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Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage Allowance

Virgin Atlantic’s hand luggage allowance is mid table in terms of allowance, with 58 other airline offering more generous hand luggage allowances in terms of size, but is the joint tenth most generous in terms of weight allowance.

Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage Size: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm with a weight allowance of 10kg

Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage Allowance: The Good News

Virgin Atlantic’s Hand Luggage Allowance is adequate and above the average for the weight allowance.

Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage Allowance: The Bad News

Virgin Atlantic’s Hand Luggage allowance is relatively restircted given it operates 16% of all UK operated passenger miles. For such a big carrier, it is significantly behind its competitors such as British Airways and easyJet, who offer 36% more hand luggage space.

This means that you should check your hand luggage will fit. For example, John Lewis’ most popular piece of hand luggage, the John Lewis London II does not meet the Virgin Atlantic’s allowance, and you may be required to pay an extra £40 for additional bags if it has to go in the hold as checked baggage.

Virgin Atlantic Hand Luggage Reviews

For a range of hand luggage that fits Virgin Atlantic’s allowances, please click here.