling family and, later, years spent as a solo international traveler. When she’s not writing about Seattle from her Pike Place Market apartment, Lynli writes on-location while conducting hands-on research in each destination she covers. Lynli’s writing has been featured by MSN, ABC Money, Buzzfeed, and Huffington Post. She is passionate about sharing information that makes travel more accessible for all bodies.

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  2. Tsikouras, P., Anthoulaki, X., Deftereou, T., Chalkidou, A., Bothou, A., Gaitatzi, F., … & Nikolettos, N. (2020).Vein Thrombosis Risk in Women and Travel. InTourism. IntechOpen.[]
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What is a customer of size on Delta? ›

Delta Airlines Customer Of Size Policy

According to Delta's policies, passengers must be able to secure the seat belt with one extension and lower both armrests. Passengers who fail to meet these conditions will be defined as “passengers of size” and must comply with alternative seating requirements.

Is Delta Airlines plus size friendly? ›

2. Delta Airlines. Delta is also considered a plus-size friendly airline, offering seats in its Economy Class that range from 17.9 to 19 inches. Delta's seatbelts range in size from 40 to 45 inches.

What is the weight limit for Delta seats? ›

Weight restrictions at no extra charge vary by cabin. Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+ and Delta Premium Select passengers should follow the standard 50 lb limit per piece. Delta One, First, and Business passengers should follow the 70 lb limit per piece.

What are the airline policies for obese passengers? ›

In general, obese passengers on airlines who require a seatbelt extender and/or cannot lower the armrests between seats are asked to pay for a second seat on their flight, unless there are two empty seats together somewhere on the plane. Overweight passengers have little to no choice when it comes to this rule.

Is Delta strict with personal item size? ›

Delta personal item size limit

Delta does not have any specific size limits on your personal item, except that it must fit under the seat in front of you. This is common among many airlines, with only a select few actually putting dimensional limits on a personal item.

What is considered customer of size? ›

The armrest is the definitive gauge for a Customer of size. It serves as the boundary between seats. If you're unable to lower both armrests and/or encroach upon any portion of a seat next to you, you need a second seat. If I need a seatbelt extension, do I need to have a second seat?

Can a size 22 woman fit in an airplane seat? ›

A size 22 won't have difficulty fitting in a airline seat, and doing up the seat belt. Don't worry.

Can a 300 pound person fit in an airplane seat? ›

Depends on your proportions. Most likely, it won't be comfortable, but you'll still fit at 300. Try and book next to an empty seat, if you can. I assume you already do that anyway, but I don't know how often you travel, or whether this is your first time.

Can a 400 pound person fly? ›

Even though there are no weight limits for fat passengers, there are normally three basic requirements for flying while overweight: Passengers must be able to sit with both armrests down. Passengers must be able to buckle their seatbelts.

Does Delta have smaller seats? ›

Fact: Seats are much smaller today than in previous decades

The Big Four domestic carriers—American, Delta, Southwest, and United—have lost anywhere from 2 inches to 5 inches in legroom pitch, and 2 inches in seat width since the 1980s.

Is Delta strict with weight? ›

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) for economy and 70 pounds (32 kg) for Delta One, first, or business class and must adhere to max linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm). Delta encourages passengers to check their baggage allowance using the airline's baggage calculator. U.S.

Does Delta have wider seats? ›

Delta Premium Select offers wider seats and deeper recline - perfect for rest, work, or play.

Will I need a seatbelt extender on Delta? ›

For example, Delta Air Lines does not permit passengers to use their own personal extenders, citing "FAA regulations" as the reason for this ban. Southwest Airlines also bars passengers from bringing their own seat belt extenders.

At what size do you need two airline seats? ›

Passengers who do not fit into the 17.8-inch seat comfortably with the armrests down must purchase two seats at the time of booking. The airline will then assign two seats next to each other, free of charge.

How big do you have to be to need a seat belt extender? ›

Most airlines require that passengers are able to fasten their seat belt without an extender and with a seat belt that can be extended up to 24-25 inches. However, some airlines may have seat belts that can extend up to 30-32 inches, so it's possible that you may not need an extender on those flights.

How picky is Delta about carry-on size? ›

Delta Carry-On Dimensions

The maximum carry-on luggage size for Delta Air Lines is 22 inches X 14 inches X 9 inches (56 cm X 35 cm X 23 cm). These dimensions include wheels and handles, so measure accordingly if you're traveling with a roll-aboard suitcase or backpack.

Does toothpaste count as a liquid? ›

Each passenger is limited to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols. Common travel items that must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule include toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash and lotion.

