Virgin Atlantic Airways Airlines

Important Information

Online check-in & baggage payment

Check-in Online: Within 24 hrs of scheduled departure flight; then simply drop off bags at “Baggage Drop” or curbside check-in station within 6 hrs of departure. Higher fees apply for Airport check-in. Check-in closes 45 min. prior to flights with U.S., Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands, and 1 hr prior to international flights.

Carry-on Baggage Rules & Fees

(a) Economy & Premium Economy: One carry-on bag up to 9x14x22 inches or 23x36x56 cm, or 45 linear inches, 114 cm, not exeeding 13lb/6kg; (b) Upper Class: Two carry-on bags, each of same dimension, & weight; (c) Infants: 1 bag up to 6kg & either buggy, bassinet or car seat; (d) All classes: One personal item (briefcase, garment bag, laptop computer, purse or small backpack) and camera, umbrella, diaper bag, assistive devices, outer garments, reading material & baby food. All items must fit either into the overhead bin or under your seat. If baggage cannot be safely stowed it will be moved to to the aircraft\'s baggage hull, considered as checked baggage, and charged accordingly.

Checked Baggage Rules & Fees

Arrive at Airport 3 hrs before departure time stated on ticket or e-ticket. Use online checkin or airport kiosks where available. Checkin desks open about 4 hrs,. and close 1 hr before departure. Passengers departing from London Gatwick, should use Virgin Atlantic's 'Twilight check-in service', open until 9pm (21:00) the evening before your flight, at Zone A, South Terminal.

BAGGAGE RULES & FEES BY DESTINATION

  • Destination All Destinations (with Some Exceptions - see below)
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First bag free; add'l bags 2-10 up to 50lb/23kg each: bag 2 online GBP32/USD48; at Airpt. GBP40/USD60; Bags 3-10 online GBP72/USD112; at Airpt. GBP90/USD140.
  • Overweight fees GBP30/USD50 for 50-70lb/23-32kg; no online payment available.
  • Oversized fees GBP40/USD60 for over 62in/157cm. Oversized/overweight bags cannot exceed 70lb/32kg
  • Premium Economy Premium Economy
  • Upper Class Upper Class
  • Destination To/from South Africa, India, Mauritius, China, Japan, Dubai & Australia
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees Baggage allowance is based on weight.* Passengers traveling between the U.S. & India, using Virgin Atlantic only, with connecting London/Heathrow flight, are allowed an extra bag up to 23kg. This includes parter airline/code share flights.
  • Overweight fees GBP40/USD60 for over 62in/157cm. Oversized/overweight bags cannot exceed 70lb/32kg
  • Oversized fees GBP40/USD60 for over 62in/157cm. Oversized/overweight bags cannot exceed 70lb/32kg
  • Premium Economy Premium Economy
  • Upper Class Upper Class
  • Destination To/from the US, Caribbean, Cuba, Jamaica, Kenya & Nigeria
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First 2 bags up to 23 kg free; each bag over 23kg: $70 or GBP 35.
  • Overweight fees GBP30/USD50 for 50-70lb/23-32kg; no online payment available.
  • Oversized fees GBP40/USD60 for over 62in/157cm. Oversized/overweight bags cannot exceed 70lb/32kg
  • Premium Economy Premium Economy
  • Upper Class Upper Class