Generally speaking, you'll find that many of the "extras" like meals and drinks are complimentary. Virgin Atlantic does charge extra for some optional services however, which are listed here.

You can pay to check in extra bags (weighing up to 23kg each) per person over and above any free baggage allowance you may have. See our table below which outlines additional cost should you wish to check in extra baggage.

Charges for additional baggage are applied based on your original departure point if you are departing from UK or US. If originating elsewhere then the British pound rate will be applied and converted to local currency.

Additional baggage charges are per flight and can be purchased whilst checking in online or at one of our airport kiosks.

For more information, please see our additional baggage page.

Number of bags being checked in* Economy Light Economy Classic & Delight Premium Upper Class Overweight* Oversized*
Applicable to adult, young adult, child or seats infant bookings
Bag 1 45 GBP / 60 USD Included Included Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD
Bag 2 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD Included Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD
Bag 3 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD
Bag 4 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD
Applicable to lap infants travelling with an adult booking
Bag 1 45 GBP / 60 USD Included Included Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD
Bag 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
*If you're travelling in Economy Classic or Delight on a route that includes 2 checked bags as standard, the charge for an additional bag will be as per Bag 3 above.

To US destinations

NOTE: If you are travelling on a VS* codeshare flight connecting to or from the US (operated by one of our partner airlines), then as the marketing carrier, Virgin Atlantic's baggage allowance applies.

For any additional baggage and additional sporting equipment, you will need to check with the operating airline.

To all other destinations

NOTE: If you are travelling on a VS* codeshare flight to a destination other than the US (operated by one of our partner airlines) there may be different allowances and fees based on the operating airline’s own policies.

Please check with the operating airline to determine its charges.

Delta Air Lines optional fees and charges

Jet Airways optional fees and charges

Air China optional fees and charges

Air New Zealand optional fees and charges

Singapore Airlines optional fees and charges

Virgin Australia fees and charges

If you're travelling in Economy Light, you can choose a standard seat online for free during online check in. Online check in opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

If you're travelling in Economy Classic, Economy Delight, Premium or Upper Class, then you can choose your seat for free at any time.

And if you're a Flying Club member or for more info check out our seating benefits here.

Here's an at a glance view of all of our seating options - all dependent on availability and aircraft type.

Cabins Standard seats (-24 hours) Standard seats (+24 hours) Standard upper deck Exit row Exit row reduced legroom Exit row upper deck 747
Economy Light Free £30 each way £35 each way N/A N/A N/A
Economy Classic Free Free £35 each way £59 - £89 eacy way £49 each way £59 - £90 each way
Economy Delight Free (Extra legroom only) Free N/A N/A N/A N/A
Premium Free (Premium seats only) Free Free N/A N/A N/A
Upper Class Free (Upper Class seats only) Free N/A N/A N/A N/A

You may cancel your booking without penalty within 24 hours of making your reservation. Please call the Customer Service Centre to cancel your booking.

If you have a flexible or semi-flexible ticket you can change the date outside of this timeframe. Fees vary so you should contact your travel agent or our Customer Service Centre for specific information.

If you are due to travel within 7 days of making your booking, you may incur a date change fee.

Charges apply for upgrades, which vary in price per cabin and can fluctuate at any time, depending on market conditions. A cost to upgrade can range between £1 and £13,000 or the local currency equivalent.

Log in to My booking to see upgrade options available.

Connect to WiFi whilst onboard and use the internet like you would on the ground. Check out all the info you need on staying connected in the air. And below are those all important charges that apply.

Charges for WiFi on our 787 aircraft

WiFi Light £4.99 for 40Mb of data, perfect if you just want to do a little bit of browsing
WiFi Max £14.99 for 150Mb of data, plenty for heavier users
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, JCB, Discovery, Diners Club and Paypal on our 787 aircraft.

Charges for WiFi on our A330, A340 and 747 aircraft

WiFi Light £4.99 for an hour's browsing
WiFi Max £14.99 for unlimited use for the entire flight, ther's no data cap
Messaging pass £2.99 for messaging only throughout the entire flight, no videos or photos
We accept Mastercard, Visa and Amex on our A330, A340 and 747 aircraft.

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