Delta Airlines Check In

Recommended Check-In Times (within US)

Arrival at airport 2 hours before departure time
Finish Check-in Min. 30 minutes before departure
Be at boarding gate Min. 15 minutes before departure

(also see exceptions below)

Recommended Check-In Times (to/from non-US cities)

Arrival at airport 3 hours before departure time
Finish Check-in Min. 60 minutes before departure
Be at boarding gate Min. 45 minutes before departure

(also see exceptions below)

Exceptions of Check In time requirements (within-US flights)

CITY  WITH BAGGAGE NO BAGGAGE
Atlanta, GA (ATL) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Aspen, CO (ASE) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Baltimore, MD (BWI) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Cincinnati, OH (CVG) 30 minutes 30 minutes
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Denver, CO (DEN) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Honolulu, HI (HNL) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Kahului, HI (OGG) 40 minutes 30 minutes
Kauai, HI (LIH) 40 minutes 30 minutes
Keahole, HI (KOA) 40 minutes 40 minutes
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Miami, FL (MIA) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Nashville, TN (BNA) 45 Minutes 30 Minutes
New York, NY (JFK) 60 minutes 45 minutes
New York, NY (LGA) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Newark, NJ (EWR) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Orlando, FL (MCO) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Reno, NV (RNO) 45 minutes 30 minutes
St. Croix, VI (STX) 60 minutes 45 minutes
St. Thomas, VI (STT) 60 minutes 45 minutes
San Diego, CA (SAN) 40 Minutes 30 Minutes
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 40 minutes 30 minutes
San Juan, PR (SJU) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Seattle, Washington (SEA) 40 minutes 30 minutes
Syracuse, NY (SYR) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Tallahassee (TLH) 45 minutes 45 minutes
Washington-Dulles (IAD) 45 minutes 30 minutes
Washington-Reagan (DCA) 45 minutes 45 minutes

In case you are travelling on Delta Shuttle flights, the minimum time requirements depend on whether you are carrying only cabin baggage or check-in baggage as well. These are given below:

Delta Shuttle Flights- Check-in Timelines (before departure of flight)

CITY CARRY-ON BAGS CHECKED BAGS BOARDING GATE
Boston, MA (BOS) 15 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
Chicago, IL (O’Hare – ORD) 30 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 20 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
New York, NY (LaGuardia – LGA) 15 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 20 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
Seattle, WA (SEA) 20 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes
Washington, D.C. (Reagan National – DCA) 15 minutes 30 minutes 5 minutes

Exceptions of Check In time requirements (to/from non-US cities)

CITY MINIMUM CHECK-IN TIME BOARDING GATE
Accra, Ghana (ACC) 3-4 hours -even if not checking bags 2 hours
Athens, Greece (ATH) 2 hours 60 minutes
Bogota, Colombia (BOG) 2 hours 45 minutes
Dakar, Senegal (DKR) 90 minutes -even if not checking bags 60 minutes
Dublin, Ireland (DUB) 4 hours -even if not checking bags 60 minutes
Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) 75 minutes -even if not checking bags 45 minutes
Moscow, Russia (SVO) 3 hours 45 minutes
Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) 2 hours 45 minutes
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS) 2 hours 45 minutes
Regina, Canada (YQR) 2 hours 60 minutes
St. George, Bermuda (BDA) 90 minutes -even if not checking bags 45 minutes
St. Lucia (UVF) 2 hours 45 minutes
Toronto, Ontario (YYZ) 1 hour 45 minutes

 

Methods of Check In

Online Opens 24 hrs before flight departure time. Closes 30 mints before flight departure time for travel within US and 60 minutes before departure time of international flight. Skymiles No., Confirmation No., credit card No. or Ticket no. to be provided
Using Mobile Website or Fly Delta Mobile App Opens 24 hrs before flight departure time Same as above
Airport Kiosks Opens 24 hrs before flight departure time a)   Insert Skymiles card, credit card or passport.

b)   Scan barcode on printed Delta itinerary.

c)   Select TYPE and enter skymiles, confirmation and ticket number.

Curbside Available in 100 US cities.

 

Delta Check-in FAQs:

  • Online check in can be done even if tickets are bought from a travel agency.
  • Online check in is also possible for connecting flights. Separate boarding pass for connecting flight is allowed.
  • Online check in is also possible when you are carrying a check in bag. Check-in baggage can be dropped at the curbside of airport or at the designated red colour baggage drop zones at airport. The table above shows check-in time limits when you are carrying check in baggage.
  • If you waitlisted for upgrade to First Class, you will have to check-in at the airport. Online check in is not possible in this situation.
  • Online check in is possible with the first operating airline, if there is another airline.

