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2018 Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Check Virgin Atlantic baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

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Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance

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Virgin Atlantic Hand Baggage Allowance:

One item of hand luggage up to 10 kg/ 22 lbs, with maximum dimensions of 23 x 36 x 56 cm/ 9 x 14 x 22 in on ‘Economy’ and ‘Premium Economy’ fares. Passengers may also bring a small handbag or small rucksack on board.

The Virgin Atlantic baggage allowance for ‘Upper Class’ passengers is two items of hand luggage with a combined weight of 16 kg/ 35 lbs, with no one item exceeding 12 kg/ 26 lbs. Each item must also not exceed the standard dimensions of 23 x 36 x 56 cm.

children's hand luggage

The Virgin Atlantic baggage allowance for children is one item of cabin baggage at the standard weight and dimensions. Children over two on an ‘Upper Class’ fare are permitted the baggage allowance of two items of hand luggage to a maximum total weight of 16 kg/ 35 lbs. Infants not occupying their own seat are allowed one item of hand luggage up to 6 kg/ 13 lbs.

Virgin Atlantic Checked Baggage Allowance:

Passengers with ‘Economy Classic/ Delight’ fares may check in one item of hold luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg/ 50 lbs, and dimensions up to 90 x 75 x 43 cm/ 35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in.

'Economy Light' passengers do not receive a free checked baggage allowance. However, an allowance can be purchased online, starting at £45 / $60 for one bag.

‘Premium Economy’ passengers may check two bags of 23 kg/ 50 lbs each.

The free baggage allowance increases on certain routes.

‘Upper Class’ passengers may check three items of luggage, up to 32 kg/ 70 lbs each.

children's hold luggage

Infants are permitted one 23 kg (50 lbs) bag (except in 'Economy Light') plus a fully collapsible pushchair and car seat. 

virgin atlantic excess baggage fees

Overweight or oversized bags cost £65/ $100.

32 kg/ 70 lbs is the maximum weight allowance for any bag.

exceptional items

Sports equipment that is under 23 kg/ 50 lbs and not larger than 90 x 75 x 43 cm is typically carried in the hold free of charge, provided it falls within the passenger’s baggage allowance. For items over these dimensions/ weight, an additional baggage fee will be charged.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 25/06/2018:

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