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Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

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


Virgin Atlantic allows each passenger flying on ‘UK domestic’‘Economy’ and ‘Premium Economy’ fares to carry one item of hand luggage up to 22lb, with maximum dimensions of 9 x 14 x 22in‘Upper Class’ passengers are permitted to carry two items of hand luggage with a combined weight of 35lbs, with no one item exceeding 26lb. Each item must also not exceed the standard dimensions of 9 x 14 x 22in.


Children are also permitted one item of cabin baggage at the standard weight and dimensions. Children over two years of age travelling on an ‘Upper Class’ fare are permitted the baggage allowance of two items of hand luggage to a maximum combined weight of 35lb. Infants too young to occupy their own seat are allowed one item of hand luggage up to 13lb.


Baggage allowances differ according to fare type and route travelled.

Passengers travelling on ‘UK Domestic’ and ‘Economy’ fares are normally permitted to check in one item of hold luggage with a maximum weight of 50lb, and dimensions up to 35.5 x 29.5 x 16in, free of charge. This allowance increases to two bags on flights from the UK to India, from US and Canada to India, flights from the US to South Africa and flights from the UK/US to Lagos.

Elite fares include higher baggage allowances.

Additional baggage allowances can be purchased online at $85 for the first additional bag, and $170 for any subsequent bags. These prices increase to $100 and $200 at the airport.

An extra 4.944% tax is payable on excess baggage charges for passengers departing from India.

Up to ten additional bags (each weighing no more than 50lb) per person can be purchased.


Infants are permitted the same baggage allowance as economy passengers, plus a fully collapsible pushchair and car seat.  Extra baggage allowance cannot be purchased for infants.


Overweight or oversized bags are charged at $60.

70lb is the maximum weight allowance for any bag.


Sports equipment under 50lb and no larger than 35.5 x 29.5 x 16in will normally be carried in the hold free of charge. For items over these dimensions/ weight, an additional baggage fee will apply.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 12/01/2015:


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