Delta Announces Massive Fee Increases For Unaccompanied Minors, Pets

Reader M has forwarded us a memo from Delta detailing massive fee increases for unaccompanied minors, pets, gate checked strollers, “administrative service charges,” curb-side check in and more.

The memo says that the “changes, which are effective immediately, are due to record fuel costs and business decisions reflecting today’s economic landscape.”

Brace yourselves for the pain:

Type of Fee:
Current Fee:
New Fee:
Administrative Fee for Curbside Check-in
Check-in

None
$3 fee per curb-checked item
Unaccompanied Minor Fee

$50 Nonstop (each way)
$100 Connecting (each way)
$100 Flat Rate (each way)
Oversize Baggage Fee
$100 (each way)
$150 (each way)
Fee for Pets in Cabin
$75 (each way)
$100 (each way)
Fee for Pets as Checked Baggage
$150 (each way)
$200 (each way)
Fee for Plastic Bags (for gate-checked strollers/car seats)
$3
$5
Direct Ticketing Charge (DTC)

$20
$25
External Reissue Charge (ERC)

$20
$30
SkyMiles OA Award Handling Charge

None
$25
SkyMiles Award Ticket Mileage Redeposit Fee
$75
$100
Administrative Service Charge

$75
$100

If a PDF is more your speed, you can download the memo here.