Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with our sister airline Virgin Atlantic Airways – Britain’s second largest long-haul airline serving the world’s major cities.

As partners, we offer increased loyalty rewards through reciprocal frequent flyer programs and lounge access.

Virgin Atlantic’s fleet of 38 aircraft transport over five million guests a year to worldwide destinations throughout Asia, the United Kingdom, North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.

Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic both offer a great array of in-flight services.

To see what food and drinks, entertainment and comfort services are available, log onto Virgin Australia or Virgin Atlantic.

You will need to check in with the carrier operating your flight. The operating carrier would have been clearly displayed on the website at the time you made your booking, and will be included on your itinerary.

Airport information screens display flight information concerning applicable Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic flight numbers.

Carry-on Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance will depend on the operating carrier’s policy for each sector. The operating carrier of each sector is detailed in your itinerary.

View the Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic carry-on baggage guidelines. 

Checked Baggage

Your bags will be checked to your final destination when purchased in a single ticket, offering you a seamless customer experience.

Your included baggage allowance depends on the fare purchased and your Velocity membership level at time of travel. For more information see Checked Baggage.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage fees will be charged for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. For details see Excess Baggage.

Velocity Platinum and Gold members receive complimentary entry into Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses, at airports throughout the UK and the U.S., and in Johannesburg.

Flying Club Gold members receive complimentary entry into the Virgin Australia lounge, at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

* On the same day of travel only.

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Velocity members can earn and redeem Velocity Points and earn Status Credits when travelling on eligible Virgin Atlantic services.

Become a Velocity Frequent Flyer.

On services operated by
Virgin Atlantic with a VA or VS flight number
Velocity Platinum members Velocity Gold members Velocity Silver members
Earn Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Redeem Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Earn Status Credits tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority airport check-in tick yes tick yes yes
Priority boarding tick yes tick yes no
Priority Security Screening tick yes tick yes no
Access to the Virgin Atlantic Club Houses Eligibility for lounge access varies according to your fare class, Velocity membership level and destination. For information on worldwide lounge access, simply select your eligibility from the drop down box on Virgin Australia’s International Lounge Access Guide.



For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit Benefits at a Glance.