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Virgin Atlantic baggage policy and allowance

Virgin Atlantic

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Founded - 1984

Key people - Shai Weiss


Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Virgin Atlantic? Find solutions you need to know about Virgin Atlantic baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Virgin Atlantic passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Virgin Atlantic overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Virgin Atlantic overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of Virgin Atlantic.

Due to limited overhead space, Virgin Atlantic passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the Virgin Atlantic aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the Virgin Atlantic website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Virgin Atlantic website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Virgin Atlantic, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Virgin Atlantic may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Virgin Atlantic official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the Virgin Atlantic website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Virgin Atlantic, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Virgin Atlantic website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Virgin Atlantic permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Virgin Atlantic flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Virgin Atlantic will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Virgin Atlantic. Please visit the Virgin Atlantic website directly.

Virgin Atlantic on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic UK flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the UK.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Virgin Atlantic carry-on luggage.

Virgin Atlantic baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Virgin Atlantic' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Virgin Atlantic' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Virgin Atlantic Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Virgin Atlantic flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Virgin Atlantic are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Virgin Atlantic.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Virgin Atlantic oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Virgin Atlantic?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active UK military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Virgin Atlantic' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Virgin Atlantic sponsored credit/charge card.

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