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Sterling Travel : News : Virgin Atlantic - Baggage policy update (25 Nov 2009)

Virgin Atlantic - Baggage policy update (25 Nov 2009)

 24 Nov 2009

Virgin Atlantic will introduce a new baggage policy on 25 November 2009.

There have been a small number of final amendments to the policy which will make it easier for passengers to understand Virgin Atlantic's allowances and excess charges on all their routes.

Route Upper Class
32kg each
Premium Economy
23kg each
Economy
23kg each
Infants
23kg each
USA 3 2 1 1
Caribbean 3 2 1 1
India 3 2 1 1
Japan 3 2 1 1
China 3 2 1 1
South Africa 3 2 1 1
Mauritius 3 2 1 1
Dubai 3 2 1 1
Australia 3 2 1 1
Kenya 3 2 2 1
Nigeria 3 2 2 1

Please note: The length of the bag passengers can take as a piece of hold baggage has been reduced from 220cm to 190cm and the oversize baggage charges have changed from £35 to £40.

Oversize baggage charges

Bag dimensions Charges
Less than 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5ins x 29.5ins x 16ins) No charge
Larger than 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5ins x 29.5ins x 16ins) and less than 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75ins x 29.5ins x 25.5ins) £40 flat fee ($60)
Larger than 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75ins x 29.5ins x 25.5ins) Not accepted as checked luggage. Freight or Cargo only.

Excess baggage charges

  Online Airport
1st extra bag £32 / $48 £40 / $60
2nd extra & Subsequent bags £32 / $48 £90 / $140
Overweight (23 kilos - 32 kilos) Not available £30 / $50
Oversized bags Not available £40 / $60

If a bag is overweight and also oversize, both the overweight and oversize charges shown above will apply. The above fees will be converted into the local currency where applicable.

Any bags weighting over 32 kilos will not be accepted. Passengers can pay to check in up to 10 kilos extra bags at maximum.

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