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Old 12-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Flying with Delta and day bags

If you have booked with Delta, if you are taking a carry on and a day bag, will they let you take both or can you only take your carry on luggage? Any tips?
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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That depends on what you mean by a "day bag"? Most US airlines, including Delta, allow one carryon, and one "personal item", which includes things like a briefcase, purse, laptop bag, backpack, etc. My personal item is usually a large Vera Bradley travel bag. In my experience, most airlines are pretty liberal in their definition of that "personal item" as long as it fits under the seat in front of you. But you cannot carry a purse in *addition* to the "personal item". I've found that many airlines are getting much more strict about allowing you only 2 carryon items.

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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I will say a prayer for you flying "Delta"......IMO THE WORSE airline....I'd rather drive Greyhound...at least the workers on Greyhound are nicer.....
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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I will say a prayer for you flying "Delta"......IMO THE WORSE airline....I'd rather drive Greyhound...at least the workers on Greyhound are nicer.....
Completely agree! And if they lose your luggage then heaven help you cause they sure don't care.

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Ah the joys of lost luggage. My daughter flew from Japan, stopped in Chicago to go thru Customs.....and home after spending a night on a cot in O'hare. However, her luggage went from Chicago (she knew it got that far; she had to claim it to go thru Customs) to URAGUAY! Yeah....that's where the agent said it was. We did get it back, eventually.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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One needs to fit in the overhead storage the other has to fit under the seat in front of you.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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I will say a prayer for you flying "Delta"......IMO THE WORSE airline....I'd rather drive Greyhound...at least the workers on Greyhound are nicer.....

Never had an issue with Delta, we have always had great service.

OP, you shouldn't have a problem with a carryon and a personal bag.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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Two bags is the limit. Plus, if you have kids with seats, they each get 2 bags. I fly usually 3-4 times a month, Delta is no better or worse than any of the other airlines.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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As everyone has stated it depends on what you consider a "Day bag." If its a backpack or bag that will fit under the seat (think Roughly 12in high, 16in long, and 12-16in wide, with soft sides) then yes you can take it.

Not all Delta employees are bad. To say an airline is bad because of one bad experience is like saying people drive who trucks have road rage. Just doesnt make any sense.


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Old 12-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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Never had an issue with Delta, we have always had great service.

OP, you shouldn't have a problem with a carryon and a personal bag.
Ditto! Delta is my favorite legacy carrier. I prefer Southwest, but they don't fly overseas so then I'm on Delta.

If you arrive early enough, mark your bags appropriately, and don't have oddly shaped luggage you'll be fine. I've only ever lost my bag once and it was because of a missed connection.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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As everyone has stated it depends on what you consider a "Day bag." If its a backpack or bag that will fit under the seat (think Roughly 12in high, 16in long, and 12-16in wide, with soft sides) then yes you can take it.

Not all Delta employees are bad. To say an airline is bad because of one bad experience is like saying people drive who trucks have road rage. Just doesnt make any sense.


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No not all do I think that ALL employees are bad but the majority makes the rule.BUT most I have encounted in my recent 4 cancelations and 3 times sleeping on airport floors. Oh yea....the time we were BOOKRD THROUGH DETRIOT AND WHEN WE WERE TO BOARD OUR CONNECTION THE FRIENDLY(ha ha yea right) person at the gate said "We gave your seats away". NEVER HEARD OF THAT. When we went to service it was like we were asking for a favor for that person to do their job. Oh do you want to hear of the time when we were flying back from Europe and the crew were so pissed about some labor issue that they refused to work the flight...or the time they just cancelled our flight out of Chicago FOR NO REASON? Never would give us a reason and agsin when we went for service it was like dealing with a suit dummy in a store...Do you want me to go on? Your airline should take lessons from airlines like Alaska air, Luftansa and some other European flights....but there is a good reason why Delta is rated at the BOTTOM of ALL airlines EVERY YEAR....Nothing more than Amtrak of the Air.
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No not all do I think that ALL employees are bad but the majority makes the rule.BUT most I have encounted in my recent 4 cancelations and 3 times sleeping on airport floors. Oh yea....the time we were BOOKRD THROUGH DETRIOT AND WHEN WE WERE TO BOARD OUR CONNECTION THE FRIENDLY(ha ha yea right) person at the gate said "We gave your seats away". NEVER HEARD OF THAT. When we went to service it was like we were asking for a favor for that person to do their job. Oh do you want to hear of the time when we were flying back from Europe and the crew were so pissed about some labor issue that they refused to work the flight...or the time they just cancelled our flight out of Chicago FOR NO REASON? Never would give us a reason and agsin when we went for service it was like dealing with a suit dummy in a store...Do you want me to go on? Your airline should take lessons from airlines like Alaska air, Luftansa and some other European flights....but there is a good reason why Delta is rated at the BOTTOM of ALL airlines EVERY YEAR....Nothing more than Amtrak of the Air.
This is your experience, so I can see why you don't like Delta. Where I have flown Delta for the majority of my flights and have never encountered anything like you experienced.

Now if we are start talking about US Air or United, those are the 2 I have had the worst experience with.
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As everyone has stated it depends on what you consider a "Day bag." If its a backpack or bag that will fit under the seat (think Roughly 12in high, 16in long, and 12-16in wide, with soft sides) then yes you can take it.

Not all Delta employees are bad. To say an airline is bad because of one bad experience is like saying people drive who trucks have road rage. Just doesnt make any sense.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #14
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I fly Delta all the time from Buffalo to Disney with that famed Atlanta layover. They've always been pretty good with my luggage. I usually take a 17'' Rolling bag by Vera Bradley and I usually take a rather large shoulder bag as well. I've never had to gate check anything and they are pretty good about it. However I've seen where people try to take 3 or more bags and they do make people gate check those so I'd be careful about making sure everything fits into your two bags. I've never had a problem with Delta and on my last trip I had only a 40 minute layover in Atlanta on 10/30/12 the day after Sandy made landfall. Everything made it safely to MCO and all was well. You should be alright.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #15
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Can I join in on the Delta bashing? My parents flew Delta last month from Canada to Florida. They knowingly removed several guests luggage because there were hunters on-board whose guns were too heavy making the plane over the weight limit. They knew about it and didn't tell anyone. My parents had a one hour layover in Minneapolis and were left waiting in customs for bags that didn't show. The least they could have done was told them, or better yet chose to remove the overweight guns over peoples' luggage! It took 2 days for their bags to get delivered to their hotel. It wasn't a mistake, it was deliberate and my parents still haven't been refunded for the baggage handling fees they had to pay. Yep, not a fan of Delta but we still fly it because it has the cheapest most direct flights to Florida from my small Canadian city - we don't have a lot of options and the price difference is pretty significant. What can you do?

As to OPs question - 2 bags is the limit - one small under-the-seat bag and one carry-on.
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