Virgin Atlantic is changing its baggage policy.
From 25 November 2009, the airline will introduce a "piece system"
across its network for all tickets booked after that date. The new
system means that:
Economy passengers will be able to check-in 1
bag weighing up to 23 kilos
Premium Economy passengers will be able to
check-in 2 bags each weighing up to 23 kilos
Upper Class passengers will be able to check-in
up to 3 bags each weighing up to 23 kilos
The airline will also continue to offer one of
the airline industry’s most generous sporting bag allowances,
enabling all passengers to check-in one additional bag weighing up
to 23 kilos that contains sporting equipment, such as a golf bag,
scuba diving equipment, or ski equipment.
In addition, Flying Club Gold Card holders are
entitled to take one additional bag on top of their free
allowance, in any cabin. If travelling in Upper Class, this means
Gold Card passengers can check-in up to four bags.
Passengers wanting to check-in extra bags will
pay for each piece, with each extra bag costing Ł32/US$48 if paid
for online. Higher charges will apply at airport check-in.
Chris Birch, Head of Product, Virgin Atlantic,
said, "Passengers can now benefit from one of the simplest and
most generous baggage policies in the industry. It means lower
charges for passengers wishing to take additional bags and a great
allowance for those going on a sporting trip."
Economy passengers travelling between Heathrow
and Nairobi, and Heathrow and Lagos, will continue to be able to
check-in two bags if travelling in economy.
Any passenger holding a ticket booked and
ticketed before 25 November 2009 will be entitled to Virgin
Atlantic’s existing baggage allowance. Any bags weighing over 32
kilos will not be accepted.
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