Airlines

Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance

Luggage allowances for Virgin Australia depend on whether the flights are operating domestic, international short haul or international long haul.

Check in Baggage Allowance

Check in baggage allowance of Virgin Australia airlines depends on whether the airline is operating the domestic or international routes. It also depends on fare category been booked and the frequent flyer status.

Domestic Flights

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Economy

Getaway

Elevate

Freedom

Reward

1 bag of 23kg

2 bags of 23kg each

2 bags of 23kg each

3 bags of 23kg each

Business

Business

Saver

Reward

2 bags of 32 kg each

2 bags of 32 kg each

2 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

International Short Haul Flights

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Go

No Free Allowance

1 bag of 23kg

2 bags of 23kg each

2 bags of 23kg each

Go Plus

1 bag of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

Getaway

Freedom

Economy Reward

1 bag of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

Premium Saver

Premium

Premium Reward

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

Business Saver

Business

Business Reward

2 bags of 32 kg each

2 bags of 32 kg each

2 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

International Long Haul Flights

a)   To/from Americas and Hong Kong

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Economy

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

Business/Premium Economy

2 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

b)   Codeshare services operated by Etihad

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Economy (Getaway Fares)

1 bag of 23 kg

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

Economy (Elevate and Freedom Fares)

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 23 kg each

Business/Premium Economy

2 bags of 23 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

c)   To/from South Africa operated by South African Airways

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Economy

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

2 bags of 23 kg each

Business

2 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

3 bags of 32 kg each

d)   Codeshare flights operated by Singapore Airlines/SilkAir:

Fare Type

None/Red

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Economy

30 kg

30 kg

45 kg

50 kg

Business/Premium Economy

40 kg

40 kg

55 kg

60 kg

First

50 kg

50 kg

65 kg

70 kg

Excess Baggage Allowance

Virgin Australia allows carriage of excess baggage but the charges have to be paid. This depends on whether it is a domestic flight, international short haul flight or international long haul flight of the carrier.

Domestic Flights

You can pre-purchase excess baggage before checking-in and avail of the discounted rates. However, if you buy it at airport, the charges are more. Both of these charges are given below:

Airport Charges for Excess baggage on Virgin Australia:

1st additional piece- $70

2nd additional piece-$90

3rd additional piece-$150

Overweight fee for each bag- $70 each

One passenger can bring up to 9 pieces of luggage, in general. Lesser number of bags would be allowed for flights of smaller airplanes, such as ATRs.

Pre-paid excess baggage charges are:

$35 for 1 additional piece, and

$70 for 2 additional pieces.

For International Short Haul flights, the excess baggage can be bought either at the airport or be pre-paid before check-in.

Departing From

1st Additional Bag

2nd Additional Bag

3rd Additional Bag and above (each)

Australia

AUD 130

AUD 200

AUD +250 each

Christmas Island and Cocos Island

AUD 130

AUD 200

AUD +250 each

New Zealand

NZD 130

NZD 215

NZD +265

Solomon Islands

SBD 780

SBD 1,300

SBD +1,600 each

Papua New Guinea

PGK 300

PGK 400

PGK +500

Fiji

FJD 200

FJD 330

FJD +410

Tonga

TOP 220

TOP 330

TOP +410

Cook Islands

NZD 130

NZD 215

NZD +265

Samoa

WST 250

WST 400

WST +500

Vanuatu

VUV 10,000

VUV 17,000

VUV +21,000

Indonesia

IDR 1,250,000

IDR 2,200,000

IDR 2,700,000

Pre-paid charges are given in table below:

a)   While travelling to following destinations from Australia, the charges in AUD are:

 

1 extra piece

2 extra pieces

Tasman (on Go fares only)

AUD 25

AUD 55

Tasman (all other fares) & Short Haul International Islands

AUD 55

AUD 110

Indonesia

AUD 65

AUD 130

b)   When bought in other currencies and while departing from the following destinations, the charges are:

Departing From

1 Additional Bag

2 Additional Bags

New Zealand (to all other destinations)

NZD 55

NZD 110

New Zealand (to Indonesia)

NZD 65

NZD 130

Solomon Islands

SBD 365

SBD 730

Papua New Guinea

PGK 120

PGK 240

Fiji

FJD 100

FJD 200

Tonga*

TOP 65

TOP 130

Cook Islands*

NZD 55

NZD 110

Samoa*

WST 65

WST 130

Vanuatu

VUV 5225

VUV 10450

Indonesia

IDR 680,000

IDR 1,360,000

For International Long Haul flights, there is no provision to buy excess baggage by paying in advance before check-in. Travellers will have to pay at the following airport rates:

a)   To/from Americas and Hong Kong

Item

Additional piece (each)

Overweight Piece (Economy only, over 23kg, but under 32kg)

Flights to the USA

AUD 160

AUD 100

Flights from the USA

USD 160

USD 100

Flights to Hong Kong

AUD 140

AUD 100

Flights from Hong Kong

HKD 850

HKD 600

b)   To/from other destinations

Destination

Flights from Australia

Flights to Australia

Africa

AUD 70 per kg

N/A

Asia

AUD 30 per kg

N/A

Europe

AUD 70 per kg

N/A

Check in Baggage Allowance for Infants on Virgin Australia

Domestic And International Short Haul flights

Infants are allowed to carry pram/stroller, car seat, baby capsule and portable cot in check in baggage on domestic flights without any charges. Children above the age of 2 are allowed to carry these items in not more than 2 numbers. The children are entitled to same baggage allowance as that of adult on Virgin Australia domestic flights.

International Long Haul flights

Besides pram/stroller, bassinet or car seat, adults travelling with infants can also having additional check in baggage allowance.

For US flights, 1 extra check in bag of up to 23 kg in economy and 32 kg in Business or Premium Economy class is allowed.

For all other destinations, an additional piece of 10 kg in check in is allowed.

Carry-on baggage of up to 7 kg weight is also allowed free for infants on these flights. The size of bag shall not be more than 115 cm in sum of dimensions.

Carry On Baggage Allowance

On domestic and international short haul flights of Virgin Australia, 7 kg carry-on baggage is allowed for every adult. You can bring:

2 pcs of small bags of linear dimension 105 cm. Or,

1 small bag plus a suit pack (185 cm linear dimensions) or garment bag (105 cm linear dimension).

Musical instruments can also be taken as carry-on luggage. Total linear dimension of 142 cm is allowed for musical instrument. This substitutes carry-on luggage of 105 cm linear dimension.

One personal item can also be carried apart from the cabin baggage allowance.

In a departure from the aviation policies being followed world over, the Australian government has allowed the following items to be carried in carry-on baggage. These are given below:

  • Needles for knitting and crochet

  • Fork with square-ended or round-ended tines and a non-detachable handle that is round-ended

  • Blunt-ended or round-ended scissors with blades less than 6cm long

  • Pointed metal nail files and nail clippers

  • Disposable or safety razors

On international long haul flights of Virgin Australia

 

Piece Allowance

Max. Weight (per piece)

Total Dimensions (per piece)

Economy

1 piece + 1 personal item

7kg

115cm

Premium Economy

1 piece + 1 personal item

7kg

115cm

Business

2 pieces + 1 personal item

7kg

115cm

Carry-on or hand baggage allowance is 1 pc of 7 kg of dimensions 115 cm for economy or premium economy. For Business class, the allowance is 2 pc that do not exceed 115 cm in linear dimensions.

 

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