Delta Increases Free Checked Bag Allotment for Military

26th Jun 2011
Delta Increases Free Checked Bag Allotment for Military

Delta Air Lines has increased its free checked baggage allotment for U.S. Military traveling on orders in Economy Class to four checked bags. 

Delta’s revised baggage policy also allows U.S. military personnel traveling on orders in First and Business Class to check up to five bags at no charge. This change also adds dependents traveling with active military on orders. Each bag may weigh up to 70 lbs.

(32 kg) and measure up to 80 linear inches (203 cm), which offers added flexibility over the standard 50 lbs. and 62 linear inches (157 cm) allotment. Because of weight, balance and space constraints, Delta Connection carriers accept up to four bags at no charge.

For personal travel, active military presenting military identification may now check up to two bags weighing 50 pounds (23 kg) or less and measuring 62 inches (158 linear cm) or less in combined length, width and height without charge.

Previously, Delta’s policy allotted three free checked bags in Economy Class and four in First and Business Class for military members traveling on orders. 


Details of Delta’s baggage policy are available on



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