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Virgin Australia Baggage Report Card

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

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Carry-On Summary

All Virgin Australia passengers are limited to 7kg of carry-on, in one bag no larger than 48x34x23cm.

Domestic and Short-Haul International flights permit up to 2 carry-on bags, but the 7kg weight limit is still in effect as the total weight of both bags combined.

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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

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Checked Baggage Summary

The free checked baggage allowance is determined by fare type and your "Velocity" membership status. It is a quite complex system, as different allowances for every Fare/Velocity combination exist depending on the length of the flight.

Usually the only situation where you will have to pay for your first checked bag is when flying on Domestic flights in a "Saver" seat if you are not a Velocity member, or you status is Red.

It is possible to purchase an increased allowance online through the Virgin Australia website. You will get a much better price than arriving at the airport with excess baggage.

I always recommend to go visit the Virgin Australia website attempt to purchase an additional baggage allowance. It will tell you exactly how much you are already allowed to bring depending on your flight, fare, and membership status.

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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

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Additional bags are usually charged a flat fee, depending on the origin/destination of your flight. Overweight bags are always charged an additional $40 on Domestic flights, and $60 on International flights

Remember, it is always cheaper with Virgin Australia to pay for any excess luggage on their website, before arriving to the airport. If you do not plan ahead, you may be in for a nasty surprise while checking in.

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