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.

Want to take more than your standard free baggage allowance? You'll find everything you need to know on our Additional and Overweight baggage page. Here's the main stuff...

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.

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

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 each 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, there'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.