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Virgin Atlantic Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance6/10
Checked Baggage Allowance7/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade6.7/10

Virgin Atlantic Carry-On Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

Economy passengers are allowed only 1 piece of carry-on, weighing no more than 6kg/13lb. Upper class passengers are allowed a larger piece of carry-on weighing up to a maximum of 12kg, providing for a total allowance of 16kg/35lbs when combining the 2 bags.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

Virgin Atlantic Checked Baggage Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

On all routes except to India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana, one bag of 23kg/50lbs is allowed for Economy passengers. Premium Economy members are always allowed a second 23kg/50lbs bag free of charge.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Virgin Atlantic Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

An overweight allowance of an additional 10kg/22lbs may be purchased for 30 GBP/$50 at the airport.

If you are planning on flying with extra bags, it is possible to pre-purchase an extra allowance online at a discounted rate of 32 GBP/$48 for the first extra bag. Subsequent extra bags will cost 72GBP/$112. Higher rates apply if paying at the airport.

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