Virgin America Announces Bag Fee Changes


Effective for all bookings made on or after August 21, for travel starting on or after September 10, Virgin America has changed its baggage fee to a flat $20 rate for all checked items (excluding the first and second bag for First Class travelers; and the first bag for Main Cabin Select and Refundable Fare travelers.) Previously, the airline's fee was $15 for these checked items.

Any Main Cabin guest who books a non-refundable ticket for travel starting on or after September 10 will be charged a flat rate of $20 for each checked bag ($20 for a first checked bag and $20 for the second through the 10th checked bag.) Guests who purchased Virgin America tickets before August 21 or who book and travel before September 10 will be charged per the airline's previous bag fee rate. Guests can pay checked bag charges when they check in at airport kiosks, on-line or at any airport ticket counter.

Under the new fee rules, First Class guests will continue to receive up to two checked bags for free. Guests in the carrier's premium Main Cabin Select service or those who purchase Fully Refundable Main Cabin fares will also continue to receive one checked bag for free. All weight and size policies remain the same, and the airline's carry-on baggage policy has not changed.

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