Delta eBoarding Pass FAQs:
Cities where facility of boarding flight is allowed using the e-boarding pass:

ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA (ABR) LINCOLN (LNK)
ALBANY, NEW YORK (ALB) LITTLE ROCK (LIT)
ALBANY, GEORGIA (ABY) LONDON-GATWICK, UK (LGW)
ALBUQUERQUE (ABQ) LONDON-HEATHROW, UK (LHR)
ALEXANDRIA (AEX) LONG BEACH (LGB)
ALLENTOWN (ABE) LOS ANGELES (LAX)
ANCHORAGE (ANC) LOUISVILLE (SDF)
ALPENA (APN) MADISON (MSN)
APPLETON (ATW) MADRID, SPAIN (MAD)
ASHVILLE (AVL) MANCHESTER, UK (MAN)
ASPEN (ASE) MANCHESTER (MHT)
ATHENS, GREECE (ATH) MARQUETTE (MQT)
ATLANTA (ATL) MARTHA’S VINEYARD (MVY)
AUGUSTA (AGS) MEDFORD (MFR)
AUSTIN (AUS) MELBOURNE (MLB)
BALTIMORE (BWI) MEMPHIS (MEM)
BANGOR (BGR) MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, MX (MEX)
BARCELONA, SPAIN (BCN) MIAMI (MIA)
BATON ROUGE (BTR) MILAN-MALPENSA, ITALY (MXP)
BAY CITY / MIDLAND (MBS) MILWAUKEE (MKE)
BEMIDJI (BJI) MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL (MSP)
BINGHAMTON (BGM) MINOT (MOT)
BISMARCK (BIS) MISSOULA (MSO)
BLOOMINGTON (BMI) MOBILE (MOB)
BOISE (BOI) MOLINE (MLI)
BOSTON (BOS) MONTERREY, MEXICO (MTY)
BOZEMAN (BZN) MONTREAL (YUL)
BRAINERD (BRD) MONTGOMERY (MGM)
BRUNSWICK (BQK) MONROE (MLU)
BUFFALLO (BUF) MUNICH, GERMANY (MUC)
BURLINGTON (BTV) NAGOYA, JAPAN (NGO)
CALGARY, CANADA (YYC) NANTUCKET (ACK)
CANCUN (CUN) NASHVILLE (BNA)
CANTON / AKRON (CAK) NEW ORLEANS (MSY)
CASPAR (CPR) NEW YORK-KENNEDY AIRPORT (JFK)
CEDAR CITY (CDC) NEW YORK-LAGUARDIA AIRPORT (LGA)
CEDAR RAPIDS (CID) NEWARK (EWR)
CHARLOTTE (CLT) NEWPORT NEWS (PHF)
CHARLOTTESVILLE (CHO) NORFOLK (ORF)
CHATTANOOGA (CHA) OAKLAND (OAK)
CHICAGO-MIDWAY (MDW) OKLAHOMA CITY (OKC)
CHICAGO-O’HARE (ORD) OMAHA (OMA)
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN (CIU) ONSLOW COUNTY (OAJ)
CINCINNATI (CVG) ONTARIO (ONT)
CLEVELAND (CLE) ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)
CODY (COD) ORLANDO (MCO)
COLORADO SPRINGS (COS) OSAKA-KANSAI AIRPORT, JAPAN (KIX)
COLUMBIA (CAE) OTTAWA, CANADA (YOW)
COLUMBUS, OHIO (CMH) PALM SPRINGS (PSP)
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA (CSG) PANAMA CITY (ECP)
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI (GTR) PASCO (PSC)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (CPH) PELLSTON (PLN)
DALLAS/FT. WORTH (DFW) PENSACOLA (PNS)
DALLAS-LOVE FIELD (DAL) PEORIA (PIA)
DAYTON (DAY) PHILADELPHIA (PHL)
DAYTONA BEACH (DAB) PHOENIX (PHX)
DENVER (DEN) PISA, ITALY (PSA)
DES MOINES (DSM) PITTSBURGH (PIT)
DETROIT (DTW) POCATELLO (PIH)
DOTHAN (DHN) PORTLAND (PDX)
DULUTH (DLH) PORTLAND (PWM)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AE (DXB) PROVIDENCE (PVD)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY (DUS) RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)
EDMONTON, CANADA (YEG) RAPID CITY (RAP)
ELKO (EKO) RENO (RNO)
EL PASO (ELP) RHINELANDER (RHI)
EL SALVADOR (SAL) RICHMOND, VA (RIC)
ERIE (ERI) ROANOKE (ROA)
ESCANABA (ESC) ROCK SPRINGS (RKS)
