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      Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance

      Overview of Virgin Australia

      If you frequently fly to the Down Under, chances are you are familiar with Virgin Australia. Founded in 1999 with two aircraft and a single route, Virgin Australia has since grown to about 70 destinations in the land of Kangaroos and beyond.

      Formerly known as Virgin Blue, it is one of the largest airlines in Australia, alongside Qantas. The winner of the Best Cabin Crew award by for three consecutive years has much to offer. With more than 20 years of experience and about 7.000 employees, they make for a high-quality air travel choice for budget-conscious farers.

      Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance Policy

      Are you lost in looking for a handy summary of Virgin Australia baggage rules and regulations? Fret not, we’ve comprised such a detailed guide for you! Scroll down to read and be well-prepared for your next trip.

      There are 4 different seat options: Lite, Choice, Flex, and Business. The first three are Economic class, while the last one is Business class. Depending on what you choose, your baggage allowance will differ.

      Tips: Check in three hours before your flight just in case there are check-in or security processing delays.

      All passengers are allowed a total of 7kg of carry-on bag and one personal item. You may bring:

      - Measurements are in Length x Width x Deep, except for suit pack

      • 1 x large piece of luggage no bigger than 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in)
      • 2 x smaller pieces of luggage no bigger than 48 x 34 x 23 cm (18 x 13 x 9 in’)
      • 1 x large piece no bigger than 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in) and 1 x suit pack no bigger than 114 cm tall, 60 cm wide, 11 cm deep (44 x 23 x 4 in)

      Business class, on the other hand, has a total allowed combined weight of 14 kg (30.8 lbs). However, each piece you bring must not be heavier than 7kg (15.4 lbs). You may bring:

      - Measurements are in Length x Width x Deep, except for suit pack

      • 1 x large piece of luggage no bigger than 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in)
      • 2 x smaller pieces of luggage no bigger than 48 x 34 x 23cm (18 x 13 x 9 in)
      • 1 x large piece no bigger than 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in) and 1 x suit pack no bigger than 114cm tall, 60cm wide, 11cm deep (44 x 23 x 4 in)

      As for personal items, passengers can carry one of the following items:

      • A laptop computer, handbag, pocketbook or purse (at appreciating size)
      • A wrap, a blanket, or a great coat
      • An umbrella or a walking stick
      • A compact camera or binoculars
      • Reading material
      • Crutches or prosthetic devices.

      - For the full list, please refer to Virgin Australia’s carry-on baggage policy main webpage.

      All checked baggage must be within the maximum linear dimensions of 140 cm (55 inches). What this means is that the length + width + height must be equal to or less than this number.

      Economy Lite fares can only come with carry-on bags. A fee is required for getting your stuff delivered in the cargo hold.

      As for Life and Choice customers, you are offered a free baggage allowance of 23kg (50lbs). If you are a Business class, you get to bring 2 bags with a weight allowance of 32kg (50lbs) each.

      Those who travel with infants and children are given a special allowance of 23kg (50lbs) of checked baggage, free of charge. Lite fare travellers, however, are not eligible for this perk. 

      Do note that, the following items are listed as special infant items and must be checked into the hold (for no additional fee):

      • Pram/stroller
      • Portable cot
      • Car seat
      • Baby capsule

      No single item is allowed to exceed 32kg (70 lbs), you will be charged a fee if that is the case. According to Virgin Australia’s health and safety rules, cash is not accepted. It’s only possible to pay via Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit and debit cards.

      • On a domestic flight, you are charged a fee of $50 for each piece of baggage exceeding 23 kg / 50 lbs. 
      • On international short haul, you have to pay the a of 100 in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars if you depart from Australia or New Zealand, respectively.

      Tip: If you have trouble handling cabin baggage and require special assistance, you should apply for the Meet and Assist program. Pre-arrange this service now at their Guest Contact Centre.

      Virgin Australia accepts oversized baggage if they do not weigh more than 32kg/70lbs. Should they do, your luggage will be sent as cargo. Because when you go overweight, your belongings may injure the staff and other passengers.

      Another thing to note is the allowed maximum length of your oversized baggage. When you are riding different aircraft types, different rules apply:

      • B737: Maximum 3.0 metres (9.8 feet) in length
      • A320: Maximum 9.8 metres (32 feet) in length
      • F100: Maximum 6.0 metres (19 feet) in length

      Note: Oversized baggage is accepted by Virgin Australia, but this is not the case for interline or codeshare flights. You should contact those airlines to pre-arrange the service beforehand.

      FAQs about Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance

      There are three total combinations:

      • 1 large bag
      • 2 smaller bags
      • 1 large bag with 1 suit pack 

      If you fly in a business cabin, the combination is the same. But you can bring a total of 14kg (30 lbs) baggage weight. Each piece of baggage must not exceed 7kg (30 lbs).

      Lite fare passengers can only board the plane with a carry-on, they have to pay extra if they want to have checked baggage. Life and Choice fare travellers get to bring one bag of 23 kg (50 lbs). Only business class passengers are eligible for 2 bags of 32 kg (70 lbs) each.

      Yes, alcohol is permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. Take note that they should be in retail packaging and it’s not allowed to carry more than a net total of 5 L per person. In addition, the alcohol percentage must be lower than 70% and anyone is prohibited from drinking on board. International flights are subject to additional regulations; please refer to the Department of Infrastructure for more information on LAG restrictions.