The origins of Delta Airlines date back to 1924. At that time, the predecessor of today's airline was founded as an agricultural airline in Georgia. A year later, the airline was named after the Mississippi River Delta Delta Air Services. Since 1941, the headquarters of the airline is located in the city of Atlanta. In 2005, Delta Airlines merged with the American airline Northwest Airlines. Delta holds 49% of the shares in the British airline Virgin Atlantic. Delta also owns shares in Aeromexico, China Eastern Airlines and the Brazilian Gol Linhas Aéreas.
Delta Airlines is a member of the Sky Team Alliance, currently the second largest aviation alliance after the Star Alliance. The Sky Miles rewards program can earn award miles for flights with Delt Airlines and 19 other airlines. Other ways to fill the mileage account are hotel accommodation, cruises, shopping in various shops or restaurant visits.
Meanwhile, Delta Airlines has grown into one of the largest airlines worldwide. The fleet includes over 915 aircraft of various types. These include over 60 McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft, as well as Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The average age of the machines is about 16 years. The Delta Airlines network serves 325 destinations in 52 countries. SkyTeam alliance membership and partnerships with several airlines will expand Delta Airlines' network of routes to 661 destinations in 127 countries. These include destinations in the US such as Las Vegas or New York, but also flights to Munich or Frankfurt.
👜 Baggage regulations at Delta Air Lines
The baggage and baggage allowances at Delta Airlines depend on the destination and the class in which you fly. Basically, a carry-on bag measuring 56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm is free. Fees for additional pieces of luggage vary by destination and class. For a transatlantic flight from the US or Canada to Europe, the first piece of luggage weighing up to 23 kg is free. Another costs about 100 US dollars. The luggage dimensions may total a maximum of 157 cm in the total of length, height and width together.
🕗 Delta Air Lines Web Check-in
In addition to the classic counter check-in or the check-in machine at the airport, you can check in online or via the app up to 24 hours before departure. If you have luggage with you, you can either drop it off at the check-in counter or at one of the baggage drop-off desks. As part of online check-in, you can choose your seats, specify your luggage and pay for excess baggage. You can then print your boarding pass at home, but the electronic boarding pass is also available at many airports and can be transferred to your mobile device.
With the FlyDelta app, you will automatically check in 24 hours before departure if your destination is within US, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. All you have to do is confirm the restriction on certain items in the app. If you do not want automatic check-in, do not confirm the acknowledgment of the limited articles. In this case, you can edit your flight under the option "My trips".
Check-in at the vending machine is also possible up to 24 hours before departure. For this you need your confirmation or ticket number and enter it at the machine. If you participate in the Delta Airlines rewards program, you can also enter your SkyMiles number. Alternatively, you can also scan your credit card, SkyMiles card or passport. The name of the cardholder or passport holder must be the same as that of the traveler.
Another variant of the check-in is the curbside check-in. When you arrive at the airport, simply contact one of the Skycap staff and show your passport along with the booking confirmation, your flight number or your ticket number. Skycap staff will then pick up your luggage and hand over your boarding pass. The check-in service provided by the Skycap staff is free, as are the other options.