If your trip involves flight segments operated by an airline other than Virgin Australia, then different baggage allowances may apply.


Note: Free baggage allowance is generally displayed on your emailed ticket receipt as guidance. If your trip is booked on separate tickets, then the baggage allowance applicable for each separate ticket applies.

Trips booked using points

Points used from Velocity Frequent Flyer

If you have booked a one-way or return trip using Velocity Frequent flyer Points or Points & Pay to book a ‘Reward’ seat, then the checked baggage allowance of the partner airline operating the international flight segments on the ticket will apply to the full trip.

The Reward seat icon will display next to the flight you are selecting. 

If you have booked a one-way or return trip using points & pay that is not a ‘Reward Seat’, Virgin Australia Baggage allowances will apply.

Points used from a loyalty program of a partner airline

If you used points through a loyalty program of one of our partner airlines to book a flight that is operated by Virgin Australia, please check with the partner loyalty program if you have any queries around checked baggage allowances.

Trips involving partner airlines booked on a Virgin Australia ticket

Bookings on a Virgin Australia issued ticket

If you have booked a one-way or return trip on a single Virgin Australia issued ticket, the Virgin Australia fare rules and checked baggage allowances will apply to all flights in your trip. For journeys involving partners these are slightly different depending on where you are flying and which partner is operating your flights. This does not apply to trips to or from the United States and Canada (please see the separate section below).

How to know if your booking is a Virgin Australia issued ticket

This applies to Virgin Australia tickets issued directly through Virgin Australia sales channels, but also tickets issued through travel agents and distribution partners. If you are travelling on a Virgin Australia issued ticket, the first three digits of your 13 digit ticket number will be 795. See your Virgin Australia Itinerary or Travel Agent issued itinerary 

Where to find your baggage allowance

Your free baggage allowance is generally displayed on your ticket receipt as guidance.

The following information may assist you to determine the baggage allowance that apply to your trip.

Qatar Airlines operated flights

Choice – 25kg total
Flex – 30kg total
Business – 40kg total (maximum allowance 32kg per bag)

Air Canada operated Flights

Choice – 1 x 23kg
Flex – 1 x 23kg
Business – 2 x 32kg

All Nippon Airways operated flights

Choice – 1 x 23kg
Flex – 1 x 23kg
Business – 2 x 32kg

Singapore Airlines operated flights

Choice – 25kg total
Flex – 30kg total
Business – 40kg total (maximum allowance 32kg per bag)

United Airlines operated flights

Choice – 1 x 23kg
Flex – 1 x 23kg
Business – 2 x 32kg
Virgin Australia Reward Seat – 1 x 23kg

More information on partner operated fare inclusions can be found at https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/travel-info/flying-with-us/fare-types/international-fares/partner-fares.

Trips involving Virgin Australia operated flights, booked on a partner airline’s ticket

Bookings on a partner airline issued ticket

If you have booked a one-way or return journey on a single ticket issued by a partner airline, the partner airline’s fare rules and checked baggage allowances may apply. Your free baggage allowance is generally displayed on your ticket receipt as guidance, and for more information you may wish to check with the airline that issued your ticket, or with your travel agent. 

How to know if your booking is a partner airline issued ticket

If the first three digits of your 13 digit ticket number are 795, you are travelling on a Virgin Australia ticket and the Virgin Australia checked baggage allowance will apply. If the first three digits of your 13 digit ticket number do not begin with 795, then your ticket has been issued by another airline. Please check the other airlines website for information on the checked baggage allowance that applies for your journey.

This does not apply journeys to or from the United States and Canada (please see the separate section below).

Baggage allowance for loyalty tiered members

In addition to your standard checked baggage allowance, you may be entitled to check in additional bags free of charge based on your membership tier of Velocity Frequent Flyer. More information on your tier entitlements, please refer to https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/the-basics/status    

Trips  to or from the United States (including Hawaii) or Canada

If you have booked a one-way or return journey on a single ticket where the ultimate ticketed origin or destination is the United States or Canada, some government regulations may govern which baggage provisions may apply to all flights on the ticket.

These regulations require that the carrier who’s airline designator appears on the first flight on the ticket will select the baggage provisions that will apply across all flights on the ticket. This airline is the “selecting airline”.

The baggage provisions that will apply across the entire ticket include the checked baggage allowance and the excess baggage charges.

Where the first flight on the ticket is a Codeshare flight (where the flight is listed on the ticket with the airline designator of an airline other than the  airline operating the flight, then the marketing airline (the airline whose airline designator is listed on the ticket) is the selecting airline.

How to Recognise a Codeshare Flight

Even if the first flight on your ticket is operated by our partner airline, if it has been booked through Virgin Australia and appears with the “VA” designator next to the flight number, then VA will be the “selecting airline” for the entire journey.

Under regulations in the United States and Canada, a selecting airline is entitled to apply their own baggage provisions to the entire journey, or to apply baggage provisions of the Most Significant Carrier across the journey, as defined in IATA Resolution 302.

If Virgin Australia is the selecting carrier

Where Virgin Australia is the selecting carrier, Virgin Australia will always select its own baggage provisions, and these will apply for the full trip. This includes the checked baggage allowance and the excess baggage charges.

If a partner airline is the selecting carrier

Where United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta Air Lines or Air Canada are the selecting carrier, these airlines will apply their own baggage provisions for the full journey. This includes the checked baggage allowance and the excess baggage charges. Please check the other airlines website for information on the checked baggage allowance that applies for your journey.

