GBTA applauds Delta's postponement of clarified baggage check policy

Decision ensures business travellers’ baggage will arrive hassle-free, GBTA says

January 24, 2013
by Travel Management Canada Staff

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Global Business Travel Association is applauding Delta Air Lines’ recent decision to postpone implementing their baggage check process when travelling on separate tickets.

“GBTA welcomes Delta’s decision to postpone their new checked baggage policy,” said GBTA president and CEO, Jim McMullan. “With the postponement of this decision, it ensures that Delta’s business travellers’ baggage will arrive at their final destination without travel interruption or hassle. We encourage Delta to honor their existing checked baggage to final destination policy and to no longer consider making any modifications to this policy.”

On October 25, 2012, Delta published an E-Mail Extra clarifying the baggage check process for customers travelling on separate tickets. The communications stated that for travel on or after January 15, 2013, Delta policy would be to check a passenger’s baggage between the origin and destination points that are indicated on a single or conjuncted ticket exclusively.