No Surprise: Delta Air Lines Raises Checked Bag Fees to Match American, JetBlue, and United

by Anthony Losanno
Delta A350

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I’ve recently written about how American Airlines (more here) , JetBlue (more here), and United Airlines (more here) all recently raised the cost to check bags. Now, as predicted, Delta Air Lines is following suit and increasing the cost to have your bags stored in the cargo hold.

@JonNYC flagged the change on X this morning. New checked bag fees go into effect today (March 5th) and increase from $30 to $35 for the first bag and $40 to $45 for the second.

Delta Bag Fees

Delta’s pricing is in line with the other carriers and does not have the punitive tiered pricing if you check a bag at the airport ($5 more) like United. As always, passengers flying Delta or a SkyTeam member airline in Business, First, or DeltaOne®, those with co-branded American Express cards, and SkyTeam Elite Plus members still receive free checked bags.

Anthony’s Take: Like the other carriers, bag fees have remained constant for many years (since 2018 in Delta’s case). This was to be expected and now the carriers all loosely align on costs again.

(Featured Image Credit: Delta Air Lines.)

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