Virgin cutting baggage allowance

Virgin Australia has reduced the baggage allowance for its Velocity frequent flyers on flights to Los Angeles.

As of 11 June 2019, Silver, Gold or Platinum Velocity members booked into premium economy on Virgin’s Boeing 777 Los Angeles flights have had their checked bag allowance cut from three 32kg bags to three 23kg bags each – an overall reduction of 27kg.

Velocity Red members booked into Premium economy, or those without Virgin frequent flyer status, will have their allocation cut from two 32kg bags to two 23kg bags.

The new lower limit of 23kg replaces 32kg as the per-bag baseline for premium economy.

Business class passengers will still enjoy the 32kg bag allowance, with Velocity Red and non-Velocity members able to take on two bags at 32kg and three 32kg bags if you’re a Velocity Silver, Gold or Platinum cardholder.

These limits will apply even if you booked your flight before 11 June 2019.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Publisher of YourLifeChoices – Australia's most-trusted and longest-running retirement website. A trusted voice on Australia's retirement landscape, including retirement income and planning, government entitlements, lifestyle and news and information relevant to Australians over 50. Leon has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and is also a travel writer and editor, graphic designer and photographer.

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