Check in baggage

Take your pick from the cabins below to see how much you can take

  • Economy, 1 of 4accordian

    Number of bagsOne
    Routes applicableAll Virgin Atlantic routes
    Weight per bagUp to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per bagUp to 90 x 75 x 43cm / 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins
    Weight per sports item*Up to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per sports item*Up to 190 x 75 x 65cm / 75 x 30 x 26ins
    ExceptionsOn flights to and from the UK to India, flights from the US & Canada to India, flights from the US to South Africa and flights from the UK & US to Lagos the allowance is two bags.

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    *As part of your checked baggage allowance you can take sports equipment in place of a standard bag. Fees apply to carry sports equipment in addition to your allowance.

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  • Premium Economy, 2 of 4accordian

    Number of bagsTwo
    Routes applicableAll Virgin Atlantic routes
    Weight per bagUp to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per bagUp to 90 x 75 x 43cm / 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins
    Weight per sports item*Up to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per sports item*Up to 190 x 75 x 65cm / 75 x 30 x 26ins
    ExceptionsOn flights to and from the UK to India and flights from the US & Canada to India the allowance is three bags.

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    *As part of your checked baggage allowance you can take sports equipment in place of a standard bag. Fees apply to carry sports equipment in addition to your allowance.

  • Upper Class, 3 of 4accordian

    Number of bagsThree
    Routes applicableAll Virgin Atlantic routes
    Weight per bagUp to 32kg (70lb) each
    Dimensions per bagUp to 90 x 75 x 43cm / 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins
    Weight per sports item*Up to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per sports item*Up to 190 x 75 x 65cm / 75 x 30 x 26ins
    ExceptionsNone

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    *As part of your checked baggage allowance you can take sports equipment in place of a standard bag. Fees apply to carry sports equipment in addition to your allowance.

  • Infants’ allowance, 4 of 4accordian

    Number of bagsOne, plus pushchair and car seat (see below for details)
    Routes applicableAll Virgin Atlantic routes
    Weight per bagUp to 23kg (50lb) each
    Dimensions per bagUp to 90 x 75 x 43cm / 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins

    If you are travelling with infants or children, you can bring a fully collapsible pushchair and car seat, in addition to their free check in luggage allowance.

    Infants too young for their own seat on the aircraft (travelling on the lap of a parent or carer) can have one piece of hold baggage weighing up to 23kg, and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 6kg. We’re afraid we can’t allow extra baggage allowance to be purchased for infants.

If you’d like to check in extra baggage beyond the limits outlined here, you can – but you’ll need to pay an extra baggage fee. You’ll find details on the additional baggage page.

Most sports equipment can be carried as part of your allowance. To take sports equipment in addition to the allowance for your cabin, an extra baggage fee will apply.

Flying Club Gold members can check in an extra piece of luggage on all Virgin Atlantic operated flights for no extra charge (weighing up to 23kg). It doesn’t matter which cabin you’re flying in.

If your flight is operated by one of our partner airlines and your flight number starts “VS”, then the Virgin Atlantic baggage allowance will apply.

If your journey involves travelling in different cabins, such as travelling out in Economy and returning in Premium Economy, you will be entitled to the applicable baggage allowance for each part of your journey. Check additional items you can take with you

Please note luggage cannot be combined if you are flying with other people.