Can I have a backpack and a carry-on Delta? ›

Each passenger flying with Delta can bring 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item free of charge (such as a purse, laptop bag or item of similar size that will fit underneath the seat in front of you).

What size do airplane seat belts fit? ›

There is no one standard belt length, but for most airlines the "norm" is somewhere in the 40+ (101cm) inch range.. A typical seat-belt extender is almost universally 24 (60.9cm) inches in length..

Are Delta seats bigger than Southwest? ›

Delta provides a very comfortable experience with a wider seat (with a lovely leather finish) and entertainment, but Southwest beats them on included baggage and fare flexibility.

How do you know if you need a seatbelt extender on an airplane? ›

Once You Have Sat Down

Once you're in your seat and you've tested your belt to find it doesn't quite fit, you can flag down a member of the cabin crew and ask them for a seatbelt extender. As soon as everyone is seated they will start to do checks up and down the aisle, so this is the best possible time to ask.

What if you can't fit into airplane seat? ›

If airline staff determines that you will not fit into one seat, they can require you to purchase another one. The seat will be offered at the lowest possible fare at the time of purchase.

What is the maximum weight to fit in an airplane seat? ›

There is no actual weight limit for airplane seats. Most airlines that I checked seem to agree. However, if you cannot fit comfortably in a seat due to your body size, most airlines require you to book a second seat .

What if I am too fat to fit in the seat on a plane? ›

What is this? Second seat is required if you are greater than 1 inch outside of the armrests and need a seatbelt extender. Second seat is required, with a possibility of a refund.

Which airline has the smallest seats? ›

Air Asia has the shortest seat pitch in economy, at 29 inches. Forty years ago, seat pitch was 31 to 35 inches. Seat width was approximately 18.5 inches. Today it's 17 to 17.5 inches.

Are first class seats bigger? ›

Seating: In American's first-class cabins, seats are wider and recline farther, although the exact increase varies by flight and aircraft layout.

What is the FAA average weight per passenger? ›

The new FAA standards increase the weight of an average adult passenger and carry-on bag to 190 pounds in the summer and 195 pounds in the winter, which is up 12% from 170 pounds and 175 pounds, FOX Business reported.

How wide are Delta seats? ›

Seat Specifications
ACCOMMODATION (160 SEATS)16 Seats108 Seats
SEAT WIDTH/PITCH20.9 in/38-39 in 53 cm/97-99 cm17.3 in/31-32 in 44cm/79-81 cm
CHILD SEAT FIT GUIDE Aircraft seat width min-max20.5 in 52 cm16.2 in 41 cm
UNDERSEAT DIMENSIONS (depth x width x height)20 in x 17 in x 10 in15 in x 13 in x 10 in
1 more row

Does Delta fill every seat? ›

Delta Air Lines will start filling middle seats on its planes starting May 1 as more passengers take to the skies, ending a seat-blocking policy driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is first class worth it on Delta? ›

First Class is considerably more expensive than other ticket options. Since First Class is only available on domestic and short flights, most flights are going to be under three or four hours. It's usually just not worth the extra money for a couple hours of added comfort.

Does a pillow count as a carry-on Delta? ›

Standard Pillows

These pillows are generally allowed on the plane if they can be stored under your seat. In cases where your pillow is too big to be stored under your seat, it will need to be stashed in your carry-on bag.

Is a backpack a personal item? ›

Domestic carry-on policies. A good rule of thumb is that if your carry-on bag fits under the seat in front of you, it's considered a personal item. This includes small backpacks, purses, briefcases, laptop bags, etc. Larger bags, including suitcases, must fit in the overhead bin compartment.

What is allowed in a carry-on bag? ›

You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

Are Delta seats bigger than United? ›

The Drill. If legroom is your number one priority, you can rest assured: Both airlines feature comparable seats with equal amounts of sprawl. Ditto with checked luggage: Both Delta and United allow you to check two free bags to most destinations, with expedited delivery of them at Baggage Claim.

Are Delta seats bigger than American? ›

However, on both Delta and American, the 3-3 configuration is far more common. Seat pitch is pretty standard at about 30 inches on both American and Delta. Do note, however, that some economy class seats that are in the exit rows have more legroom.

Are Delta first class seats bigger? ›

You'll have room to stretch out, an outlet to stay powered up and, of course, the signature service of a Delta flight attendant for the First Class cabin. Stretch out with up to 8 inches extra legroom compared to a Main Cabin seat, and up to a 5.4-inch recline. Also enjoy an 11-inch seatback screen on many routes.

