Baggage for children and babies: Delta Air Lines sets up all the facilities to help you travel serenely with your child

If you are traveling with young children to Delta, we recommend that you check the flight and baggage conditions for them in advance:

As in almost all airlines, the baggage conditions are different for children depending on whether they are under or over 2 years old at the time of the flight.

Regardless of this, it is necessary to purchase a plane ticket for them and this can be done through Delta Reservations via the phone number 800-221-1212, where you can also request seats together for any family.

– Less than two years

They must travel with an 18-year-old adult and can do so either on their knees or in their own seat.

The price of your ticket is generally 10% of the adult fare plus taxes for each country.

– Over 2 years

They must already travel in their own seat.

From the age of 5, they can already travel alone on certain direct flights and with the unaccompanied minor program offered by the airline.

From the age of 15, they can travel alone without accompaniment.

Baggage allowed for small travelers

If children travel for free, they are not entitled to baggage. Therefore, it is considered as part of the permitted baggage of adults.

If the child is traveling with arms, free baggage allowed on a Basic Economy transatlantic fare is not included. The same is true for infants in the main cabin and other international basic economy markets.

Children who travel paying 10% of the adult fare can bring a 10 kg and 114 cm suitcase (length + width + height), plus a fully folding stroller or car seat.

Children traveling paying 50% or more of the adult fare may carry standard permitted baggage.

As free baggage for children, a stroller and safety seat are included free of charge, which you must check in at the check-in desk before the flight.

These include Delta Air Lines baggage, carry-on and checked baggage, excess baggage charges, and baggage for traveling with children and infants.

Ticket & Fees Within the U.S.

Ticket & Fees Outside the U.S.

Travel Requirements


Ticket Required Ticket required, usually at 10% of adult fare. Fees are country-specific.

May not travel alone, must be accompanied by a passenger at least 18 years of age.


Ticket Required

Ticket required, country-specific discounts may apply.


Ticket Required

Ticket required, country-specific discounts could apply.


Ticket Required Ticket required, country-specific discounts could apply.

May travel alone on some nonstop flights using the Unaccompanied Minor Program


Ticket Required

Ticket required, country-specific discounts could apply.


Ticket Required Ticket required, country-specific discounts could apply.

May travel alone


What to take with children on the plane?

A plane trip with baby soon? And you don’t know which cabin bag is allowed, or what to put in your luggage to deal with all the “emergencies” of your “little one”? Don’t panic, here are all my advice and those of parents who travel on the forum to take your flight peacefully with your child.

This little article will give you ideas of the essentials to remember in your cabin baggage when traveling with baby and / or child.

What to pack in your hand baggage with children?

We remind you that some items are completely prohibited in the cabin, to respect the safety rules. The following list shows the main prohibited accessories, it is not exhaustive; Approach the airport from which you are taking off or your airline to know the safety requirements: knife, firearm, nail clipper, liquid and perfume, cosmetics over 100 ml, toy resembling weapons , no Swiss army knife …

There is a tolerance for families with babies who can take powdered milk, a potty and water for their baby, whatever the quantity.

Coming back to what you will put in your cabin baggage, the principle of this hand baggage is to contain everything you will need before, during the flight and just after. Here is a list of essential accessories to put in your hand luggage:

  • Diaper: in sufficient quantity for waiting hours at the airport and in the plane and for unexpected emergencies (one for 2 hours)
  • Liniment or wipe to clean the buttocks
  • Cotton
  • Changing mat: will be necessary and more secure than the toilet shelves
  • A change of baby clothes: in the event of a leak …
  • Spare clothing (top) for the one who will have baby on his knees (in case of leakage or reflux
  • Lollipop
  • Teddy
  • Powdered milk / Baby milk
  • Milk dispenser
  • Bottle water
  • Little pot
  • Biscuit / Snacks
  • Gourd learning cup
  • Zyploc type plastic bag that will serve as a garbage bag or games for your children


  • Coloring album
  • Magnets
  • Repositionable stickers
  • Game console
  • Books
  • Colored pencil
  • Card games
  • For the whole family
  • Blanket to protect baby from light
  • Sweater: it’s always cool on planes
  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Tissue / wipe
  • Head wedge
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera: to take funny pictures when the children are tired of them.
  • Travel book and guide to finalize the trip
  • Medicines, insulin, … on presentation of a medical certificate.

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