Virgin Atlantic Baggage Restrictions, Luggage Charges and Carry on Luggage

Just like every airline, Virgin Atlantic has baggage restrictions, luggage charges, and carry on luggage regulations that passengers must adhere to. To make your trip as enjoyable as possible, it would be in your best interest to become familiar with these restrictions before arriving at the airport.

Virgin Atlantic has different baggage allowances based on your route, as well as your ticket type. For the most common routes including Transatlantic, Caribbean, Nigeria, and Kenya, each passenger is allowed two check two pieces of luggage.

For passengers flying on an economy ticket, each bag can weigh up to 50 pounds. Those flying on a premium economy ticket can check two bags weighing up to 70 pounds each. If you are flying upper class you can check three bags with each one weighing up to 70 pounds. No matter your ticket type, each bag must not exceed 62 inches when adding the width, depth, and height.

Excess and overweight baggage fees are assessed based on many factors including total weight, number of additional bags, and destination.

Upper class passengers are permitted two carry on bags. Dimensions may not exceed 9 x 14 x 22 inches or 17 pounds. Economy and premium economy travelers are permitted to carry on one piece of luggage which may not exceed 9 x 14 x 22 inches or 13 pounds.

As you can see, Virgin Atlantic is a bit different than more traditional airlines. For this reason, it is important to know what you are up against before packing your bags.

By: Nicholas WadlerCreative Commons License