EUGENE (EUG) ROCHESTER, NY (ROC)
EVANSVILLE (EVV) ROME, ITALY (FCO)
FAIRBANKS (FAI) SACRAMENTO (SMF)
FARGO (FAR) SAIPAN (SPN)
FAYETTEVILLE (FAY) SALT LAKE CITY (SLC)
FAYETTEVILLE-NW ARKANSAS REG (XNA) SAN ANTONIO (SAT)
FLINT (FNT) SAN DIEGO (SAN)
FORT LAUDERDALE (FLL) SAN FRANCISCO (SFO)
FORT MYERS (RSW) SAN JOSE (SJC)
FORT SMITH (FSM) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (SJU)
FORT WALTON BEACH (VPS) SANTIAGO, CHILE (SCL)
FORT WAYNE (FWA) SARRASOTA  (SRQ)
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) SAVANNAH (SAV)
GAINESVILLE (GNV) SEOUL-INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA (ICN)
GILLETTE (GCC) SHANNON, IRELAND (SNN)
GRAND FORKS (GFK) SHREVEPORT (SHV)
GRAND RAPIDS (GRR) SCRANTON (AVP)
GRAND JUNCTION (GJT) SEATTLE (SEA)
GREAT FALLS (GTF) SIOUX FALLS (FSD)
GREEN BAY (GRB) SITKA (SIT)
GREENSBORO (GSO) SOUTH PADRE ISLAND (HRL)
GREENVILLE / SPARTANBURG (GSP) SOUTHBEND (SBN)
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, MX (GDL) SPOKANE (GEG)
GUAM (GUM) SPRINGFIELD (SGF)
GULFPORT / BILOXI (GPT) ST THOMAS (STT)
HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD (BDL) ST. GEORGE (SGU)
HAYDEN (HDN) ST. LOUIS (STL)
HELENA (HLN) STATE COLLEGE (SCE)
HARRISBURG (MDT) STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (ARN)
HONG KONG (HKG) STUTTGART, GERMANY (STR)
HONOLULU (HNL) SUN VALLEY (SUN)
HOUSTON (HOU) SYRACUSE (SYR)
HOUSTON-GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL (IAH) TAIPEI, TAIWAN (TPE)
HUNTSVILLE (HSV) TALLAHASSEE (TLH)
IDAHO FALLS (IDA) TAMPA (TPA)
INDIANAPOLIS (IND) TOKYO-HANEDA, JAPAN (HND)
IRON MOUNTAIN (IMT) TOKYO-NARITA, JAPAN (NRT)
JACKSON (JAN) TORONTO, CANADA (YYZ)
JACKSON HOLE (JAC) TRAVERSE CITY (TVC)
JACKSONVILLE (JAX) TRI CITY (TRI)
JUNEAU (JNU) TUCSON (TUS)
KAHULUI (OGG) TULSA (TUL)
KALAMAZOO (AZO) TWIN FALLS (TWF)
KALISPELL (FCA) VAIL (EGE)
KANSAS CITY (MCI) VALDOSTA (VLD)
KETCHIKAN (KTN) VANCOUVER, CANADA (YVR)
KILLEEN-FORT HOOD (GRK) VENICE, ITALY (VCE)
KNOXVILLE (TYS) WASHINGTON, D.C. – DULLES (IAD)
KONA, HAWAII (KOA) WASHINGTON, D.C. – REAGAN NATIONAL (DCA)
LA CROSSE (LSE) WAUSAU (CWA)
LAFAYETTE (LFT) WEST PALM BEACH (PBI)
LANSING (LAN) WEST YELLOWSTONE (WYS)
LAS VEGAS (LAS) WHITE PLAINS (HPN)
LEWISTON (LWS) WILLISTON (ISN)
LEXINGTON (LEX) WILMINGTON (ILM)
LIHUE, KAUA’I (LIH) WINNIPEG, CANADA (YWG)
LIMA, PERU (LIM) ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH)
  • Even in case of flight upgrade, you are allowed to board flight using the same eboarding pass.
  • There is a need to have the bar code image of eboarding pass on mobile screen and ensure that the backlight is on for the purpose of reading it.
  • You must also carry valid ID proof as per government requirements.eBoarding pass of Delta can be viewed within the Fly Delta mobile app. It can also be sent to the email or on mobile number by way of an email or text message.

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