Vueling Airlines is a Spanish airline flying within Europe. If planning on flying with checked baggage, be sure to purchase your baggage allowance online rather than at the airport, to save up to about 50% on the checked baggage fees.
Vueling does not allow any free checked bags, so be sure to plan ahead, and know how many bags you wish to buy prior to to booking your flight, as it is cheapest to book your bags at the same time as the flight.
Vueling offers 4 different fare options, called Basic, Optima, Family, and TimeFlex, with different baggage rules for each fare type. Please note that Vueling has made changes to its baggage policy for 2023, so be sure to check in details what the new policies are for your flight.
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Vueling has made updates to it's carry-on bag policy for all fares as we enter 2023. Be sure to read the carry-on rules that apply to your flight, to avoid any confusion and unexpected fees.
Effective on all Vueling flights including Basic, Optima, and Family Fares, all passengers may only bring a single smaller personal item (40 x 20 x 30 cm) that must fit underneath the seat in front of you. Only the most expensive TimeFlex fares include a larger carry-on bag up to 10 kg that may go into the overhead bins, or if you are a Vueling Club Premium member.
If you are flying on a Vueling Basic, Optima, or Family fare, you may bring a larger 10 kg carry-on suitcase / hand luggage (max dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm) to place into the overhead bin if you purchase an additional carry-on allowance. The cost depends on your exact flight route, and ranges from 24-59 EUR when booked ahead of time online or via the Vueling App, or from 55-75 EUR if paying for a carry-on bag at the airport.
Another option if you would like to bring a 10 kg carry-on suitcase is to select and pay for a Space Plus or a Space One seat when making a seat selection - if you add a Space Plus or a Space One seat, this comes included with a 10 kg carry-on/hand luggage allowance. The Optima and Family fares include free seat selection, but you will still have to pay an extra fee for the the Space Plus and Space One seats.
A Note on Oversize Personal Items and Hand Luggage
Please note that if your personal item/underseat bag exceeds its size limit (40 x 20 x 30 cm), it will be checked-in at the boarding gate for a fee of 80 EUR. Likewise, if you bring more than 2 pieces of hand-luggage, every item will need to be checked-in for a fee of 80 EUR at the boarding gate.
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Vueling has updated its checked luggage options for 2023, with no free checked bags included on the Vueling Basic and TimeFlex fares. Only the Optima and Family fares include a 25 kg piece of checked luggage free of charge.
It is much cheaper when flying with Vueling (save approximately 50% on checked baggage) to purchase your checked baggage online rather than pay the higher fee at the airport. You will also have more options when pre-purchasing your checked baggage ahead of time, allowing you to choose the weight allowance you require. If paying for your checked bag at the airport, your only option is to purchase a 25 kg baggage allowance.
The exact price of a bag on your flight depends on the origin/destination of your flight, and will be presented to you when making your booking. You will have the option to choose from the following weight allowances:
15 kg bag - from 10 EUR
20 kg bag - from 11 EUR
25 kg bag - from 14 EUR (from 85 EUR if paying at the airport)
30 kg bag - from 26 EUR
Remember that when paying at the airport, only the 25 kg bag option is available.
If you exceed the maximum baggage allowance you have purchased, at the airport you will be charged 12.00 EUR for each excess kg, up to a maximum total weight of 32 kg per bag. No single bag may weigh more than 32 kg / 70 lbs.
If flying with the Optima or Family fare, you have 1 bag of 25 kg included in your ticket.
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By choosing either of these fares, each passenger may check in 1 bag of up to 25 kg free of charge.
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Your Vueling checked baggage allowance depends on the amount you have purchased online or when booking your ticket (options are 15kg, 20 kg, 25 kg, and 30 kg).
Bringing a suitcase to the airport for which you have not pre-purchased your allowance, you will have to pay the airport rate for that bag. Your only option is to pay for a 25 kg allowance, with rates starting at 85 EUR.
If you exceed your purchased baggage weight allowance, Vueling will charge you 12 EUR per extra kilogram at the airport check-in desk when dropping off your bags, up to a maximum total weight of 32 kg / 70 lbs per bag.
No piece of luggage can weigh more than the maximum of 32 kg.
Luggage Quantity Limits on Some Routes
On flights to/from Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, it is only possible to carry one checked bag per passenger.
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