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and other useful information about Virgin Atlantic. Last update 19.05.2022. Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.
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Virgin Atlantic Airline Covid-19 and additional information:

Please read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines for more information.

Changes in terms and conditions of Virgin Atlantic passenger transportation due to coronavirus:
at present some countries have restricted non-essential trips: the current restrictions, other information and advisories on entering foreign countries for US citizens;

please note that entering many countries requires filling in the contact form (sometimes it is also necessary to get a QR code), providing the results of the preliminary passed  negative antigen (done not later than 48 hours before departure) or PCR test (no more than 72) for coronavirus and/or self-isolation (quarantine) with the duration from 5 (under condition of passing the repeated tests) and up to 14 days upon arrival in the destination country; you may also encounter complete restriction on entry for foreign nationals or the need to provide proof of vaccination/revaccination;

for the time being within the UK, wearing a protective mask covering both your nose and mouth by passengers over the age of 11 (on the flights to the US over 2 years) at all stages of the flight: when boarding / disembarking and during the flight is not mandatory. Usually, surgical or masks with increased protective properties without valve are allowed, one mask for about 3-4 hours of flight. Masks with a valve, scarves, protective face shields, etc. are often not allowed to be used.

! Infants (children up to 2 years of age) can travel on an adult’s lap at a discount of 90% of the applicable adult fare. A discount for infants under 2 years old with a separate seat may be up to 75%, depending on the fare and flight route.

Airline Virgin Atlantic hand luggage:

For flights operated by Virgin Atlantic, 1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 115 cm (56х36х23 cm or 9x14x22 in)

+ small personal items* (umbrella, handbag, briefcase, walking stick/cane, books, camcorder, camera, bag with Duty Free purchases and so on), your laptop must be placed into your hand baggage.
* You should use your handbag / backpack as you usually do, and not for the transport of things that would otherwise be placed in your checked baggage.
Economy Premium Economy Upper Class
1x 10 kg 2x 16 kg in total*
* Max weight of an individual item of hand baggage — 12 kg.

For babies (children aged 1-23 months), hand luggage weight limit is 6 kg, plus you can bring baby food for the duration of the flight.
For children older than 2 years, hand baggage allowances corresponds to this of an adult passenger.

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should notify the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hours before departure by contacting Virgin Atlantic Special Assistance team.
Passengers with restricted mobility may take on board by default canes, crutches, walkers/walking frames. Passengers using collapsible manual wheelchairs must notify the airline of their flight within 48 hours, and in the case of powered wheelchairs / electric mobility aids, the airline should be notified as soon as possible and you'll be needing its consent to transport such a device.more info  

Virgin Atlantic Airline Checked Baggage:

The sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 208 cm (90x75x43 cm or 35.5x29.5x16 in).

Economy Light fare: no checked baggage is included.
Economy Premium Economy Upper Class
1х 23 kg* 2х 23 kg 2х 32 kg
* On flights between the UK / the US and India, two pieces of check-in baggage are allowed.

Children and infants traveling their own seats can carry the same amount of checked baggage as an adult person.
For a child traveling on the lap of an adult person, it is allowed to take 1 piece of checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg regardless of the fare type (except for the Economy Light, which does not allow carriage of any free checked baggage). more info  

Airline Virgin Atlantic excess baggage charges:

On flights of Virgin Atlantic, per passenger, up to 7 extra pieces of baggage can be booked online (or 10 at the airport), standard bag 23 kg, overweight up to 32 kg, oversized more than 208 and up to 330 cm.

All items heavier than 32 kg or larger than 330 cm will have to be shipped as freight or cargo.

Fees in £ / $
2nd extra bag any additional bag overweight oversized
65 / 100 140 / 200 65 / 100 200 / 300
! Economy Light only: 1st standard piece of checked baggage: 50 / 75.more info  
!   Special baggage (more than 208 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify Virgin Atlantic not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Virgin Atlantic customer service.

Virgin Atlantic Airline carriage of pets:

Recognized assistance dogs can travel in the aircraft cabin. In this case it is necessary to contact the passenger support service at least 3 days before the intended flight.

Other pets (cats and dogs) are carried by Virgin Atlantic only as cargo. Contact shipping department during opening hours (Monday to Friday). Keep in mind, that all pet bookings must be made at least 7 days prior to departure. Make sure that your pet is allowed on board the aircraft before booking your ticket. Minimum acceptable cage size is 71x52x54 cm.

! Brachycephalic breeds, as well as fighting dogs will not be accepted for carriage. A complete list can be found in the Virgin Atlantic Pet Conditions of Carriage.more info  

Airline Virgin Atlantic carriage of special baggage: sports equipment, firearms and ammunition:

Bicycles, archery, cricket, diving, fencing, fishing, golf, hockey, kitesurfing, lacrosse, parachuting, paragliding, shooting, skiing, surfing and boogie boarding, tennis, bowling equipment with max size 190x75x65 cm (330 cm in three dimensions) and weight 23 kg is carried as part of the checked baggage allowance (in place of your standard bag). In this case you don't need to notify the airline.
For sports equipment exceeding the free baggage allowance standard rates for excess baggage will apply.
Bigger items can still be carried as cargo.

! Earlier on the site of Virgin Atlantic Airlines appeared an announcement that canoes and kayaks, hang gliders, windsurfing equipment would not be accepted for carriage for bookings made on or after 1 June 2016. So if you are going to carry this type of equipment, please first contact the customer support.

Carriage of sporting guns and ammunition (max 5 kg) requires prior notification and consent of the airline, standard baggage rules will apply.
! At this time, it is prohibited to fly with firearms to or from Manchester Airport. No firearms are permitted on flights to Shanghai.more info  

Virgin Atlantic Airline carriage of musical instruments:

Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance. You can carry them instead of your cabin or checked baggage, but the airline won't accept any liability for their damage.

Items bigger than 90x75x43 cm and up to 190x75x65 cm can be carried as oversized baggage for additional fee of £200/$300.

When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument must not exceed 75 kg and its center of mass should be no more than 30 cm above the top of the seat cushion, one passenger carry maximum two instruments (seats must be booked for each of them).more info  
Hub airport
Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, United Kingdom
Gatwick Airport (LGW), London, United Kingdom
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