Extra bags 

If you'd like to bring more than your free bag allowance, or if you've bought an Economy Light ticket and decided you need a bag after all, you can add up to 7 extra bags per person when you check in online.

Online check in opens 24 hours before your flight is due to depart, and closes 70 minutes before.

You can also pay for extra bags at the airport. it costs exactly the same, but the limit is 10 bags per person.

Overweight bags

The maximum weight in Premium and Economy is 23kg per bag. If yours are heavier than that, you'll need to pay an overweight baggage fee at the airport. 

 In Upper Class the maximum weight is 32kg per bag.

Sports equipment

If you'd like to take sports equipment as well as your standard bag allowance it will be classed as additional baggage, and the fees in the table below will apply.

You can swap a checked bag out for a sports item. Take a look at our Sports equipment page for more information.

Baggage fees

Additional baggage charges are per flight. Please note that any excess baggage that you buy is non-refundable and non-transferable. If a bag is overweight and also oversize, then both the charges shown below will apply. 

Prices are based on whether your trip originates in the UK or US. If you're not flying from the UK or US we'll convert the GBP rate to your local currency.

They apply to adults, young adults, children and seated infants on all routes apart from the following, where the baggage allowance includes 2 checked in bags as standard:              

UK/ US - Nigeria
UK/US/Canada - India
UK/US - Pakistan
UK - Australia (Via US/China and Hong Kong)

Number of bags being checked in Economy Light Economy Classic & Delight Premium Upper Class* Overweight Oversized*
Bag 1 45 GBP / 60 USD Included Included Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 200 GBP / 300 USD 
Bag 2 65 GBP / 100 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD Included Included 65 GBP / 100 USD 200 GBP / 300 USD 
Bag 3 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD  65 GBP / 100 USD 200 GBP / 300 USD 
Bag 4 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 140 GBP / 200 USD 65 GBP / 100 USD 200 GBP / 300 USD 

* If you booked before 9th December 2019, the fee for oversized bags is £65 (or $100 US) per item, and Upper Class passengers can check in a 3rd bag for free.

Flying with infants?

  • The baggage allowance for lap infants (without their own seat) is 1 checked bag, except in Economy Light where no baggage is included
  • If you're flying Economy Light, you may purchase 1 bag per infant at 45 GBP/60 USD
  • You can also bring a fully collapsible pushchair and car seat in addition to their free bag allowance.

Travelling with a partner airline

If you're travelling with one of our partner airlines or your trip involves a transfer or connection from another airline, they may also charge an extra baggage fee if your checked in bags exceed their limit and you'll need to purchase your extra baggage at the airport.

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.

AeroMexico optional fees and charges

Air China optional fees and charges

Air France optional fees and charges

Air New Zealand optional fees and charges

Delta Air Lines optional fees and charges

GOL optional fees & charges

KLM optional fees and charges

Singapore Airlines optional fees and charges

Virgin Australia fees and charges

WestJet optional fees & charges