Who do you ask for a seat belt extender? ›

Ask Your Flight Attendant For The Extender As You Board The Plane. When you're boarding, things often move quite slow as people are finding space for their luggage in the overhead storage. This is the perfect time to speak to the flight attendants and ask them for an extender.

Which airline has the longest seatbelts? ›

Delta Airlines also has some of the longest seat belts of any airline in the United States, which means many customers of size can leave their seatbelt extender at home. Delta also does not require overweight passengers to purchase an extra seat.

Does Delta seat you together? ›

Delta does try and seat family members together but only upon request. Flight attendants will sometimes ask for volunteers to switch seats. The airline also blocks a handful of rows in the main economy cabin on most flights to accommodate groups and families.

Is it cheaper to buy two plane tickets together or separate? ›

Key Takeaways. If you purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, the price will be the same for each of the tickets. If not enough of the lowest-cost seats are available, you'll pay a higher cost for all of the seats. Buy the tickets one at a time to make sure you get all of the lowest-cost seats available.

Can you move to an empty seat on a flight? ›

If there's an empty seat with more legroom and you move to it, flight attendants aren't expected to stop you (let alone charge you, the way United might).

What size are Delta seat belts? ›

How Long Is A Delta Airlines Seatbelt? The seatbelt on Delta Airlines planes is 40 to 45 inches long.

How long is an airplane seat belt extender? ›

9" - 24"

Can I buy a seat belt extender at the airport? ›

Can I purchase a seat belt extender at the airport? Unfortunately no you cannot purchase a seat belt extender at the airport. However, every flight should have a few available for customers and it is recommended to just ask the nearest flight attended at your seat.

What is an airline person of size? ›

When it comes to air travel, the term "passenger of size" is used for anyone who's overweight or too large to potentially occupy one seat on an aircraft. Many airlines have rules that require a larger passenger to pay for a second seat if he or she can't comfortably fit in one seat with or without a seat belt extender.

How picky is Delta about carry on size? ›

Delta Carry-On Dimensions

The maximum carry-on luggage size for Delta Air Lines is 22 inches X 14 inches X 9 inches (56 cm X 35 cm X 23 cm). These dimensions include wheels and handles, so measure accordingly if you're traveling with a roll-aboard suitcase or backpack.

What size are Delta economy seats? ›

Next up for the most comfortable economy seats is Delta Air Lines, with a seat pitch of 30-32” and a seat size of 17.2 – 18.5”, making this airline above average. Delta offers seatback screens on most planes (but not all shorter-haul flights have them) and free inflight entertainment.

How Delta is differentiating for high value customers? ›

Delta Airlines, the US-based travel company, is tackling the largest hurdle to players in the aviation industry, differentiation, by working to create tools that use customer data to enhance an experience that few customers enjoy.

Do airlines care about personal item size? ›

While some airlines specify size limitations for personal items, others simply require the item to be small enough to fit underneath the seat in front of you. For personal items, here's the standard size on major airlines in the United States: American Airlines – 18” x 14” x 8”

What is the weight limit for airlines? ›

Carry-on bags must weigh less than 35 pounds and must not exceed 10 inches deep, 16 inches wide and 24 inches high. Bags must fit in the overhead bins. Checked bags must be no longer than 62 linear inches (length + width + depth) and must weigh under 40 pounds.

Is there a weight limit for two seats on flights? ›

There is no actual weight limit for airplane seats.

What happens if my carry-on doesn't fit Delta? ›

If your luggage does not fit in the sizer, you might have to pay a checked bag fee along with the gate checking fee and have your bag transferred to the airplane's cargo. Checked luggage is usually measured with a tape measure, to make sure that it's below 62 linear inches (height + width + depth).

Why can't I select a seat on Delta? ›

Basic economy tickets have the most restrictions of any Delta ticket, and this extends to seat selection. Those who book basic economy tickets won't be able to select seats; instead, a seat will be randomly assigned to each passenger after check-in.

Why do people love Delta Air Lines? ›

The quality of Delta's in-flight and airport experience, expanding network of destinations and reputation for reliability lifted it to the number one ranking on Conde Nast Traveler's 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Airlines in the U.S.

Why do people choose Delta Air Lines? ›

Comfort- With Comfort, you get Priority boarding, better seats, and more legroom. Delta Premium Select (For international flights) has wider seats and more reclining, fresh meals, and an amenity kit. Delta One- (Mostly for international flights) Sky Club access, a flat-bed seat, fine dining, and amenities.

Is Delta the best airline? ›

Delta Air Lines is the best U.S. airline, a new report by a personal-finance website says. It's the second consecutive year Delta was named No. 1 by WalletHub, which studied each airline's delays, baggage issues, safety and other factors.


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