Delta Air Lines, Inc., also known as Delta, is a major airline in the United States and a legacy carrier. Delta is one of the world’s oldest airlines, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline, together with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, operates over 5,400 flights per day, serving 325 destinations in 52 countries across six continents. Delta is a founding member of the airline alliance SkyTeam.
Delta has nine hubs, with Atlanta being the most important in terms of total passengers and departures. It is the world’s second largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried, revenue passenger-kilometers flown, and fleet size. The company is ranked 69th on the Fortune 500.
Delta and its global alliance partners fly over 15,000 flights per day. Delta is the only airline in the United States that flies to Dakar, Stockholm, and Copenhagen.
Delta has nine hubs at the moment: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (JFK&La Guardia), Salt Lake City, and Seattle.
By the end of 2020, Delta was flying a fleet of 750 Airbus and Boeing-built planes. In addition to having the largest Airbus A330 fleet of any US airline, Delta also operates the largest Boeing 717, Boeing 757, and Boeing 767 fleets in the entire world. In order to modernize and simplify its fleet, Delta Air Lines decided to buy 29 pre-owned B737-900ERs and lease seven pre-owned A350-900s in July 2021.
Delta Air Lines’ frequent flyer program is SkyMiles. Miles do not expire, but Delta reserves the right to deactivate accounts in certain circumstances, such as the death of a program member or fraudulent activity.
Delta Sky Club is the name given to Delta’s airport lounges. An annual membership is available, which can be purchased with either money or miles. International passengers traveling in Delta One class receive complimentary access. With certain exceptions, membership can also be obtained through top-tier Delta status or by holding an American Express card. Delta no longer offered single-day passes as of January 2019.
You can check in online up to 24 hours before your flight. If you arrive at the airport without having checked in, Delta kiosks provide a quick and easy solution. To access your trip, obtain your boarding pass, and add checked bags, follow the prompts to enter your SkyMiles number, confirmation number, or eTicket number. You can also check in at the Delta check-in counters at the airport.
Delta Seat Selection
Delta will no longer block middle seats as of May 1, 2021. When booking or during check-in, you can view, select, or change your seat using seat maps.
Please call Delta Reservations at 1-800-221-1212 to book an additional seat to ensure your maximum comfort during your trip. They will gladly assist you.
Preferred Seats are available to eligible customers upon ticketing on Delta and Delta Connection aircraft and include exit row, bulkhead window and aisle, and window and aisle seats in the front of the Main Cabin.
Prior to departure, you can purchase Preferred Seats on domestic and international flights within the United States and Canada, as well as select exit-international flights. They are no longer available after the flight’s check-in window has closed. Preferred Seats are not available to customers who purchased Basic Economy.
Delta Baggage Policy
You can check in and notify Delta of the number of bags you will check on delta.com or the Fly Delta app within 24 hours of your departure. Drop your bags at Baggage Drop if you’ve already checked in. At the airport, you can also check in and pay for your bags.
For travelers in a Main Cabin seat on a flight within the United States:
For your first standard checked bag under 50 lbs. (23 kg), each way
+1 Free Carry-On Bag and 1 Personal Item
For your second standard checked bag under 50 lbs. (23 kg), each way
Traveling with Kids
When requested, Delta makes every effort to seat family members together. If you are unable to obtain seat assignments for your entire family using delta.com, please contact Delta Reservations to discuss your options.
Infants and children under the age of 2 can travel on an adult’s lap for free (within the United States) or at a reduced fare (for international travel).
Up to four children aged 5 to 14 will receive an employee escort and special amenities for a safe and comfortable trip for a fee of $150 each way. Minors between the ages of 15 and 17 may participate in this program with the permission of their parents or guardians.
Strollers and child safety seats for children are easily checked for free because they are not considered to be part of the standard baggage. These things can be checked for your convenience at the gate, the ticket window, or the curbside.
You may put your child in an FAA-approved child safety seat during takeoff and landing if you reserved a seat for them or if there is an open passenger seat in your row. The item must be checked at the gate by a Delta representative if you haven’t purchased a seat for your child or there aren’t any extra passenger seats available.
Traveling with Pets
Small dogs, cats, and household birds are permitted to travel in the cabin for a one-way fee, which is collected at check-in. They must be small enough to fit in a small, ventilated pet carrier that fits under the front seat.
U.S./Canada/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands $95 USD
International flights $200
Pets are accepted first come, first served. If your pet meets the above requirements, please contact Delta Reservations ahead of time to make arrangements to bring your pet on board. When you arrive at the airport, proceed to the Special Service Counter to check in your pet. At check-in, a Delta representative will ensure that your pet and kennel meet the requirements for your trip and will collect the required pet fee. Remember to allow extra time at check-in so that we can ensure your pet is ready to fly!