Where another airline is the selecting carrier, that carrier may apply their own provisions or defer to the provisions of the Most Significant Carrier. This situation will not occur on a ticket sold by Virgin Australia. You should check with the airline with whom your journey was booked and ticketed for information in this circumstance.

Baggage

Carry on baggage allowance for trips involving partner airlines booked on  other airlines tickets

Carry on baggage allowances and restrictions will always follow the policies of the airline operating each flight. Where your trip involves  flights operated by our partner airlines, you can check the policy of each operating airline on their website.

Excess Baggage

If you wish to check in bags in excess of your checked baggage allowance, you will be charged an excess baggage fee by the airline that is accepting your bags for check-in.

Where Virgin Australia accepts your bags at check-in

Where Virgin Australia is the airline accepting your bags for check-in, and you are connecting onto flights operated by Air Canada, Air Mauritius, Aircalin, All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines, Virgin Australia will collect the total excess baggage charge across the flights over which your baggage will be checked. You will not need to pay any further excess baggage charges and should carry your excess baggage charge receipt with you until you collect your baggage.

Where Virgin Australia is the airline accepting your bags for check-in, and you are connecting onto flights operated by any other partner airline, Virgin Australia will collect the excess baggage charges relating to the Virgin Australia operated flight only, even though your bag will be checked through onto your connecting flight.  Read more information about Virgin Australia excess baggage charges.

When you board your connecting flight, the partner airline may collect their own excess baggage charges from you according to their own Excess baggage policy.  You can check the Excess Baggage Policy of each partner airline on their website.

Where a partner or other airline accepts your bags at check-in

Where the airline accepting your bags for check-in is Air Canada, Air Mauritius, Aircalin, All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines  and you are connecting onto flights operated by Virgin Australia, the partner will collect the total excess baggage charge across the flights over which your baggage will be checked including the Virgin Australia operated flight. You will not need to pay any further excess baggage charges to Virgin Australia and should carry your excess baggage charge receipt with you until you collect your baggage. The excess baggage charge will be collected according to the partner airlines policy. You can check the Excess Baggage Policy of each partner airline on their website. Where the airline accepting your bags is any other of Virgin Australia’s partner airlines, and you are connecting onto flights operated by Virgin Australia, the partner airline will collect the excess baggage charges relating to their own operated flights only, even though your bag will be checked through onto your connecting flight with Virgin Australia. You may be required to pay an Excess Baggage charge to Virgin Australia.

Information about Virgin Australia excess baggage charges is available here https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage/

This does not apply journeys to or from the United States and Canada (please see the separate section above).

International excess baggage fees (Long Haul Partner Operated Services)

Additional baggage may be purchased at the airport if you are traveling on a service operated by the below airline and your ticket number begins with 795.

Excess Baggage

 At the Airport

Singapore Airlines operated 

AU-Singapore: USD 22/kg

AU-Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam: USD 30/kg

AU-China, Hong Kong SAR-China, MacauChina, Taiwan - China, Mongolia, South Asia Subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia (in Asia), Japan, Korea, Middle East: USD 37/kg

AU-Africa, Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom), Russia (in Europe): USD 50/kg

Qatar Operated 

Europe USD60 per additional kg

ISC & Pakistan (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan) USD60 per additional kg

South/East Asia USD60 per additional kg Central Asia USD60 per additional kg

Japan, Korea USD85 per additional kg

GCC (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) USD50 per additional kg

Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, and Jordan) USD50 per additional kg

Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Canada & USA (Per Piece) US130 per additional bag up to 23kg 

United Airlines operated 

2nd bag @23kg USD 100

3rd - 9 th bag @23kg USD 200

Oversize/Overweight USD 200

Air Canada operated 

2nd Bag: $100 AUD/CAD*

Each extra bag: $225 AUD/CAD*

Max linear dimensions per bag: 158cm

Charges for overweight/oversized bags:

$100 AUD/CAD* for bags between 23-32kg (50-70lb)

$100 AUD/CAD* for bags between 158-292cm (63-115in)

If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.

No overweight/oversized charges apply when the extra bag fee of $225 AUD/CAD* is paid

*note - charges are in AUD ex Australia and in CAD ex Canada

All Nippon Airways operated 

Area 1 North America, South and Central America, Hawaii

Area 2 Europe, Russia (West of the Urals), Africa, Middle East 

Area 3 Oceania, Asia (including Japan), Russia (East of the Urals)
 

When Paying in AU use USD, when paying in Japan use JPY
 

Flight sectors across Area 1, Area 2, and Area 3

Each item exceeding checked baggage allowance USD200, JPY20,000. 

Overweight more than 23 kg up to 32 kg USD 60, JPY6,000 

Oversize more than 158 cm to 292 cm USD200 JPY20,000 per a piece
 

Flight sectors within any of Area 1, Area 2, and Area 3 per a piece 

Each item exceeding checked baggage allowance USD100, JPY10,000. 

Overweight more than 23 kg up to 32 kg USD 60, JPY6,000 

Oversize more than 158 cm to 292 cm USD200 JPY20,000 per a piece
 

Japan domestic sectors

Each item exceeding checked baggage allowance JPY5,000 

Overweight more than 23 kg up to 32 kg JPY1,000 

Oversize more than 158 cm to 292 cm JPY5,000 per a piece

*Subject to change without prior notice