virgin atlantic baggage allowance

Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Virgin Atlantic on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your Virgin Atlantic baggage allowance, restrictions and fees.


Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage

Customers are permitted to bring hand luggage on board. The size, weight and number of items will vary depending on your ticket type.

Ticket TypeNo. of itemsMaximum sizeMaximum weight
Economy
123 x 36 x 56 cm10kg
Premium Economy123 x 36 x 56 cm10kg
Upper Class223 x 36 x 56 cm12kg per item, 16kg combined.
Children and Infants123 x 36 x 56 cm6kg (infant aged 0-2) 10kg (child aged 2+)

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Virgin Atlantic Checked Luggage

SuitcasesAgain the checked baggage allowances on a Virgin Atlantic flight will vary, depending on the ticket type. Sports equipment can usually be carried in addition to checked baggage, provided it is under 23kg. However, it is always best to check with Virgin Atlantic ahead of travelling.

Gold members of Flying Club can check in an extra piece of luggage on all Virgin Atlantic operated flights for no extra charge (weighing up to 23kg). This can be done online or at the airports.

Ticket TypeNo. of bagsWeight per bagSize restrictionsExceptions
Economy
1
23kg90 x 75 x 43cm On flights from the UK to India, from the US & Canada to India, flights from the US to South Africa and flights from the UK/US to Lagos allowance is 2 bags
Premium Economy223kg90 x 75 x 43cm On flights from the UK/US to India and from the US & Canada to India allowance is 3 bags
Upper Class332kg90 x 75 x 43cm N/A
Infants1, plus pushchair and car seat 23kg90 x 75 x 43cm N/A

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Virgin Atlantic Extra Baggage

If you need to add more baggage to your flight, you can do so. Passengers can bring up to 10 pieces of luggage, weighing up to 23kg each. The best way to add extra baggage is to book online, as doing so at the airport can be considerably more expensive.

Overweight or oversized bags are charged at £40. 

32 kg is the maximum weight allowance for any bag.


Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

Adding extra baggage to a Virgin Atlantic flight can be expensive and therefore considerably increase the overall cost of your journey,

The most cost effective option is to use a luggage shipping service, such as Uni Baggage. Uni Baggage is the perfect airline baggage alternative. With door to door collection and delivery and full online tracking, you can easily send luggage to 200+ countries worldwide. Uni Baggage is a much cheaper option and offers a large 30kg allowance per item and an unlimited amount of items. Find out more about Uni Baggage’s luggage shipping services.

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All information obtained via the following sources on 07/04/2016
https://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/baggage/additional-baggage.html
https://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/baggage.html

 

Learn more:

Airline Baggage Information

British Airways Baggage Allowance and Fees

EasyJet Baggage Allowance and Fees

Ryanair Baggage Allowance and Fees

Luggage Shipping

 

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