Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees
When traveling with Virgin Atlantic, it is important to familiarize yourself with the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth journey. These rules may vary depending on whether you are a member of a frequent flier program, traveling domestically or internationally, and the type of baggage you are carrying.
Virgin Atlantic allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag must not exceed the dimensions of 23 x 36 x 56 cm (including handles, pockets, and wheels) and should weigh no more than 10 kg. The personal item, such as a laptop bag or small handbag, should fit under the seat in front of you.
The checked baggage allowance for Virgin Atlantic depends on the class of travel and the destination. For Economy Light passengers, no checked baggage is included. Economy Classic and Economy Delight passengers are allowed one piece of checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg. Premium and Upper Class passengers can check two pieces of baggage, each weighing up to 32 kg.
For flights to/from the United States and Canada, the checked baggage allowance may differ. Economy passengers are allowed one piece of checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg, while Premium and Upper Class passengers can check two pieces, each weighing up to 32 kg.
Extra, Oversized, and Special Items
If you plan to bring extra, oversized, or special items, Virgin Atlantic has specific rules and fees. Sporting equipment, such as golf clubs or skis, can be checked as part of your baggage allowance, but if they exceed the weight or size limits, additional fees may apply.
Musical instruments can be carried on board as long as they fit within the carry-on baggage dimensions and there is space available in the cabin. If the instrument is too large, it may need to be checked as oversized baggage.
For other non-standard items, such as fragile or valuable items, it is recommended to contact Virgin Atlantic directly to inquire about any specific rules or restrictions.
Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with the airline on the day you are flying for the most accurate information.
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