Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowances & Fees 2020

Virgin Atlantic Customers are permitted to bring onboard items of hand luggage.

The size, weight and number of items you are able to bring varies depending on the ticket type you have booked - please see this below.

Ticket Type No. of items Size Limit Maximum weight
Economy 1 23 x 36 x 56cm 10kg
Premium Economy 1 23 x 36 x 56cm 10kg
Upper Class 2 23 x 36 x 56cm Up to 12kg for one bag, 16kg combined.
Children and Infants 1 23 x 36 x 56cm 6kg (infant aged 0-2) 10kg (child aged 2+)


Checked Baggage

Again, the checked baggage allowances on a Virgin Atlantic flight will vary, depending on the ticket type that you have booked. 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 directly 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 (with a maximum weight of up to 23kg).

This can be done online or at the airport on the day of travel

Ticket Type No. of bags Weight per bag Size Limit Exceptions
Economy 1 23kg 90 x 75 x 43cm 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 Economy 2 23kg 90 x 75 x 43cm On flights from the UK/US to India and from the US & Canada to India allowance is 3 bags
Upper Class 2 32kg 90 x 75 x 43cm N/A
Infants 1, plus pushchair and car seat 23kg 90 x 75 x 43cm N/A

Additional Charges

You are able to add additional baggage to your Virgin Atlantic flight, if needed -Passengers are able to bring up to 10 pieces of luggage, weighing up to 23kg each. The best way to add extra baggage is to book this in advance online, as doing so at the airport on the day of travel can be considerably more expensive.

Overweight or oversized bag charges differ, depending on the number of bags you are bringing as well as the ticket type you have purchased from Virgin.


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