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essom71
08-01-2010, 01:14 PM
We are flying Delta. We are only taking carry on. I have read that some people have been allowed to take a carry on suitcase as well as a back pack for each person. Has anyone done this or are you only allowed one or the other?

Tara
08-01-2010, 01:46 PM
Delta allows you to carry on:

one piece of luggage which must conform to their size limits and fit in an overhead compartment
one personal item (purse, briefcase, computer bag, backpack, etc) that must fit under a seat.

essom71
08-01-2010, 01:55 PM
thanks tara.

skiingfast
08-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Also if you have a Delta Amex you can check a bag for free, one for each passenger.

If you are worring about space pack light things into a bag, must be under 50 lbs. And share the bag. $15 each way if you check in online.

DebbieB
08-01-2010, 03:13 PM
Also if you have a Delta Amex you can check a bag for free, one for each passenger.

If you are worring about space pack light things into a bag, must be under 50 lbs. And share the bag. $15 each way if you check in online.

Delta now charges $23 for online and $25 at the airport for the first bag.

essom71
08-01-2010, 06:29 PM
[QUOTE=skiingfast;37633356]Also if you have a Delta Amex you can check a bag for free, one for each passenger.

If you are worring about space pack light things into a bag, must be under 50 lbs. And share the bag. $15 each way if you check in online.[/QUOTE

Thanks but we are trying to avoid checking bags mainly because we would like to check in on line and get our boarding passes before we leave. This will allow us to arrive at the airport a little later. We have a very early morning flight and we are travelling with 4 teenage boys so every little extra minute will help in the morning!

DebbieB
08-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks but we are trying to avoid checking bags mainly because we would like to check in on line and get our boarding passes before we leave. This will allow us to arrive at the airport a little later. We have a very early morning flight and we are travelling with 4 teenage boys so every little extra minute will help in the morning!

You can still check-in online and print your boarding passes and check bags. When you get to the airport, you go to the bag drop line, usually not crowded.

Tara
08-01-2010, 08:34 PM
You can still check-in online and print your boarding passes and check bags. When you get to the airport, you go to the bag drop line, usually not crowded.

Which airlines have separate lines for just dropping bags? IME, you still have to wait in the same line with everyone else checking bags and then use a kiosk to generate the bag tags (behind the counter) and then have the bags weighed and tagged.

What I *have* seen is separate lines for people who are just printing boarding passes at a kiosk and not checking bags.

Maybe I've just never flown a carrier that has this other bag drop line...

DCTooTall
08-03-2010, 06:42 PM
I usually fly out of BWI these days, and Delta there has a line to the kiosks followed by the one to drop the bag. If you printed your boarding pass at home and checked the bag online you can Skip the kiosk, or sometimes even drop them at the curb.

In Atlanta, They usually have completely seperate bag drops for those who have checked them online. Again, you can also drop them at the curb.


It really depends upon the airport, and also how large the airline's presence is there. Some airports are limited in the amount of space they have available, or don't have enough traffic for your airline to warrant having seperate lines.


(For Delta, if you checked the bag online, you usually just need to go to the counter and show your boarding pass where they will do the tag and weigh-in. )