You would not believe how many e-mail questions I have got during the past week or so about the IATA new recommendation about smaller Cabin OK Initiative 21.5″ x 13.5″ x 7.5″ carryon size.
If you are not aware of it, here is the “skinny” on the matter. The IATA has suggested all airlines adopt smaller carryon size regulations. Many airlines have applauded the idea.
So what about Delta? Many flyers have “just” purchased very expensive carryon bags or have selected Delta “Size Check” AOK sized bags as their million miler gifts and are now in FEAR that Delta will also adopt this new tiny size for carryon bags. So I reached out to Delta and was told:
“Delta’s focus and investment in the carryon experience has been with installation of larger bins on both domestic and international aircraft. We’re aware of the IATA proposal. No plans exist to change allowable carryon size on Delta at this time.” – Morgan Durrant Delta spokesman
So there you are. For now, Delta is focused on big bins and no plans to go with the tiny IATA suggestion.
Personally I, and many others I think, would just be happy if Delta enforced the current Size Check rules. As a side note to that, I have seen on a number of flights gate agents doing just that and I smiled as each over-sized bag was issued a tag to go into the belly of the jet. Thank you Delta for enforcing this more! – René
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