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Virgin America Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance8/10
Checked Baggage Allowance5/10
Excess Baggage Fees9/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

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Carry-On Summary

You're allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage on your Virgin America flight, as well as a personal item.

Maximum dimensions of the carry-on bag are 10x16x24 inches, or 50 linear inches, and the weight is limited to a generous maximum of 14kg/30lbs. Keep in mind, you must be able to carry and place your own carry-on bag it into the overhead bins or under your seat.

The personal item is smaller than the carry-on bag, such as a handbag, umbrella, coat, or laptop case.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

If you are travelling in the main cabin, there is a fee of $25/bag for every checked bag on all Virgin America flights.

Main Cabin Refundable seats are allowed a one free bag on all flights. Main Cabin Select seats are allowed one free bag. First Class and First Class Refundable seats are always allowed 2 free bags.

In all these cases, each bag is limited to a maximum of 23kg/50lbs, and dimensions of 62 linear inches.

Every additional checked bag on Virgin America flights will cost $25 each, and is subject to the same size and weight limits.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on Virgin America

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Overweight fees are charged by Virgin America if a bag weighs more than 50lbs. A $50 fee applies if weighing between 51-70lbs, and $100 if between 71-100lbs.

Overweight fees are over and on top of any additional baggage fees.

No bag may weigh more than 100lbs, you will be asked to repack at the check-in desk.

An oversize fee $75 is charged if your bag is larger than 62 linear inches. Maximum allowed size of 80 linear inches. Exceptions apply for sporting equipment.

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