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Delta Airlines Bassinet – All You Need to Know Guide

Here you will find everything you need to know about the Delta Airlines bassinet policy, including the bassinet size and age/weight restrictions, how to request a bassinet seat on Delta and more. For more information on what Delta provides for children see here.

Where are the Delta bassinet seats?

These are located at the bulkhead positions – meaning the partition between a cabin, galley or toilet section of an aircraft.  A bulkhead seat offers slightly more legroom, so is a desirable seat.

However, on some seats the armrest is solid and immovable (this is where the tray table is stowed) which can be a bit uncomfortable if your baby is lying on you.

All baggage at a bulkhead position MUST be stowed away for taxi, take-off and landing.

They’re ideal for babies weighing up to 20 lbs. (9 kg) and up to 26 inches (66 cm) long.

What is the Delta bassinet weight limit?


The baby bassinets on Delta are suitable for babies weighing up to 20 lbs. (9 kg) and up to 26 inches (66 cm) long.

To compare with other airlines bassinet measurements, see here.

What does the Delta Airlines baby bassinet look like?

Please see the image below.

Delta Bassinet/ Sky cot courtesy of Cartwheeling Down the Aisle.
Delta Bassinet/ Sky Cot courtesy of Cartwheeling Down the Aisle. of her 4 month old.

How do I request a Delta SkyCot?

SkyCots can be requested by contacting Reservations before arriving at the airport and then speaking with the gate agent at the boarding gate, but cannot be guaranteed due to a limit of two SkyCots per aircraft and weight restrictions. The Delta baby bassinets are available on some international flights only. It is very much on a first come, first served basis, so it is imperative you check in early and get to the gate as soon as possible to secure one.

I always double check and call the airline to check my request has been noted. I also use the airline seat map to check it is correct by using www.seatguru.com and the airline website – check the aircraft type and my seat number.

  • After take- off, a crew member should immediately get the bassinet and install it for you once the seat belt sign has been switched off. If they forget, do ask!
  • Most airlines require you to remove your baby from the bassinet if it bumpy or turbulent in-flight. A bassinet cannot be used for taxi, take-off or landing.
  • Plane bassinet weight limits must be adhered to. You may be asked the weight of your baby before they set it up for you.

I’m on a codeshare flight, who should I request the bassinet with? 

This should always be done through the airline operated the flight. e.g the actual airline you will physically be flying with. 

Is there a charge for requesting the bassinet seat?

No. Bassinet seats on Delta may be requested, free of charge, by adults travelling with infants.

For further information on airline baby bassinets, please see the highlighted links.

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