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How early can you drop bags for a domestic flight?

How early can you drop bags for a domestic flight?

Old Apr 3, 19, 8:42 pm
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Copa wouldn’t interline my bag to Delta, so I’m back to wondering how early I can check my bag at MIA. Delta’s counters open at 4:30 am and my flight is at 2:00 pm. Some here say 4 hours before, some say 6 hours, some say “same day.” Thanks.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by joe_miami View Post
Copa wouldn’t interline my bag to Delta, so I’m back to wondering how early I can check my bag at MIA. Delta’s counters open at 4:30 am and my flight is at 2:00 pm. Some here say 4 hours before, some say 6 hours, some say “same day.” Thanks.
DL policy for transfer of bags says they'll transfer between DL flights up to 12 hrs apart. Thus I'd figure they'd be willing at 430. It's really gonna be an agent and YMMV situation.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 11:18 am
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Dropped it off at 5:00 am and the agent didn’t say anything. (Thanks for the reply.)
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Old Jun 5, 19, 10:23 am
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Data point. Checked bag in BOS at 11am for 6pm flight. Agent didn’t skip a beat.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 3:22 pm
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So I need to fly to DCA to attend a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. I arrive DCA at noon, funeral is at 2:00pm so I'm thinking the metro should allow plenty of time? I then have to catch a flight to ATL/RSW at 6:00pm or 7:00pm. Any idea if can either check my bag to final destination - Fort Myers or claim it and recheck and then head to the funeral? Otherwise if I just don't claim it upon arrival would Delta Baggage Service just pull it off the belt and store it until someone comes looking for it?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Really it's only same day. I'm not aware of anywhere that let's you check a bag at the airport the previous day. The exception being for redeyes right after midnight.
How would it work for 6am and 7am flights? Seems like the night before would give them better time.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by jrkmsp View Post
Does anyone know how much before a domestic flight one can drop bags with Delta's skycaps?

We're flying Wednesday and my toddler son is a giant transportation nerd, so I thought we'd take the train to MSP. But, I can't take his bag, my bag and a giant bag of Christmas presents, plus him and a car seat, on the train. So I was thinking I'd drive down early and skycap the bags. My wife will be with us with a car on the way home, so the return is easy.

Thanks for any help.
As of Nov 2019, I was limited to 7 hours. Since I live in a small town, there is only one flight per day to MSP, and to make it work for an overnight international flight out of ATL, I need to connect in MSP with a huge layover (8-10 hours). Delta calls anything over 7hours a "stopover" (not a layover) and requires me to claim my luggage when I arrive at MSP, then recheck the bags.... But I can't recheck them until 7 hours before my departing flight. I've experienced this several times in the past year at MSP.
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